I’ve been thinking for quite some time that I’d love for there to be away to bring more personality into this blog in a casual way. We could share and chat about what we’re reading or wearing or seeing or something we bought our kids that I just HAVE to tell someone about. Weekend plans. Funny quips from the week. And then I realized “Maybe that’s why people do Friday links?” Truthfully I don’t know why other bloggers do, but it makes sense to me. That sometimes I have little things or thoughts I want to share with you, that perhaps don’t justify a whole post. So, I thought here on Fridays would be a fun way to share those thoughts in a concise and casual way with all of you. Sound good?? Onto the links!
• The One Room Challenge started this week! Are you following along? I’m really anxious to see how Gwen’s basement progresses. It’s nice to see another basement renovation in the blogosphere and I have no doubt hers will be amazing. I haven’t followed the ORC for very long, can someone explain the bloggers that have hired designers? I feel like my eyes crossed a little when I read a few of those. I sincerely need enlightened.
• This skirt is so effortless and casual. I ordered it to wear in a big photoshoot we have in two weeks. (I’m not allowed to go into details until it goes to print later this year (worst!), but we’re very very excited)
• Have you been following this Modern Mountain Home being revealed this week? That staircase stopped me in my tracks.
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Have a great weekend! (It’s supposedly freezing in Long Island, but we’re smiling the whole way there. #adrenaline)
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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.
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