• Our Next Room Makeover

    Hi, and thank you for all the sweet tweets, comments, and shares on our second episode for The Design Network! If you haven’t seen it yet, and would like to check it out, just click here to watch: Wood Wall Reveal. I … Continue reading

    Accordian Sconce | The Lettered Cottage

    Bedroom Makeover Reveal

    …and speaking of room makeovers: My across-the-alley (interior designer) neighbor, Cindy, just revealed a master bedroom to her clients and I just HAD to share some photos of the room and their TOTALLY FUN reactions with you here today! Cindy … Continue reading

    Traditional Master Bedroom | Cindy Barganier | The Lettered Cottage

    Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore

    Happy April! I hope you had an awesome Easter weekend! Kevin played guitar at our church’s Pike Road location, and we had a really great lunch with his family yesterday afternoon. His mom sent us home with a whole tub … Continue reading


    Keith’s Living Room Makeover – Pick My Presto

    Meet Keith: He plays drums on the worship team at our church, and although we just met him last year, he’s one of those guys you just feel like you’ve known forever- ya know what I mean? One of the … Continue reading


    Room Inspiration: Necessary Room at the Fairfield House

    I’ve got an e-friend named Deborah who is, hands down, one of the sweetest people I’ve ever e-met. Her blog (FairfieldHouseNJ.com) is always a pleasure to read, and one of her latest posts was about a “necessary room” they recently … Continue reading


    Redos and Road Trips

    We made a trip down to Troy, Alabama to have lunch with our friends Shaunna and Matt on Friday, and after we got done chowin’ down, we got to see how things were coming along in their dining room. This … Continue reading


    Purple Bedroom

    Kev and I surprised my Mom with a quick “happy birthday” guest bedroom makeover this past weekend, so I thought I’d share some pics of what we put together for her here on the blog today! It’s always fun to … Continue reading


    The Tables

    Howdy! Hope you had a great weekend! I thought I’d blog about the tables we worked on for Kev’s parents porch makeover today. First up, there was this guy… He looked great as-is, so we didn’t do a thing to … Continue reading


    Porch Ideas

    A couple weeks ago, I showed you a sneak peek of this guy… …and told you about our plan to make over the back porch at Kev’s parents house…which looked like this: Well, I’m happy to report that we finished everything up … Continue reading


    The Brick Fireplace (#2!) – Pick My Presto

    Hey there- and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! I read this comment on Monday’s Pick My Presto post… …and was totally intrigued! I invited Julie to send me a photo of it, to see if I could … Continue reading


    The Brick Fireplace – Pick My Presto

    Hey there- and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! This week, I picked a photo sent in by a gal named Jen. She wanted some design inspiration for her huge, off-centered brick fireplace… She said the beams weren’t … Continue reading

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    A Fireplace Pick My Presto

    Hey there- and welcome to another installment of “Pick My Presto”! I had fun with a photo of a lower level family room sent in by a gal named Heidi this week. Her email read… Hi Layla, Here’s my “Pick … Continue reading

    Family Room Fireplace

    A Few Of My Favorite: Room Re-do’s (2010)

    There’s nothing like the words “reveal” or “before & after” in the title of someones blog post to get my pulse a pumpin’!  Know what I mean? (Of course you do!) And while room re-do’s might seem to drag out … Continue reading


    Traditional Style Dining Room Inspiration for the Brights, AND Beth!

    Do you remember when I did a dining room consultation for the Bright family awhile back? (Click on that link if ya wanna read, or re-read, all about it!) (Move your cursor back and forth over the photo below to … Continue reading


    E-decking the halls at Just a Girl’s house

    She might think she’s “just a girl“- but to many of us out here in blogland she’s A-MA-ZA-ZING! Chris and I have been e-friends for a couple of years now, and I’ll never forget the day I received an email … Continue reading