Containing It All: Organizing the Bed + Bath

We made a huge amount of progress in the bed and bath over the last week, so much so, that we’re now pulling our favorite hoodies out of a real, live closet. You guys, we have a bedroom closet for the first time in three years! And, and! All of our hair goos, toothbrushes, face potions and […]

15 Shower Curtains We’d Totally Buy

What kind of shower curtain do you have? I’ve seen all the phases of shower-curtain-decor in my adult life – from a map of the world to colorful prints from Klimt and Kandinsky. In our last home, we had the classic white waffle weave, which served us well for years (and years!). I’ve loved all of them for […]

Mixing Metals In the Bathroom

When we first started thinking about the finishes we’d like in our bathroom, we weren’t always on the same page. Scott is a big fan of polished chrome; as he’s said before, that shiny finish is like a pair of your favorite blue jeans – always in style. While I agree, it’s no secret that I love […]

Our Skinny Space Storage Solution for the Bathroom

We took last week off to rest our brains, recharge and have an adventure. Not even two days into vacation, we found ourselves talking about bedroom trim and paint (where to end that pesky line!), and I spent an embarrassing amount of time on eBay searching for the perfect vintage rug. I guess that’s to say […]

Happy Tile Day

Catch the entire tiling story in parts I and II. When deciding on tile for our bathroom, we knew we wanted simple. Black. White. Black and white together, as we did on our hex floors. Every photo we found ourselves drawn to highlighted classic themes – subway tile, warm woods and brass accents. We’ll get to […]

The Anatomy of Our Soap Shelves

Today, I want to talk about the super riveting topic of soap shelves! But seriously, have you ever thought about it? Until we really got to tiling, we weren’t super aware of all the things we’d have to think about. Things like outside corners! Inside corners! Bullnose trim! Tile above the baseboards and tile around the […]

The Wall Tile Begins!

With the floor tile checked off the bathroom list, we wasted no time moving to the wall! Eager to get our plumbing fixtures in place, it only makes sense to do so after all the tiling is so complete; the thought of grouting behind a toilet is our idea of a terrible, horrible time. THE NIGHT BEFORE. […]

Classic Hex for the Bathroom Floor

At this point in our three-room renovation, every item on the to-do feels mountainous. We’d love to say, let’s pick a shower curtain this weekend!, but I tend to make decisions a thousand times harder than they need to be. (Every person who has ever met me is shaking their heads in agreement right now.) First, I […]

Demo, Week 3 = Drywall!

What a difference a week makes! I feel like we’ve been saying that a lot – at the very least, we’ve been throwing those words around this house like crazy – but man, do we mean it. The biggest difference in where we left off? Drywall! We have honest to goodness walls back in our life! […]

Demo, Week 2

We’ve had both good and bad experiences with contractors in this home, and as a result, we have a tendency to be overly cautious with anyone we hire. We make copies of every check we give, we write out the most detailed contracts and we go over line items no less than 5 times a […]