The Herring Hulse Designer Showcase Home – Opening Tomorrow!

It’s finally here! The Herring Hulse Designer Showcase Home will officially open tomorrow at 11 am. Here are just a few sneak peeks!

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I don’t want to give too much away…we want you locals to buy tickets! But rest assured I’ll be back after the event for a full tour!

Here’s the schedule:

Schedule - HHH

You can find more info here. And be sure to follow on Facebook for updates! Tour tickets and lunch tickets will also be available at the event each day.

All photos courtesy of Jacqueline Kannan.

One Room Challenge – Week 4

Welcome to week 4 of the One Room Challenge! In just 2 short weeks I’ll be sharing the final reveal of our two-story back porch makeover!


Last week I shared the design plan for each of the two porches, and I’m ashamed to say that not much has happened since. It’s ok though…I work better under pressure. :)

 Anyway, here’s a look at the freshly painted porches (and some good ol’ NC pollen).

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Here’s what’s on this week’s to do list:

  1. Scrub the porches to get rid of the nasty pollen residue
  2. Paint the doors red
  3. Hang curtains

I’ve been putting off painting the doors because I’m just not sure what I want to do. The upstairs doors are easy; they are mostly like the front doors with a solid wood interior door and an outside screen door. But I’m just not sure about the downstairs doors. We have a solid wood door on the inside, but the outer door is a metal storm door. I was considering painting it with a Rustoleum paint, but I’m just not sure how well it will hold up to the elements. Do you have any thoughts that might help?

My next list is the things I have yet to acquire:

  1. Large seating for upstairs (I’d love a retro metal glider, but it may be a rattan love seat or bamboo sofa)
  2. Lighting for the downstairs porch
  3. Hanging baskets for plants
  4. A rug for the downstairs porch
  5. Wall decor

I’m feeling pretty indecisive about what I want to hang on the walls. I was in Kirkland’s the other day and saw this mirror that I liked, but I’m worried about the metal rusting. In fact, I’ve seen a lot of metal mirrors that I like but have the same reservation.

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I’m hoping to have a lot more checked off that list next week. You can catch up on the other weeks here:

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3

Be sure to check out everyone else that’s linking up! There are some seriously talented bloggers out there!! And you can see what the all-stars are up to here.

PS- Today is the last chance to enter for your chance to win two beautiful watercolor pillow covers from Little Design Co!