A renovation worth mentioning was featured in the latest issue of Rue, one of my new favorite inspirational go-to’s. Well known blogger Bailey McCarthy (creator of Peppermint Bliss), and her husband have spent the past two years restoring and transforming their Chicago home built in the late 1880’s. It was important to both of them to find a historic home and save it. In the end, that meant stripping it down to only studs and three exterior walls, and the entire layout was reworked to bring back its original Victorian charm. As you will see in the images below, every inch of space is now breathing new life in this labor of love.