We don’t celebrate a “blogiversary” around here usually because it’s always been a little hard to tell when this blog started. Or maybe it is just hard to explain when it became the blog it is today? I started this blog five years ago this week. Five years! And while I had no intention of it sprouting into what it has, this year I’m feeling awfully proud of what it has become and the opportunities it has brought our way. We now have an accountant and an LLC and while I hear so many advice-givers (you know) say, “treat your blog like a business from day one!” I didn’t go that route. I nurture it like any other hobby I am passionate about. It has evolved, most definitely. Our most ancient archives consist of cruise recaps and baby Greta stories that generally kept our family and friends updated. Clearly the content has shifted (I keep a private account on Greta elsewhere now)–but after all of these five years, I can honestly say–I still truly like writing on these pages and I like the direction it has taken and where we’re headed. I like sharing our ups and downs and successes and mistakes. I like looking back through our archives and seeing those old, horribly formatted posts and small photos. Seeing how our design sense has changed over the years. Watching the comment counts go up and down. Reading and realizing we’ve gotten so much more confident in our DIY projects. Witnessing space after space evolve as our writing and personalities and family does. And really, we love connecting with you.
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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.
Looking for our favorite things? A place to shop our home room by room, or just catch up on what Julia's wearing / loving right now? Browse the CLJ shop.
Befores, afters, mood boards, plans, failures, wins. We’ve done a lot of projects, and they’re all here.
We have a long-standing relationship with DIY, and love rolling our sleeves up and making it happen.
Even when you don’t want to rip down a wall, you can make that space in your home better. Right now.
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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