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This post is sponsored by Article and was written by my lovely sister and brand manager, Victoria. Okay, I have to tell you something: Last year, I bought a dapper dining table on Facebook Marketplace and appointed it on my deck with promises of al fresco suppers, season after season. I weatherproofed it (obviously)(or so […]

Two years ago (almost to the day!), I took the before photos of the exterior of our home and today, I’m excited to share the very last reveal post of our Modern Cottage–the exterior. It was really finished sometime in the winter, but we wanted to wait for things to green up a bit. This […]

It’s hard to believe we started Polly’s bedroom makeover when she was transitioning out of her crib because that feels like so long ago. But now, 5 months later, we’re calling Polly’s modern cottage bedroom finished! Here’s how it looked when we moved in (her room is about 10×10) And here’s how it looks today! […]

We finally got our living room to a point where it feels cozy and comfortable and like us. It didn’t happen overnight. In fact, it took almost a year and a half so I thought it would be fun to share the different variations here, as well as where we are now! Here’s what our living room […]

Chris Loves Julia readers will get a $50 discount off a purchase of $200 or more at Article. (Offer is valid until September 30, 2020). Discount will be automatically applied at checkout and will work for orders in both Canada and the United States. When our friends, the Pugmires, moved into their house six years […]


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