This week I found myself shifting things around in the entry seen above. We moved that large print seen above the bench into the reading room. And if you remember from the video tour we did last week, I had moved the Edward Hopper print that was in the reading room, into the entry and then ultimately at the bottom of the stairs. It was then I realized that art never really worked on the main wall in the entry. It’s right across from the huge stairwell window and more often than not it’s just glare city. So I started thinking, a mirror would do wonders on that wall, bouncing all sorts of light around. I started looking for a mirror that would fit over the new bench I stumbled across while in TJMaxx. We did kind of need a new bench. THEN, I found the perfect super long, vintage runner from thevintagerugshop.com to layer over our FLOR carpet squares–an idea I’ve had for a good 6 months. I’m still brainstorming what (art? more hooks?) to add to the wallpapered wall and trying not to think of just how many times I’ve fiddled with the entry–are we on 3 or 4? We’ll have some visual progress for you soon enough. (If you’re local and interested in our former entry/coffee table bench, we’re selling it for $50.)
More fun things this week!
With my nephew staying with us and our nanny here during the days, the four of us have decided to have sit down lunches together and it has been so nice to breakaway from our different tasks and sit down for a meal and chat mid-day. So it’s not another meal to plan or shop for, we’ve been making Blue Apron meals! It’s cheaper than all of us going out for lunch, a lot healthier and we can even take turns making it since all the directions are easy to follow and the ingredients are portioned. It’s such a highlight and keeps us all productive for the rest of the day. If you haven’t tried Blue Apron, click here to try three free meals on us with your first order.
Tessa Neustadt is the insanely talented interiors photographer that probably photographed a lot of your favorite blogger’s spaces and projects. So when I came across her site this week, with the whole portfolio in one place, I just sat and drooled for a good 20 minutes. Definitely one to check out.
Prettiest lazy susan/center piece /serving tray ever, and it feels so perfect for the fall/winter season.
Ikea sells a set of its Billy bookcases every 10 seconds and one in 10 Europeans is conceived in an Ikea bed.
The ever adorable and desired Riley Play Table is half off (which is basically unheard of). Even though we have the big craft table in the playroom, I’m considering getting this one for the girls’ room–so simple and stylish.
Have a happy fall weekend!
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.
Looking for our favorite things? A place to shop our home room by room, or just catch up on what Julia's wearing / loving right now? Browse the CLJ shop.
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 […]
Another way for us to stay in touch! Joining our weekly newsletter gives you access to exclusive content, never-before-seen photos, your questions answered, and our favorite DIYs. Sign up below!
Make yourself right at home