The Guest Room Game Plan

The guest room in our Chicago home was one of the very first spaces we completed after the initial wave of renovation. Do you remember? It started as a somewhat-crumbling tan shoebox, and one of the most time-consuming tasks of the makeover was repairing the drywall. As a bit of backstory, our home turned 131-years-old this […]

Cordless Blinds for Safety, Form, and Function

This post is sponsored by Bali Blinds. Our Lucy Bear has become quite the speedy little crawler recently! All of her newfound mobility has us working hard to keep up, while also looking at our home differently than ever before to ensure that our surroundings are as safe as possible. We’ve added latches to our […]

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 […]

From File Cabinet to Credenza (+ Other Studio Updates!)

desk | credenza | shelves + brackets | light | tray | brass frame You know how life changes, small or large, can set off a domino effect of shifting needs in your home? When Lucy joined our lives back in January (large change), initially, she didn’t come along with too much ‘stuff’ that spilled […]

Our Outdoor Fireplace: Farewell Propane, Hello Natural Gas!

fireplace | raised garden beds | trellis | outdoor pillows Two summers ago, our small backyard went through a large overhaul, one of which was the addition of an outdoor fireplace! Originally, our mid-century was wood burning, but we converted it to propane using this fire pit kit plus a few random parts necessary for our install. […]

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 […]

A Quick Summertime Porch Refresh

This post is in partnership with Wagner. While I always joke that the entryway is my favorite ‘room’ in our home, Scott would argue that his is the front porch. (I mean, I’m right there with him, really!) A good front porch is a gem in Chicago, and it was high on the list of […]

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)? […]

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 […]

How (and Why) We Added a Stair Runner

pendant light | DIY mirror | runner | vintage cactus (similar) | planter This post is in partnership with Homes.com. One of the most popular questions we’re asked is, What’s your favorite room in the house? I always, always answer with our entryway. Always. Although it’s not technically a ‘room,’ it’s an area that saw a lot of […]