Casual Friday: A dining nook, propertee, burgundy fall shoes, home type by enneagram and more!

August 28, 2020

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Last week I mentioned that in some rooms, I’m getting to the layering phase. Where I hang things, and tweak things, and add textiles and elements that make it feel comfortable and home-like. Our dining room REALLY needs this touch and yesterday, it was fun to take a few minutes to shop our house and layer in a corner.

Last year, while thrifting, I found a black metal table for $99. It felt like the perfect puzzle table (turns out, it’s a little small for most of the puzzles we tackle–learned THAT in quarantine), and I’ve bounced it around from the entry to the music room, the girls office and yesterday it hit me–it’s the perfect size for this corner in the dining room. It really shines here! I ended up hanging the two tree prints that have been living above the fireplace in the living room on either side of the arched door in the dining room (I think one larger piece would be better above there). A large vase, some faux stems, a candle stand and candle. It was a small, 15 minute refresh that did just as much for my soul as for the dining room. After being so consumed by large projects and whole rooms, it was nice to carve out one corner.


• This week, we launched a big re-branding of Propertee. New website. New warehouse. New vibe. We Taylor Swift’d the instagram. (I’m wearing  “Home is a Feeling”, Homebody Hoodie and Indoorsy sweatshirt above…in all of my favorite fall looks. (these are the black boots I’m wearing in the photos above, my white sneakers, trench coat,  my black jeans, and my green pants)  This is our first time carrying all of our own stock, so it felt big and risky but then so rewarding and overwhelming as soon as we launched and the support came in like a tidal wave. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. We have a lot of new things coming in the new few weeks and I can’t wait to share more soon.

• What have you been watching/listening to/reading?? This month, we watched (and LOVED!) Love on the Spectrum + Indian Matchmaker on Netflix. And I’m currently half way through the audiobook Devolution by Max Brooks. It’s riveting and entertaining and the audiobook is so well casted–I love Judy Greer!! Highly recommend.

• I snagged these ULTRA comfortable platform lace up shoes from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale in the prettiest BURGUNDY nearly half off (under $50!). I know. I surprised even myself with the choice. But you know that time between white sneakers or flip flops of summer and booties of late fall? I plan on dressing my feet in these during that time and I. am. ready for it!

This is 34. (me to a T! haha)

• If the girls office was for adults only, it might look more like this. Heart eyes. Heart eyes. heart eyes!

Home type by Enneagram! Okay, but it’s like they were talking to me with that “massive window looking into the living room” bit. Hahaha

Finding Positivity during a renovation. (I really really needed this this week)

• Alert! This mock neck henley comes in the prettiest green and is on sale for under $20!

Hope you have a happy weekend! We’re finishing painting the girls office!! EEEEEee!!! Will report back Monday!

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  1. Kristin says:

    What size have you found does work well for a puzzle table? We’re thinking of adding a board game/puzzle table to our den and currently debating size.

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