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Finding the One: My New Sofa!

This post is in partnership with Article, who generously provided the featured furniture! Remember how we all just lived through a pandemic that forced us to stay in our homes by ourselves all the time? What a time to be alive. For many people, this aspect of the pandemic was a waking nightmare or, at least, a big adjustment. For me, it wasn’t all...

Remember That Time I Built a Whole House?

Some of you know this story so I’ll try to keep the history lesson brief: way back in 2015, I was hired to fix up a sweet funny little house in the woods that a couple friends of mine—Adriana and Barry—had recently purchased. This was intended to be a fairly straightforward undertaking—eliminate a weird half-bathroom, enlarge and replace the kitchen,...

7 Years in Kingston! Revisiting the Kitchen & Pantry!

I get asked about my kitchen…kind of a lot. It’s been so long since it’s made an appearance on the blog that I understand why you’d think it must be done by now, and I’m just holding out on you. Don’t you know I require way too much attention to secretly renovate my kitchen without shouting at the whole internet about it? We’ll work on these trust...

7 Years in Kingston! Revisiting the Dining Room

Let’s talk about the next room in this riveting limited series where we tour every room in my house, 7 years into the renovation. Today—the dining room! One of the several reasons I fell in love with this house was all of the natural light flooding in from the many large old windows, but the dining room was an exception. A large (old, but heavily...

7 Years in Kingston! Revisiting the Living Room

I gotta pick up the damn pace on these posts! Let’s talk about my living room, which has undergone some recent changes to celebrate 7 years in this kooky house! It’s #2 on the plan above so you can stay oriented. We covered the hallway (#1) and half-bath (#9) a few weeks ago! Here she is when I first bought the house! Acoustic tile drop ceiling,...

Recipe Time! Juliet’s Tarragon Date Tuna Salad

Shabbat Shalom! What a week. Let’s unwind with a recipe! Juliet is reemerging here on the blog to continue with her theme of canned seafood, kicked off by her famous Clam Spaghetti. Trust me, you want to read on for this one! Juliet just pulled this out of her shapely behind one day and it blew my mind—it’s a tuna salad, but elevated to level: 10....

7 Years in Kingston! Revisiting the Entryway and First Floor Bath!

Restoration is a funny business: you work so hard for so long, but the success of the final product basically hinges on making it look like you’ve done nothing at all. I’ve fantasized for plenty of years about the day when I can just welcome friends and family into a nicely restored house—one that doesn’t bear years of neglect, deferred maintenance,...

The Big 2020 KonMari House-Reset Event!

The post The Big 2020 KonMari House-Reset Event! appeared first on Daniel Kanter. Please click through to visit my blog and explore other great posts! If you are seeing this post anywhere else, it is without my permission. Considering it’s been roughly six years since The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up was released, and nearly two years since Tidying...

Blog Worlds Collide! Portraits n’ Pods Edition.

The post Blog Worlds Collide! Portraits n’ Pods Edition. appeared first on Daniel Kanter. Please click through to visit my blog and explore other great posts! If you are seeing this post anywhere else, it is without my permission. Two fun things have happened recently and I’m here to report! First fun thing: a little while ago, Amanda messaged me...

The Hardware That Almost Was

The post The Hardware That Almost Was appeared first on Daniel Kanter. Please click through to visit my blog and explore other great posts! If you are seeing this post anywhere else, it is without my permission. I mentioned in my last post that I’d had a difficult time deciding on hardware for the Bluestone Cottage kitchen cabinetry, so I thought...

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