August 2022


Spacious east Louisville home featured on 2022 Tour of Remodeled Homes

  • August 4, 2022

A Louisville couple and their dogs were comfortable in their previous home — but they just wanted more land.

“I told my husband I wanted some acreage for our dogs,” the homeowner, who asked not to be named, told The Courier Journal. “We looked at 100 acres, we looked at 60 acres, we looked at everything — acreage everywhere, from Shelbyville to Louisville.”

One day, she was driving down a street and saw a for sale sign in front of a 5,000-square-foot, traditional-style home in east Louisville that had just enough land. Soon enough, she and her husband were moving in, and about three years ago, they decided it was time for a renovation.

“We really concentrated on being able to see from through (from the front to the back), like a southern house,” she said of the remodel.

Enlisting expert help

A screened-in porch on the back of this recently renovated home in eastern Louisville. It will be featured on the 2022 Tour of Remodeled Homes. July 19, 2022

The homeowner and her husband knew just who to call, as they had hired Karen McKechnie and the rest of the Stonehenge Construction team to renovate their previous home. In addition to reconfiguring the space for a clean view, the homeowners also worked with McKechnie to move the laundry room to the second floor, convert the attic into a main suite, and add an elevator, among other changes.

“I (also) told Karen we’ve got to have a screened-in porch,” the homeowner said. “And it just turned out outstanding. Better than I ever thought it would.”

What used to be just a deck is now a large screened-in porch that boasts a fireplace, a flat-screen TV, and a view out toward the massive yard and a fence lined with Norway Spruce trees. It also features a railing that McKechnie designed specifically to prevent the homeowners’ three dogs from breaking through the screen.

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Jimmy Fallon, Cara Delevingne’s Tonight Show Home-Decor Chat

  • August 3, 2022

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Instead of converting it into a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cara Delevingne has chosen to live in the $10.8 million questionably decorated Gramercy Park triplex she bought from Jimmy Fallon. As she told Fallon on The Tonight Show this week, she loves the decor — basically the Overlook Hotel in The Shining with a maximalist color palette. “I’ve kept it all. It’s creepy,” she said. “I tried to design my house in L.A. basically like that without knowing that house.”

Delevingne is telling the truth! She has described her L.A. home — an English-country-style mansion built in 1941 for the founders of the Vons supermarket chain — as an “adult playhouse” and it lives up to the reputation: There’s a costume dress-up room, a Lynchian poker room, and, naturally, a ball pit. She cites escape rooms and Hugh Hefner as influences, both of which are conceptually fused in a hidden lounge she calls the “pussy palace.”

Since her new Gramercy apartment is a triplex, it will be a bit more difficult to Razor-scooter from place to place as she did in her Open Door tour. (“If you’re bored, you’re boring,” she said. Okay!) I do wonder, though, if Delevingne will install another “rotisserie-chicken thing” in Fallon’s relatively tame kitchen, even if she’ll never use it.

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Coastal Grandmother Style Is A Breezy Decor Trend You Can Use Anywhere ::

  • August 1, 2022

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You don’t have to have grandchildren or even live on the shore to dive into a popular style of home decor called coastal grandmother. Although both aesthetics have similar origins, coastal grandmother is not as nostalgic or stuffy as the grandmillennial home decorating trend that found popularity a couple of years ago.

So what is coastal grandmother style? According to Lex Nicoleta, the social media influencer who coined the term, if you love Nancy Meyers movies, coastal vibes, Ina Garten and cozy interiors, you might just be a coastal grandmother — no matter your age, situation or location.

“I would describe it as very neutral, classic staples in light shades … it’s very crisp, very clean,” New York City-based personal stylist Samantha Brown told “Today.” “It’s sort of like a nod to this timeless, moneyed — but not flashy — coastal grandma.”


If you aspire for a home that looks elegant and fashionable yet cozy and lived in, coastal grandmother might be for you. Keep reading to find out more about the defining aspects of this trending style.

Coastal Grandmother Colors And Textures

A palette of shades of white makes the ideal background for a room in the coastal grandmother decorating style. Neutral, seashore shades like beige and taupe along with blue, gray and green that remind you of the sea tie up the color scheme.

“Defined by the use of natural light, high–quality natural materials, a soft color palette and an abundance of foliage and flowers, coastal grandmother creates an inviting, effortlessly elegant and livable interior that feels like

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