The addition of the bookshelves in the study was born out of a necessity for office-like storage, but I’ll admit, I’ve been daydreaming of styling them with decor pieces since we planned for them. With the completion of the study, I had a shelf-styling party, and since it’s one of the frequently asked questions I […]
I took an International Foods course in college where each week we would make a big feast of foods from a different region of the world. It was the biggest face-roll course I’ve ever taken (ie, could not have been easier and more enjoyable) and many of the dishes I learned to make are still […]
Last Father’s Day, Chris was daydreaming about being able to spend the day doing exactly what he loves doing in his future outdoor kitchen. Well, this year, I think he’s pretty excited to make that vision come true. Shop Father’s Day Gift Ideas We came up with a selection of thoughtful Father’s Day gifts that […]
Over the weekend, Chris and I hung some string lights in our backyard, and we wanted to give you a proper tutorial on how we did it! We have plenty of ground lighting, but we really needed some overhead illumination for these upcoming summer nights, and string lights are the perfect solution. Here are 10 […]
We started this month off with the greatly anticipated launch of our Pottery Barn Kids collection, which felt so monumental, and we’re grateful you could all be a part of it. I’m so excited to include some selections from the collection in Faye’s room, and although we shared three layout options for her room, we’re […]
Only two weeks have passed since I wrote this cautionary tale on using high-gloss paint. Which means just two weeks ago, I was in total agony, feeling defeated with the vision I had for the study. The study and I have been on quite the rollercoaster, but I’m beyond pleased and utterly relieved to say […]
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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This month, I quietly celebrated 11 years of blogging. As part of that, last week, we watched the very first home tour video I ever did for this blog. It was of our first basement apartment that we were renting. The one we brought Greta home to and where I started the blog. Andi filmed […]
We recently painted our study a dark, moody green color. This is after we first painted it a muddy green, then repainted it a blue-gray. I guess what they say is true; third time’s a charm! The journey was worth it, though, because I’m so in love with this glossy green in contrast with the […]
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