It’s been one year since we moved across the country from Idaho to North Carolina and got the keys to this beautiful, red brick colonial house we now call home! One year in and I’m amazed at how far we’ve come. Looking back is such a gift in that way. When you feel stuck on the same spaces for SO long, it helps to be able to see how far you’ve really come.
And maybe the best part? We’re just warming up. We still have big plans for this home but these things take time and we’re not in a rush. Thinking about millions of people seeing our entire home in its unfinished glory makes me nervous, but I think there’s also something beautiful in sharing all these rooms in all different phases. You’ll see our semi-finished kitchen still waiting for its fridge and freezer to arrive. And the upstairs torn up mid-laundry room/bathroom renovation. Faye’s sponge-painted walls haven’t been touched and our bathroom and closet situation leaves a lot to be desired. But, whether we’re making dinner in our beautiful kitchen, or playing games on the floor of our daughter’s untouched room… We’re not waiting to make the memories and fill this home with joy and laughter until it’s finished. We’re living in the now and I couldn’t be happier with that. Here’s what our home looks like one year in.
Transformation of the Study (Before Re-Painting it Blue)
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.
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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