This year has been a growing year for me. I have taken on a lot of extra freelancing and started to work for a big interior-inspiration website nearly full time. About half way through, I was so overjoyed with all of the opportunities but also feeling a little overwhelmed, too. My sister, Victoria, who still lives in my hometown, Pittsburgh, shares a lot of the same passions as I do and I asked her if she would be willing to work for me a few hours a week. She jumped in with both feet and I can’t imagine any of this without her anymore.
I love sending her little surprises in the mail occasionally (I pay her, too, obviously!) because I appreciate her so much. Lowe’s recently came out with a new product I got to preview a few months ago, called Giftables–prepackaged, curated boxes that offer the convenience of getting everything in one box without the scavenger hunt and repeat trips to the store. Each box includes stylish products, tools, steps and tips–and ships for free!
I hopped on their website and sent her the “Patio Zen” box so she could enjoy a night off with added ambiance–there’s no one that enjoys ambiance more than Victoria.
Over the weekend, she texted me this photo:
“This patio is so zen.”
Lowe’s has Giftables for everyone, at any age. You can check out all 11 of their curated boxes that are so diverse and fun to gift–they’re really my new flowers.
This post is in partnership with Lowe’s.
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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