Back in May, when we rearranged a few things, we moved our only television to this wall in the living room.
The only problem was, that wall didn’t have a cable hook-up. The plan was to move a cable line there and/or look into wireless cable. Here we are, 3 months later and, turns out, we don’t miss watching television at all. We do have a Hulu and Netflix account, but we are both surprised at how okay we are without cable. This past weekend, we moved the television downstairs since we haven’t used it in 3 months anyway and it feels like so many possibilities opened up. Before we were so concerned with how the room would be laid out so everyone could see the tv. ??? Seems so silly now.
Now we’re contemplating putting the fireplace we’ve been pining for on this currently sad, sad, sad wall (I have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to that upcoming project here)–which feels like it makes more sense. As always, we’ll see where we end up. But the whole thing got me wondering, do you have cable in your home? How many televisions do you own? I must say, it feels strangely freeing to not have to look at that black box anymore.
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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Even when you don’t want to rip down a wall, you can make that space in your home better. Right now.
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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