I received the sweetest gift of all from my talented friend, Kim, last week. A small custom portrait of our Charly-girl. I have always loved her pet portraits, and I feel so honored to have our own now. It looks just like her! What she didn’t know when sending it is, it arrived on such a timely day. We found out some difficult news about Charly the same day. When we took her into the vet for routine vacccinations, they discovered from an old shot record that she is 9 years old, not 7 like we had thought. When we adopted her in 2013, we were told she was 3, but her shot record that was just uncovered from 2012 says that she was 4 then, making her 9 now. Considering her breed has a 10 year life expectancy (12 is generous) broke our hearts over and over. No matter how we look at it, it feels like we just lost two years with her. The good news is, she is so healthy. She is doing great. She’s happy. She’s much more fit than when we first got her. And we are trying to focus on that and not think about the future too much. This little painting means so much to us.
Onto some other fun things this week!
Ahh!!! Genevieve Gorder (who doesn’t love her?!) came out with a collection with The Land of Nod and there are so many great pieces. The navy buffalo check. The reversible quilts. The tassel sheets. Slow. clap. Check it all out here.
I love finding new-to-me DIY couples! I’m loving following @beginninginthemiddle. So many great before and afters.
I love this idea of framing wallpaper. It’s such a great way to pack a punch on a budget. I imagine using pretty wrapping paper or fabric would look just as charming.
Welp, I guess it’s time to update my doormat.
We’ve been watch ABSTRACT on Netflix and loving it! Each episode shows a different kind of designer or artist and then goes on to blow your mind showing how they work and conceptualize ideas. It’s inspiring and truly amazing. From, the very first episode, I was hooked. If you are into art or design at all–please tell me you’ve checked it out!
In my stories this week, I showed you 10 really great maternity pieces I ordered from this shop that was having a 50% off sale. And it looks like it’s still going on! I literally saved, $115! Nothing I bought was over $13. (They have a bunch of other cute non-maternity, kids and men’s stuff, too.)
Hope you all have a great weekend! We’re busy working in the girls’ bathroom and can’t wait to give you a big ol’ update on it soon.
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.
Almost daily I get asked what I would call my home style. I don’t like to box myself in, but I definitely lean Modern Traditional with an emphasis on comfort when it comes to our home. This especially came up when I shared our Powder Bath Reveal on the blog. I think it changes slightly […]
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