Adding 2 large pieces of art over the couch really helped fill up the wall space and the thick, black frames tied in seamlessly with the piano on the opposite side of the room.
That used to look like this:
And now looks like this:
Simple tweaks, people. Little things. Changing the wall color made this room feel special. Adding 10 foot sheer curtains (we got 13 yards of the fabric at JoAnns for around $50) added an elegant and soft touch that almost goes unnoticed until you look at the before again. The large plant also discovered unappreciated in the corner of the house just screams, “I belong in the same picture, err room as the piano!”
Another tiny tweak was replacing the dark, floral decorations hanging out in the top part of the built-ins with a basket on each side that we found around the house and spray-painted a creamy white.
And the pillows. Of course, the pillows lined up on the window seat really finished off the room and added more pops of color.
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.
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The next project we’re checking off our 2023 project list is the mudroom! This used to be the laundry room until we built out a much bigger, better laundry room upstairs. So, in the meantime, this space has been exclusively Cricket’s room. Cricket will still have a special space here, but we’re transforming this dingy […]
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