The first half of the week, it seemed like everything was going wrong…or in the very least, nothing was progressing on our projects which can feel frustrating with tight deadlines. But then, boom! Wednesday hit and everything turned around. Our stair railing got done–it feels as if it appeared out of thin air, the countertop for our standing desk arrived, a replacement print for the living room showed up on our doorstep. I got a great report from Greta’s teacher and parent/teacher conference–all the best things. So now everything is moving, and we’re juggling projects left and right but it feels productive and busy and like falling asleep the second my head hits the pillow. Again, all good things.
More goods from this week!
Anthropologie is highlighting Idaho on their site right now and it’s giving me all the warm and fuzzies. I’ll be honest, Idaho is not a design mecca, and I often feel a little frustrated when I have to order a lot of pieces for our home online. But what our corner of the world lacks in stores, there is so much inspiration to be absorbed in our wide open spaces. Recently, Chris and I have been looking into fixing up an old cabin and renting it out on Airbnb. I’m dying to decorate a mountain-esque home and there’s no shortage of cabins that need rescued around here. Of course we’ll keep you posted.
Chip and Joanna’s book, The Magnolia Home, was released this week and I’ve already heard so many great things about it.
I ran across this quote on Lonny and had to save it. Our house is far from perfect, that’s okay, and I always laugh too loud at jokes, too.
These shams with oversized poms as fringe for $39 for 2!!! has to be the cheapest way to add the cutest pillows to your bed…or your daughters’ bunks?
Looking for someone new to follow? @CathyPoshusta on instagram and her blog, The Grit and Polish is seriously great. They recently did their own 6 day kitchen renovation (That turned out amazing!) and are currently guest participants in the ORC renovating their master. You’ll die over the plans!
Hope your weekend is cozy and productive! I’m off to paint the girls’ room!
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.
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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