Hi Lo Living Dining Reveal

KATE DWELL IN STYLE PORTFOLIO HI LO LIVING 01.jpg

I have been designing my butt off—correction: I do take breaks and do some PS4 gaming since my creativity thrives when I’m not feeling weary. Either that or I’m just generally preoccupied with life (you know my home, my kitten…and a lovely anniversary celebration in April). Some of the best things in life takes time and so I present you one of the two reveals that are finally coming on the blog—home with a mix of high and low cost items! 

Continue reading “Hi Lo Living Dining Reveal”

Our Kitchen Reno Before & After

OUR KITCHEN RENO BEFORE AND AFTER KATE DWELL IN STYLE

You guys already know I would have done a lot more with our semi-open galley kitchen if we actually plan to stay longer but we always knew we’re gonna up-size later. Having a cut-out L-shaped wall means I don’t have to decide the finishing for the back of the cabinets—are they gonna be glossy white like the doors? Waterfall edge countertop (more costly)? Open shelving? Cabinets on legs for an even airier look? These options are enough to drive me crazy. 

Continue reading “Our Kitchen Reno Before & After”

An Awful Case Of Buyer’s Remorse

an-awful-case-of-buyers-remorse-kate-dwell-in-style

The first question is—have you ever experienced a buyer’s remorse? Then the second question is—have you ever felt disgusted or dirty from buying something?? Now before you think I’m exaggerating things, nope I’m not. It’s hard to admit at first, I struggled to acknowledge it (to say it out; to put it in words). It’s that feeling when you are disappointed with yourself…

Continue reading “An Awful Case Of Buyer’s Remorse”

Ask Kate #4 // How To Hang Or Arrange Art

ask-kate-4-how-to-hang-or-arrange-art-kate-dwell-in-style

Hey guys, I’m going to address these common mistakes and dilemmas of hanging/arrange art. We’re too familiar with the problems of art hung too high or too small but still, this is soooo common and easy to fix. You heard me right…before you start thinking that the problem lies with the art, it might just be simply not hung correctly. As you continue reading, it will become clear for you to identify the problem to—”why does my art look awkward on my wall?”.

Continue reading “Ask Kate #4 // How To Hang Or Arrange Art”

Our First Home Reno Before And After

our-first-home-reno-before-and-after-kate-dwell-in-style

There was definitely a period of time when me and some of you thought that this post might never happen. Not because the reno didn’t meet our deadline (more on this later) but I was too lazy to update the blog for 4 months while in my new home. No, not really…actually we got ourselves busy with a kitten (that got ill) and to be honest I kept thinking my home is not “photo-ready”.

Continue reading “Our First Home Reno Before And After”