3. Yesterday’s announcement that we are letting you readers design the studio in our home was one of those decisions that could have bombed and had the potential to be embarrassing for us. Easily, no one could have virtually shown up and voted. But it was quite the opposite. The votes are still rolling in, but the winner is pretty obvious:
White walls and a painted ceiling by a landslide! Chris said, “Oh! That’s the one I voted for.” I started cracking up because I didn’t expect him to vote. I chose every option as one that would look good and work in the space and I would have honestly been happy going any direction. This weekend, we hope to get the room prepped and painted a crisp white and have swatches for you to choose for the ceiling color on Monday. Yup, you’re picking the color. Your work is far from done in this room so get your color and design hat on. (?? just roll with it).
4. This announcement is special, just for you readers. RugsUSA has been a partner with us before we even had much of a readership–we love them for that. We are huge fans of their area rugs and have two in our own home hanging out in the dining room and guest room. Even more than that, I find myself recommending their area rugs to a lot of clients when I do custom mood boards. My friend over there has agreed to offer our readers 25% off site wide (applicable to any area rug) through May 20th. Just use promo code BLOG25. Here are a few of my recent (and favorite) client recommendations to give you a starting point to apply your promo code:
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5. Last thing, we would love if you would cast your vote today for Our Exterior Melodrama video (which we also got done this week, read that post here) in CertainTeed’s exterior makeover contest. We are crossing our fingers for this one. It only takes a few seconds. You can vote once every day by clicking the “Love it” button right here.
Psst. I wasn’t paid to promote Rugs USA, or their products. We really are just fans who like to hook their readers up.
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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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.
Almost daily I get asked what I would call my home style. I don’t like to box myself in, but I definitely lean Modern Traditional with an emphasis on comfort when it comes to our home. This especially came up when I shared our Powder Bath Reveal on the blog. I think it changes slightly […]
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