This is something we’ve never ever done before and something we didn’t even plan to do! But as we were talking through our hopes and dreams for the bunk room, Chris brought up removing the staircase entirely, and suddenly everything clicked! Pendants The entrance into the bunk room/play room is through a breezeway from the […]

See all the playroom sources here.  Chris and I are flying to Raleigh as you read this (well, if you’re reading this on Friday morning-afternoon)! We close on our new house in May and we are meeting with a contractor to go over just a couple of projects we’d like to have done before moving […]

This post is sponsored by The Carpet & Rug Institute. Visit to enter the Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 Visa Gift card! I often get asked, “What’s the best way to design a room with wall-to-wall carpet?” We know all about carpet! In fact, when we renovated our downstairs 3 years ago, […]

Before and After days are always fun around here, and this one is especially sweet since we have been working on our family room in the basement for at least 8 months, a surprising amount of time when I went back to see when we started. Now, we’re calling it done (for now, I just can […]

We haven’t had a playroom update in some time, but we’ve made some real progress down there recently. We tore up all the carpet, painted the walls two different colors (I’ll share that soon, but there’s a peek on Instagram!), bought all the material for our built-ins and over the holiday, we revamped the fireplace. […]


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