Finding Your New Favorite Contractor

kitchen renovation: drawer hardware | pendant light | vintage rug (similar) | towel As we begin the adventure of our own first floor bathroom renovation (yes, it’s finally happening!), it got us thinking about how lucky we are to have an amazing general contractor that we trust to work on our home with the same […]

Repairs, New Hardware + Paint for the French Doors

pendant light | bed frame | jute rug | vintage rug | sectional | door hardware A favorite feature of our little Tree House is the set of French doors that separate our master bedroom from the main living space. Based on what we can determine from an old photo attached to our water utility […]

Adding Recessed Lighting to Our Studio (+ How Much Does It Cost?)

sectional | desk | desk chairs | navy rug | light | plant pocket Time zones are a funny thing. (This is relevant, I swear!) Kim and I both grew up in Ohio near the western end of the Eastern time zone, which extended bright skies decently into the evening all throughout the winter months. Now […]

Planning for Our Tree House Corner Banquette

Emily Henderson’s Griffith Park Sunroom  The future dining corner at Tree House is coming! The space that once held a faux brick fireplace surround-slash-wood-stove-combo has since been holding down a rickety plastic folding table and a set of 4 metal chairs – with a lot of, ahem, patina. But now, finally, it’s going to get its time […]

Pet Supplies That Actually Look Good In Your Home

throw | table | sectional We love pets. Old news, right, because we talk about it all the time? We love our pets, we love our friends’ pets, we love our families’ pets, and we’re pretty sure we’d love your pets if we were so lucky to meet them. Jack, CC, Libby, Maddie (RIP, sweet lady) […]

Modifying Our Media Center + Keeping It Organized

media center | coffee table | vintage rug (similar) | pouf | arm chair Sometimes a seemingly tiny change can make a huge impact. We always say that if someone walks into a room and can’t pinpoint why they love it, it’s been done well! Our goal is always for the details of an entire room […]

Our Baby and Pet Gate Solution (+ 21 Baby Gates That Look Good!)

light | table | chairs | vase | faux greens | high chair | gate Our little Lucy has been a speedy crawler for a long time now, but a week before her first birthday, she decided that it was time for her to walk! She chooses her steps selectively and is still quicker to […]

Repairing Grandma’s Vintage Clock

sectional | armchair | coffee table | console | ivory pouf | leather pouf Kim’s grandparents’ midcentury clock has been with us for almost 10 years now. It received a thorough structural repair a few years ago (click over for photos of the insanely colorful condo if nothing else!), but the clock’s mechanism finally gave up the […]

53 Tools to Build Your DIY Library

DIY nail art | our workshop Given the number and variety of projects we’ve documented here on YBH, we get a lot of requests for tool buying advice. We totally get it; with the sheer volume of brands, styles, cross-compatibility (or lack thereof) and varying levels of quality available, purchasing decisions can certainly be overwhelming. So […]

2019, We Have Big Plans for You!

Late last year, we put a call out on Instagram to make sure that we continue to deliver posts, tutorials, photos and videos that are truly helpful – and hopefully entertaining? – for our incredible community of readers and viewers. We can’t thank you all enough for your feedback! We heard you and have already taken […]