3 Small Space Solutions for Real Life (+ Mini Vlogs!)

This post is sponsored by Crate & Barrel.  Small spaces are our jam. We love solving a good tiny room challenge, whether that’s an awkward nook, a funny layout or your run-of-the-mill lack of square footage. Thinking vertically, hunting down furniture that pulls double-duty, and playing with color (or lack thereof!) are a handful of ways […]

Updates to the Sleeping Loft + What’s Next

check sheets | quilt | sherpa floor cushions | sconce | vintage rug (similar) | bookcase Tree House’s best kept secret is, without a doubt, the sleeping loft. It’s tucked directly above the living room and accessed from a ladder that extends down from the ceiling (remember when we hooked it up to an electric […]

A Compact Bookcase for a Tree House Turntable

counter stools | kitchen | leaning bookcase | turntable | speaker Much like our Chicago condo, our little Tree House has a pretty compact footprint. This fun (let’s call it) restriction has us back into the habit of measuring things down to the inch when we consider bringing a new piece into the home. We really love this […]

Make the Beds? Check!

bed | basket | table | lamp | velvet pillows | shams | bedding We squeezed out every last ounce of energy we could muster before the end of 2017 (and before the baby arrives!) by spending a full weekend at Tree House with the help of Scott’s parents. We knocked out the last items on our […]

A Simple + Sweet DIY Gift Giving Idea

marble soap dish | silver ribbon | botanical gift toppers This post is in collaboration with Crate & Barrel. Have you ever been caught off guard by a friend or neighbor who drops by with homemade treats during the holiday season? It always warms our hearts to receive a thoughtful assortment of cookies or jam, and […]

The Evolution of Our Back Patio: Then vs. Now

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2699613″] We’ve been enjoying a stretch of amazing weather in Chicago, allowing us to take full advantage of our (even more) recently revamped back patio. As we sit outside – roasting marshmallows, brunching with neighbors or taking a break from the garden renovation – we’ll talk about how drastically different this yard looks from just one year ago. […]

Umbrella Hole DIY (Because There’s No Other Way To Say It)

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2619961″] Our back patio is as steamy as it gets in the summer, and it’s sunny for the majority of the day (it’s hot-car-hot in the mornings especially!). At the same time, we’re surrounded by really close neighbors and high fences, blocking any cool breeze. The ‘someday’ plan is to add an awning above the French […]

The Studio Makeover!

Our home studio is where I work during the day, and if I’m lucky, Scott, too. At the start of last summer, Scott took on a new role in his job that would allow him the flexibility to work from home every now and then, and aside from this being the most exciting thing ever to […]

If At First You Don’t Succeed: Part I

Try, try again. Sometimes, we get so excited about an idea that we jump in with both feet and don’t look back. As an over-researcher of pretty much everything, it can feel so liberating to just make a decision and run with it! No more Googling, no more questioning. But sometimes, after that initial thrill, we’ll step back and […]