This weekend, we made the 4.5 hour trip north to Idaho to visit our parents–both of our parents now live in the same small town and it is pretty great to see all of them when we make the trip. It was necessary to unwind a little bit before I head off again. Staying at Chris’s parents’ house is always special because he and his dad actually built the home themselves 12 years ago. I love hearing them still talk about the time, discipline and sacrifice (Chris was just 17) that went into it and Chris still dreams of owning it one day. And funny, the more time I spend there, the more I love it too. It’s pretty special.
The other reason we drove up to Idaho was so Chris could have some extra help with Greta (and Charly!) while he works because I’m on my way to an exclusive blogger event for Delta faucets at their headquarters in Indianapolis. I’m excited…and nervous. I don’t think I’m alone in feeling nervous when rubbing shoulders with other fabulous bloggers, or even adults in general. (Maybe I am?) It’s so much easier to know someone when walking into a room. For being so involved in social media, it’s comical how we have evolved into not a very social society. I am excited at the opportunity and flattered with the invitation and can’t wait to meet a few new people–just hoping my nerves settle a bit. While I’ll be instagramming @chrislovesjulia (of course), the blog schedule might be more sporadic. However, I do have some pretty exciting news to share tomorrow. So….teaser mcteaserson. See you then.
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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Over the weekend Brooke (our social media manager) and I went to the Parade of Homes in the Raleigh area and it was so fun to get a feel of how other people in our new area are living and living large! The purpose of the parade is so that home builders and designers can […]
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