A Little Bit About Me
In June of 2012 my husband and I got married.
In June of 2013 we bought our first house.
What happened in that first short year that made us think buying a 150-year-old “project” house would be a good idea, I’ll never know. But we did it, we did it ourselves, and we did it pretty well. We have since sold our Hill Street House, making that project a fun story, a success, but (sadly) complete. So…
We bought a new house and started yet another project! In the summer of 2016 we bought the Orchard House. Three months after moving in, an excavator showed up and it’s been a crazy ride ever since. This time around is a little different though – we brought in professionals to do most of the work (whoo)! As such, my coverage of this project will be less nitty-gritty and more pretty-pretty.
Additionally I have started my own business, The Paper House, an on-line stationery and gift boutique. We carry personalized stationery, notecards, notebooks and pads, as well as gift items and small decor for the home (think: pillows, coffee mugs, art prints, lucite trays, etc.). Bold colors and fun patterns are totally our thing. We also provide custom printing services for invitations and other party papers – including full wedding suites!
Thanks for finding our corner of the world – we hope to offer some insight, or at least some entertainment!
Below are some pictures of the (completed!!) Hill Street project.
Hello, I’m Di, Amy’s mom and interior design enthusiast. I’ve lived in about 13 homes in just less than 60 years (with some dorm rooms in there, too). My number one design inspiration comes from Amy because she pushes me to look at my home in new ways, and she is unfailingly honest with her opinions. Also, I am inspired by pattern and color – they definitely get me revved up to make changes or begin a project. An endless number of books and home shelter magazines have trained my eye to know what I like, what will work and what is timeless. I still have every copy of House Beautiful my mom ever owned in the basement! My personal style leans more to the classic end of things. I love anything blue and white, pieces with patina, and cozy interiors. I’m a firm believer that a room without books is hardly a room at all! To me, it’s best when our homes reflect our personal stories, and friends feel comfortable enough to share theirs.