Journal



The Simmons House: The Ultimate Heirloom

Last week’s episode of Home Town was one for those who yearn to restore what is forgotten and value family and tradition. Robyn and Cassidy, a newly wed couple, were the epitome of sentimental, when they came to Erin and Ben with a daring request that made moving a mountain look easy.      Robyn’s ninety year old farmhouse, built by her great grandparents, was passed down to her but is in desperate need of... Read More



The Ponder House

Erin and Ben are undoubtedly the most thoughtful people when it comes to design and staying true to the homeowner’s practical needs and individualistic taste— last night’s episode of Home Town proved to be no exception!  Luke Ponder, a local minister in Laurel, expressed how his biggest inspirations are his love for hiking, fly fishing and baseball. He even has an amazing collection of vintage vinyl and an impressive library of books that had never... Read More



The Secret to Great Home Design

As an accountant by trade, I find it very difficult to articulate my style. I also find it very difficult to understand why I'm an accountant but, hey, that's another story for another day!  Here lately, I've been forced to really think about what drives my choices with home design and I just couldn't put my finger on it until a few days ago.    Growing up in south Mississippi we are all raised, as natural as if... Read More



More than Machines for Living: The Priceless Design Lessons of a Small Southern Town

Like many people in my profession, literally for as long as I can remember I knew that architecture was a path that I would follow.  Also like so many of those people, I have always felt that it was not me who chose architecture, rather it was architecture that chose me.  It was more than a childhood love of crayons and markers, Lincoln Logs and Legos (although that love was most definitely there!); for me, there was always a persistent passion for houses, specifically... Read More



#2,454 The New Bathroom.

The master bathroom renovation has been a journey to say the least. Demo began on June 28and the bathroom interior was complete yesterday, October 9, when the shower glass was installed, though that hasn’t stopped us from loving using it since the day the plumbing fixtures went in a couple weeks ago. We’ve wanted a separate tub and walk-in shower for so long, I guess since Ben destroyed his ankle... Read More



#2,423 A Bath.

It’s dumb but I sorta feel like I might cry about how much I love our new bathroom. I want to show you everything but there are just a couple finishing touches left to do. In this season of life that’s so busy and intense, I can’t explain the joy of having this little paradise for a bath at the end of the day. The tub is a real showstopper. There will be a tour coming in the next few days!  Read More



#2,422 Tomorrow.

Tomorrow we will bring another family home for reveal #3. And tomorrow I just might be taking a bubble bath in our brand new bathroom for the first time. And I’m giddy beyond words. Fingers crossed! Read More



#2,418 Creeping Toward the Finish Line.

The first coat of paint is done in the bathroom! Surely this means we will be done by the end of next week? I can’t wait to show you everything when it’s done! Read More



#2,403 Floored Part 2.

The whole amazing, shiny floor is done and awaiting grout tomorrow!  And it felt like fall today, and since we had an hour of free time this afternoon I spent it productively: This is what the perfect day sounds like. A post shared by Erin Napier (@erinapier) on Aug 29, 2017 at 3:16pm PDT However: HGTV in Real Life: my house, a filthy construction zone that has taken over the... Read More



#2,402 Floored Part 1.

The shower has a floor! And it is very pretty and shiny! And I can’t stop tip toeing in there to look at it! There’s still a good bit of work left to be done on the bathroom before we can move in, but this is a great start to bringing in the pretty!   Also, it felt legit fallish today. The high stuck around the 70s and a drizzle fell all day keeping the heat at bay with overcast clouds so low they... Read More