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 […]

Faux Plant Converts + A Round-Up of Our Favorites!

coffee table | marble coasters | planter + plant | entryway light We think that nothing completes a room better than some fresh greens, and for that reason, Scott and I find ourselves at our local nursery at least a few times a month, if not once a week! Mostly we like to browse, but every […]

Our #BEHRBox DIY (aka Cute Triangle Planters)

This post and #BEHRBox challenge is in collaboration with BEHR Paint®. We had a little less than a week to come up with and execute our #BEHRBox idea with BEHR Paint®, and while we toyed with starting projects that were just a tad too large (our first floor bathroom, for starters – a bit ambitious for one weekend, […]

How Our (Planter Box) Garden Grows

With more than 37 linear feet of planter boxes to fill in our backyard, we didn’t want to take any chances. Although we’ve gotten much better at keeping the greenery in and around our home alive, we’ve had more than our fair share of strike outs. Our front garden, for example? It’s taken us three years […]

A Very Woolly Update

The living wall in our home studio is over 9′ wide, and it feels so much a part of the room, that we often don’t even think about it. Like, we’ll have a friend over for the first time, and they’ll want a tour of our home. As soon as we pop up the stairs and […]

The Garden, Year Two

Last summer was the season of curb appeal for us. After the worst winter of all time in 2013 (well, we think so anyway), our manageable, short to-do for 2014 quickly spiraled, and like most Chicagoans, we were eager to make the most of the warm summer months. We poured new concrete, built new stairs, […]

A Very Green Studio Installation

Over the weekend, we installed a very green (and sort of purple) wall of plants to the studio! Scott has been convincing me for years that a “living wall” would be a fun addition to our home, and while I’ve always loved the look, we were short on space in our small condo. This house […]

A Perked Up Patio

First things first; you guys are beyond amazing! Thank you for the Small Cool love yesterday. Voting runs through Friday, so there’s still time to ‘Favorite’ our little home. Jack sends his (slobbery) kisses! Scott and I spent the past holiday weekend back home in Cincinnati with family. We came home Sunday afternoon exhausted and […]