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 […]

Our Michigan Tree House

In the spring of 2017, we fell in love with a small town in southwestern Michigan, about 80 miles from Chicago. In search of a relaxing escape, we had booked a long weekend getaway to Sawyer, a sweet and charming respite from the city, full of mature trees and rolling sand dunes. Sawyer is part […]

Vlog! A Day (or Two) In the Life: A Trip to Tree House

 Rarely do two days look the same around here, so we’re sharing a day (okay, two!) in the life while we balance a doctor’s appointment, meetings with contractors, and a trip to the tree farm. Plus, we take you behind-the-scenes of a photo shoot, and I might be too excited when I ‘discover’ a trick […]

A Compact Bookcase for a Tree House Turntable

counter stools | kitchen | leaning bookcase | turntable | speaker Much like our Chicago condo, our little Tree House has a pretty compact footprint. This fun (let’s call it) restriction has us back into the habit of measuring things down to the inch when we consider bringing a new piece into the home. We really love this […]

‘Big Stuff’ Updates In Our Tree House (+ Our Go-To Paint Tools!)

sofa | rug | throw (similar) | velvet pillow | pouf | pendant light In the weeks leading up to our California getaway, we were loading up the car and heading to Tree House almost every weekend, sometimes during the week and often times for a long stretch. We were starting to feel it. We […]

The Tree House Kitchen Reveal!

This post is in partnership with Lowe’s. Both the kitchen and mudroom renovations were completed in tandem, which allowed us to think of these two rooms – separated only by a cute pink pocket door – as a whole. On paper, they perform two unrelated functions; one is a place of cooking, simmering and gathering, whereas […]

The Tree House Mudroom Reveal!

This post is in partnership with Lowe’s.  This week, we are so excited to share our finished kitchen and mudroom with you! Both rooms were completed a handful of weeks ago, and we celebrated with a bottle of wine and a big pasta dinner. (Is there any other way?) We dreamed up the design with our […]

Our Minimal, Family-Friendly Cleaning Approach to Tree House

This post is in partnership with Grove Collaborative. We’re sharing a free offer for new and existing subscribers at the end of this post! We’ve said this in more ways than one, but Tree House has continued to surprise us in the ways it continues to stretch us. We’ve always leaned more minimal in our home decor […]

Tree House’s Backyard Today (And It’s Not Pretty)

This isn’t the prettiest update. (In fact, I couldn’t take a somewhat decent photo if I tried.) There are no afters. This is, hands down, all about the process. Our backyard? We’re in the thick of it. This is where we are today, and in this process, we are making progress! The only thing we can keep […]