Author: alexispuglisi

The Almost Finished Kitchen Reveal

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343 West / Interior

This is not really how I had imagined the final reveal happening because technically it isn’t completely finished and technically we aren’t even living in our house anymore. When we first decided to renovate our kitchen and laundry room we had a pretty solid life plan for the next few years, but then midway into our renovation that plan changed and we decided to move. Now we are renting our house out to some friends […]

Kitchen/Laundry Renovation: New Cabinets and Counters

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343 West / Interior

We thought for a long time about what we should do for our kitchen cabinets. We really loved the organization of Ikea cabinets, but didn’t really love how any of the doors looked so our initial plan was to buy ikea cabinets and then have someplace like Semi-Handmade make custom door fronts for us, so they would be a little higher quality and not be laminate. We got this all priced out, but the door […]

Kitchen/Laundry Renovation: Herringbone Floors and New Appliances

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343 West / Interior

I have wanted herringbone floors for years. When done with a wood-look tile I think they are both classically beautiful while their durability makes them very practical. However, every time I mentioned herringbone floors to someone I receive two different responses: “Those are so pretty!” and “Those are so much work to put down!” When I told TJ what I wanted he was skeptical and tried to talk me out of it even though he wasn’t going to […]

Kitchen/Laundry Renovation: The Nitty Gritty

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343 West / Interior

Obviously the part of this renovation I am most excited about is the way it’s going to look when everything is finished, but the vast majority of the work on this redo is not just a facelift. It’s slithering around in the attic and crawl space doing electrical, and plumbing. Adding in gas lines and drains. Moving walls around, and coordinating the cabinet makers, countertop people, and tile people (that’s us!) and just generally making sure our house doesn’t […]

Inspiration and Planning for the Kitchen/Laundry Reno

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343 West / before / Interior

Over the last two years I’ve come up with about 30 different ideas for what I wanted the kitchen to look like. I love planning all the little details but I kept changing my mind about what I wanted, because how can you just choose what your kitchen should look like?! It drove Aaron nuts. It wasn’t like we had no direction at all, over the years I’ve been collecting things I loved that I really […]

Introducing The Kitchen/Laundry Room Renovation

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343 West / before / Interior

Currently our kitchen is a strange hodge-podge of peel and stick vinyl tiles stuck on top of bubbling linoleum, awkward and hard to reach cabinets, and a really weird floor plan that doesn’t really make any sense. It’s ugly, it’s inefficient, and from the moment we moved in I’ve been dreaming about the day we would get to rip out all the ugli and make something fabulous. Ladies and gentlemen, that day has finally arrived and […]

Canyonlands

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Adventure / In Utah / Photography

Saturday we decided we wanted to just get away from everything for a bit, so we packed up the PT and drove down to Canyonlands. It was a quick trip —from about 5pm Saturday to 12pm Sunday and we didn’t actually even camp —just folded the seats down and slept in the car. Our neighbors thought we were crazy when they saw us come back so soon but there is something so majestic about watching […]

Utah Fashion Week Spring 2016

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Fashion / Projects

Last fall when I decided to do the Utah Fashion Week Show I was still sort of on the fence about if I really wanted to do it. I had an idea I was slowly working on, but I didn’t feel the motivation I normally do and I considered maybe dropping out because the time and energy it takes is quite substantial, and my inspiration wasn’t really there. Then, over Christmas break we went to Europe […]

Bath, NYE, and Saying Goodbye To Europe.

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Adventure / Travel

Even though Bath didn’t work out for Christmas we really wanted to visit at some point on our trip, so after leaving Paris we took a train straight there. Besides Harry Potter World, Bath was my favorite place we visited on this trip and if I were to go back I might even skip London and come here because it was just perfect. The streets were small and winding with colorful shops, the countryside surrounding the […]