Sources for Our Previous Home: The Condo

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Foyer: Paint: Rustoleum’s chalkboard paint and Behr’s Porpoise (gray), Rug: West Elm, Chalk Ledge: Ikea, Console Table: Bombay & Co. and painted teal, Shoe bin: vintage with added casters, Foyer Light: Ikea, Track Curtains: Ikea, Just Keep Going print: Jess LC + Ampersand (find it here), Framed Art: self made, Ryan Berkley (antelope), gifted, student art sale (yellow framed), and Nate Duval print (bear above door).

Living Room: Paint: Behr’s Winterfresh, Couch: Room & Board’s Loring sofa found on Craigslist, Accent Chair: Craigslist (with arms) and yard sale (white seat), Coffee Table: Craigslist, Rug: FLOR in Roadside Attraction, Photo Ledge: self made, Pillows and Throws: Ikea (white), self made (stripes), and self-made pet pillow, Window Curtains: West Elm, Cellular Shades:, Orange Elephant: flea market find, Horse Figurine: flea market find, Art on Ledge: see the rundown right here, Media Center: self made, Accessories: painted cigar box (navy box), flea market (yellow horse, owl painted gold, ship print), West Elm (sparkly bunny), I Am Home (skull), Ikea Ribba frames with pet photography.

Kitchen: Paint: Rustoleum’s chalkboard paint and Behr’s Winterfresh, Appliances: Frigidaire, Lighting:,Wine Rack: Ikea, Knife Block: Crate & Barrel, Cutting Board: Crate & Barrel, Lazy Susan: Ikea, Teapot: Target, Turtle: flea market find.

Hallway: Paint: Behr’s Porpoise, Lighting: Ikea, Track Curtains: Ikea, Curtain Track:, Wallpaper: Anthropologie.

Bathroom: Paint: Martha Stewart’s Opal, Medicine Cabinet: Ikea, Shower Curtain:, Bamboo Mat: CB2, Waste Can: Bed, Bath & Beyond, Mirror: Ikea painted yellow, Soap Pump: Target, Decorative Hooks: Anthropologie, Towels: Bed, Bath & Beyond, Mini Towel Rack: Ikea, Frames: JoAnn Fabrics painted white, Art: gifted from a friend and photobooth fun.

Office: Paint: Olympic’s Diana Desk: Target and painted, Office Chair: Wayfair, Wall Shelves: self made, Floating task station: self made, Floating Storage: hacked Ikea piece, Bar Stool: Tabouret stool from Overstock, Orange Chair: inherited from family, Window Treatments: self made, Pillow: self made, Framed Art: see the entire list right here, Mirrors: flea market and Vintage Bazaar finds, Rug: Sophistikat by Flor, Stackable Files: Amazon.

Bedroom: Paint: Behr’s Relaxing Green, Bed Frame:, Mattress:, Bedside Lights: self made, Duvet Cover:, Bed Sheets: LuxeYard, Side “Table” Cubes: CB2 bought and painted white, Picture Rail: Ikea, Picture Frames: Ikea (all), Window Curtains: Ikea, Curtain Rod: West Elm, Rug: World Market, Television: Best Buy, Pillows and Accessories: Ikea (floral bolster), Kin Ship Press (white) Art: Laura Baisden print (bison) and Row Boat Press (text).

Patio: Furniture Set: Ikea (table and bench), Tabouret chairs from Overstock (white), String Lights: Target, Planters: self made, Plants: Sprout and Home Depot (seasonal), Rug: World Market, Pillows: self made, fabric from, Grill: Craigslist.

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  1. Lovely place! How do you like the Ikea patio furniture? I have been thinking about buying and am curious if it is comfortable, how well it is holding up etc. Thanks!

    1. Hi Lesley, the patio furniture is holding up quite well. It has survived another Chicago winter, and Scott and I plan to rub it down with oil as soon as the weather stays above 60 (I’m crossing my fingers on that one!). The quality is better than expected for Ikea. I’d say give it a shot! You can always buy some chair cushions for punches of color and that added ooh-la-la!

  2. love your home, just gorgeous! for the IKEA foyer light, did you purchase this recently? i can’t find it on the website and i’ve been searching for something similar…

  3. Your house looks great! You are really adventurous with all the colour on the walls. I normally paint everything white and then go really colourful with everything else but now you have inspired me to take a chance and stray from white! I also have another Ikea question :) I was wondering about the units you painted and used as a media centre- do you have any idea of their name as I can’t find them on the website…

    1. Hi Gemma,

      Thank you so much! I’d love to see some of the colorful solutions you come up with…

      Regarding our media center – you’re right. It’s no longer sold at Ikea, which is a total bummer. It’s basically their solid-pine version of the Expedit series. And unfortunately, for the life of me, I cannot remember what it was called (a few Google searches turned up nothing). Because it was solid pine, we used patio deck stain to give it that gray hue, and we purchased short, Ikea legs and screwed them into the bottom. At our Ikea, they have a whole wall (or did at one point) of leg choices, which was fun to browse.

      I hope this helps at least a little. I’m wondering if it can be made on your own? Have you tried perusing the tips and tricks from Knock-Off Wood?

  4. I bought the same light in your kitchen from Overstock because of your post. It is perfect for our dining room. Same experience, I had to wait for it to be available online. Boy was it worth it! Thanks.

    1. Lori, glad to hear! I just hope you didn’t have to wait half a year like we did! But you’re right – definitely worth the wait.

  5. Hi, love the artwork–wondering which Ikea shelf is above your bed? Thanks!

  6. Hi you two. I loved your office (seen on Apt. Therapy) so much that I ran out today and purchased the Behr Distance color and painted one wall of my drab living room….that and a nice cream colored area rug, made my room pop the way I’d hoped. I already had the nice yellow Herman Miller chairs. Now for Pumpkin Patch on the hallway walls! Love your place…very inspiring. Alisa Moore, Bainbridge Island, WA.

  7. Your place is simply breathtaking! I just moved to SF and I am converting the living room of my apartment into my bedroom—your curtains in the kitchen would be perfect for me in my kitchen to divide the living room. Where did you get the curtains and rods?

    Thank you!

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