project diaries

Project Blakeway Tile Selections

by Nicki on October 29, 2017

Tile is the perfect option for any space that will get wet and dirty all the time.  You can even get great tile on a budget and its easy to clean and there are so many patterns for laying tile.

For our Project Blakeway House we choose these tiles for the new Master Bath

The small squares will be the shower floor and the long white subway tile is for the shower walls

 This tile above is for the master floor and will be installed offset by 33% and run the long way to show off the space.

This fun hexagon is for the kids bathroom floor. We love using this pattern!

The laundry room is going to be making a major statement without breaking the bank. This is a cement look porcelain tile.

And here’s a sneak peek of what its starting to look like at the house… very exciting!

Thanks for following along.


Teresa and Nicki


Project Blakeway Exterior Grays

by Nicki on October 16, 2017


Grays for exteriors is very popular right now and for good reason- gray is a classic color that works with any exterior color scheme and combination. We love a gray house with white trim!

  For our Project Blakeway house we choose Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore HC-170

Remember what it looked like before?



Stonington Gray looks pure and fresh at any time of day- it’s not too dark or too light. 

Thanks for following along,

Teresa and Nicki


Project Blakeway Fireplace Wall

by Nicki on October 8, 2017

This photo is serving as our inspiration for the Project Blakeway Fireplace wall. Gorgeous, right?


image from Anne Chessin Designs

5 Things We Like About This Space

Shiplapp wall

cedar mantle

soft gray  surround

small wall arm sconce lights

coastal sophisticated look

Here’s what it looked like………..


Follow along and we will keep you posted of the progress!


Teresa and Nicki




Project Blakeway Kitchen

by Nicki on October 5, 2017

In the kitchen at the Blakeway Project we are redoing the island.  There was a support post holding up the corner of the island which is being removed.


From the photo below you can see the corner post and the view of the kitchen from the great room.

All of that will soon be gone to make way for a brand new island.

The island will have 2 of these large scale Pendant lights that look like these.

And we are going to have some gorgeous Shadowmoss Granite Countertops.

We are using a subway in a herringbone pattern which will set the tone and make a big difference in this kitchen.

Thanks for following along on our Blakeway Project!


Teresa and Nicki





Project Blakeway

October 1, 2017

We are excited about our first project with the Maverick Construction Group to fix up a house and put it back on the market.  As the first week comes to an end, we have made some great progress already.  Our house, built in 2004 is a 4 bedroom 3.5 bath home located in the Center […]

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Distance Design Gardner Terrace Project Part 3

August 31, 2015

This is the next post for the Gardner Terrace Project which we completed in Massachusetts.  If you missed the previous posts check them out here Distance Design.  This entire project was done even though we only viewed the home in person once! The clients agreed upon fabrics, furniture styles and budget so we have a […]

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