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Hi there!  I’m Jasmine Roth, creator of this Blog, founder of Built Custom Homes, curator of my online retail store The Shop by Jasmine Roth and host of HGTV’s hit show Hidden Potential.  I was also on HGTV’s Rock the Block, but I won’t spoil the winner for you 😉  Building custom homes in Huntington Beach, CA is my bread and butter.  I love all aspects of the home building process and finding ways to make homes as personal, functional and beautiful as possible.  Join me as we explore my projects, DIY’s, behind-the-scenes peeks, and tips on how you can design beautiful, functional spaces in your own home. Let’s build something together!

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My Favorite New Face Masks & Outfits to Match Them

My Favorite New Face Masks & Outfits to Match Them

If you're like me, you're probably thinking, "Well, looks like we're definitely wearing masks for longer than I expected."  And since I just want to keep working, and stay safe and keep my family safe, I'm just leaning into it and trying to make this mask thing fun! ...

Everything You Wanted From My Show!

Everything You Wanted From My Show!

You guys!!! I'm still on Cloud 9 with all the love from my show Help! I Wrecked My House. And even though we wrapped the season on Saturday, my DMs and comments and emails and everything else you can reach me on are still overflowing with how much you all watched,...

Help! I Wrecked My House Episode 6 Sourcebook

Help! I Wrecked My House Episode 6 Sourcebook

Martine and Scott have been best friends their whole lives since they were six years old, and then they got married.  A fairytale, right?  But instead of having a big wedding, they decided to buy their first home together, so they started house shopping.  They fell in...

Help! I Wrecked My House Episode 5 Sourcebook

Help! I Wrecked My House Episode 5 Sourcebook

Jeremy is definitely what I’d consider to be a “very handy” homeowner – someone who could probably do more DIY home renovation stuff than average.  He renovated their living room himself and he did a great job.  And actually, upon walking into Jeremy and Andrea’s...

Help! I Wrecked My House Episode 4 Sourcebook

Help! I Wrecked My House Episode 4 Sourcebook

Sara and Chris bought this home as a turning point in their relationship so they’d have a place where they could live and spend time together. They were excited for it to become their sanctuary where they’d come home from work every day, share time together and just...

Why My Baby’s Wearing a Helmet These Days

Why My Baby’s Wearing a Helmet These Days

If you're signed up for my email list (that's where I release a lot of news before I post it anywhere else!), you saw that my daughter, Hazel, needed to get a helmet.  If you aren't signed up or hadn't heard the news on my Instagram, I wanted to fill you all in here...

5 Fall Front Porch Looks That Work For Any Home

5 Fall Front Porch Looks That Work For Any Home

How many of you have that one neighbor who goes ALL OUT decorating for their fall front porch?  Or are you that neighbor? Well, I don’t know about you guys, but I'm finally starting to get into the fall spirit. Somehow the air is a little crisper, the pumpkin spice...

Help! I Wrecked My House: Episode 3 Sourcebook

Help! I Wrecked My House: Episode 3 Sourcebook

Just seven months before I showed up to help, Ozzie and Lauren had purchased this home and were ready to move in. But not before they reworked their massive backyard, laid flooring in their dining room, and renovated their kitchen – all of this they planned to do on...

Help! I Wrecked My House: Episode 2 Sourcebook

Help! I Wrecked My House: Episode 2 Sourcebook

When Jess and Rich bought this place, they thought it would be their dream home – all they had to do were some projects to spruce it up. Their big plans to fix up what they thought would be their “forever home” ...

The Fall Decor I’m Most Excited About

The Fall Decor I’m Most Excited About

What can I say, I do love Fall, and I love home decor, so give me fall decor, and I'll go wild. Like, I really, REALLY love home decor. It's kind of a problem. Anyway, I'll take any excuse to freshen up my home decor, and the change of seasons is a pretty good excuse....

I’m Renting Out My House On Airbnb!

I’m Renting Out My House On Airbnb!

We put our house on Airbnb!! This is it - it's happening! Brett and I are renting out our house and we're calling it... wait for it... The 11th Street Retreat. (#11thStreetRetreat) What do you think of the name? I actually came up with it myself and I'm usually pretty...

How-To: DIY House Number Out of Plywood

How-To: DIY House Number Out of Plywood

One of the most popular photos out of all of the projects I’ve done on both seasons of Hidden Potential is this beautiful photo (above) of my DIY house number. That’s right - you guys really love house numbers, I guess!  And so many fans and readers of my blog will...

Why I Had to Get Tested for COVID

Why I Had to Get Tested for COVID

Well, in all fairness, I've been tested for COVID-19 twice. The first time was 3 days before my follow-up surgery from Hazel's birth. That was back at the beginning of June and it was mandatory to be tested prior to entering the surgery center. But the most recent...

The Secret’s Out: I Have a New HGTV Show!

The Secret’s Out: I Have a New HGTV Show!

I have a new HGTV show airing September 12th!!!!! So set your DVRs! Set your phone reminders! Mark your calendars! OMG you guys I am so excited. The cat's outta the bag - it's finally public knowledge that I have a new HGTV show! I've been working so hard (and while...

Why Your House Can’t Be on HGTV

Why Your House Can’t Be on HGTV

That's right, you just got the news: your house didn't get picked to be on HGTV.  But why?! I get asked all the time what it would take to get a house on an HGTV show and the answer might surprise you. Shop This Look   What...

My Birth Story: The Day Hazel Was Born

My Birth Story: The Day Hazel Was Born

The time is here - I'm finally sharing my birth story of the day Hazel was born! Do you guys remember when I found out I was pregnant? It feels like forever ago! But now, my life was forever changed April 21. And while the whole experience and my feelings are hard to...

Jazzy’s Shop Picks: Ridiculously Affordable Rugs

Jazzy’s Shop Picks: Ridiculously Affordable Rugs

I'm such a sucker for good affordable rugs. I'm a huge fan of finding the perfect rug because a good rug can instantly change the design of a room. Let's say you're looking to update your space in a big way, but you don't have a big budget. Simply changing out the rug...

Splurge vs. Save: Throw Pillows

Splurge vs. Save: Throw Pillows

I'm back with another edition of Splurge vs. Save, and this time we're shopping for throw pillows! I really think you can NEVER have enough throw pillows. Especially because you can move them around the house to freshen things up!  A throw pillow is an instant...

Jazzy’s Shop Picks: My Favorite Planters

Jazzy’s Shop Picks: My Favorite Planters

Planters! Almost more fun than picking out the actual plants. Can we ever have enough of them? The results are in, and the answer is "nope." You know, it's a design rule of mine to have a green plant in every space. Plants just add so much energy to a room and help...

5 Easy Ways to Transition a Tween Room

5 Easy Ways to Transition a Tween Room

Throughout my career, I always loved getting the chance to transition a tween room to be a little more "big kid". And now that I'm a parent, I've been thinking a LOT about how I was as a kid, at all stages. And sitting up in the middle of the night with a newborn,...

Why I Wear a Face Mask & Where I Buy Them

Why I Wear a Face Mask & Where I Buy Them

Okay, so I know not everyone is totally keen on wearing a face mask in this COVID-19 pandemic. I get it!  Especially considering when this whole thing started, we were told not to wear a mask. Plus, I was pregnant during this pandemic! So confusing. But at this point,...

5 Fun Activities for Your Summer Weekends

5 Fun Activities for Your Summer Weekends

First off, I can't even begin to tell you guys how much I love summer weekends. Especially the big holiday ones! When I'm not on maternity leave, I'm usually in work mode around the clock (okay, I've been like that just a little bit on maternity leave, too. I can't...

My 5 Favorite Interior Paint Colors

My 5 Favorite Interior Paint Colors

One thing I'm asked about constantly is what my favorite interior paint colors are.  And it's clear that you guys LOVE hearing what paint colors I use in my projects!  Whether it's for front doors, or kitchen cabinets, or exteriors, we've been seeing a lot of...

5 Ways to Style Porch Swings

5 Ways to Style Porch Swings

Porch swings - what's not to love?!  If you have a front porch, or any outdoor space that has room for a porch swing, I highly recommend adding one.  Aside from adding more seating to your yard or porch, swings really add a touch of whimsy to your home.  And you KNOW...

10 Father’s Day Gift Guides For Any Dad

10 Father’s Day Gift Guides For Any Dad

Father's Day is comin' in hot!  I know it's hard to believe, but we're well into June now, people.  Ever since we found out we were pregnant, I've been dreaming of celebrating Brett on his first-ever Father's Day!  It makes me emotional just thinking about it -...

Splurge vs. Save: Patio Furniture

Splurge vs. Save: Patio Furniture

Patio furniture can SERIOUSLY break the bank.  So a lot of times we end up buying something cheap just to have on our patio or in our backyard so we can enjoy our outdoor space.  But it's something you really need to spend time thoughtfully shopping for because it...

Jazzy’s Shop Picks: My Favorite Kitchen Decor

Jazzy’s Shop Picks: My Favorite Kitchen Decor

What's great about kitchen decor is that it's something so fun and easy that can be switched in and out any time you want! Because I don't know about you guys, but I've been spending a LOT more time in my kitchen lately.  And by that, I really mean Brett.  He's been...

My 6 Favorite Exterior Paint Colors

My 6 Favorite Exterior Paint Colors

There are so many exterior paint colors to choose from!  But the color you choose to paint your house makes such a huge difference in your home's curb appeal.  I've said this before and I'll say it again: the exterior of your place is the first impression that your...

5 Designs to Refresh Your Kid’s Room

5 Designs to Refresh Your Kid’s Room

Whether quarantine has been taking its toll on your kid's bedroom, or it's simply time for a good old room refresh, it always feels nice to get your kiddo's space in order.  Also, Kids are constantly growing and changing, and that means what they need to feel comfy...

How To: DIY Painted Waves Wall Mural

How To: DIY Painted Waves Wall Mural

Some of the coolest projects we've done on Hidden Potential are actually so easy to do - you just need to be ready to make a change and really go for it!  On Season 2, Episode 5 "From Beige to Beautiful," my good friend Kim Frost of Ripe Designs helped me create this...

Stay-At-Home Memorial Day BBQ Essentials

Stay-At-Home Memorial Day BBQ Essentials

This year, your Memorial Day BBQ weekend might not look quite the same as years past.  With Coronavirus restricting large gatherings in pretty much all parts of the country, the usual backyard BBQs that we're accustomed to won't be happening.  But let's not let that...

Splurge vs. Save: Pretty Planters

Splurge vs. Save: Pretty Planters

Anyone else finding their favorite things on splurge vs. save lists, emphasis on the save, of course?!  The same goes for planters, because I have a rule when it comes to plants: never leave them out of any design!  And I also have a rule when it comes to buying...

My Favorite Newborn Essentials

My Favorite Newborn Essentials

Of course, it's not until after the baby is born that you realize all the newborn essentials that are keeping you sane!  The past three weeks since Hazel was born have been the most completely blissful and totally exhausting weeks of my life.  Everything that I...

6 Etsy Shops I’m Loving Right Now

6 Etsy Shops I’m Loving Right Now

Today I'm finally compiling the best Etsy shops that I'm LOVING right now. Because if there's one thing I get asked more than 10 times a day on my Instagram account, it's "Where did you get that?". I'm always on the hunt for great pieces that will take my projects to...

How To: DIY Hidden Art Station for Kids

How To: DIY Hidden Art Station for Kids

Last week I posted some of my favorite ideas for kids' activities, and one of them was this super cool DIY hidden art station.  In Season 2, Episode 10, "It's My Dream Home Now," I had this fun idea to make the homeowners' three art-loving kids these hidden arts and...

My Top 10 Mother’s Day Gifts from The Shop

My Top 10 Mother’s Day Gifts from The Shop

If you can believe it, it's already time to pick out Mother's Day gifts!  In case you also lost track of what day it is (we’ll blame that on #quarantinebrain and also #newmombrain!), Mother’s Day is coming up quick!  I’ve always been so appreciative of my own Mom and...

How To: DIY Crate Wall

How To: DIY Crate Wall

You guys, I created the cutest Vintage DIY Crate Wall for Baby Girl Roth's nursery, and I just HAVE to share it with you so you can make one in your own home! The inspiration for the DIY crate wall project was to add something vintage to the room while also creating...

The ULTIMATE Baby Registry Round Up

The ULTIMATE Baby Registry Round Up

Well, this is it! The ultimate baby registry round up! The last one of them all! This post is set to publish the day before I'm scheduled to be induced. So if all goes as planned, I'll be headed into the hospital tomorrow, fully prepared to meet our Baby Girl for the...

My Self-Care Easter Basket

My Self-Care Easter Basket

This year my Easter basket was all about self-care. Brett and I had a safe Easter at home, and even though the holiday is over (I hope everyone had a nice Easter and Passover!), I want to share with you guys what I got in my Easter basket!  OK, so does it still count...

8 Affordable and Durable Rugs

8 Affordable and Durable Rugs

One question I get asked constantly by clients, friends and even family members is, "Where can I find good rugs that are both affordable AND durable?"  So today I'm sharing some secrets: my go-to picks for rugs that are beautiful, within budget, and can take a beating...

The Baby Girl Roth Nursery

The Baby Girl Roth Nursery

We’ve just about finally completed the #rothhomestead, which is the new-construction house I’ve been building for Brett and I for the past three years. With Baby Girl Roth on the way, we knew we wanted to turn one of the bedrooms into a nursery for her. When I started...

Everything I Packed In My Hospital Bag

Everything I Packed In My Hospital Bag

Okay, so at first, packing my hospital bag for my upcoming hospital visit (AKA labor!) didn’t seem like that big of a deal. But as it got closer, I realized I sorta wanted to bring a lot of things! I started to go with the “if it will make this day any easier, I’m...

5 Things That Made Me Feel Better During Quarantine

5 Things That Made Me Feel Better During Quarantine

Okay, it's obviously a weird time in the world, and I needed to share some of the things I've done to feel better during quarantine. I know staying at home is totally necessary right now, but it’s also driving me a little crazy! The first couple days of quarantine...

The Cutest Dog Beds for Your Fur Baby

The Cutest Dog Beds for Your Fur Baby

It used to be so difficult to find a dog bed that wasn't totally unattractive. I mean, next to impossible. It was so hard, that I often ended up making my own using reclaimed wood or other salvaged items and a custom covered pillow insert. Now, there are so many cute...

Behind the Scenes of Baby Girl Roth’s Baby Shower

Behind the Scenes of Baby Girl Roth’s Baby Shower

I'm still in shock that my baby shower has come and gone, and that I'm now just weeks away from getting to meet our baby girl, face to face!! I feel like I just found out I was pregnant! It was the most beautiful day, filled with love and smiles from some of my...

Which Baby Shower Dress Should I Choose?

Which Baby Shower Dress Should I Choose?

Well, it's that time, if you can believe it. Time to pick out a dress to wear to my baby shower. I can't believe it's already already here! Remember when I found out I was pregnant?! My mother-in-law and sister-in-law have been planning the event for months, and I am...

What’s Your Plant Personality?

What’s Your Plant Personality?

Interior plants are kind of having a moment right now, don't you think? With all of the new, online potted houseplant delivery services now available (The Sill, Leon and George), and with faux-greenery getting increasingly realistic and design-savvy, it seems like...

6 Ways to Take Your Coffee Bar to the Next Level

6 Ways to Take Your Coffee Bar to the Next Level

Sometimes there are spaces in a house that seem purely functional: the mudroom, the laundry closet, and the coffee bar. It is these high-functioning spaces that often get overlooked when it comes to design. After all, asking a room to be smart AND beautiful seems like...

My Favorite Wall Art

My Favorite Wall Art

This life can get hectic, and sometimes we all need a little reminder from wall art during the day to work hard, to be kind, to keep your head up, and to shine your light. I'm always drawn to these positive messages in the form of wall art. I hang them in strategic...

Fireplace Makeover and Expert DIY Styling Tips

Fireplace Makeover and Expert DIY Styling Tips

I know you might not want to hear it, but it's been COLD here in Southern California! Cold enough to allow for a fire in the fireplace. Brett and I have had ours roaring the past few nights and it's reminded me of just how cozy and homey a fireplace can make us feel....

6 Ways a Backyard Pool Will Make You Happier

6 Ways a Backyard Pool Will Make You Happier

According to the OC Register, swimming can make you happier in the following ways: 1.) Eliminates the Risk of Falling 2.) Builds Brain Power 3.) Relieves Stress 4.) Staves off Depression 5.) Immediate Sense of Accomplishment If swimming can make you happier in these...

Jasmine’s Shop Picks for January

Jasmine’s Shop Picks for January

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.  Well folks...after a 2 week long vacation, it feels super good to be back in the Built Custom Homes Warehouse cranking out some new work!! One of the very first things on my list was to give The Shop a little re-fresh moment. So, this morning,...

The Roth Family Holiday House

The Roth Family Holiday House

Ok, first things first, decorating a house for Christmas is a lot of work but it’s way more work when you’re pregnant.  I’m not complaining (ok, maybe I am!) but it definitely made it a little harder this year. I also decided to decorate EARLY, but it all worked out...

My Gift Wrap Station Necessities

My Gift Wrap Station Necessities

Does anyone else out there enjoy wrapping gifts more than any other part of the holiday gift-giving-process? There’s just something about finding the cutest wrapping paper and unexpected ribbon and pairing them with a clever topper that makes me feel all warm and...

The 10 Best Planners to Get You Organized in 2020

The 10 Best Planners to Get You Organized in 2020

Organization: it's the weight loss of our times. By that, I mean, it's what everyone aspires to yet the one thing that still always manages to remain just out of reach. Yo-Yo Organizing is just as prevalent as Yo-Yo Dieting, where you finally get that rogue junk...

Registry Round Up: Santa, Baby!

Registry Round Up: Santa, Baby!

Okay, okay, so I may not have a baby THIS Christmas, but that hasn't stopped me from registering for all of these adorable holiday baby items. First of all, I just can't help myself. Second of all, I WILL have a baby next Christmas, and I think we can all agree, it is...

Holiday Gift Guide: All for the Fur Babies

Holiday Gift Guide: All for the Fur Babies

I know you would never forget about the four-legged, furry humans in your family. Okay, I know they’re really dogs (or cats), but pets love the holidays, too! Don’t forget to spoil them with lots of love and treats. It’s not easy being your best friend and constant...

Holiday Gift Guide: Groovy Gardener

Holiday Gift Guide: Groovy Gardener

Because people who garden can really dig it! This is no ordinary gardening gift basket, mind you. This gardening gear is a curated collection of the cutest, most 70’s inspired plant paraphernalia I could lay my chic little floral gardening gloves on. Share the love...

Holiday Gift Guide: Glamping Goals

Holiday Gift Guide: Glamping Goals

All I want in life is to go Glamping, but I just can’t seem to fit it onto my calendar. Instead, I’m filling this basket with all the coziest, cutest, Glamping gear I can find, and then I’m going to book out the chicest, safari-tentiest, s’more eating smorgasborg of a...

Holiday Gift Guide: Mocktail a la Mode

Holiday Gift Guide: Mocktail a la Mode

I’ve ALWAYS loved a good mocktail, but now that I’m preggers, I feel even more strongly about giving these teetotaling treats the due they deserve. Just because you choose to abstain does not mean that you have to live without a cute cocktail pick full of...

Holiday Gift Guide: Voguish Vagabond

Holiday Gift Guide: Voguish Vagabond

Trendy traveler, jet-set gypsy, call it what you will, but this basket is all about traveling in comfort and style. Let’s face it: traveling these days is far from luxurious no matter how you cut it. With the right gear, however, it is possible to minimize stress and...

Holiday Gift Guide: Christmas by the Pool

Holiday Gift Guide: Christmas by the Pool

One of the coolest things about living in Southern California is...Christmas by the pool! It never fails to amaze and delight me, the juxtaposition of Christmas lights against a backyard pool party in December. [show_ms_widget id="36030307" image_id="41896772"...

Holiday Gift Guide: Boss Beach Party

Holiday Gift Guide: Boss Beach Party

Christmas at the beach?! Why not? Whether you live in So Cal or So Dakota, everyone can appreciate a good beach basket, even if they won’t be able to play with it until the summer months. Give someone this little basket of sunshine, and let it sustain them through the...

Holiday Gift Guide: Haute Hostess

Holiday Gift Guide: Haute Hostess

A hostess gift is so last year: THIS year, it’s all about the hostess BASKET. Blow all those cutely bagged bottles of wine out of the water with a thoughtful collection of hand-selected items meant to help make this hostess’s holidays just a little more mellow....

Holiday Gift Guide: Smoker Skillz

Holiday Gift Guide: Smoker Skillz

Did you know that smoking meats is the new golf? At least a girl can dream. In my house, any given weekend consists of juggling the two, and this gift basket may just help facilitate that delicate balance. I guess I can’t really complain when I get to happily partake...

Holiday Gift Guide: Toy Boat, Toy Boat, Toy Boat

Holiday Gift Guide: Toy Boat, Toy Boat, Toy Boat

This Montessori-style wooden boat is the perfect vessel for a kid’s holiday gift basket. Filled with toys perfect for a day on the water, our little captains’ imaginations can run wild as they navigate through the high holiday seas of gift wrap and ribbon.  ...

Gender Reveal: Why We Didn’t Wait

Gender Reveal: Why We Didn’t Wait

So first of all...did you think BOY or GIRL?  If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you probably already know, but were you #teamgirl or #teamboy?  Everyone keeps asking - did you and Brett think it was a girl or boy? Truth be told, neither of us really had any idea,...

11 Holiday Items in My Shopping Cart Right Now

11 Holiday Items in My Shopping Cart Right Now

Last night, I watched the movie “Elf” with my two nephews and let me tell you...it never gets old! Especially when seeing it through new eyes. Let us all remember Buddy’s words of elfin wisdom moving into this holiday season:  “The best way to spread Christmas cheer...

My Secrets to Hosting a Chili Cook Off

My Secrets to Hosting a Chili Cook Off

Last weekend, Brett and I hosted our 9th Annual Chili Cook Off. This is one of my favorite events that we accidentally started and it stuck!  I look forward to it every year. It's such a great way to celebrate the fall season with friends, family, and great food. Over...

Jasmine’s Shop Picks for November

Jasmine’s Shop Picks for November

TRES CHIC Important! Warning! Red Alert! DO NOT going into the holiday season without buying this one very important item: a serving tray that you LOVE. The perfect serving tray can elevate any gathering from casual to well-considered. It can create a...

Fringe Benefits

Fringe Benefits

What is it about fringe that is just so...fun? The combination of texture and movement fringe can add to a piece is almost frivolous. But in the best of ways. It brings to mind rodeos and the roaring twenties and the wild west and the psychedelic sixties, none of...

How I Told My Family I Was Pregnant

How I Told My Family I Was Pregnant

The day that Brett and I found out we were pregnant, I called my family to see if they wanted to watch the premiere episode of A Very Brady Renovation on HGTV.  Of course they did! They had no idea that Brett and I had some BIG NEWS to deliver. We gathered at my...

Pillow Fight: My Fall Favorites

Pillow Fight: My Fall Favorites

Does Fall weather automatically make anyone else feel like they need to switch things up on the pillow front? I like to trade out my summer pillows (linens, cottons, brighter colors) for my fall ones (furry, knit, warmer tones) to help usher in the new season, in time...

How I Found Out I Was Pregnant!

How I Found Out I Was Pregnant!

So you guys - this is such a surreal story to write.  As you know, I work A LOT and getting pregnant has been on the radar, but its never felt like there was a good time.  So in the summer of 2019, I “pulled the goalie” as they say, but then proceeded to film “Rock...

BTS at The Today Show: She Shed Showdown

BTS at The Today Show: She Shed Showdown

"Nobody burned down your she shed, Cheryl." Have you guys seen the She Shed commercial? Brett and I joke about it ALL the time, and so I was BEYOND excited when the Today Show approached me and all my Rock the Block ladies to participate in a friendly little She Shed...

BTS Pioneer Woman

BTS Pioneer Woman

To say that I had a fun time filming A Very Brady Special with The Pioneer Woman host, Ree Drummond, is an understatement of far-out proportions. This lady is fun, funny, and dude, she can COOK! I might have been fan-girling just a little bit (okay, maybe a lot),...

ROCK THE BLOCK: Shop the Look

ROCK THE BLOCK: Shop the Look

Rock the Block premiered last night on HGTV, and even though I was there, doing the thing, every day during filming, and even though I lived and breathed this production for months straight, I was still amazed by the final result. I mean, this was a BIG production....

Jasmine’s Shop Picks for October

Jasmine’s Shop Picks for October

Mauve is the new orange, or so it seems this month in the shop. There is no pumpkin color to be found, but I am clearly feeling me some smoky mauve this fall because I have sourced it in great variety and abundance. And I can’t say I’m sorry about it. It still feels...

Faux Fur for the Win!

Faux Fur for the Win!

My current motto: Faux fur, for sure! I love faux fur so much. It gives you all the warm, cozy, textured goodness without any of the guilt. It is such a great way to add depth to a room, while also making it instantly inviting. I think every room needs a little...

Shag is BACK in Session!

Shag is BACK in Session!

Yup. I’m calling it. It’s all about the shag this season. Furry, fuzzy, soft, shaggy shag. Pillows, poufs, blankets, jackets. Shag-a-delic, shag-a-licious, shag-tastic. Shag as a neutral. Shag as a pop of texture. Shag as a statement. I am Pro-Shag, all-in, the...

Boro Boro and a Great Book!

Boro Boro and a Great Book!

  Boro is so great, I like to say it twice. A lot of people might ask, "What is Boro?" And if you don't know the answer, then do I have a textile treat for you! Boro, meaning "ragged" or "tattered," was a technique used by...

Better Together: Best Faux Plants x Best Plant Pots

Better Together: Best Faux Plants x Best Plant Pots

It's so funny: I just recently switched over to almost all fake plants at my house while my sister-in-law just launched Operation Jungle in her own house. We even traded a few specimens: her fake plants for my real ones. The thing is, I just don't have time right now...

Fave Finds: World Market

Fave Finds: World Market

So, I kind of feel like a lot of people aren’t totally familiar with World Market. They might think it’s all just brightly colored, eclectic goods from around the world, or a lesser known competitor of Pier 1 Imports. Well, I am here to tell you otherwise. For me,...

It’s a Wrap! Five Wrap Dresses for Every Occasion

It’s a Wrap! Five Wrap Dresses for Every Occasion

Does anyone else love a good wrap dress as much as I do? It’s always my go-to silhouette on the rare occasions when my evening calls for something more festive than jeans, a tee, and some (cute) Vans. Similar to what I’m drawn to on the home front, I always appreciate...

Season 2 Episode 4: Fence Bench

Season 2 Episode 4: Fence Bench

A brand new Sourcebook is now available for Episode 4 of Hidden Potential! That's right - all the goodies on the inspiration, homeowners, exterior and interior of the design, in one place! Plus, you can take a page right out of the design book by shopping the look...

Falsa Fiesta

Falsa Fiesta

Dear Reader, I'd like you to meet my good friend, Falsa. "Who is this Falsa guy?" you might be wondering. "I've never heard of him before." WELL. He also goes by the names Serape or Saltillo, but I've...

Jasmine’s Shop Picks for August

Jasmine’s Shop Picks for August

This month at The Shop by Jasmine Roth, I’m really feeling the off-white organics vibe. There are lots of warm textures and unique details mingling in the New Arrivals section of the site right now. If you stop by, you might just hit it off with one of our dreamy new...

Grown Up Back-To-School Shopping

Grown Up Back-To-School Shopping

Why should kids get to have all the fun? I used to LOVE back-to-school shopping. The feeling of getting organized. Sharpening my pencils. Laying everything neatly into my fresh, crisp new backpack. Getting my three-ring-binder in top-notch order. I STILL use September...

What Would Jazzy Wear : Peachy Keen

What Would Jazzy Wear : Peachy Keen

My Fall 2019 Color Pick: Peach! I think it's a really nice transitional color, carrying effortlessly from summer into the crisper months; an ode to fall hues, but with a hint of summer pastels and sunsets. It says, "I'm not ready to seriously consider the approach of...

The Sustainable Kitchen: Items to Buy TODAY!

The Sustainable Kitchen: Items to Buy TODAY!

My team and I had just finished a meeting the other day, and we started chatting about our current favorite movies, books, coffee shops and...straws. Yes, straws. Because here in California they’ve recently outlawed plastic straws, so everyone’s converting to paper...

Frosé for Days

Frosé for Days

I know Rosé is all the rage this summer, but I have a hard time drinking wine when it’s really hot outside, even if it’s chilled wine. Even if it’s pink. So, being the resourceful, DIY-type person I am, I came up with the perfect solution: FROSÉ. So, it’s Rosé, in...

Mood Board: Boho Patio

Mood Board: Boho Patio

9 Boho Patio Must Haves Olive Tree: I mean, if we’re being real, here, your patio should probably have an olive tree of some sort. A giant centenarian is preferable, but a cute, healthy, potted one will do. String Lights: No patio is truly complete without a string or...

BTS CMA Fest, Nashville

BTS CMA Fest, Nashville

I grew up listening to Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits on repeat, but since then, and maybe as a result of overexposure, I haven't really listened to much contemporary country music. Consequently, when I...

Cement Stencil DIY: 5 Million People Need to Know!

Cement Stencil DIY: 5 Million People Need to Know!

When I saw this video clip had over 5 million views on HGTV’s Instagram account, I knew I had to write a quick post sharing the simple details of this awesome DIY project. It’s so easy (REALLY!), and don’t limit yourself to a cement walkway. Think stair risers, coffee...

Season 2, Episode 1 – Welcome Home: Shop the Look

Season 2, Episode 1 – Welcome Home: Shop the Look

For the Season 2 premier of my HGTV show Hidden Potential, I used all my favorite, tried and true items from my online shop to make sure the house felt extra special. Ladders, standing planters, and baskets, galore! Check out the items below and cruise by my online...

BTS GMA (Behind-the-Scenes at Good Morning America)

BTS GMA (Behind-the-Scenes at Good Morning America)

So, every once in a while, a moment comes along in your life where you think, “Is this a dream?” And then you write a blog post about it, and title the blog post with a double acronym because it isn’t a dream, it’s real, and such a moment deserves to have not just one...

Jasmine’s Shop Picks for July

Jasmine’s Shop Picks for July

Hi. My name’s Jasmine. My friends call me Jazzy, Jasmina, and Hambino (don’t ask). I like just about anything woven from natural fibers, crisp, black and white accents, and stylish storage solutions. Also, long walks on the beach and puppies. Also, all of these really...

Get Your Kicks : Five Ways to Wear Your Fave Sneakers

Get Your Kicks : Five Ways to Wear Your Fave Sneakers

When I’m not wearing work boots, I like to mix it up and slip into some really racey...sneakers. Tennies, running shoes, call them what you like, but I’m of the opinion that there is a sneaker for every occasion. Here are some of my current favorite, kicks-inspired...

Viva la Vignette: 15 Season Two Vignettes to Die For

Viva la Vignette: 15 Season Two Vignettes to Die For

What is it about a well considered design vignette that just feels so right? Vignettes are the little ditties of the design world: quick, catchy, and sure to lift your spirits. They tell a story without saying a word. After checking out a few of my current faves from...

Favorite Father’s Day Reads

Favorite Father’s Day Reads

On most holidays, my family and I are more likely to exchange books than anything else. This Father’s Day, instead of posting a standard Gift Guide, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads about the relationship between father and child, which (in my family, at...

My Eight Ultimate Travel Must Haves

My Eight Ultimate Travel Must Haves

I’ve been on a travel whirlwind lately, doing press for Season 2 of Hidden Potential, heading to Nashville with the Brady Kids to host the HGTV Lodge at the CMA Fest, and visiting old friends and their adorable new babies, and have gotten a bunch of questions about...

Hidden Potential: Season 2 FAQ

Hidden Potential: Season 2 FAQ

Q: When can I watch? A: Monday nights, at 9:00 PM (8:00 PM Central) starting June 3. Q: What is new this season? A: Well, aside from everything being bigger and better than ever before, the format is also different. HGTV will be airing BACK-TO-BACK episodes of Hidden...

It’s Tiki Time!

It’s Tiki Time!

That’s right - tiki is BACK and it’s better than ever. Carved wood, bamboo, vintage Hawaiian paraphernalia, mai tais, and palm fronds galore. Mix any of these aloha-worthy items into your decor for instant boho cred. Even my nephews know where it's at; they found...

Target Fave Finds

Target Fave Finds

Ack! Does anyone else love target as much as I do? Okay, dumb question. EVERYONE loves Target. Even if you hate it I know you also kinda secretly LOVE IT. The funny thing is, you could send 100 different people in there with $100 and the same exact shopping list and...

A Beach Bonfire to End All Beach Bonfires

A Beach Bonfire to End All Beach Bonfires

As you may or may not know, I have a hard time doing things in moderation. So, when the time came recently to plan a beach bonfire for my crew, it wasn’t even a question. This wasn’t going to be just any old bonfire. It was going to be the crowning jewel of beach...

Ep. 14: Family Nap Zone

Ep. 14: Family Nap Zone

Holy Guacamole, you guys!!! This is the final blog post for the final episode of Season One of HGTV’s Hidden Potential. The last of fourteen houses we featured on TV and then again, in more detail, here on the blog. Fourteen! I mean, that is a lot of houses, right?!...

Athleisure Gear you Should Actively Pursue

Athleisure Gear you Should Actively Pursue

I’ll be honest, I don’t have a lot of time to exercise these days, unless home demolition is the hottest new workout trend. (Which it kinda should be.) But, when I DO have a few minutes somewhere in between work and crawling deliriously into bed, I try to squeeze in...

Jasmine’s Shop Picks for May

Jasmine’s Shop Picks for May

If you haven't stopped by my shop lately, you're missing out. Check out these new arrivals that I absolutely love. Everything in the shop is something that I either have, or WISH I had in my own home. THE GOOD KIND OF WEIRD LIVES HERE, $40: This door mat makes me...

Ep 12: California Cape Cod

Ep 12: California Cape Cod

Hey Everyone! I’d like you to meet Scott and Iliana and their builder-grade, cookie cutter on a cul-de-sac spec home. Here’s the overview: The Home Owners: Scott and Iliana The Budget: $90,000 The DL: This home is in a neighborhood that the owners love, but it does...

Mother Nature for the Win

Mother Nature for the Win

Have you noticed Mother Nature just killing it lately with the resurgence of 70’s style organic decor items? Check out some of these pieces being re-released from her vault that are the perfect embodiment of organic modern kitsch. Shop Mother Nature Inspired Decor...

The Warehouse Before and After

The Warehouse Before and After

I want to share a renovation project with you guys that hits really close to home. Or work, rather. This is the renovation story of my warehouse, the place where I work when I’m not filming or on the road. It’s such an awesome space, full to the brim of collected...

Ropes Course: Get In on the Macrame Madness

Ropes Course: Get In on the Macrame Madness

The Seventies are here for the party, and his Plus One VIP Guest is a little friend named Macrame. Macrame is EVERYWHERE right now, and there is one reason why: because she’s awesome. Organic, textured, handmade, and effortlessly boho, Marcrame adds serious seventies’...

Camo Cameo

Camo Cameo

Meet the stars of this camo season. I’ve rounded up some of my most favorite camo pieces for you here, but be forewarned; these designs are made to stand out, not blend in!

Life’s a Beach: Must Haves for Beach Town Living

Life’s a Beach: Must Haves for Beach Town Living

When I'm not working, I like to go to the beach. It's such a simple, timeless pleasure that I have enjoyed ever since my days visiting my cousins on the Jersey Shore, or taking "pile into the van" family trips to the Outer Banks. Now, with the beach just a few short...

The Fab Four: Fashion Advice For Your Home

The Fab Four: Fashion Advice For Your Home

I was once given advice from a fashion stylist about the four elements that should always be included in a good outfit: Color Texture Pattern Shine This advice has always stuck with me, and I’ve been noticing lately that, while I still struggle to put together a full...

A Pouf At Every Price

A Pouf At Every Price

Casual, versatile, and always ready for an impromptu gathering, all homes need at least one strong pouf in their corner. My first and forever love, Charlie Hamilton the chihuahua, always adored a good pouf and for that reason, along with the slew of others listed...

Ep. 2: Keeping it in The Family

Ep. 2: Keeping it in The Family

Hi all! I’d like to introduce you to Lucas and Amanda.  They live in the same house that Lucas grew up in, and love the neighborhood, their neighbors, and the sense of history and all the memories that come with being the second family generation to live in a home....

Striped Shirt Staples : Under $25

Striped Shirt Staples : Under $25

In design, as in fashion, there is always a fine line between getting the look you want without blowing the budget. Check out these striped tees that don’t compromise on either account!  

Best of Houzz 2019

Best of Houzz 2019

Built Custom Homes is in the HOUZZ! I just received news that we’ve won in the Design category for Best of Houzz 2019, and I couldn’t be happier. This award is based on customer feedback, the support of Houzz’s online community, and other complicated algorithms that I...

Belly Up To The Bar (Cart)

Belly Up To The Bar (Cart)

Have you ever met a bar cart you didn't like? I sure haven't. Bar carts are like that smart, sophisticated friend you can roll out at any party to guarantee a good time. Bar carts are LITERALLY fun on wheels. The only thing NOT to like about bar carts is that you have...

Ep. 10: Goodbye My Pretty

Ep. 10: Goodbye My Pretty

Hey, hey!  Time for the super hot DISH on all the sources, specs, and secrets behind another episode of my HGTV series, Hidden Potential.  I always love writing these posts because I get to take the time and go back through each design, reflecting on what worked,...

Mad for Plaid : 5 Head-to-Toe Looks Under $250

Mad for Plaid : 5 Head-to-Toe Looks Under $250

I have gotten so many comments about my plaid shirt wearing lately and you know what?  I'm not mad about it!  Let me assure you, this has nothing to do with a fancy wardrobe stylist (which I do not have), or even the fact that it’s more or less a construction wardrobe...

Ep 7: Ohana Means Family

Ep 7: Ohana Means Family

This #modernhawaiian home was definitely a fan favorite, and I might be its biggest fan of all!  I mean, the colors, the tropical vibe, the emphasis on “ohana”: it all came together to create this sweet little oasis for a really special family.  If you haven’t seen...

INSTA-ARTIST ROUNDUP

INSTA-ARTIST ROUNDUP

I love using original art in my designs whenever possible. Check out some of my favorite artists I follow regularly Instagram. All of their feeds are amazing and inspiring. You may even recognize some of their work from my HGTV show, Hidden Potential! Look for a star...

Moving Into 2019 – HIRING!

Moving Into 2019 – HIRING!

That's right guys, it's official, our team is GROWING.  And that might just mean that you can work with me in 2019.  I am currently hiring for a Social Media Manager which might sound like the "raddest" job on the planet, but it's actually pretty hard core. Social...

Holiday Gift Guide: Me, Myself, and I Edition

Holiday Gift Guide: Me, Myself, and I Edition

Dear Santa, I can see from my tracking number that you received the list I sent last month. However, a few new things have come to my attention and I would like to add them as an addendum to the aforementioned list, as pages 79A-80A, just prior to the start of Section...

Holiday Gift Guide: Pawesome Edition

Holiday Gift Guide: Pawesome Edition

For those extra special four-legged family members who are scientifically proven to act as de-stressing agents when the holidays get super hectic. (Unlike the two-legged kind. You know who you are.)   Door Mat: For all those dirty paws. $40.00 Banana Leaf Bed:...

Holiday Gift Guide: Word to Your Mom Edition

Holiday Gift Guide: Word to Your Mom Edition

Your Mom is a cool lady. Trust me. Here are some gifts to remind her: Pillow: One can never have too many cute pillows. $44.00 Decanter: If you’re wearing this robe, you must pour from this decanter. $48.00 Frame: When in doubt, frame it out. You can’t go wrong with a...

Holiday Gift Guide: Plant-Tastic Edition

Holiday Gift Guide: Plant-Tastic Edition

Real plants, fake plants, plant wall murals, things to plant plants in, plant decor, fruit plants, succulent plants, plant art, plant fashion, mini-plants, air plants, cute plants, hanging plants. We want ALL the plants ALL to ourselves, but seeing as it’s the season...

Holiday Gift Guide: Fur-Natics Edition

Holiday Gift Guide: Fur-Natics Edition

Everyone has a weakness, and mine just happens to be animal-themed home decor. Bulldogs, llamas, hedgehogs, and any sort of woodland creature in the form of a planter, coffee mug or pillow are impossible for me to resist. In order to avoid becoming the hipster...

Holiday Gift Guide: The Hobbyiest Edition

Holiday Gift Guide: The Hobbyiest Edition

Do you have a “hobbyiest” in your life? That guy who loves games, sports, and activities; who excels at any and all hobbies he chooses to embark on? Well, I just happen to be married to one (@brettrothofficial), so I have a little experience in what goes over well in...

Holiday Gift Guide: Not a Morning Person Edition

Holiday Gift Guide: Not a Morning Person Edition

For those who know me, I am a TOTAL morning person. No snooze buttons, here! I get up, make breakfast, and am READY FOR THE DAY! In other words, I’m the NOT A MORNING PERSON’S worst nightmare. Which is why they all deserve some extra holiday lovin’ for putting up with...

The TODAY Show – Behind the Scenes

The TODAY Show – Behind the Scenes

Holy guacamole, you guys, I just got to share a bunch of #handmadeholiday tips with Savanah and Carson (yup, we’re on a first name basis, now) on The TODAY Show!!  What the what??  I had such a blast in NYC, prepping for the show, and meeting the cast and crew of this...

Ep 4: Love Letters

Ep 4: Love Letters

Holy buckets!  I can’t wait to tell you guys all about the details behind this episode.  I’ve gotten so many questions about all the finishes and custom projects we did for Daniel and Jessica, so here goes.  (If you haven’t seen this episode, you can watch it on...

Ep 4: Kitchen – Love Letters

Ep 4: Kitchen – Love Letters

For the full story and design of this house (including the exterior) please see the “As Seen on HGTV” Ep 4: Love Letters post. Designing this kitchen for Daniel and Jessica was a real challenge, because I wanted to fit SO MANY cool ideas into a very limited space.  If...

Ep 5: Welcome to Your Speakeasy

Ep 5: Welcome to Your Speakeasy

Okay, so, for those of you who don’t know, I am a HUGE reader.  I also love a good fort (I mean, who doesn’t?).  This episode combines these two personal faves into one of the craziest before and after reveals yet.  If you didn’t catch this episode when it aired, I...

Behind the Scenes with Locale Magazine

Behind the Scenes with Locale Magazine

Hey guys!  I got to meet with Locale Magazine a few weeks back for a photo shoot and to share with them some of my favorite local spots;  the kinds of places that make Huntington Beach such a great place to live and work. The kinds of places that put the hashtag in...

DIY Scary Cute Halloween Garland (As Seen on Pop Sugar)

DIY Scary Cute Halloween Garland (As Seen on Pop Sugar)

Read the original post on Popsugar. That’s right people! This garland is so cute, it’s seriously SCARY! But DIY-ing it isn’t. No drills, hot glue guns, or other dangerous weapons of craft necessary here.  All you’ll need are some: -Orange string lights -Old Halloween...

Ep 6: Come Sit With Me

Ep 6: Come Sit With Me

Kicking-off the 2nd episode of Hidden Potential at the Built Custom Homes Warehouse! This is where it all happens.  The planning, design, and even the late night DIY projects that I (sometimes) con my family members into helping me with! P.S. In case you missed this...

Ep 6: Kitchen – Come Sit With Me

Ep 6: Kitchen – Come Sit With Me

For the full story and design of this house (including the exterior) please see the Ep 6: Come Sit With Me post.  This is hands down one of my favorite kitchens that I’ve ever built and designed.  See those exposed steel beams? Those were not in the original design...

Ep 3: From Woeful to Whimsical

Ep 3: From Woeful to Whimsical

Behind the scenes you guys!  I get so many questions about how we make Hidden Potential and thought this would be a really great way to answer them.  If you haven’t seen this episode, don’t worry - you can watch it on iTunes HERE and on Amazon HERE. As the first ever...

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 12

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 12

In August 2016 I traveled to India to build homes with Habitat for Humanity.  My very candid recap of the story here...   The final day of the trip and after 12 days (See Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10 & 11) it was great to...

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Days 10 & 11

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Days 10 & 11

In August 2016 I traveled to India to build homes with Habitat for Humanity.  My very candid recap of the story here...   Ten days in India (See Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, & Day 9) and our time was drawing to a close.  As much as I...

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 9

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 9

In August 2016 I traveled to India to build homes with Habitat for Humanity.  My very candid recap of the story here...   Tuesday marked the ninth day of being in India with Habitat for Humanity and we thought we had the jobsite pretty figured out....

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 8

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 8

In August 2016 I traveled to India to build homes with Habitat for Humanity.  My very candid recap of the story here...   On my eighth day in India (Start at DAY 1) I was well rested and ready to work.  We arrived at the build site ready to DIG. And dig we did!  We...

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 7

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 7

In August 2016 I traveled to India to build homes with Habitat for Humanity.  My very candid recap of the story here...   After a week of being in India (See Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6), I finally felt like I was getting it.  We woke up early, ready for...

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 6

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 6

My first day off during my Habitat for Humanity Global Village build in Bangalore City, India and it was time to explore!  (See Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5 to catch up.)  Our local volunteer leader loaded us into our van and we headed to the market.  Because I...

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 5

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 5

It was the fifth day of my Habit for Humanity Global Village build in Bangalore City, India (See Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, and Day 4) and a beautiful morning outside of our hotel. This part of India does get very hot, but at the time I was there in August, it was perfect...

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 4

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 4

An extra early wake up call on Day 4 and we found ourselves headed across Bangalore City to volunteer at a government school. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yB76-cbDDTo Habitat for Humanity partnered with this school and had already built bathrooms (not common to...

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 3

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 3

Invigorated for our next day of volunteering, we all rose early the third day. Some of our team had been delayed due to travel issues (after all, India is pretty far away!) but we were finally all here and ready to work! But first, our daily #volunteeringisfun fitness...

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 2

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 2

Jasmine Roth is the founder of Built Custom Homes, LLC.  In August 2016 she traveled to India to build homes with Habitat for Humanity.  Coffee and curry?  Sure why not!  (Actually, this is Chai Tea and it was SO GOOD!)  Day 2 of volunteering was a mixture of feeling...

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 1

INDIA BUILD with Habitat for Humanity – Day 1

In August 2016 I traveled to India to build homes with Habitat for Humanity. My very candid recap of the story here... DAY 1:  There are some things in life I feel like you just have to do.  Travel is one of them.  When it comes to travel, you just have to GO!...

An Interview with Jasmine Roth

An Interview with Jasmine Roth

Hello!  Recently, our founder Jasmine Roth was interviewed for a new venture we have been working on (more details to come on that...fingers crossed) and we thought it would be fun to share. Interviewer:  What is Built Custom Homes, LLC? Mrs Roth:  Built Custom Homes...

The Story of #TinyMountainHome

The Story of #TinyMountainHome

"The mountains are calling and I must go..." First things first, let's get the stats: Name:  #TinyMountainHome Location:  Park City, Utah Size:  640 Sq Ft, 2 Bed, 2 Bath Project:  Gut Renovation (In the Middle of a Blizzard) Timeline:  5 Weeks If you know us at all,...

A “Surf City” Beach Build

A “Surf City” Beach Build

"If you are lucky enough to live at the beach --- you are lucky enough" Ok, not only are we lucky enough live at the beach, but we are lucky lucky lucky (think jackpot of gold!) to work here as well.  Huntington Beach CA is, in our VERY biased opinion, the BEST place...

California Craftsman II

California Craftsman II

Sometimes our projects are tiny (What a Baby), sometimes our projects are small (The Perfect Little Patio), and sometimes our projects are just the opposite!  Big, whopping, time-consuming, all-hands-on-deck, 14 month, late nights and early mornings, types of...

Dream Big Little One!

Dream Big Little One!

Let it be known - WE HEART OUR CLIENTS!  It's a full-blown love affair over here! When our client (she was already a couple months pregnant) called and asked if we could help with their nursery, we were super excited!  We were also a little nervous.  We've never done...

Monarch Bay Patio Refresh

Monarch Bay Patio Refresh

First of all, we are so blessed.  We work, live, play in what is (in our humble opinion) the most beautiful place in the world.  It's not just the weather (perfect), the preserved coastline and sandy beaches, the fact that there are no bugs, the zero humidity, or the...

The Little Red Piano That Could

The Little Red Piano That Could

Ok, if there was a way (and we're not saying there isn't, we just don't know how) to have Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" playing while writing/reading this post, it would be perfect.  Cue the middle school piano recital, the sister that's way better at playing than...

Swap Meet Style

Swap Meet Style

It seems that so many of our stories (or in this case, blog posts) start with, "well, we pulled this out of the trash" or "yeah, we picked that up at the swap meet last year".  Which got us to thinking... Do we brake for yardsales?  Hell yeah!  Do we troll craigslist...

Molly’s “Thank You” Granola

Molly’s “Thank You” Granola

Is it just us, or is a recipe you get from your friend better than one you might read in a magazine or see on a flashy pinterest board?  We think so!  No doubt, the age of sharing recipes is rapidly drawing to an end.  Gone are the days in which we longingly think...

The Story of Our First Sale – Remnants of the Past

The Story of Our First Sale – Remnants of the Past

Remember how excited we were for the Remnants of the Past Vintage Show?  We marketed, canvased, promoted.  We bought, painted, nailed, drilled, taped, glued, sanded, constructed.  The result was a repurposed, curated, (dare I say awesome?) inventory and a prepared...

Long Beach Condo Renovation

Long Beach Condo Renovation

The Offending Property:  2 bed/2 bath, third story condo.  Located one block from the beach in Long Beach, CA.  Inhabited by renters for the last 15 years, dated, smelly, dark, broken. The Sentence:  3.5 weeks of renovation, $30,000 budget, to become pretty and...

Today We Choose Turqouise

Today We Choose Turqouise

We purchased this chair at the Long Beach Swap Meet.  Although we loved the "patina", the actual idea of sitting on all that rust was a bit off-putting.  Also, we LOVE to powder coat old furniture.  It is, in our opinion, like giving a second life to what otherwise...

DIY Solid Wood Block Table – Oh the possibilities!

DIY Solid Wood Block Table – Oh the possibilities!

Is it metal?  Is it wood?  All we know is it's awesome! Alright, we'll admit it, this is one of those projects we thought would be ridiculously easy and when it's all said and done, it just wasn't.  Why not, you ask?  First, a quick backstory: As you may already know,...

For the LOVE of the Powder Room!

For the LOVE of the Powder Room!

So today we ask, do you LOVE your powder room?  For those of you that are confused, we are referring to the small bathroom that (usually) lives on your first floor and is (usually) one of the places that every guest will see in your home.  It is (in our humble...

Our “New” Doggie Basket

Our “New” Doggie Basket

Last week we found this old basket in our garage.  We had picked it up from the Long Beach Swap Meet years ago and never really done anything with it.  Inspired, we set about making it into a cute little "doggie basket" to go under our desk.First we spray painted the...

Ink + Wood = Awesome!

Ink + Wood = Awesome!

Posted by popular request - how to do your own photo-to-wood transfer.  Yay! So we are by no means the first blog to post about this.  What?  Yeah that's right, we know what's up!  That said, we wanted to share what worked for us and how we made this very large...

A Park City Wedding

A Park City Wedding

Well, let's admit one thing, this isn't a wedding blog.  However, when planning this beautiful wedding in Park City, UT last year, we read, relied on, perused, stalked (you get the picture) so many wedding blogs (for which we have the utmost respect and love for) that...

There’s a dog in your nightstand!

There’s a dog in your nightstand!

We are so excited to show-off our most recent project.  A proper title can't be found for these two pieces (yes, we have two of these that are identical!).  They could be nightstands, end tables, coffee tables, dog crates...I'm picturing the cutest Laguna Beach...

Chicken Feeder to Planter……..CLUCK, Cluck, cluck…

Chicken Feeder to Planter……..CLUCK, Cluck, cluck…

Many of our most inspired idea start at the antique swap meets around Southern CA.  Our favorite (and the closest to Huntington Beach, CA) is the Long Beach Swap Meet.  But on the day we started this project we were at the Rose Bowl Flea Market.  We spotted this...

One man’s trash…

One man’s trash…

Recently our friend up and decided to move to Australia.  We were like, what the what?!?  It's all good though, he will be back (hopefully).  He left behind a small 2 drawer nightstand-ish thing that was, in his eyes, not worth much. . . to us it was perfect! Since we...

The Bench is ALIVE!

The Bench is ALIVE!

Although we are often complimented on our creativity...it's time to come clean.  Most of our ideas aren't so much "ideas" as us figuring out how to make something cheaper than we see it in a catalog.  Enter the furry bench idea. At $329, this is the VivaTerra...

Our Favorite Gallery Wall

Our Favorite Gallery Wall

Usually we build up to the big reveal, this time, we want to show off from the start!Taking up this long hallway wall, we couldn't be more pleased with the way this gallery wall has turned out.  Friends and family, strangers, pretty much everyone that sees it,...

I’ll sew it – thank you very much!

I’ll sew it – thank you very much!

Do you ever feel like NOT writing thank you cards?  (Holy housewife gasp!)  Well, sometimes it's just not that fun, alright?  But these adorable (and easy) sewn thank you cards make us so excited we have to share. Our original inspiration came from...

What a baby!

What a baby!

At a recent shin-dig at 310 11th Street we realized that there was something different.  Babies, babies, babies!  They were everywhere!  Inspired by the opportunity to create something functional, we immediately started scouring our nooks for the perfect place to...

Getting classy with lockers…pun intended!

Getting classy with lockers…pun intended!

In 2009 we were the hap, hap, happiest folks when we purchased these lockers at the LONG BEACH SWAP MEET.  I think they were about $20...maybe $15...We were obsessed with the chippy paint, the original number details, and most of all the fact that they could hold all...

Grilled Balsamic Summer Peaches

Grilled Balsamic Summer Peaches

Fruit on the grill - yes please!  This recipe has been a hit all summer and I am happy to share it. Ingredients: - Grill (Yes, you need a grill, or at least a grill pan, though I haven't tried that.) - Peaches, halved and pitted - Balsamic Vinegar - Brown Sugar -...

The Name Game

The Name Game

Why "Warehouse Collective"? What a daunting task to name a company, or blog, or ok, just a way to fill time.  Some names seemed to belong on a smart business card "Tomorrow's Projects" while others were SO cutesy they invoked bows, emoticons, and all things glitter...