How do you wind down at night? Chris’s favorite thing to do after a long day of work is to wash his feet in cold water and he’s instantly relaxed and refreshed. I love nothing more than to shut my computer, hide my phone, put my hair up and watch a short 20-30 minute show on Netflix or Hulu. We’re loving Chef’s Table, The Bachelorette (although my favorites went home this week), Last Man on Earth and rewatching The Office (it’s still so funny!). It seems the crazier our weeks are, the more important that half hour show is at the end of the day. What are you watching?
Other fun things this week!
One of my favorite bloggers to follow, Kate Ahrend, made a stair runner by attaching several vintage rugs together on her staircase and my jaw is still on the floor. It is one of the most inspiring DIYs I’ve seen this year.
All you Serial fans, did you hear the news?! Ahh!!
I think this would be the cutest gift for your girlfriend that loves to cook.
Someone on Instagram this week asked what we have as an overhead fixture in our bedroom. I had to laugh and then fess up–we have an ugly, dated fan that’s on 24/7!, and always conveniently cropped out of every photo. Every winter I want to replace it with a modern chandelier and every summer I’m reminded of how much we love sleeping with the fan on. So now, we’re looking at fans. This is the top contender. (black on black. mmmm.)
Speaking of bedrooms, I was so inspired by this master bedroom makeover. There’s a peacefulness that accompanies the personality it has that can’t be faked. I pinned almost every picture.
The prettiest cachet hooks. I want a G and an F. (and a C and a J).
Hope you have a great holiday weekend! When I was growing up, the 4th of July always felt like the middle of summer, and now that I’m older, it feels like the beginning…or just going way too fast. We’re going to have at least three big bbqs, light fireworks on our quiet little street, and soak up the long weekend. Part 2 of our Updating your home on a budget Podcast will still go live on Monday. If you missed part 1, where we talk with Young House Love, you can check that out here.
See more about our DIY Shiplap built-ins in our family room here, and our finished deck here. The table is Ikea, the chairs found here are the umbrella (from here) is sadly sold out in this color but here’s a similar black and white one for $219, $144 (love the variation in stripes!) $49 and another for $49.
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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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.
When you’re gearing up to try something new, whether it be jumping off a cliff into a cool lake, expecting your first child, or buying a new home, you need a cheerleader in your corner. You know, a hype girl saying you got this! It’s going to be great! You can do it! I’m here […]
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