We shared about our kitchen design meetings with the Stoffer Team earlier this week, even though they were done about 2 weeks ago. But in that short time frame, WE ALREADY GOT BACK THE INITIAL DESIGNS on Wednesday night!!! Chris and I are still reviewing every detail, because they include so so so many things that we never thought of and it’s taking so many hours to get through it because we keep pausing to gush–but I also didn’t want to keep you hanging.
So to close off the week, I’ll share with you the initial design plan for this wall–that was SO TRICKY because it includes multiple depths and a structural post and the stairs running through it. On the far right you can see a slice of the doorway that leads to the entry.
We told the Stoffer team that our dream for this side would include a beverage station, pantry storage and some closed and open storage for serve ware. I even mentioned a kitchen ladder would be my dream dream scenario.
What they came up with blew all of our visions out of the water.
The longer you look at it, the more amazing things you’ll discover (the hidden small appliance storage are you kidding?!). At least that is what we are finding. We can’t wait to share more–the range side is ridiculously good. I’m feeling so excited and grateful and relieved by this whole process more every step of the way. I can envision all of it!
It’s hard to believe we landed here in North Carolina less than a week ago. We landed as a family Saturday evening and have been going hard ever since. We always give our team the first week of July off and we have decided to take that time off as well. We need to rest and regroup and try to get our internal clocks on eastern time and also just take a breath and enjoy down time with our family.
That being said, we already have content planned for next week while we’re gone and a fun theme for all of July that we’d love for you to join us for!
Introducing….CLJ Summer School 2021: How to fall in love with your home in 30 days.
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I believe that like any relationship, the relationship with your home takes work. We’ve come up with 4 weeks of content that include essential lessons, anecdotes, homework, inspiration and even expert advice on how to change and deepen your feelings toward your home. Or maybe a room or space that you just aren’t loving. Having just moved to a new house, I know that I can’t wait to dive in and do what I need to do to fall in love with this house and this place and I don’t expect it to happen passively. Whether you own or rent, just moved or have lived somewhere a lifetime–I hope we can all benefit from this summer school!
It’s going to be happening all right here and on Instagram (don’t worry, we left Fridays open for hefty home updates, but I’ll be sharing those daily on Instagram after we get back next week, as well!)
other fun things this week
• We’re in the early early stages of our backyard renovation that will likely be happening this fall/winter. This is my favorite inspiration.
• Affirmation app organizing is brill.
• This is the most beautiful mix of wood and brass and floral and geometrics and throw in contrast trim and a mural!? This is EVERYTHING I LOVE IN ONE PHOTO.
• Nothing says, “I’m confident in my choices” more than a colorful sofa, imo, and they are popping up everywhere more and more. It’s such an amazing design flex that I’m here for. Here’s a roundup of our favorites at every price point. (Don’t be scared!)
1. Costes Sofa $2999
2. Willoughby Two-Cushion Sofa $1498
3. Crigler Rolled Arm Sofa $1119
4. Camila Velvet Sofa $1299
5. Habitat Sofa $1999
6. Camden Rye Velvet Sofa $1999
7. Rosevale Velvet Tuxedo Arm Sofa $719
8. Kipton Sofa $3599
9. Chamberlin Velvet Sofa $999
10. Goldenrod Belmont Sofa $2798
11. Yoji Sofa $1299
12. Alena Square Arm Slipcovered Sofa $1279
13. Graham Velvet Sofa $1399
14. Fabienne Sofa in Moss $3698
15. Valerie Pied-A-Terre Sofa $2698
16. Gilmour Two-Cushion Sofa $1898
17. Harmony Sofa $1599
18. Pied-A-Terre Sofa $1898
19. Charly Sofa in Rain $1440
20. Fabienne Sofa in Blue $3298
21. Classic Indigo Square Arm Sofa $959
22. Jensen Sleeper Sofa Bed $890
23. McKenzie Sofa $769
24. Chamberlin Velvet Sofa $999
25. Shelter Sofa $1499
Have a wonderful holiday weekend and happy week!!
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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