Before we get into the meat of today’s post, I wanted to give you a podcast update. It’s hard to believe we have been doing The Chris Loves Julia Podcast with Preston Pugmire for 5 months now! But even before that, it’s been a year since Preston sat down at our dining room table and pitched us the idea, “You should do a podcast. We should do a podcast.” As a musician and audio engineer professional, we didn’t want to and, frankly, couldn’t do it without him. It’s been a complete riot to sit down every week and talk and laugh hysterically about diy, home design and family in a very candid way. We love doing it. And the overwhelming positive response from all of you makes us even more excited to record and brainstorm new episodes. Although the momentum is strong, because of the time each episode takes–about 10 hours from brainstorming, to recording to editing–we’ve decided to publish a new episode every other week going forward as opposed to every week. We hope in doing so, we can keep the quality of our content on all of our channels up to par, and still have time to spend with our families. Thank you for listening and reading and liking and commenting and sharing. You keep us going. A new episode will be live a week from today.
It’s been over a month since I added a layered doormat to our front porch, after being inspired by Kirsten. Shortly after I posted my own version, many of you followed suit! Thank you for tagging us on Instagram. Your layered doormats look beautiful and it reminds me how grateful I am for this little slice of the internet where we can all be inspired and inspire each other. Sadly, the buffalo check rug that I found on Overstock sold out within hours after I linked to it. I’ve been keeping an eye out to see if it would come back, but the word “Liquidation” over the photo isn’t giving me much hope. So, today, I thought it would be fun to give you a few good alternatives that you can mix and match and layer away.
The formula is a no-brainer, layer a doormat over a flat-weave rug. And, uhhh, that’s it. My only note is before you purchase them, double-check the sizes to make sure the doormat isn’t too much smaller or too close in size. A 2×3 flatweave will usually work perfectly.
Our welcome mat is number 4 and over B (it looks navy, but the description says black) is probably the closest match to what we have. But I’m also loving 1 over C and 5 over A. You can’t go wrong with any of them. Happy Layering! And do continue to tag @chrislovesjulia on Instagram so we can see your pretty layered doormats.
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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One of our biggest projects this year is building out an upstairs laundry room using borrowed space from the playroom. Chris and I have been drawing up and re-drawing floor plans and elevations that I can’t wait to share. The biggest hurdle we’re designing around is this great, big window which is a blessing and […]
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