Now that we’ve added an overhead light fixture to the mudroom, we only have to wait on installing the new door, some wallpaper and some locker hooks for the project to be completely done! We’re so…close…! As we’ve shared our progress, I’ve gotten some questions about what to do if you want to get a […]

This last week Chris and I spent some time in Idaho with family, but we also made a pit stop to see our dear friends in Rexburg, Idaho, and finish their nursery that we started. You might remember from this mood board that we planned to install the peel-and-stick mural wallpaper from our new Pottery […]

I know we’re already juggling so many projects right now but with my parents visiting and Chris’s parents visiting immediately after, we’ve been spending a bit of time in the guest house. Not doing anything crazy but the new bed arrived just a couple weeks ago and we are updating the windows. Seems like we’ve […]

Back in 2019, I wrote a post call Look Up, Ceilings Matter. It was filled with inspiration and thoughts on how I wanted to stop neglecting our ceilings and really start incorporating them into my design plans for our spaces. Since then, we’ve wallpapered ceilings and painted them and planked them and added beams. And just […]

Chris Loves Julia - Transom Window

Before removing or altering any walls in your home, please be sure to consult with a licensed structural engineer and, if required, obtain the proper permit from your city.  When we made the decision to add a transom window above the door between our family room and the girls’ bedrooms, we kept our fingers crossed […]


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