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Home Renovations with Evernote: Tips from Erin of House of Earnest

Home Renovations with Evernote: Tips from Erin of House of Earnest

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 22 Jul 2013

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 22 Jul 2013

Summer’s a great time to tackle home renovations so we asked Design Ambassador Erin Souder to show us how Evernote helped her revamp her home bar. Take a look at how she used the Evernote Web Clipper and Evernote on her desktop to visualize her dream bar, then made it happen!

bar before and after

I always get the itch to start renovating rooms in my house during the summer and with all of the fun, refreshing drinks that usually accompany the warmer months, I thought a little bar renovation would be a good project.


I had been saving photos and links of bars and bar carts that I loved to Evernote for a couple years now, so I had a lot of inspiration to pull from once I was ready for the project. I couldn’t stop thinking about a freestanding bar from West Elm, but loved the sleek, classic look of the metallic finishes that adorned some of the most swoon-worthy bar carts.

Looking at all of the inspiration together in my ‘Home Design’ notebook allowed me to get a feel for what would work well in my house. I compromised by getting the (admittedly better suited for my farmhouse) wooden bar and dressing it up with some metallic starburst pulls from Pulp Home.

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bar art

The change makes my whole home feel a little more pulled together and serving myself and guests from a beautiful bar makes me feel like the perfect summer hostess!

Here’s a quick video intro to the Evernote Web Clipper and how you can start using it for capturing home design inspiration:

Have you used Evernote to help you plan a home renovation project? Share how in the comments!


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  • ChitraSivasankarArunagiri

    Another great post from the Evernote team. I have just started planning for a new home design and I am using the web clipper to clip from online resources and simultaneously add notes and stuffs… Keep up the good work.