About Design Playbook

Hi! Thanks for stopping by!

My name is Sanda and I’m the creator of Design Playbook. A year ago my husband and I bought a 1970 Colonial house that needed many updates but we were so excited about this purchase that we knew we could turn this house into our home. Ever since we started on this journey to modernize our house I realized that we really enjoy this type of work and it quickly turned into something we love doing together. In hindsight it should have been clear to us that we always had an interest in renovations based on the exorbitant number of hours we spend watching remodeling shows and the fact that every time we road our bikes around the neighborhood we discussed what we liked about each house and what we would change about each house, if we could.

My goal for this site is to take you on our journey as we break down, fix, and design our space with the hope that you will be inspired to take on your own design and renovation goals. Your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune to look amazing. You can have a home that inspires you, brings your happiness and fulfillment, I’ll show you how!

A few fun facts about me:

I’m married to the best man on earth and without him non of my renovation dreams would be possible.

Being out a the pool is my all time favorite summer activity and I don’t mean laying out. You will find me going down the slide in no time.

I never finish my coffee. I drink it all day but you will never see an empty cup.

I don’t begin anything without research. This means if I have to use a new appliance or put some piece of furniture together, I always read the full manual.

I used to be a college athlete playing tennis a million hours a day.

I’m a proud mom of two little girls. One is 3 years old and the other is turning 1 soon. They are my sunshine and happiness.

I’m Bosnian so natural I love everything Bosnian especially the music and food.

Lastly, I LOVE LOVE LOVE shopping and finding amazing deals. I don’t believe you ever have to pay full price for an item because 99% of the time the same items at another store is much cheaper and I’m here to find those deals.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by and taking a look! I hope our DIY projects, decor steals, and design tips and tricks will inspire you!