A Pretty In Pink Closet

tiered pendant | cabinet latches | door hardware Now that we’ve painted the inside of the closet the sweetest, softest blush, the nursery is officially ready for furniture and organization! Although the large pieces in the room will be mostly neutral, we always planned on injecting a touch of color in the closet, especially with the off-white walls in […]

Going Dark In the Bedroom

Above, top row: Valspar Sooty Lashes // Benjamin Moore Stonecutter // Benjamin Moore Soot // Bottom row: Benjamin Moore Raccoon Fur // Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal // Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron After ultimately nixing the first paint color for our funny little nook, we decided to go dark. Like, the paint chip (Narragansett Green by Ben Moore) […]

The Funny Little Nook! Done!

There are rooms in this house where we went in with a vision, and we worked on it until completion. Some were painless, quick and easy projects (the guest room!) and some were seemingly never ending, as we hit every road block possible (the kitchen!). Still, these rooms started at point A and, eventually, they found their […]

Kitchen! Done!

Monday night, Scott and I shared a bottle of wine that we’d been saving for 8 months. It was a gift from our friends (thanks, Joe and Kara!), given to us last December as we embarked on our kitchen journey. They told us it was one of their favorites (La Crema Pinot Noir, if you’re curious), and they […]

Pulling Back the (Garage) Curtain

A-hem, first, an announcement: Chicago friends! We hope to see you tomorrow night at the West Elm store opening party in Skokie! Let’s eat desserts, drink Prosecco and hang out. We’ll be there from 6-8 pm wearing our sparkly shoes (well, I might be on my own with that one). See the details and RSVP […]

The Workshop, Ready to Shop!

If you can believe it – which, of course you can! – the workshop is finished before we can say the same about our kitchen. We had been sort of joking all along that it could happen, but we didn’t think it’d actually be the case. (In related news, door, get here.) In all fairness, […]

Workshop Color + Function

After patching and repairing the workshop walls last week, we finally dived into the most rewarding part of that process – paint! Although there were moments of waffling and weakness on our chosen paint chip, Scott convinced me to stick to our guns (and go with our guts), and our walls are now the perfect […]

Four Things In the Living Room (and a Look Back)

As we wait for the final steps in our kitchen (ahem, the whole back door thing), we poured a little effort into the living room this past weekend! FOUR small changes, but kind of big, too. ONE. I mentioned that when we chose the wall color for our kitchen, our goal was to eventually paint […]

Drywall Repair + Paint = :)

We have painted kitchen walls! Yea, paint! As soon as the contractors wrapped up wave one of renovation last week, we were right behind them with our drywall tape, mud and sandpaper. Scott did the majority of this work while I continued the hutch refresh, and he powered through for an entire weekend and several nights […]

The Anatomy of Our Pocket Door

We are mildly obsessed with our kitchen’s pocket door. And when I say mildly, I actually mean super, ultra, crazy. (Wildly, even?) Not only do we love the look of a good pocket door, but they just make sense in tight spaces – and in our case, this pocket door leads into a small barely […]