Archive of ‘renovations’ category

Christmas 2015  Home Tour with Meme Hill Studio

Christmas Home Tour 2015

Hi Friends! Welcome to The Freling-Brown Christmas Home Tour 2015. As most of you know I’m new to the blogger community and this is the first time that I’ll be posting any Christmas pictures of our home. In the past I’ve posted Christmas decor on Instagram but when a couple of my IG friends asked me to […] Read more…

modern poppy floral mural by Meme Hill Studio

Modern Poppy Mural in a Classic Cape Cod

A few weeks back I was contacted by a potential client Patricia asking to set up an appointment to see her new Cape Cod home that she and her husband have been renovating for the past three months. She wanted a mural in the former dining room turned music room, more specifically a piano room. […] Read more…

Before and After Family living room makeover

Not Your Grandma’s House Anymore: Family Room Makeover

There’s nothing I love more than helping clients, friends and family bring a vision to life and help them realize that a tired house really can be updated for a modern and family-friendly lifestyle. So when my client Rebecca came to me with pictures of a house that she and her husband Matt bought through a family friend […] Read more…

Patterns, Paint, Poufs and Porches. Entertaining with small spaces by MemeHill.com

Patterns, Paint, Poufs and Porches.

This week my good friend from college and her daughter are coming to visit the cottage for the first time. I wanted to make their short stay as comfortable as possible. The weather forecast is a good one and we’re sure to spend most the time outside on the water or inside the screened in […] Read more…

The kitchen renovation at the Itsy Bitsy Cottage

The Itsy Bitsy Cottage Kitchen Makeover

I will never forget he first time I walked into the cottage I said to my husband  “These cabinets dividing the kitchen and the living room have got to go!”  And on closing day we remove the cabinets under the soffit and it immediately made the kitchen seem more spacious. Aside from removing the curtains and blinds […] Read more…

Adding rustic and family friendly charm to the Itsy Bitsy Lakeside Cottage

The Itsy Bitsy Cottage No Wake Zone

It’s hard to believe that just over 9 months ago we started this remodeling rollercoaster!  And although the cottage is so small the project ride never seemed to end. The great room was one of the reason why we bought this cottage.  It’s open space and vaulted ceiling gives the illusion that the space is so much larger than […] Read more…

Itsy Bitsy Lakeside Cottage Master Bedroom DIY Headboard made from reclaimed flooring boards, church pews, and mirror parts.

Itsy Bitsy Lakeside Cottage Master Bedroom DIY Headboard

As some of you may know last spring I worked on a new restaurant in downtown Rochester that was built from scratch in a warehouse factory. The owners had purchased reclaimed wood floors to be put into the restaurant that came from an old Ohio mitten factory. After all the reclaimed wood floors were installed, there was a […] Read more…

Finding color inspiration for the Itsy Bittsy Cottage renovation

Ikat Love: Finding color inspiration for the Itsy Bitsy Cottage

Often at the beginning of a job I began with an inspiration picture, artwork or piece of furniture that I use that as the diving board for the rest of my design.  Last year, I came across these super fun  Lakeside Swivel Chairs ( yes I said swivel! Click on the link for all the great […] Read more…

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