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 […]

A Mini + Impactful Kitchen Update

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Delta® Faucet. This past October, Delta® Faucet invited us to the Food52 test kitchen in New York, where we were encouraged to eat our weight in pinwheels, coconut bars and chocolate. (Needless to say, I was more than happy to oblige!) Sadly, Scott was unable […]

The Design Tool That Shaped Our Teeny Nursery

This post is in partnership with Modsy. Use promo code YBH20 for 20% off a Modsy design package! Our biggest challenge when coming up with a design, a feel, a mood for our nursery was this question on repeat: Will it fit? The room is a typical size for a Chicago home of its old age; coming in at barely 7′ wide, it’s shaped […]

Mixing and Matching Vintage Hardware with New

This post is in partnership with Schlage. It was the details that sold us on Tree House. Although we were crushed at the time, the first home we put in an offer on (and subsequently lost to a cash buyer) was never meant to be ours. This house though? This house was the Real One from the moment […]

The Garden Bathroom Makeover!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Delta® Faucet. The opinions and text are all mine. It’s funny, because when we first started thinking we might-maybe-should-we? renovate the garden apartment this summer, we thought for sure that we could bypass the bathroom. We said, It just needs fresh paint, right? Let’s demo the floors, but […]

Paint From Top to Bottom!

tile floors | door hardware | wall color This post is a collaboration with Paintzen. Use promo code YBH50 for $50 off your paint service!  This post is about so much more than paint. It’s a celebration of the last big, huge, monstrous step in getting the garden apartment ready for its future tenants. It’s the […]

Lighting + Hardware In The Scary Room

This post is in partnership with Rejuvenation.  We started The Scary Room at the top of this year, and here we are, in the second half of April, and we are finally thisclose to the room’s starting point! I say ‘starting point,’ because do you remember where we began? Many of the rooms in this house required […]