Let’s Build a Pergola!

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. Here in Chicago, real estate can come at a pretty significant premium. A typical residential lot is long and narrow, usually measuring in at 25′ wide by 125′ long. This slightly cramped footprint (I mean, it’s all relative, really) leads to some pretty creative ways to maximize outdoor living […]

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 […]

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 […]

2019, We Have Big Plans for You!

Late last year, we put a call out on Instagram to make sure that we continue to deliver posts, tutorials, photos and videos that are truly helpful – and hopefully entertaining? – for our incredible community of readers and viewers. We can’t thank you all enough for your feedback! We heard you and have already taken […]

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.) […]

Adding Function to the Workshop (Again)!

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. Much like our skinny little guest room, our skinny little workshop has seen a couple of incarnations since we’ve been in our Chicago home. When we first whipped it into shape a few years ago, CC was relatively new to our family, there wasn’t a baby in sight, and […]

For Home + DIY: The YBH 2018 Gift Guide

Today’s guide includes everything involved in making your home a place that you absolutely love! We’re breaking it down by items that surround you (and make you smile) + items to create everything you’ve envisioned for your home. Chances are, you may even notice many of these things from around our own home! Let’s dive […]

The Easiest ‘Floating’ Night Stands

headboard | sconce | clock | bolster | bedding Apparently, we have a ‘thing’ for skinny bedrooms. Between Lucy’s nursery, the guest room at Tree House, and our newly refreshed guest room in Chicago, we’ve had our fair share of practice squeezing lots of function into these somewhat awkward spaces. You see, we’ve found that fitting […]

DIY Closed Terrarium + a Kit Round-Up!

There are a few things that you might have noticed around our home that, after hanging with us for a while, should come as no surprise. Think: white bedding (always), navy accents, pale pink something. Velvet everything. Brass. Marble. Terrariums. Dinosaurs! Okay, but let’s get serious about those last two (ha!). We absolutely love adding greenery […]

Our DIY Planter Boxes: Still Going (Mostly) Strong 2 Years Later!

red pavers | raised garden beds | outdoor pillows | cobalt sconce | trellis Now that our DIY planter boxes have made their way through two fairly rough Chicago winters, we’re excited to report that the majority of our perennials are still with us and going strong! We were initially concerned that perennials wouldn’t survive the winter, but […]