September 15th felt like the perfect day to put cascading pumpkins on the front porch. I was warned by many that pumpkins won’t last long on your doorstep in North Carolina. It’s a stark contrast to them lasting MONTHS in Idaho, probably because it’s like a refrigerator on your porch. So, well, those are all faux and not even Chris could tell! It’s a bit of an investment up front, but I’m so excited that we’ll have them forever now!
Flat Orange Pumpkin, Sage Pumpkin, Long Stem Pumpkin, Traditional Pumpkin, Harvest Pumpkin, White Pumpkin, Flat Sage Pumpkin, Long Stem Sage Pumpkin, Squatty Pumpkin, Peanut Pumpkin, Flat White Pumpkin
I’m feeling really homesick this week. It’s a strange feeling when you’re at home, surrounded by your family but feeling homesick. This weekend marks just 2 months in our house (how has it only been 2 months but also, there are so many boxes still!) and Chris and I stayed up late one night just talking about all the things we miss–and left no memory unturned. Our girls are growing so fast and we miss our Idaho land and we miss seeing our friends and knowing how to get places. Ha! Then we curbed it by talking about all the things we’re excited for here. Like, trick-or-treating without winter coats on! The next day, I put pumpkins on our front porch and it honestly helped. They say holidays and creating memories actually help in getting settled so we’re starting pumpkin season early.
Rejuvenation: Save up to 60% off Kitchen & Dining Sale (we used this rug in our first Idaho 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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Over the weekend Brooke (our social media manager) and I went to the Parade of Homes in the Raleigh area and it was so fun to get a feel of how other people in our new area are living and living large! The purpose of the parade is so that home builders and designers can […]
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