About Us

Hey there! We’re Sherry and John, and we live in Richmond, Virginia. Here’s where we chatted about transforming our house, living in it, and all the random bits in between from 2007 to 2014. We spent our days doing projects, photographing them, writing posts, and raising our daughter Clara and our son Teddy – along with writing two books, designing products (like lights and hardware), and a whole bunch of other things we never imagined we’d end up doing in a million years.


Our obsession with DIY & all things home started back in 2007, when we got married in the backyard of our first house. Then we turned our attention to the house itself, and four and a half years later the dust cleared and it was totally transformed, which meant it was time to move and start all over again. Especially because our family grew to include the best DIY project we had tackled to date: a sweet little girl named Clara (who made a pretty dramatic entrance into the world) and a cute pooch named Burger.

We had just as much fun making over our second house, and when an intriguing fixer-upper popped up in our dream neighborhood that was actually within our budget, we totally played it cool. Just kidding, we jumped on it like a spider monkey.

Somewhere along the way we also wrote our first book (called… wait for it… Young House Love).

It came out in November of 2012 and somehow became a New York Times Bestseller. To say that we’re holy-schnikies-excited-about-it doesn’t even do it justice.

In 2013 we shared our lighting collection, and a year after that came our line of hooks and rails, which (we still can’t quite wrap our heads around it) ended up being sold exclusively at Target.

In the middle of April of 2014 was the birth of our son Teddy, who stole our hearts the second he came into the world. We also spent a lot of the year shooting and writing our second book, which just came out (you can order it & get tour details here).


And in early 2015 we were completely surprised when Home Depot picked up some of the hardware we designed with Liberty (with more rolling out down the line!).


Sharing our homes and our lives with the interwebs for seven years was an amazing ride – and we’re so grateful for that experience and for everyone who has dropped in on us. Now we spend our days working more “normal” jobs (mostly writing ad copy, consulting, and designing products), while switching off on the stay-at-home parent thing (you can read more about why we took a step back from blogging and what we’ve been up to here). Oh and we still share on Instagram and Facebook occasionally. We just can’t quit you!

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