Chris Loves Julia, the blog, unofficially (officially?) started back in 2009 as a platform for me (Julia) to write and share photos and stories with family members and close friends. In April 2011, when Chris and I bought our first home, a fixer upper, the real fun/work/blog began. We started filling our evenings working on our house and now we blog 3-5 days a week about the happs around here–home decor, design, diy projects with recipes from Chris (our resident food guy–I’m so spoiled), too. In 2013, we bought our second home and have been packing in the projects, sharing daily details of our DIY feats and failures (we’re still learning here), all with our girls Greta and Faye rootin’ us on.
Chris and Julia, the couple, became official back in 2008 (you can read about that here) and we welcomed our girls, Greta-the-great in 2010, a large Saint Pyraneese named Charly in 2013 and Faye in 2014. Chris is the bread-winner and maker. With a minor in culinary arts under his belt, he’ll cook your socks off for dinner–but utilizes his marketing degree by day. I am a color and design enthusiast who studied art in college and when I am not renovating or painting a wall (or blogging about it) I am working away on a canvas, keeping my Etsy shop stocked (kinda) and sending commissions out weekly.
So, welcome; to our virtual home, which is consequently all about our actual home and our lives in it. We have learned/are learning to live by the words, “Be Open To Whatever Comes Next” and are sincerely grateful to you for reading and sticking around to see what that next is.
Check out our current home here.
Our first home here.
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.
Looking for our favorite things? A place to shop our home room by room, or just catch up on what Julia's wearing / loving right now? Browse the CLJ shop.
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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