Reader Redesign: Yellow, Not So Mellow

You know Sherry and I strive to develop the skill of brevity, so receiving Avis’ submission was a reminder that it can be done. While her email gave us the main parts of her story, her pictures did all of the talking (somewhat literally). You’ll see what I mean below:

Sherry and John, HI!  I’m Avis. I started reading your blog this year and fell in love! Although we have no Clara (who is the cutest accessory EVER!) we do have a few Burgers running around the office. Aside from designing stationary I occasionally do DIY re-modeling in my Decatur, Ga condo. I was inspired by you to do a dining room re-do that I think you guys would love.

And there you have it! I know we don’t have exact paint colors or specific links to the items, but the story and the accompanying photos make us appreciate Avis’ high impact / low cost sensibilities and fill our heads with ideas and inspiration for any space. You can head over to her blog to see a little more of this makeover along with a fun mish-mash of other design related posts – and if you have any specific questions Avis will hopefully stop in whenever she has a moment to answer them. In the meantime Sherry will be walking around the house whispering “metallic paint… genius!” That’s normal, right?

Thanks for sharing your invigorating makeover and inspiring blog style Avis!


  1. Meghan says

    Well, the metallic paint IS genius, so Sherry’s totally spot on in that observation (and whispering it, perhaps, over and over)!

  2. Alyssa says

    Completely random, but John has always reminded me of someone and I’ve finally decided that his long lost brother is Michael Vartan! Don’t worry, that’s definitely a compliment! :) (On looks alone, I can’t say Michael and I go way back). Anyway, just had to get that off my chest ;) Love your blog!

  3. Angel says

    No offense to the reveal (because it is cute, and the wall stencil is awesome) but I really liked the “before”!

    I hope she kept that cute couch!

  4. says

    i love the way bold looks! but i think i’m a decorating wimp….i struggle with mixing bold patterns and colours! I need to take a giant leap i think! This is a great redesign.

  5. says

    Hi Im some what new here! Love that wall? Is this for a contest or do you occasionally high light a reader’s renovation? I just renovated my 1910 kitchen by myself. I would love to submit it! Ha

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