A Rental Living Room Gets a Makeover!

This post is in partnership with Article. Enter to win a $1,000 Article shopping spree at the end of this post! Love where you live now. Essentially, that’s the backbone of this blog. Whether you own, rent, travel, live alone or with a partner or a pet or your family – love it. It’s why […]

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 […]

Vlog: Our Favorite Vintage Furniture Shops In Chicago!

 Let’s go on a thrifting adventure together! In this vlog, we’re taking you along with us while we browse some of our very favorite thrift, resale and salvage shops to find furniture and DIY supplies in Chicago. You guys, this one was hard to film, only because it could have been an additional hour long […]

How We Keep Our Upholstery Clean (+ a Giveaway!)

This post is in partnership with BISSELL® One of the big reasons that we enjoy being a part of this home-loving community is because so many of us also share the love of pets. I can’t even begin to count the amount of times that you’ve said, I’m here for the dogs! Isn’t it a funny but wonderful […]

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 […]

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 […]

30 Coffee Tables for When You’re Short on Space

sectional | table | chair | pouf | art | sconce | vintage rug (similar) Coffee tables are a little tricky, aren’t they? The smaller your room, the trickier it gets, too. We’ve been through several, with the first being skinny but almost 6′ long (or was it 7′?!), and for a while, we didn’t […]

Our Living Room Update that Changed Everything

This post is in partnership with Article. Our living room has shed so much weight, and yet somehow, it gained so much more seating! It started earlier this year, when I suggested to Scott that I was maybe-kind-of-sort-of feeling like we needed to lighten things up. After Lucy was born, we spent the majority of our time […]

Are You Ready for Panel Ready Appliances?

We’re no strangers to pint-size kitchens around here. From our condo to our garden unit and now our Tree House, we’ve always enjoyed packing as much form and function as possible into a small space. Bring on all the challenges! When it came time to start making kitchen decisions at Tree house, we knew we’d […]

From File Cabinet to Credenza (+ Other Studio Updates!)

desk | credenza | shelves + brackets | light | tray | brass frame You know how life changes, small or large, can set off a domino effect of shifting needs in your home? When Lucy joined our lives back in January (large change), initially, she didn’t come along with too much ‘stuff’ that spilled […]