We live in, objectively, one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the country, with several remote, quiet vacation towns within one hour car drive. So naturally, we’re looking to renovate a cabin!
We talk about how that process has been going, some ups and major downs for us, as well as a major down for Zillow right now in the litigation department. Hint, the Z-Estimate.
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What We Screwed Up This Week: The Pocket Doors
A little insider information on something we messed up with the pocket door recently added to the laundry room that almost had Chris ripping out the freshly added trim.
Listener Question: Choosing an Exterior Paint Color
• Considerations for the style of your home, and the homes around you
• Subdivisions, covenants, HOAs
• Light vs. Dark and the impact on scale
• Bob Villa: The Do’s & Don’ts of Choosing an Exterior Paint Color
• Don’t Wing It
2017 Trend Check-In
We discuss this article from Elle Decor, written December of 2016, regarding top trends that were expected to make a splash in 2017. Some have panned out, others not so much.
Can’t Get You Outta My Mind
Julia: We bought a discount mirror in a time crunch and have regretted it ever since. Julia talks about this little piece of decor that has done more to lower our self-esteem than any other item in our home.
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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Befores, afters, mood boards, plans, failures, wins. We’ve done a lot of projects, and they’re all here.
We have a long-standing relationship with DIY, and love rolling our sleeves up and making it happen.
Even when you don’t want to rip down a wall, you can make that space in your home better. Right now.
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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