How-To Plan a Gallery Wall

bed | brass frames | sconce | bedside table | striped sheets | linen duvet + shams Years ago, Scott sent me a link to these Audubon prints, which are free to download. He said, we need to find a place for some of these. I joked in our guest room reveal post that he needs his […]

Lessons in Boiling, De-Lacquering + Aging Brass Hardware

Sherwin Williams Black Magic | hardware Our Tree House has a handful of original doors and windows throughout, and they lend so much character to every room. The house was built in the 1930s, and over the last almost-century, some of the windows were replaced, but to the credit of the previous homeowners, the replacements don’t […]

Four Flea Finds That Made Us Smile

This past weekend, we went to the last Elkhorn Flea Market of the season, also known as our first flea trip of the season. (That garden unit took everything out of us!) Elkhorn is one of our very favorites – worth the hour and a half drive from Chicago – and we’ve been enough times to beeline […]

Reviving Our Vintage Sconces in 5 Steps

A long, long time ago, we picked up a pair of sconces from a pop-up warehouse sale. We set them aside, even noting in this blog post of yore that they’ll eventually make their way into our bedroom – just a pipe dream in 2014! (As if anyone needed further proof that these renovations don’t […]

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 […]

Black + White + Brass + Ostrich(!)

Over Thanksgiving weekend, our friends Julie and Brian (visiting from Portland – hi, guys!) stayed with us for a blissful four days of eating, drinking and drinking some more. Somewhere in between the excessive drinking (and eating), I mentioned that we had loads of samples for the bath and laundry rooms, and although we had narrowed them […]

Curtains That Make the Difference

Our living room is slowly chugging along, and with every new addition, we find ourselves saying, now this makes a big difference! The blue sofa and rug were game changers, and hanging our over-sized art helped to keep the room from feeling too bottom heavy. And most recently (and better yet!) – curtains! A few […]