The next one is kind of something we didn’t expect to be such a game changer, but we’re so happy we decided to upgrade our old front door. The new front door with windows lets in a lot of light in a pretty cramped inside space (see above photo), allows us to see out very easily and yes, looks good. Most everybody in our neighborhood has a solid front door, so ours is really distinguished, and well the red helps too. But for $200–why wouldn’t you!?
Our Lounge sofa from Crate & Barrel has been worth every penny already–and it was kind of a lot of pennies. Chris and I are both really tall (6’4″ and 6′ respectively) and to slouch relax with our butts far from the edge of the couch–that’s something. We can also pile a ton of people on this couch and I guess, if it ever came to it, we could use it as an extra bed because if you take the back cushions off, it’s as wide (maybe wider?) than a twin-sized mattress. It also cleans up like a dream. Greta was Mowgli (from Jungle Book) for Halloween and the black hair spray got all over this couch and it wiped right off. Can’t recommend this one enough.
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
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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Almost daily I get asked what I would call my home style. I don’t like to box myself in, but I definitely lean Modern Traditional with an emphasis on comfort when it comes to our home. This especially came up when I shared our Powder Bath Reveal on the blog. I think it changes slightly […]
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