Last night we slept in our new house for the first time after spending the day setting up as many rooms as we could. After hotel hopping for a month, I think we were so excited to be at home and feel at home–we got quite a bit done! Even though the move has been a little stressful (more on that in the future), I’m so grateful we moved with the majority of our things. I can already tell settling in is going to be a lot faster this time for us.
Have you ever chosen where you lived? Like the city. Place! This move to North Carolina marks my/our first time every purposefully choosing to live somewhere. Not due to schooling or where our parents moved when we were small. Choosing a place that feels right for us. This week, as we focused on getting out of our comfort zones for cljsummerschool, I realized it had been 6 months since we made the decision to go way outside of our comfort zone and move to North Carolina. And in that big shuffle, I already feel like we found part of ourselves here.
It’s hard to explain feeling like home in a brand new place, but I think for me, it has partly come from stripping away so many of my security blankets that I had in place. That has really forced me to be confident in my choices and has already allowed me to grow. And then today, seeing some of our things again, gave us a little bit of that security blanket back. And it felt like a huge reward.
More fun things this week!
• I heard so many of your moving company horror stories (and many of you sent me this, too! Stars! They’re just like us!). I am working on a big post about the things we learned and would recommend differently in the future!
• this is the most amazing leave in conditioner!! My hair is so soft!
• Our website redesign with Tonic went live with week! I want to do a whole post about it because we have been working on it for a YEAR and had the best experience with them. But in the meantime, you can Use code CLJ15 for 15% off any customizable templates!
• my new sunnies! (the perfect pair to get you started on rounder frames)
Rejuvenation: Extra 20% off clearance with code EXTRA20 (our bathroom hardware is on mega sale)
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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Last week, Chris and I had the incredible opportunity to travel to London for work. We were invited by Williams Sonoma and William Morris and Co to preview their newest collaboration and the inspiration behind it. It was my first time in London and although it was a quick trip, they brought us all over […]
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