Custom Drapery + Shades = Handsome Efficiency

This post is in partnership with Bali Blinds. Hanging curtains high and wide is a design trick loved by many to make a space feel larger, and we’re no exception! Curtains can make all the difference – whether they’re adding a subtle texture (us) or a big, punchy pattern (we’re too scared, ha!) – they […]

Choosing Wallpaper for the Sleeping Loft: A Poll + A Round-Up!

check sheets | sconce | vintage rug (similar) | wool rug | bookcase | art | night light It’s official – choosing wallpaper is not for the faint of heart. Ha! Never have we received more messages on a series of Instagram Stories than when we’ve shared our wallpaper debate. Like, ever. We love how intuitive you all are, and although we were initially leaning towards several […]

28 Ethical Clothing Brands You’ll Love to Support

closet | headboard | sconce Early this year (and clearly bitten by the January Resolutions Bug), we cleaned – nay, overhauled – our closets. I shared the process in this post, which included the 8 simple things you can do right now for happier mornings as you get dressed and ready for the day! But our closet […]

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 […]

DIY Leather Candle Cozy

File this fun and simple project under ‘one-I’ve-been-thinking-about-for-years-and-finally-doing.’ Sometimes I’ll get an idea in my head for a project, and then things happen. Like life. Time moves too quickly. I forget about it and then I remember it again and then I think, I should do that thing I wanted to do! (I don’t do it.) […]

Updates to the Sleeping Loft + What’s Next

check sheets | quilt | sherpa floor cushions | sconce | vintage rug (similar) | bookcase Tree House’s best kept secret is, without a doubt, the sleeping loft. It’s tucked directly above the living room and accessed from a ladder that extends down from the ceiling (remember when we hooked it up to an electric […]

The Guest Room Game Plan

The guest room in our Chicago home was one of the very first spaces we completed after the initial wave of renovation. Do you remember? It started as a somewhat-crumbling tan shoebox, and one of the most time-consuming tasks of the makeover was repairing the drywall. As a bit of backstory, our home turned 131-years-old this […]

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 […]

20 Fall Throws You’ll Want to Curl Up With

fireplace | planter boxes A few years ago, we stumbled upon a vintage plaid throw at the thrift store for a handful of dollars, and just like that, an outdoor blanket bin was born. Since then, we’ve been busy squirreling away cozy fall throws like, well, like squirrels? We pull that blanket bin out during chilly evenings […]