Would You Change the Layout of Your Home?

sconce | pillow | stool | floating vanity | grey rug Have you or would you change the layout of your home? Moving, removing, or adding walls within a home can seem like a daunting task at first, especially if you’ve never been through the process. Not to mention, smashing up perfectly good drywall or […]

3 Small Space Solutions for Real Life (+ Mini Vlogs!)

This post is sponsored by Crate & Barrel.  Small spaces are our jam. We love solving a good tiny room challenge, whether that’s an awkward nook, a funny layout or your run-of-the-mill lack of square footage. Thinking vertically, hunting down furniture that pulls double-duty, and playing with color (or lack thereof!) are a handful of ways […]

5 General Rules to Mixing Wood Tones

vintage rug (similar) | dipped stool | sconce | vanity Much like mixing metals, colors, or fabrics, mixing wood tones can be an exercise in subtlety. Variations in tone, grain, finish, and scale should all be considered when tossing different species of wood in a space. After posting about the update to our recently modified media […]

How We Stay On Track and On Task

stool | paper roll | task light | large tool print Taking on a renovation project can quickly become a juggling act of evenings & weekends, conflicting preferences, contractors, and unplanned expenses. We’re often asked how we keep our plans moving along (and maintain our sanity) when working through projects large and small. Recently, a […]

Our Loft Ladder Goes Electric!

sectional | knit throw | pouf | pendant light | electric hoist Without a doubt, one of the most charming details in our Tree House is the sweet little loft, or maybe it’s the ladder that leads up to it? Either way, I’ll never forget the day we walked through this home, and Scott and I […]

On Hiring and Working with Contractors

When we moved into this century-old house more than 4(!) years ago, we had a lot to learn – and quick. Never having lived in a home more than a few decades old, naturally, we’d never seen lathe before. We were amazed when old toys and trinkets fell out of the walls we demoed. We tested every newly […]

Umbrella Hole DIY (Because There’s No Other Way To Say It)

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2619961″] Our back patio is as steamy as it gets in the summer, and it’s sunny for the majority of the day (it’s hot-car-hot in the mornings especially!). At the same time, we’re surrounded by really close neighbors and high fences, blocking any cool breeze. The ‘someday’ plan is to add an awning above the French […]

How We’re Matching Old Trim to New

One of the first things we tackled in The Scary Room was the removal of the existing trimwork, in an effort to properly repair the drywall before reinstalling. It was in sad shape (well, it still is), and from the beginning, I told Scott that I would spend days – weeks, if I had to! […]

When Trim + Wallpaper Don’t Play Nice

At the time that the wallpaper was hung in the laundry room, we were starting with an empty box. There was a washer and dryer, but we hadn’t yet decided on cabinets, and we definitely didn’t have baseboards. (Btw, baseboards! When will this to-do ever be off our list?) But now that the cabinets have been installed, it […]