We finalized (and started–oops) so many big projects this week–my head is still spinning. Although I haven’t posted here for the past two days, I hope you were able to catch some of the master bedroom renovation we did on Instagram Stories this week! It was an intense, but fun, 12 hour day that ended with the prettiest room and swollen ankles and we couldn’t be happier to help give the amazing couple a new room. The project was sponsored by Ralph Lauren Home and All Modern donated so many pieces, too. We were able to hire a videographer to document the whole thing, if by chance you did miss it. A lot more photos and video coming of the project in the coming weeks, but here’s a sneak peek of the after:
If you don’t remember what the before looked like, you can check it out in this post. Can’t wait to share with you the easy upgrade we pulled off!
More fun things this week!
• I was asked the funniest interview question this week: “If you could describe your home as a comfort food, which one would it be and why?” At first I was like, whaattttt?! But then I said, “Pot Roast. It’s casual, classic and takes a long time to get right.” I still can’t stop thinking about that question though. What would you say?
• You can take an extra 30% off sale items at Madewell this weekend–most of which are already 50% off! The two things I couldn’t recommend snatching up enough would be their Whisper Cotton V-neck pocket tee (my absolute favorite t-shirt of all time. Slouchy and forgiving)–so many colors and you can get them for $11 with the code THINKBIG. And I’m a huge fan of this cardigan and its big pockets, too.
• I finally sold our round metal coffee table this week that used to be in the living room and got a new one. Back in March, in this The Good, The Bad, Would We Do it Again post, we mentioned while the coffee table was sturdy the metal was pretty scratched and it kind of drove me bonkers. We have a photoshoot in our home coming up and replacing the coffee table has been on our list but I really struggled finding the one–especially since our couch is so wide and a coffee table should span about 2/3 the length. Nothing seemed substantial enough without a ginormous price tag. Then, Chris showed me this one from Crate and Barrel and we both fell for the live edge. It is so sturdy and the dimensions are spot on and the wood is warm and luxorious–no doubt, the missing piece the room needed.
• With our ever-growing traffic (thank you!) and the new site design a couple weeks ago, we’ve gotten a few messages from readers saying they were struggling with how long it took our site to load. Sometimes this can be a cacheing issue, but after we heard it so many times, we decided it was worth investing more time and money into. We ended up hiring a company (WPfaster.com for those interested) and over last weekend they were able to make our site more than twice as fast. They sent us a full report, and even actual timed footage of the before and after. We were really happy with the investment and hope that everything is working a lot better on your end, too.
Hope you all have a great weekend! We’re working on wrapping up the girls’ bathroom–all the tiling is in and I could faint, I love it so much.
Ps. The Nordstrom anniversary sale is now open to everyone and many of the budget home finds I found are still available! Run!