Entries by kpfinley

Tough Decisions: Wood Floors

If you follow me on Instagram (joystreetdesign) or Twitter, you likely know that we have a gorgeous chocolate labrador retriever named Nala. She’s awesome in many ways but like all labs, she sheds like a beast.  She also has a tendency to vomit and it appears that she looks for any carpeted area (bypassing wood […]

Brass Tacks

A big trend for the last few years is the infusion of brass and gold accents back into home decor. We all remember the early days of shiny brass (likely in the houses we grew up in) and the influx of chrome and silver accents to make spaces look more modern. But now everywhere we […]

Design Files: Loungy Bathroom

I had the pleasure of working on a bathroom re-design for a church last month.  It was a relatively small space but the client wanted to work on changing the dimensions while also creating a nice relaxing environment.  The directive I received was to create a bathroom that was similar in feel to a Nordstrom’s […]

Renovation Realities: Trust Your Gut

So let’s get this week started with a post about some of the renovation realities that I’ve experienced over the last few weeks (and the reason I’ve been away from blogging). I don’t think I ever explained exactly what I decided to do on the contractor front.  Up until two days before work was scheduled […]

Maybe Next Week

Sorry I’ve been so MIA this week. As I stated on Wednesday, I’m lacking motivation and inspiration. But I’m also in the middle of packing, renovating the house, and fighting a stomach bug. So, to put it bluntly, I’m useless. Here’s to hoping I’ll be better next week and actually have something interesting to say. […]

Seeking Motivation/Inspiration

Do you ever have times where you’re slammed with things to do (work, home, etc.) and feeling super unmotivated or inspired?  Well I’m in one of those “funks.”  I have a ton of stuff to do for the renovation (which is actually moving along!!) and some new client work but have been unable to get […]

The Ugly Truth: Wallpaper Removal Blows

I’m spending my Friday morning with a home inspector. Since there is nothing for me to do during this 1+ hour inspection, I decided to try to remove the wallpaper in the guest room. Not sure if you can tell but it’s textured wallpaper that has been painted. It was going to cost me between […]

Obsess Much: Customized Walk-in Closet

One of the new additions to our master bedroom suite is a decent size walk-in closet. I’ve been designing the space and trying to decide if we want to go with custom closets or use a version of off the rack storage solutions from The Container Store or Ikea. I will admit to being absolutely […]