The fourth and newest member of our family. We just got him tonight and I can’t stop smiling. He’s a stylish and sophisticated 2003 Acura MDX. Low mileage–high style. Love him already! We traded in Chris’s longtime girlfriend, Brittany, (SEE YA!) for $3,200. We couldn’t believe the guy was actually gonna give us that for the ’97 Toyota Camry (complete with cracked windshield, dead battery, broken side-view mirror and 176,101 miles). Honestly, that was the selling point for me: getting that much for a trade-in. I hate spending money. I have avoided and/or ignored all conversations we have had about getting a new car because I couldn’t stomach forking out monthly payments again. (Our cars were both paid off–as if it wasn’t obvious that a 1997 and a 2002 car would be paid off by 2010.) I thought for sure that I would feel sick all night after signing the papers. Can you believe I don’t…at all! It’s the first vehicle Chris and I purchased together–we didn’t ask our parents, or get a co-signer on a loan. I feel rather grown-up. Harrison, hope you stay awhile.
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.
We’re welcoming fall by lighting up the evenings with the glow of our fire pit. In Idaho, fire pits were more of a summer evening event. Fall was too cold to be out in the evening without being bundled with a coat and blanket. It’s magically different here, and the subtle crisp evenings are just […]
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