We had a fun tiling project come up which spurred a mini bathroom renovation in Greta’s bathroom (remember when we introduced it here). We got the floors tiled yesterday and today we’ll grout and then I’ll paint the walls and maybe add wallpaper (or maybe not because I really want to wallpaper her room–I think?) and figure if I want to stain or paint the vanity and all of that fun stuff.
But last night, in the midst of gathering some inspiration and making plans for her space as a whole–bedroom and bathroom, I mean, they should coordinate–I paused after thinking, maybe the walls should be white in her bathroom or something neutral. And then I paused again because my next thought was, “But will that be enough?”
So I don’t know what the walls will be yet. But I often get asked if we sometimes design for our audience instead of for ourselves due to the nature of our blog and I always said NO WAY. I do what I like and don’t worry about if some people don’t like (sometimes I even like it MORE when not everyone likes it). All of that is true. But I also think that I am guilty in designing for our audience in that I’ve noticed, even subconsciously, there are instances where I try to make every room a star when maybe every room shouldn’t be a star. Some rooms need to take on supporting roles, but that’s a mental hurdle I need to overcome because we are doing and, essentially, presenting one room at a time over many years.
At the same time, supporting roles win oscars. Supporting rooms are important. Sometimes a supporting room is the breath you need. Just things I’ve been thinking about…
Other fun things this week
We never really shared the living room side of the Fullmer’s house when we shared the kitchen, because we’ve been waiting to share the beams tutorial until they were available to purchase. But we stopped over earlier this week because Article is having a 30% off sale starting this week and both their sectional and coffee table are from there!
And their adorable little girl is a natural–I want to eat her!
• I swear my new tumbler has tripled my water intake (I’m such a sucker for marble looking anything!)
• Giving it up for Heidi Caillier and those radius edges all week long!
• Nothing like a 60 degree day in August to make you start thinking about fall. I cleaned out my closet, donated two bags of clothes to my niece and made room for this leopard turtleneck and this supercozy mockneck pullover (at a great price and my fav neck line!) in gray and camel. Also–had soup twice this week. Sorry, not sorry.
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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Over the weekend Brooke (our social media manager) and I went to the Parade of Homes in the Raleigh area and it was so fun to get a feel of how other people in our new area are living and living large! The purpose of the parade is so that home builders and designers can […]
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