It’s been 2.5 years since our last reader survey and did you know we actually need to know the demographics of our audience?! Almost every giveaway we’re faced with or project we want to take on, we’re asked “Who’s your audience?” Although we have a pretty good idea of who you are–we talk about you all the time (all good things, all good things)–we would love if you would take 2 minutes and answer this super short survey right here. It’s a great way for us to know who you are, what you are enjoying and how we can improve. Will you?
Besides that, summer is in full swing over here and we’re soaking up every ounce. Are you watching the opening ceremonies tonight? Growing up, the Olympics–especially the summer olympics–were a really big deal in my family. We would watch it constantly and on Saturdays we would house hop between all of my aunts and uncles and each house would hold an Olympic event. Of course they were silly things like watermelon seed-spitting contests and croquet–except you had to choose a card that explained how to hit the ball (i.e. between legs backwards!). There were teams and a torch and so many memories. I still love the Olympics so much, even though I’m the farthest thing from an athlete, I can’t wait to follow the games over the next couple weeks.
Other fun things this week!
West Elm is having a massive seating sale! All sofas, sectionals and chairs are 20-30% off. Our Graham Glider that we love so much (we have the Dove Gray) is $200 off. There are also sofas marked down to just $599. It’s a good time to pounce!
Greta is starting first grade in just a few weeks. It’s a big deal around here because Kindergarten was just 2 hours a day and now she’ll be EATING LUNCH AT SCHOOL! She couldn’t be more excited about this detail. She’s already planning her outfits. Last night, we were at the pool, and she looked at me with panic in her eyes and said, “Mom! I don’t even have a lunch box yet!” So we spent some time to look at a few options. She loves this cute Skip Hop backpack that comes with a matching lunch sack. But, she also likes this backpack.
A beautiful rattan Anthropologie chair for under $100?! (I’m eyeing it for our bedroom.)
Whelp, no, I have not been pronouncing “wainscot” wane-skit and a bunch of other decor words I’ve been saying wrong.
I talked a little bit about the update to Instagram on our podcast for next week, you know, the part of Instagram that’s now basically Snapchat–Chris calls it Instasnapchatagram–while I’ll reserve my true feelings for the podcast (like, why am I suddenly seeing Alton Brown’s favorite suit when I follow him on Instagram for his food?), just know I am still going to be snapping as usual (at juliamarcum) and I’ll reserve more curated, planned, house-only things for Instagram Stories. What are your thoughts on it?
Hope you all have a great weekend! We’re finishing up the trim in the home office/studio and it’s looking go-od!
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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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Last week, Chris and I had the incredible opportunity to travel to London for work. We were invited by Williams Sonoma and William Morris and Co to preview their newest collaboration and the inspiration behind it. It was my first time in London and although it was a quick trip, they brought us all over […]
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