Custom Drapery + Shades = Handsome Efficiency

This post is in partnership with Bali Blinds. Hanging curtains high and wide is a design trick loved by many to make a space feel larger, and we’re no exception! Curtains can make all the difference – whether they’re adding a subtle texture (us) or a big, punchy pattern (we’re too scared, ha!) – they […]

How We Used Custom Drapery to Solve Our Problem Areas

This post is in partnership with Bali Blinds. The Tree House master bedroom is simultaneously the coziest and the most awkward space in our home. While it’s a great size, it’s flanked on three sides by 1) a 6′ wide closet, 2) French doors that lead onto the patio, and 3) French doors that lead […]

Our Roman Shades Installed + a Video!

This post is in partnership with Bali Blinds. Our Tree House Roman shades have been installed! Not long ago, we shared why we chose the shades we did, including everything from selecting our free Bali Blinds samples from to testing each fabric swatch to measuring for our final order. There’s a lot to consider when choosing […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 BIG Dream Room Dream Team Makeovers!

chunky throw | linen bedding | velvet pillow | stripe pillow | lamps (similar) | shades This post is in partnership with Bali Blinds + Olympic Paint as a part of the Dream Room Dream Team makeover series. See the kick off here and the progress here! For several months, we’ve been working with three amazing […]

Have You Made the Move to a Smart Home?

This post is in partnership with Bali Blinds. Over the years, slowly but surely, we’ve been adding and updating the window shades throughout our home. At this point, almost every window has a shade, and in our mostly open concept living spaces, we’ve found a good mix-n-match balance by sticking to two styles – Romans and solars. […]

Going Cordless with Bali Blinds + a Giveaway!

This post is in partnership with Bali Blinds. Soon after moving into this house, we had to replace both of our large picture windows – one in the first floor living room, one in the second floor studio. It was scary and costly at the time, but due to the poor condition they were in, it was ultimately worth […]

The Hunkiest Trim of All

Let’s talk trim. Baseboards! Windows! Room transitions and plinths and headers! It’s no secret that trim work is my least favorite task around this house, but Scott actually claims to enjoy it (wha?), and so we motor through the job – together. He pulls up the old, I paint the new, he cuts, he nails, […]

Updates Around the Studio

During the last handful of months, we’ve spent time piecing together some of the ever-evolving rooms in the house – the rooms that are done, but not really done. They need something here or there, but it’s not a rush, and so, we move slow. Very slow.  Our funny little nook has acted as our One Tail staging room […]