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Erin-200Meet our new featured blogger, Erin Loechner of Design for Mankind. She and her husband moved from Los Angeles to the Midwest, where they bought an auction house and are transforming it from a rancher to a Scandinavian cabin. Erin says:

“I should start off by saying that when Husband and I decided to tackle a fixer-upper, we weren’t prepared for a total gut renovation (TGR, if you’re fancy). In my mind, a fixer-upper meant just that: fixing up. In Husband’s mind, it meant the opposite: tearing down.”

Along the way, Erin will share their experience with everything from architects to paint colors to mold remediation (yuck!). And since Erin and I share a love of Suzanne Susanka’s Not So Big House philosophy, we’ll also get her inside scoop on how they used it in their 1,500 sq ft space.

Now I’ll step aside and let Erin introduce herself and take us on a tour of her house. Look for Erin’s posts every Wednesday as we follow her mega-renovation from start to finish.


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48 Responses

  1. Greg says:

    Wow, I can't believe how much you've done since the last time I was there. It looks great, and good luck with with the new blog.

  2. kgseymour says:

    How cool! I can't wait to see the big reveal (and hear all about the process as you go)!

  3. Jaime (Design Milk) says:

    Congrats Erin. Best of luck with your reno & don't forget about the little guys when you get your own HGTV show (you're a natural)!

  4. erin / dfm says:

    Ha — you are sweet, guys! Thank you!

  5. karey m. says:

    ohmygosh! this is going to be a BLAST! and, man! you're so good in front of the camera! i smiled the entire time.

    and now my face hurts.

    looking forward to this series…

  6. nichole says:

    Congrats Erin! Looking forward to following along.

  7. Morgan's says:

    This is a very cute video–great job you two!

  8. Making it Lovely says:

    You guys are really living in the midst of a major redo – so awesome! And I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to see what you're up to each Wednesday!

  9. emilie - gildem says:

    I am so glad we all get to go on this adventure with you and your husband!

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