DIY Problem Solving: A Slim Behind-the-Sofa Console!

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s.  When we made significant progress on the trim work in the Tree House living room a little while back, there was one intentional omission. We skipped the baseboards behind the couch because we had bigger plans in store! Because we use this large pouf as a footrest where a […]

How’d We Do, 2018?

Happy New Year, friends! We hope 2019 is treating you well, and just think, it’s already Friday! (These last few days were tough; who’s with us?) 2018 was absolutely packed full of change for us around here. We grew by a count of one tiny human – who turns 1 year old next week! – […]

Adding Function to the Workshop (Again)!

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. Much like our skinny little guest room, our skinny little workshop has seen a couple of incarnations since we’ve been in our Chicago home. When we first whipped it into shape a few years ago, CC was relatively new to our family, there wasn’t a baby in sight, and […]

The Easiest ‘Floating’ Night Stands

headboard | sconce | clock | bolster | bedding Apparently, we have a ‘thing’ for skinny bedrooms. Between Lucy’s nursery, the guest room at Tree House, and our newly refreshed guest room in Chicago, we’ve had our fair share of practice squeezing lots of function into these somewhat awkward spaces. You see, we’ve found that fitting […]

A Compact Bookcase for a Tree House Turntable

counter stools | kitchen | leaning bookcase | turntable | speaker Much like our Chicago condo, our little Tree House has a pretty compact footprint. This fun (let’s call it) restriction has us back into the habit of measuring things down to the inch when we consider bringing a new piece into the home. We really love this […]

How We Prepare Our Urban Yard for Winter

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. Fall is the best season, right? Crisp, cool days are great for hikes and fall festivals, and the occasional gloomy afternoon calls for a guilt-free Netflix marathon while something tasty slow-cooks in the kitchen. Fall is also a great time for yard work, too! With the right tools, fall […]

Cordless Blinds for Safety, Form, and Function

This post is sponsored by Bali Blinds. Our Lucy Bear has become quite the speedy little crawler recently! All of her newfound mobility has us working hard to keep up, while also looking at our home differently than ever before to ensure that our surroundings are as safe as possible. We’ve added latches to our […]

How To Organize Your Closet Using a Closet Kit

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. Our master bedroom closet at Tree House is a jack of all trades. Since other large scale storage space in the home is limited, it has to hold all the functionality of a coat closet, linen closet, and ‘hall’ closet in one space. Unlike a typical bedroom closet, the one […]

Build a Backyard Fire Pit This Weekend!

chairs | blankets | cooler It’s October! Temperatures are dropping, leaves are changing colors and Kim is beginning to ask if it’s too early to play holiday music. (Yes, my dear. It is way too early!) Cooler weather also has us itching to extend the usability of our outdoor spaces, and what better way to keep warm […]

Staining Our Fence Black!

This post is in partnership with Wagner.  A properly executed fence is a mix of form and function. Privacy and (dog) security can work in harmony for a beautiful end result. The goal for our Tree House backyard fence was to utilize a simple, classic design that would fade into the background and provide contrast […]