Our 30 Spring Essentials + How We Get Ready for the Season

It’s spring, it’s spring! (Kind of.) Chicago has felt a string of 70-degree days, although lest we get too excited, there was also a mini blizzard this past weekend. Even still, it’s so close. Thisclose. Can you feel it? Every year, Scott and I joke that Chicagoans have winter amnesia, us included. We’re so ridiculously […]

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 […]

Lighting That Works Well Together In An Open Concept Home

navy rug | desk | chairs | pendant lights Our home turns 132-years-old this year. Can you believe it? 132! When we first moved into this house, the previous owner / landlord had chopped up the layout to create two apartments (well, three, if you count the in-law suite that we’ve since turned into a proper […]

Pet Supplies That Actually Look Good In Your Home

throw | table | sectional We love pets. Old news, right, because we talk about it all the time? We love our pets, we love our friends’ pets, we love our families’ pets, and we’re pretty sure we’d love your pets if we were so lucky to meet them. Jack, CC, Libby, Maddie (RIP, sweet lady) […]

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 […]

53 Tools to Build Your DIY Library

DIY nail art | our workshop Given the number and variety of projects we’ve documented here on YBH, we get a lot of requests for tool buying advice. We totally get it; with the sheer volume of brands, styles, cross-compatibility (or lack thereof) and varying levels of quality available, purchasing decisions can certainly be overwhelming. So […]

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 […]

Gifts for Every Budget: The YBH 2018 Gift Guide

Think of this gift guide as a catch-all for everyone else on your list – all of these picks are intended to be universally loved! Did you draw a random name for the office pool? Need to grab something thoughtful for a cousin you wish you knew better? Child’s favorite teacher? Is your White Elephant […]

For Young(er) + Old(er): The YBH 2018 Gift Guide

Why is shopping for kiddos so difficult? And why is it that the same could be said for our parents? Before you gift your favorite empty nester, mentor or world’s best grandma another bottle of hand cream (guilty), we’ve rounded up our picks for those very special people in our lives. They deserve only the […]