The Bathroom Renovation: Plans + Progress

The first floor bathroom is finally underway! We’ve been in our Chicago home nearly 6 years and the last ‘untouched’ room in the house is in the midst of being renovated. Our contractors are hard at work, and they’ve made made a ton of progress already, so we need to catch you up! We worked […]

The New Modern Railing for Our Sleeping Loft

The new custom fabricated sleeping loft railing is in! And it has a gate that latches! And it’s paired with new handrails on the retractable ladder! And it’s all safe and sturdy and beautiful! If it’s not immediately apparent, we’re thrilled with the work of the company that we contracted. (In or around southwest Michigan? […]

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 […]

How To Refresh a Vintage Bathroom + Keep the Charm: II of II

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. See part I of this II post series right here! As it turns out (but probably not so surprisingly?), vintage bathrooms are very polarizing! We enjoyed reading each and every one of your thoughtful responses to part I of Pete and Rachael’s bathroom refresh, and we quickly saw that […]

How We’ll Be Renovating Our Bathroom to Maximize ROI

This post is in partnership with Homes.com. Our first floor bath renovation is around the corner! Did you notice it during our recent house tour? It hasn’t changed one bit since the day we moved into our home – almost 6 years ago. This future makeover remains untouched due to my all-or-nothing mentality, but to be honest, […]

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 […]

The Painted Sleeping Loft!

check sheets | sherpa cushions | sconce | vintage rug (similar) | wool rug | bookcase | art | night light We spent the majority of our New Year’s Eve in the Tree House sleeping loft, piled onto floor cushions underneath warm, dim lighting. After Lucy went down for the night in the master, we tiptoed up the loft ladder and played […]

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 […]

A Sound Solution For Your Walls Without All the Demo

This post is in collaboration with National Gypsum PURPLE XP®. #askforpurple After completing the renovation of our laundry / mudroom at Tree House, we celebrated like any other person – with a load of laundry (ha)! All was well, and then the spin cycle started. Whirr, whirr, whirrr. Although we installed the same machines we have (and love) in […]

‘Big Stuff’ Updates In Our Tree House (+ Our Go-To Paint Tools!)

sofa | rug | throw (similar) | velvet pillow | pouf | pendant light In the weeks leading up to our California getaway, we were loading up the car and heading to Tree House almost every weekend, sometimes during the week and often times for a long stretch. We were starting to feel it. We […]