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There’s something magical about seeing our work in print — it’s a true honor and privilege to share what we created in something as thoughtfully put together as a magazine. And I feel that honor and gratitude on another level seeing my own home in print. DSM Magazine recently released their November/December 2021 issue and seeing my own home and story as I flipped through the pages was surreal. I’ve always admired the stunning work DSM puts into each issue and celebrate their releases. This release party was special in a whole new way.

They captured the story of our renovation and my point of view as a designer incredibly. It’s so cool to read an outside perspective on something that David and I poured ourselves into so personally. I love that I could share the specific design process of our Tudor with readers and also share practical advice on how to mix patterns for anyone to try themselves.

Here’s a fun excerpt from the DSM article:

During the home’s six-month remodel, the living room and dining room kept their original footprints and architecture, but were transformed with new wide-plank oak floors, statement lighting, wallpaper and paint. The living room was painted with neutral greige walls and white trim, while the Tudor fireplace surround got a coat of semigloss black to create a focal point. “When I design a room, I always think about where I want my ‘wow’ moments,” Blum says. “For the living room, that was the fireplace. It would have looked good painted white, but the black gives it the drama I wanted. It’s a pretty unique detail and it needed to pop.”

I’d love for you to check out the issue and the article. It was a blast to work with Missy Keenan and the DSM team. You can find the article, A Family Home with Wow, below. Let me know what you think! And if you’re local, grab an issue!

Above photos by Carolyn Vaughn Photography

Photo by Duane Tinkey


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