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Carmella
The Wyoming mountains
I am Carmella Rayone, lover of good design, good writing, good food, and the four good men in my life
Interests: interior design, handmade, photography, education, family
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Yes. Shelter 3 could also have the window seat instead of the master bathroom, leaving it with just one full bath.
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OH, do I hear you on the difficult and character-building part! I'm sorry the wait has been so long... So glad there is one that will fit your needs!
Toggle Commented yesterday on On Shelter | 4 at Assortment
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photo via photo via With Shelter No.4, friends, you'll find most of the main level to be as in Shelter No. 3, with its vaulted ceiling over the great room and kitchen, a reading nook under the standard stair, a... Continue reading
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Look for the coming description of Shelter No. 4!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on On Shelter | 3 at Assortment
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image source Darryl Carter/Elle Decor Jill Brinson/House Beautiful As I move on to a description of the plans for Shelter No. 3, the first thing you should note is the reduction in square footage down to around the 900 mark.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Assortment
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I think a standard crib might 'just' fit in the desk nook...we used a beautiful wooden portable size crib that fit into a nook in the boys' room when they were little - the rail could come off & was then a toddler bed until they were about 2 years old. The exterior storage is insulated because it's tucked into the exterior wall, however, it isn't so much a shed, but more of a closet (about 18" deep) with exterior doors - good for shelving only and/or a work bench to use with doors open (think potting shed, tool bench in warm months). A separate little building would work well for an office/schoolhouse.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on On Shelter | 1 at Assortment
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Shelter No. 2 follows a similar layout and design as Shelter No. 1, save for a few key changes. From the covered front porch, you enter the house through the front door into the great room, just as in Shelter... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Assortment
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So, these little houses. These houses that have covered porches, plank walls, exposed beams, and wood floors? These houses that have bed nooks, windowed bathrooms, and built-in wardrobes? These houses that are small, yet somehow large? I want to open... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at Assortment
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Now that you ask, I realize I never did do a follow up post! The book was indeed published, and it was so exciting for him (and all of us) to see his work there on the pages!
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2015 on The Illustrator at Assortment
Sadly, though the love was definitely there, the finances just were not :( I just took care of the plants that were already there.
Toggle Commented Jan 15, 2015 on In Love With Mopheads at Assortment
I totally understand, but you may just have a look at the last one coming out. It is designed to live all on the main level - meaning master bed, bathroom, living, kitchen, dining on the main floor, with the half upstairs just one open room, for whatever you choose...grandkids, storage, guests, etc. The stairs are standard width and rise - no ladder or narrow ship's ladder there
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2015 on Yes, A Plan for Living Well at Assortment
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And here is where I'm supposed to go into detail about these house plans, about the process, about what you might expect when you see them. But, oh, when your writing window of the morning is nearly closed already, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Assortment
Wild journey & intense labor, oh yes! Gosh, wouldn't that be fun for you to have one of these?
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2015 on Yes, A Plan for Living Well at Assortment
Yes, it makes sense! The study plans have the floor plan showing all rooms and exterior elevations (so you can see what it looks like from the outside on all four sides) with size details (sq footage) printed on standard size letter paper. Also included in the study plan is more, specific information that would be a benefit in anticipation of building. The full set plans are the building plans for the home - this is what you'd give your builder and trades people. It's the 'blueprint' for building the home. All four of the plans have a second floor. The first two designs coming out both have a full second floor. The second two have a second floor on only half the building, giving a vaulted ceiling over the living area (like ours). Thanks for the hug!
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2015 on Yes, A Plan for Living Well at Assortment
I know your new build will be wonderful in the end, Liesl. You've had quite the journey. Oh, would I ever love a front porch on our home this year! We shall have to see...
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2015 on Yes, A Plan for Living Well at Assortment
I'm so happy for you & your family, Jessi! What I wouldn't give to have had this opportunity at the ages and stage your family is in now! Good. for. you!
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2015 on Yes, A Plan for Living Well at Assortment
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Sometimes when you write, the words come, dance themselves onto the page, flit here, glide there, then settle, finding the place where they're most free. And then, sometimes, when you read back over those words that came, you look, then... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Assortment
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Thanks Meggan, to you too!
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2015 on A Plan For Living Well at Assortment
So kind of you! Thank you
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2015 on A Plan For Living Well at Assortment
Three cheers together, shall we?
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2015 on A Plan For Living Well at Assortment
Nothing like it :)
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Love this, Betsy!
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2015 on A Plan For Living Well at Assortment
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Ah, loves, here we go! A new year. A new turn. A new beginning with anticipation written in the moments. Fresh pages of a planner, blank pages of a journal, the letterpress calendar hanging on the wall (you, too?). Paperwhites... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Assortment
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Thanks, Jennifer! I shoot with my trusty Cannon Rebel XTi, using an 18-135mm, a 75-300mm zoom, or a 50mm lens.
Toggle Commented Dec 26, 2014 on On Christmas at Assortment
Thank you, Donna! Some are SOOC, others I minimally process with the program that came with my Mac. I have one-day dreams of lightroom...
Toggle Commented Dec 26, 2014 on When Winter Comes Home at Assortment