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Casual Friday: Beauty in Our Big Seashell Bathtub

November 19, 2021  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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This week has been a whirlwind of excitement surrounding our Polly rug launch with Loloi! We’re so proud of these rugs, and it makes our hearts so happy to see you unrolling them in your homes already! This is just one of the incredibly rewarding parts of the job–designing and collaborating with creatives, and seeing you join in the celebration with us.

It’s an odd problem to have, photographing and sharing our stunning rugs in a home that has rooms taped off in plastic, and dusty surfaces. We have had to be VERY creative. The juxtaposition of it has been laughable at times, but also sort of beautiful. I’m reminding myself that these moments of contractors coming in and out of our home are going to be a just a memory some day, along with the bubble baths in the largest sea-shell tub. And although I look forward to the day that our bathroom and our home reflects our aesthetic and needs a bit more, I’ll never wish away these moments. These messy, beautiful moments are a part of us, and I’m grateful for every moment.

But seriously, how gorgeous is that window and view out of it?! Chris and I have been thinking a little bit about this bathroom (we’d love to renovate it next year) and ideally our vanities would face the window so we can always look out…and so our faces are no longer back lit. But I suppose bathroom plans are best saved for another day.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, I’m going to keep this short because we are getting ready for painting the bonus room tomorrow!! If you read yesterday’s post, you know we’re taking it a deep blue and I can barely wait. I’ll be sharing progress in my stories @chrislovesjulia. But before that, those thousands of nail holes aren’t going to fill themselves. :)

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Amazon: Shop our Amazon storefront here! (such a sweet gift idea)

Funboy: Black Friday Sale up to 20% off site wide! (on our kids’ gift guide!)

Hanna Andersson: Family Pajama Event up to 40% off! (our family has these ones!)

Madewell: 30% off with code OHJOY (my new favorite)

Our Place: Biggest Sale of the year! (the always plan is on sale for $99!)

Ridge Wallet: 15% off with code FRIDAY15 (on our gift guide for him)

Rugs Direct: Shop our rugs on sale here!

Schoolhouse: 10% off everything! (on our home gift guide)

Terrain: Holiday Stock Up Sale – 25% off with code NOV25* (loveee this tree)

West Elm: Up to 40% off ready-to-ship furniture, 50% off holiday (a classic)

Williams Sonoma: Early Black Friday Deals! (a great gift for parents)

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  1. Sharon says:

    We had that same bathtub in a house we owned in 2007! I have great pics of our three little boys in it with huge bubbles. It had jets too so the bubbles got enormous. We’ve moved since then, but a lot of fun was had in that seashell tub!

  2. Natalie says:

    Honestly something about that tub is pretty magical. Maybe it’s just the way you’ve photographed it. Would you choose it now? Ha, No. But I’m with you when you say you are just going to enjoy it for now instead of wishing it away.

  3. Julie S says:

    With that little girl in it, the seashell tub looks totally happy and appropriate! Mermaid life 4eva.

  4. Tarynkay says:

    Isn’t that seashell bathroom the realization of everyone’s childhood mermaid dreams? Remember Splash? You just need a big box of kosher salt on the side. Maybe a dinglehopper or two…
    Halloween is unfortunately over, but it’s not too late for a seashell bathtub mermaid photoshoot.

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