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houseonhowellhill

Erin Howell Civil Engineer | Alaskan | Mama | Wife | Dog Lover | Home Designer | Interior Designer Wannabe
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Been a little stressed over here trying to balance this #oneroomchallenge with work/home life. if you saw my stories you’ll know that shipment of a lot of my supplies has been delayed due to damages. i’m a little bit relieved that i can’t get started on the shiplap because i’m running a little behind on the work front. life 🤷🏻‍♀️. tile is in and grouted, though. oh!!! and my @rejuvenation mirror came in. i ordered that baby in june, so it’s been a bit of a wait. ain’t she a beaut?!!
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shiplap should be here early next week. the replacement for the damaged cabinet panel has a promise date of november 12th. ironically that’s the day after (i think) instagram reveals for the @oneroomchallenge . i’ll do what i can do and have my reveal when i can have my reveal. no biggie. .
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#bhgorc #powderbath #powderbathreno #blackhexagontile

Yesterday comment 13 star 101

See that sunshine streaming through those windows?! gorgeous, huh? well, that ain’t my view today. it is pouring rain and windy as heck. we’re supposed to get 3.8” of rain today...even for us that’s a lot. no complaints here though, for the most part we’ve been blessed with a beautiful, sunny, rain free fall. .
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how about you guys? how’s fall shaping up in your part of your country? oh, and do you call it fall or autumn?!!
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#cljsquad #mywestelm #myonepiece #crateandbarrel #ckstyleaccordingly #currenthomeview #curblylovewhereyoulive #currentdesignsituation #kismetcheckoutmyhouse #smmakelifebeautiful #ambularinteriorsaintgotnothingonme #showemyourstyled #ehdweekendmakeover #bhghome #sodomino #inmydomaine #mydomaine #heyhomehey #standoutstyling #howyouhome #myinspiredhouse

5 days ago comment 22 star 393

I’m a big believer that you should *try* and decorate your home to sort of represent the part of the world that you live in. or at least try and imbibe that area a bit into your space. does that make sense? i mean, i can’t go all “california casual” or “midwest farmhouse” because that would be totally weird. i do think it’s totally fine to incorporate some of those elements into a home that is not in those areas, i certainly do it. funny thing is, i don’t think alaska really has a style, unless you count heavily matted and framed wildlife prints, overstuffed ashley recliners, and whale baleen as alaska style (you get me @thenortherncurrent ?). so, my home is my take on alaskan _________. .
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what should i call it?
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help me name my style, friends!
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#cljsquad #smmakelifebeautiful #showemyourstyled #ehdweekendmakeover #ambularinteriorsaintgotnothingonme #bhghome #alaskanhome #pocketofmyhome #currenthomeview #currentdesignsituation #curblylovewhereyoulive #ckstyleaccordingly #heyhomehey #homesohard #doingneutralright #thenowlook #schoolhouseliving #schoolhouseelectric #lonnyliving #sodomino #inmydomaine #mydomaine

6 days ago comment 51 star 763

I’m posting this super cool @campwandawega inspiration pic again because what my bathroom for the @oneroomchallenge looks like right now is what you see in the second pic. ugly.
the toilet and sink are out, trim is out, tile is out, and thin-set is gone. i’ll tell you, that is something i never want to do again. i told my husband that if i ever want to re-tile something we’re building a new house. for real.
anyhow, i’ve had to spend much more time in the office this week than anticipated so there has been no more progress since sunday🤷🏻‍♀️. also (here’s where it gets really bad, guys), the barge company came to drop off my order of shiplap from seattle home depot and it was all water damaged. i had to refuse the delivery. but wait, let me back up, i purchased some shiplap online at the end of august from our local home depot and when i went to go pick that up it was (que the dramatic music) also water damaged. so, that means i’m at least another three weeks out from having shiplap. 😭😭😭😭
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i honestly don’t know what i’m going to do, guys. .
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#oneroomchallenge #bhgorc #shiplapwalls #powderbathreno #powderbath

2 weeks ago comment 42 star 121

I rarely show you guys this side of my kitchen because that area by the sink is always a mess 🤦🏻‍♀️. usually full of dishes to the left to the sink because my kids can’t grasp the concept of putting dirty dishes in the sink (or dishwasher for that matter) and drying pots and pans to the right of the sink 🤷🏻‍♀️. also, the windowsill above the sink is for all of my “treasures” i.e., mother’s day gifts, heart shaped rocks from my kids, and mini bouquets picked by my kids. you know, all the most beautiful things that would totally outshine this kitchen if i were to show them 😉😉. but for real, my kids spoil me. .
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where do you guys keep the treasures your kids make/find for you? .
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#cljsquad #inmydomaine #currenthomeview #ckstyleaccordingly #curblylovewhereyoulive #currentdesignsituation #mycb2 #mydomaine #showemyourstyled #ehdweekendmakeover #smmakelifebeautiful #standoutstyling #heyhomehey #homesohard #howyouhome #hojcollective #myinspiredhouse #lonnyliving #pocketofmyhome #whitekitchen #whiteoakfloors #subwaytile #subwaytilebacksplash #subwaytilekitchen #schoolhouseliving #schoolhouseelectric #walnutshelves #doingneutralright #thenowlook #ambularinteriorsaintgotnothingonme

2 weeks ago comment 32 star 354

So i’d been feeling pretty “meh” about this room and a little stumped at the direction i wanted it to go. i took the rug out last week because i was sick of it. it was too light and the kids and dogs were ruining it. not to mention it was the type of rug you have to vacuum with the wand because, for whatever reason, you can’t push the actual vacuum across it 🤷🏻‍♀️. anyhow, as i was sitting in the hallway taking a break from chipping up the old thin-set in the bathroom i noticed how much i liked this room edited out and neutral with the pops of black. funny how you don’t see things day-to-day and then somehow you finally see something for what it really is. .
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#cljsquad #inmydomaine #mydomaine #ourarticle #sixpennyhome #mycb2 #doingneutralright #myinspiredhouse #handmademodernhome #heyhomehey #homesohard #whiteoakfloors #lonnyliving #currenthomeview #currentdesignsituation #curblylovewhereyoulive #ckstyleaccordingly #smmakelifebeautiful #ambularinteriorsaintgotnothingonme #showemyourstyled #ehdweekendmakeover #bhghome #sodomino #designsponge #apartmenttherapy

2 weeks ago comment 36 star 178

Last night was a doozy. both my kids had friends over after school, my daughter had a birthday party to go to, and my son and i had puppy class to attend. my mother in law had invited both kids and a my son’s best friend to spend the night. so, after puppy class i dropped my boy off at grandma’s, picked my daughter up from the birthday party, dropped daughter off at grandma’s, then the boys wanted to go to friday frolic (a fun event the school puts on for kids to raise money) so i drove them to the school. by the time i got home i was starving and exhausted. kind of a bummer to come home with no kids and just want to go to bed!!!
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if you’re still reading, this caption has nothing to do with the picture. in other news, after soccer practice today i’m demoing tile!!!
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#inmydomaine #cljsquad #smmakelifebeautiful #ambularinteriorsaintgotnothingonme #ehdweekendmakeover #showemyourstyled #ckstyleaccordingly #currenthomeview #curblylovewhereyoulive #currentdesignsituation #heyhomehey #doingneutralright #myonepiece #myinspiredhouse #lonnyliving #sodomino #howyouhome #homesohard #hojcollective #standoutstyling #shiplapfireplace #bhghome #schoolhouseliving #schoolhouseelectric #designsponge #kismetcheckoutmyhouse

2 weeks ago comment 18 star 477

Do you guys remember 10-15 years ago when the white on white on white interiors craze started? i loved it. so not practical. though, white slipcovers are pretty awesome in that they can be bleached. i’m glad that we’re starting to see some more warmth and color in our homes, and i’m loving the blue/green/wooden cabinets that are showing up. i never in a million years thought i’d like wood cabinets. also, i remember visiting my mom’s aunt once when i was in high school. i walked into her house and it was white everything. i was in love. that was 20 years ago (😬). that old lady was so ahead of her game!
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#cljsquad #ckstyleaccordingly #currenthomeview #curblylovewhereyoulive #currentdesignsituation #whitekitchen #whiteoakfloors #inmydomaine #mydomaine #mycb2 #schoolhouseliving #schoolhouseelectric #homesohard #howyouhome #hojcollective #standoutstyling #heyhomehey #lonnyliving #pocketofmyhome #doingneutralright #thenowlook #smmakelifebeautiful #ambularinteriorsaintgotnothingonme #ehdweekendmakeover #showemyourstyled #myinspiredhouse

2 weeks ago comment 30 star 383

I’m doing it too!!! what you ask? the #oneroomchallenge of course 😉 (as a guest participant). .
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i’m pretty excited about this because i’ve read design blogs for years and have watched my favorite bloggers participate in this challenge often. the challenge was recently opened up to folks with only instagram accounts, which is quite amazing. as much as i’d love to have a blog, i just don’t have the time. so, being able to participate as just and ig-er is super cool!
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for those of you that don’t know what the one room challenge is, it’s a challenge put on by @oneroomchallenge (with @betterhomesandgardens as a media partner) where you have six weeks to complete a re-do on one room. you share the progress of your project every week and do a reveal at the six week mark. .
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i’ve decided to finally tackle my powder bath. i’ve never liked that room. i had ordered the tile and when it came in i wasn’t happy with it, but we were ready to start tiling and if i wanted a change i’d have to wait about a month for new tile (small town, sort of remote living problems). so, i decided to go with it and hope i’d change my mind. 3.5 years later my mind hasn’t changed. it wasn’t expensive tile and i’m replacing it with non-expensive tile, so i’m cool with the loss. anyhow, i’ve shared the @campwandawega bathroom image before (second slide) that i’m obsessed with. i’m using it as inspiration for my bathroom. .
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i’m excited to share with you guys! i’ll start busting up tile this weekend!!!
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@oneroomchallenge
#bhgorc
#powderbathreno #powderbath

3 weeks ago comment 35 star 116

My mother in law brought me that gorgeous weeping fig yesterday (she’s the best, btw). she has one that’s probably 5’ tall that i’ve always admired. also, my urban outfitters planter that i’ve been waiting on for a month finally showed up. coincidence? i think not. it’s called fate, my friends!
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ps, my bedroom is a giant disaster behind me. don’t let this pic fool you, i don’t think i’ve ever seen it this messy 🤦🏻‍♀️. .
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happy sunday!
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#schoolhouseliving #thenowlook #midcenturymix #weepingfig #cljsquad #showemyourstyled #ehdweekendmakeover #howyouhome #howwedwell #pocketofmyhome #crateandbarrel #heyhomehey #standoutstyling #sodomino #inmydomaine #lonnyliving #currenthomeview #curblylovewhereyoulive #currentdesignsituation #ckstyleaccordingly #kismetcheckoutmyhouse #ambularinteriorsaintgotnothingonme #doingneutralright #homesohard #myinspiredhouse

3 weeks ago comment 39 star 424

I posted this photo to the hashtag #rusticmodernmix last week and it was chosen as the winner! i was really excited when this hashtag came out because i think it hits my style spot on! anyhow, i get to guest host this week! you know the drill:
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it’s time for another awesome week of◾️#rusticmodernmix ◾️
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our wonderful winner & guest host this week is erin @houseonhowellhill ! we just love this amazing kitchen view and scroll-stopping sofa! be sure to check out erin’s page and give her a follow! :
thanks again to dani @goldcoastcanvas for hosting with us last week! and many thanks to all who played along with us! 🖤
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as usual, we’re excited to see how you combine modern and rustic elements to create an inviting and unique space of your own.
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here’s how to play: ✨
◾️anytime this week, post an original photo showcasing your blend of modern rustic style.
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◾️follow all of our hosts (we check 😘)
▪️ @brightfire_living
▪️ @accidentalfarmhouse
▪️ @alisajanaye
▪️ @ivyandmodern
▪️ @theblonderoastblog
▪️ @thefarmhousedream
▪️ @urbina_home
▪️ @wildrosecountryhome
▪️ @houseonhowellhill (our guest host)
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◾️use the hashtag #rusticmodernmix on your post and tag at least one host so we’re sure to see it. :
◾️invite your friends to play along! i’m tagging a few to get us started. 🖤
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✨✨✨the winner will be featured on our accounts and invited to host with us next wednesday. 💫 remember: you must be following all hosts and guest host to be chosen ✨✨✨
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: 📷 credit: @houseonhowellhill
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#decorhashtagfeed #homedecor #interiorinspo #interiorstyle #instahome #styleathome #decorinspo

4 weeks ago comment 38 star 298

Have i ever told you how much i love that leather sofa? so much. it’s always pretty difficult finding furniture that suits my requirements that my husband also likes. heavily used furniture (which is mostly everything in our house) has to be leather or slip covered because dogs, and kids, and excavation contractor husband. my husband actually insists sometimes that he doesn’t need to change his work clothes because the dirt on his clothes is “clean” dirt. i mean, what, as opposed to “dirty” dirt? 🤦🏻‍♀️
he’s being serious, folks (and my engineer brain knows exactly what he’s talking about 🤷🏻‍♀️).
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what are your thoughts on slipcovers? i know leather is really hot right now, but the slipcover trend seems to not be quite as big right now as it once was. .
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#cljsquad #inmydomaine #interiordesign #currenthomeview #currentdesignsituation #curblylovewhereyoulive #ckstyleaccordingly #ehdweekendmakeover #smmakelifebeautiful #ambularinteriorsaintgotnothingonme #sodomino #heyhomehey #doingneutralright #thenowlook #pocketofmyhome #lonnyliving #schoolhouseliving #schoolhouseelectric #standoutstyling #hojcollective #mywestelm #westelm #myonepiece #myhousebeautiful #ggathome #bhghome #howwedwell #homesohard #handmademodernhome

4 weeks ago comment 37 star 271