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Catherine is a CPA-turned-creative entrepreneur. She is the founder of Beginning in the Middle. an interior designer, photographer, writer, and business schemer.  She loves being cozy at home, miniature everything, and has a not-so-secret dream of living on an island one day.
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We Were Featured On Houzz!

Duplex Progress

Big news!  Our design for Brick Duplex (Side #1) was featured on Houzz!  It was such an honor to be noticed by a design site that we refer to almost daily for inspiration.  Adrienne DeRosa did such a wonderful job capturing the character of the home and our design style.

Click through the slideshow below to see the photos, or click on the link to see the full feature on Houzz!

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  1. Nicole H says:

    Hello! 🙂 We’re new to your blog (my neighbor mentioned it on our run this morning). Love your reno! My hubby and I are renovating a similar-period house in Olde Towne East! Thanks for the inspiration! Gotta check into those counters! – Nicole

    • Catherine says:

      Hey Nicole! We love OTE – there’s so many beautiful homes over there. Best of luck with your reno! If you guys have any questions or need anything let us know 🙂

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Catherine & Bryan Williamson moved from NYC to Columbus, OH in 2013.  Beginning in the Middle is a journal of the couple's design and renovation projects, real estate investment and Airbnb hosting journey, travel, and other life happenings.



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I grew up in New Jersey and always had a dream of living in New York.  There was something about the energy of the city that drew me inOur journey started unexpectedly in 2012, when we decided to make a big move from New York to Columbus. The glamour of climbing the corporate ladder was wearing off, and we knew that renting an expensive small apartment and dealing with crowded subways everyday was not going to work forever. We wanted to start creating something for ourselves, and although we didn’t know exactly what that something was, we knew NYC wasn’t the place for it.

We decided on Columbus because Bryan grew up here, and we were intrigued by all of the development going on in the downtown area at the time. We drove through many of the neighborhoods and admired the boarded up old houses, most of which were built in the early 1900s, and started dreaming about the things we could do here.

I'm Catherine, and I'm the founder of Beginning in the Middle.

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