We actually got a double curtain rod, so we can still close the linen curtains fully when we want to, like for Greta’s naps–if that ever happens again. Also, the double curtain rod and all of these curtains (three pairs total) help fill up the pelmet box up top. Which, again, is undergoing some reconstructive surgery. Meh.
As soon as we get art in place, which is slowly trickling in–I cannot wait to share all of the pieces with you!–I think I’d love to add some trim detailing to the pinstriped curtains. I love Scott and Kim’s curtains in their living room. They recently added some mini pompom trim in a bright hue that is seriously heart warming. I’ve also been eyeing Maegan’s black tassel trim–chic!
Both projects and outcomes are charming and inspiring, but I am holding off until the rest of the room comes together to see if another happy pop of pompom color would do the room good, or if the art and final touches take care of our color void, I’ll go with black. Something to look forward to!!
Have you trimmed out curtains recently? We’d love to see! The idea of taking something basic, like Ikea curtains (or drop cloths like in our family room) and making them into something special is at the core of the DIY heart!
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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In case you missed the announcement in our Love Letter, the wallpaper is officially installed in the laundry room, and I could not be ANY MORE IN LOVE! My ultimate goal for the laundry room was to create a space that is fresh, clean, bright, and a little utilitarian (the straight-laid tile floors definitely bring that). With […]
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