Well that was a doozy. We finally put on our big girl/boy pants (respectively) and made the switch over to WordPress. I kicked and screamed the whole way and to be honest, I am sure that isn’t completely over but we made it! For the past few months, Chris and I have been designing (me) and coding (him) this new virtual home that hopefully is a lot more user friendly and functional for all of you. The layout is fairly similar to our last blog, but the look (including fonts, photos and even our logo) is very much refreshed.
We wanted something fresh, of course, but the main purpose of the switcheroo was for function’s sake. The biggest change we hope you’ll notice right away is the second menu bar. Our “channels” if you will. So now, if you’re interested in seeing just the food posts, per se, you can click on Food and dive into a recipe reading frenzy.
The sidebar in each channel will eventually be customized further (Food‘s is getting there the fastest) to help you even further specify what you’d like to read. Of course the search bar, located at the very top of the page, is a fast way to find exactly what you’re looking for, too.
So look around, click around and don’t be shy about letting us know if there’s something particularly wonky going on. Making the switch over has not been without bumps, and there’s still a learning curve for me trying to figure out an entirely new platform, but I can tell this is going to be a great change for everyone.
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.
Over the weekend Brooke (our social media manager) and I went to the Parade of Homes in the Raleigh area and it was so fun to get a feel of how other people in our new area are living and living large! The purpose of the parade is so that home builders and designers can […]
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