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modern farmhouse renovation

Painted Porches Hello from NYC! If you follow me on instagram then you’ll know I’m taking in the city that never sleeps and tonight I will be at Room and Board in Soho for a book signing. Can’t wait. If you’re in NYC, come and say hello! Wanted to pop in and share this Modern Farmhouse renovation that I styled for HGTV. You can read the entire article here with tons more photos including all of the before’s!This is the home of Lesley and Sam Graham. Lesley helps manage my website and it was so fun to be able to shoot her kitchen together. She started this full renovation when her baby was five weeks old! For the shoot I brought in plenty of fresh flowers in bold blues and reds for the outdoor party theme. Lesley loves indoor plants, so I also incorporated some of those into the mix. Lots of local beer and colas were on set and West Elm really delivered. We used a lot of their Market line, which really fit the vintage modern vibe of the kitchen. They used IKEA cabinets and did the entire thing for under $10,000! The incomparable Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn shot the room and did an amazing job. We love Deborah. Wish me luck tonight! I’ll be sharing a fun Thanksgiving project tomorrow. xx

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For Your Style I’d Walk a Mile with Chip Wade


Atlanta native Chip Wade has building in his blood. Coming from a long line of experienced carpenters and woodcraftsmen, Chip began working with his father at an early age – and over the years developed an interest in carpentry, landscaping and renovation. After graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Chip moved on to earn his certification in residential construction while working for an Atlanta based home builder. Chip transitioned into media in 2007, lending his carpentry skills to the Atlanta team of HGTV’s Designed to Sell. Since then Chip has appeared on HGTV’s Curb Appeal: The Block, HGTV’s Showdown, HGTV’s Design Star, Oprah, and CNN.

As the host, designer and contractor on his own new television show, Elbow Room, Chip is there from concept through construction to show HGTV and DIY viewers how to customize their spaces and transform houses into homes that perfectly suit their lifestyle. Chip also represents several national brands as a spokesperson. Chip is the owner and lead designer of Wade Works LLC, a design, staging, inspection, and custom construction firm. Chip’s career is devoted to using his expertise to help people make educated home improvement decisions. Chip resides in Atlanta with his wife and children. I love Chip, he’s a friend and absolute doll. He’s also extremely talented which you’ll know if you’ve watched him on HGTV. Take it away, Chip!

1.Who would you want to play you in a movie?
the “rock” of course.

2.I wish I could… speak multiple languages.

3.My first style memory is…looking at a architectural digest magazine when I was a child and thinking how amazing it would be to live in some of those places!

4.I could not live with out my…custom fabrication shop.

5.I could live without… 16 hour work days!

Pick a photo or décor objet, or piece of clothing that defines your style:


This is an adjustable table from Get Back, Inc. My style is very simple, but quality, and slightly different. I tend to gravitate to strong foundation pieces that have multiple functions.

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