• “So you want to be a Rock-n-roll star Well listen now to what I say Just get an electric guitar Take some time And learn how to play.” -The Byrds This might be the best career advice anyone has ever given. Do you hear what......

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  • I am known for my trinkets – and the shelves I put them on! So this week on instagram, I am highlighting some of my more recent “Shelfies”.  I also wanted to spill a few tricks of the trade on how to get that perfect......

  • You have asked – and you shall receive! The Concrete “SureCrete” Wall process used in a number of our Restored by the Fords projects is finally being revealed by one of our trusted carpenters, Bobby.  See this easy and super dreamy wall process below: Step......

  • DESIGN NOTES This project was ALL about the art! Every part of this house was hand touched, hand painted, hand done for this family. IE: LOADS of fun! I loved the traditional style of the home, the high ceilings, the beautiful old banister, the amazing......

  • Picking the best white paint is a veritable minefield. But those subtle differences in shade can make a huge difference when you apply it to your wall. If you’re unsure which one will work best for your space, Ford weighed in with some of her......

  • DESIGN NOTES After the first round of design for our Restored By The Fords show, the Collins Family asked us back to design the rest of their home. We were thrilled seeing as part of that project was their inground inside pool! I was dying......

  • Paint Color // Benjamin Moore Dover White Flooring // Red Oak . . . KITCHEN Cabinet Finish // Black Walnut Custom Fronts on Ikea Cabinets – Found here Countertops // Armina Stone, American Black Honed Granite – Found here Gold Dome Pendants // Tom Dixon,......

  • What a fun project this was on Restored By The Fords! We loved working with the Ashby’s to bring this Midcentury Modern home back to life. We had the best time working with so many incredible local artisans on this project, and the quality shows......

  • I loved the Faraci family! They are so lovely and loving and their demands were rather simple! They wanted a simple and well designed home to be together as a family and to entertain in. The first floor of their house was separated by three......

  • DESIGN NOTES What a fun project this was! The Collins family rescued this house from despair. It had been sitting vacant for a couple of years, mainly because no one knew what to do with it! In a time where it is faster, cheaper and......

  • DESIGN NOTES This was one of those houses where you almost feel guilty about tearing the kitchen out. It was very respectable and certainly “nice enough” but the bottom line is and will always be what the client needs. This kitchen was small and cramped......

  • Design Notes What a fun project this one was! We had the entire first floor to work with and there was plenty of floor space. BUT this older home was cut apart into very small rooms, and the best room in the house was cut......

  • DESIGN NOTES The Georgi’s daughter, Jo and I, made this art together with the SpinArt toy!! I picked it up at the toy store then bought black paint, we picked our favorite and blew it up at the copy store. We then mounted it on......

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