Every day we discover more things that never made it to us in the move. It’s difficult not having a list of what’s in that sealed storage unit in Idaho that we don’t have access to and with each passing day, we realize that we may never see some things again. This week, when those feelings were especially heavy, I channeled it into trying to focus on what we do have. Sometimes my mom gives voices to inanimate objects, and in that same spirit, I could almost hear our things from inside the moving boxes still scattered throughout the house–I’M HERE! What about me?! We’ve been putting a lot of energy into tracking down and trying to get back the things that have been stolen from us during our move. And today, I focused on the things that made it and it changed everything. ☀️
This is going to be the music room one day. One day, hopefully our piano will find its way back to us and we’ll make it the center of the room. But this day…I’m just focusing on what we have. I unwrapped all of the pretty things that I have been waiting to find a place for and I placed them out where they can make me smile. I cut branches off of our tree out front and laid the first rug in the whole house (we had to hold off on doing so until the floors fully cured.) I shuffled around furniture and noted that the leather cushions for our sling chairs are likely in the storage unit too…a long with the coffee table. I put on a record. I opted out of decorative pillows but hung some art and a mirror to bounce the light reflecting from the big windows across from it that I gingerly removed a singular shutter off of each. Nothing is new and yet everything feels new…in a really good way.
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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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Almost daily I get asked what I would call my home style. I don’t like to box myself in, but I definitely lean Modern Traditional with an emphasis on comfort when it comes to our home. This especially came up when I shared our Powder Bath Reveal on the blog. I think it changes slightly […]
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