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 […]

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 […]

20 Fall Throws You’ll Want to Curl Up With

fireplace | planter boxes A few years ago, we stumbled upon a vintage plaid throw at the thrift store for a handful of dollars, and just like that, an outdoor blanket bin was born. Since then, we’ve been busy squirreling away cozy fall throws like, well, like squirrels? We pull that blanket bin out during chilly evenings […]

The Weekender

We’re so excited to finally be kicking off a (sometimes) Friday series that we’re calling The Weekender! It’s been at the top of our list for far too long; we wanted a place to talk about anything. Everything. Nothing at all. (Okay, but really, maybe we can talk about the twinklings of a DIY idea, current […]

Our Salvaged Wood Mirror DIY (+ Our Favorite Entryway Mirrors!)

entryway light | planter + plant | media console | vintage wood cactus (similar) Our entryway has taken every bit of 5 years to get to this point. (And hey, we’re actually celebrating 5 years of living in this house this July!) Over that period of time, we’ve talked about the journey extensively; this is where we started (whoa), this is when […]

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 […]

Why We Chose a Vintage Rug + Our Favorites!

sectional | ottoman | knit throw | pink pillow | gray pillow (similar) Despite our lack of trim molding (still!), it was super important for us to have a cozy spot to land at the end of a long day of DIY. (Oh, and yeah, our view from that pretty sofa might be bare drywall […]