SO, living in Manchester there is not exactly a wealth of affordable and quality vintage - If it ends up in a shop here, someone's already put a bit of effort in to get it there, and you just don't see great finds that are also a STEAL like you would in a big city … Continue reading Niki Shops: The Dorset Rummage Sale!
Hi Guys! This week we are announcing something pretty minor but I'm still excited about - we're naming the blog! So now that Northshire Living is now our business, and no longer a blog, it felt like the blog needed a new name. Did it actually? Probably not. But I thought it did and I've … Continue reading A Curated Home, and A Signature Smell to go with it: The Foundations.
One of the things I love the most about summer is the absolute bounty of fresh veggies it produces! As summer draws to a close and an excess of fresh tomatoes, green beans, and corn from Chris's garden fill our refrigerator - avocado salad is definitely my favorite way to utilize the harvest. Even if … Continue reading An End of Summer Salad – From Niki’s Kitchen
You may ask what I am doing naming a project after onions here? Let's frame it up for those uninformed about Vermont's favorite onion, the Winooski. Winooski, both a city and a river in Vermont's Champlain Valley, was named after what the Abenaqui called the region. It got it's namesake for the wild onions that … Continue reading Project More than Just an Onion
If there's one thing I've figured out designing kitchens over the years, the first thing on everyones mind when it comes to remodeling their space - How is will it function when I entertain? Almost every client wants a space for guests to pull up a stool, a space to spread out a buffet, a … Continue reading The Swiss Army Nook
I've heard a lot of people talking a lot about how 2017 was the literal worst...yeah the world got a bit crazy, but in our little corner of the world it was a pretty wonderful year! We're full of goals & resolutions for 2018, but I want to take a look back at all our … Continue reading What a year it has been! 2017 in Review
Sick & working from home last week, I wasn't super thrilled about leaving the house to visit a job-site without heat- but this was one appointment I wasn't missing. One of Chris's clients was converting an old mansion in the mountains to a wedding & event rental venue - a literal holy grail project combining … Continue reading Somedays, you really, really love your job!
Those who know me well know I'm game for just about any excuse to decorate, Christmas of course being my favorite. For years I helped my mom with decorating our house and I have grown to love the ritual. With this year being our first in the new house, it was time for us to … Continue reading Christmas Time is here!
Hey! What ever happened to that girl who's blog you were reading but then you never heard from again? Well she had another crazy few months that's for sure! We closed on the house, got married and BIG TWIST - Quit our jobs to start our own business! [Sorry, we were better at keeping the … Continue reading what a whirlwind!
[an update on the houses & construction!] Well it has been a crazy month and tomorrow, this summers about to get crazier! Tomorrow, we buy our first house together and officially begin the balancing act of remodeling two houses at once. After a bit of a bumpy road we are finally closing! You may remember … Continue reading what a month! –