A Rental Living Room Gets a Makeover!

This post is in partnership with Article. Enter to win a $1,000 Article shopping spree at the end of this post! Love where you live now. Essentially, that’s the backbone of this blog. Whether you own, rent, travel, live alone or with a partner or a pet or your family – love it. It’s why […]

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, […]

How Do You Make Your Bed?

This post is a collaboration with Brooklinen. Get $20 off your order when you enter the code YELLOW20 at checkout! How do you make your bed? Are you a throw pillows, top sheet and extra quilt kind of person? Do you nix the top sheet altogether? Do you like two pillows or four (or more)? […]

How We’re Working Towards a ‘Smarter’ Tree House

This post is in partnership with Streamlabs. Keep reading for a chance to win your own smart home water monitor + take 20% off a monitor through May 15th when you enter YELLOWBRICKHOME20 at checkout. When we leave Chicago for a DIY weekend at our Tree House, we’re not only packing up our supplies for demolition and room makeovers, we’re […]

Window Treatments 101: Tree House Edition

This post is in partnership with Bali Blinds. This post could also be titled à la Friends like so: “The One with All the Swatches.” In this episode, we loaded up the car for another Tree House to-do-list-weekend, and alongside cans of paint, rollers, baseboards and tools – and a baby, two dogs and suitcases – we […]

How We Designed the Tree House Kitchen + Mudroom

This post is a paid partnership with Lowe’s. Last week, we shared where we’re headed with the overall aesthetic of the kitchen and mudroom in our Tree House – a neutral palette, warm woods and painted finishes. We’ve decided to tackle these rooms together, not only because they’re adjoined, but also because both spaces will receive cabinetry, […]

The Evolution of Our IKEA Kitchen!

cabinets | sink| faucet | countertop | drawer + finger pulls | sconce | hand towel | soap pump | S+P grinders This post is in partnership with IKEA. The last room to wrap up in our garden apartment renovation is the kitchen! While plumbing was swapped in the bathroom, water connections were moved in the laundry and a lot of cosmetic upgrades were made throughout, this is the space that has seen the most drastic […]

The Tiniest Laundry Room Is Done!

This post is in partnership with Homes.com. As if on autopilot, a typical day might look like this: wake up, brush teeth, feed pets, work on the garden apartment. (And try to remember to eat!) Repeat. We won’t lie; it’s been an intense amount of DIY, hard work, and a test of our patience, but […]

A Day with Delta Faucet in Chicago!

This post is sponsored by Delta® Faucet. In early May, Delta® invited us and a handful of bloggers to share in a Day of Inspired Design. The best part? It took place in our hometown of Chicago, making it possible for Scott to join in on the fun, too! You might remember seeing the day through our […]

Planning and Finalizing the Garden Kitchen Plans!

sconce | cabinet | subway tile | drawer pulls | finger pulls This post is in partnership with IKEA. For the last several weeks, we’ve been living, breathing and sleeping all things Garden Apartment, and to say we’re tired would be an understatement. It’s all-consuming for the entirety of our weekends and most weeknights, but […]