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Chris and I are flying to Raleigh as you read this (well, if you’re reading this on Friday morning-afternoon)! We close on our new house in May and we are meeting with a contractor to go over just a couple of projects we’d like to have done before moving in at the end of June. It’s the first time we’re going to see our new house with the eyes of “this is our house!” so we’re so excited to see it again. We made the decision to put an offer in on it after seeing it twice over two trips but also after seeing several other houses after it. And for some reason–it’s the ONLY house I didn’t take video in. Needless to say, I’m ready to go back and see it and snap some photos and video and take it all in and make some plans!
So what are we tackling before we move in?? The floors! It’s definitely one of those things that’s easiest to do without living there, so we’ll be refinishing the main floor and extending wood floors throughout the rest of the house. (Still deciding on whether or not I should do carpet like this (source)
or wood floors in the play room–psst the next playroom is much larger! I’m so excited for the girls and we’re all excited for a ping pong table.) We don’t forsee us doing any major structural changes to the house, but we will be adding a wall–I’ll explain after we close– and we’ll have our contractor do that before the floors as well. And that’s it. Everything else we’ll tackle ourselves after we move in, over time.
We can’t wait to share photos and plans and everything as soon as we close! Is it May yet?!
Other fun things this 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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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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