Chubby DIY Dowel Hooks for Lucy’s Room

bookshelf | rug | crib | ottoman | play gym | earmuffs Just like her dear ol’ dad, our little Lucy Bear loves her hats! Her head is super cute, but a girl’s gotta protect herself from the elements sometimes, ya know? You may have seen this little guy pop up from time to time […]

A Cozy, Neutral (and Tiny) Nursery Reveal!

rocker | ottoman | rug | end table | sconce | ultrasound print | curtains | shades We put the finishing touches on Lucy’s nursery at the tail end of last year, hanging the last piece of artwork and folding the final blanket into place right around the holidays. And then, we waited, but luckily, not too long! Creating a room for our little girl was one of our favorite makeovers […]

The Design Tool That Shaped Our Teeny Nursery

This post is in partnership with Modsy. Use promo code YBH20 for 20% off a Modsy design package! Our biggest challenge when coming up with a design, a feel, a mood for our nursery was this question on repeat: Will it fit? The room is a typical size for a Chicago home of its old age; coming in at barely 7′ wide, it’s shaped […]

On Choosing Natural Shades In the Nursery

rocker | ottoman | rug | end table | sconce | crib | curtains | shades This post is in partnership with Bali Blinds. We shared most of the nursery updates a few weeks ago, but today, we wanted to dive into those window shades – an item that we know has all the potential in the world to be our saving grace during sunny days and nap times! We’ve […]

Pom Pom Curtains + Other Updates In the Nursery!

rocker | ottoman | rug | end table | sconce | crib | curtains | shades The nursery is slowly coming together, but what you don’t see – just out of camera view – is a mountain of diapers and a toppling pile of onesies in need of their first washing! Every time I pick up […]

A Multi-Functional Nursery Closet On a Budget

dresser + hardware | door knob | mirror | changing pad | pail | baskets (natural, white) This post is in partnership with Homes.com. We first began planning for the nursery closet way back in January – before this room was a nursery and better known as The Scary Room. Because the room itself is long and skinny (as is typical […]

Planning for a (Pink!) Multi-Functional Nursery Closet

DIY bi-fold door trim | above closet storage | brass knobs | brass cabinet latches A question that popped up more than a few times during our nursery kick-off was, but where’s the changing table? I brought it up briefly at the very bottom of the post, but today, I’m going to dive into those plans! We […]

Kicking Off the Nursery Design!

This post is in partnership with Modsy. Use promo code YBH20 for 20% off a Modsy design package! When I told my friend Shannon that our little family would be expanding, aside from squeezing me in a hug and making me tear up for the tenth time that day, she said, do you remember what you told me […]

Lighting + Hardware In The Scary Room

This post is in partnership with Rejuvenation.  We started The Scary Room at the top of this year, and here we are, in the second half of April, and we are finally thisclose to the room’s starting point! I say ‘starting point,’ because do you remember where we began? Many of the rooms in this house required […]

Installing Hardwood Floors When Your Floor Isn’t Level

Scott said we may need to stop calling The Scary Room, well, scary, because now that it has a floor, it’s looking not-so-scary. Maybe we just call it The Room? In any case, we installed hardwood floors, and it’s starting to lean nice and cozy with that added layer or warmth (despite the lack of trim, but we’ll […]