Half Note Cottage – Kitchen

The Kitchen at the Half Note Cottage next door has come a long way. And the best part, it only took a little bit of dough….and not the kind you cook with! (insert cheesy drum beat and cymbal crash you hear after any bad joke here) What used to be dark and heavy looking… Is […]

Half Note Cottage – Sneak Peek

I can’t even tell you how hard Jessica has been working on her “Half Note” cottage to try and get as much done as possible before Eric comes home on Wednesday. I’ll post a full reveal of the Kitchen this week, but until then, here’s a sneak peek at some of the elements she’s been […]

Half Note Cottage: Super-sized Silverware

I’m happy to announce that Jessica is feeling like herself once again, and has completed painting the hallway, bathroom and Master Bedroom! I picked up this oversized, wooden fork at a flea market last month for her to use on the wall in the Kitchen: It was only $2.95! It was previously a lot lighter, […]

Half Note Cottage by PVE Design

Beautiful and talented, Patricia van Essche was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She attended the University of Cincinnati’s acclaimed College of Design, Architecture and Art, where she received a BS in Fashion Design and was awarded the school’s coveted “Golden Brush” award. For 15 years she worked in New York City as a designer […]

Half Note Den/Office

Sunday, Jessica painted the room at the back of the Half Note that they plan to use as an Office/Den. Previously, when you entered the room from the Kitchen, you were surrounded by three deep red walls, and confronted by a wall of navy, plaid wallpaper. (excuse the pieced together photos again) Now, the same […]

Half Note Kitchen

Jessica painted the Kitchen on Saturday afternoon. Here are the “before and currently’s”: BEFORE: CURRENTLY: BEFORE: CURRENTLY: Unfortunately I don’t have a BEFORE shot of this side of the Kitchen, but here’s how it looks now… CURRENTLY: I had some leftover chalkboard paint, so Jessica painted the rectangle on the old ironing board closet with […]

Junkin’ with Jessica

This morning I woke up at 4:30 a.m. to go junkin’ with Jessica, to see if we could find anything for them to use in their little “Half Note”. Yes, I said 4:30. And, yes, I said A.m. It’s 8:00 p.m right now and I will be hitting the proverbial hay within minutes of publishing […]

"Half Note Cottage"

Hello!After giving it some thought, Jessica and Eric have affectionately named their sweet little home the “Half Note Cottage”. Let me explain. To say that Jessica and Eric are “music lovers” would be a major understatement. Music is the very central essence of them. It is their experience, their thoughts, their refuge. They believe that […]

The Cottage Next Door – Let the Re-do Begin!

Over the next 6 weeks, my friend, Jessica, will be re-painting the inside of the small, yellow cottage next door to our Lettered Cottage. I will give her lots of design guidance along the way. If the weather is nice, maybe I’ll leave my Office window open, so that if she has a question, or […]