About us

We are a mother & daughter designing duo diving fearlessly into any DIY or decorating project!  


We dream up projects together from building to decorating & do it all ourselves with the occasional help of our resident handyman, who we also call hubby & dad.  

The Neutral Equation is the story of our current home in the burbs of northern Kentucky.  Imagine the 1990's where brass was shiny, Formica was abundant & carpet was king.  This is the current design situation inside of our dated colonial diggs.  We are undoing the past one room at a time and bringing this inconspicuous home into the future.

As native Texans, we miss home and its endless pasture views and killer Texas sunsets.  However, our relocation to Kentucky has proven to be the change our family needed. The setting is different but still beautiful with its towering trees, slow winding creeks  & frequent deer sightings.  This home is truly the perfect balance of neighborhood and nature.

As far as a decorating philosophy, it's simple - low cost in every way! You don't have to be wealthy to live in a beautifully polished home.  It's our hope that you'll find some inspiration here that you can incorporate in your own space & maybe even learn a DIY tip or two. 


Follow along as we document the transformation of our suburban colonial from outdated to outstanding using neutral, layered & cozy elements.  


I read somewhere that the best way to predict our life path is to get busy creating one! Well, here it goes!

Share any amazing neutral spaces that you come across with #theneutralequation!  We would love to see them!

Thank you for coming along on this journey home with us.  It's nice to meet you!