Vlog: Yellow Brick Home IRL with Manhattan Nest (II of II)

 See part I of this vlog series right here! Let’s have a fireside chat! Early in our visit with Daniel, we did an Instagram callout for questions, and in part II of our hangout, we’re sitting around a (crazy smokey) fireplace with beer, vodka and Campari. (And, apparently, lots of LaCroix.) We’re answering your […]

How We Stay On Track and On Task

stool | paper roll | task light | large tool print Taking on a renovation project can quickly become a juggling act of evenings & weekends, conflicting preferences, contractors, and unplanned expenses. We’re often asked how we keep our plans moving along (and maintain our sanity) when working through projects large and small. Recently, a […]

On Hiring and Working with Contractors

When we moved into this century-old house more than 4(!) years ago, we had a lot to learn – and quick. Never having lived in a home more than a few decades old, naturally, we’d never seen lathe before. We were amazed when old toys and trinkets fell out of the walls we demoed. We tested every newly […]

Designing a Rental vs. Our Own Home (Is There a Difference?)

Over the course of the garden apartment renovation, you all have been so encouraging, and for that, we can’t thank you enough! We’ve been soaking in your feedback and listening to your questions, and a reoccurring theme seems to center around our design decisions in this soon-to-be rental versus our own home. Is there a difference?, you’ve asked. We’ve also […]