Jun 02 2018

Our Shared Kids Bedroom Design Board

I am so glad that the post on shared bedrooms helped so many people! It was a struggle for me an I am glad I am not alone! I am almost done with the boys room. So close! This weekend we are building their little window built-ins and planning out the picture wall and then we are done! For now, nothing is every finished in my house, but iteration 1 is almost complete. In a year, their littlest brother who...

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May 25 2018

How to decorate when you have kids

I have been getting asked a lot lately on how I decorate our house while having two little boys. In my opinion, decorating while having kids is all about balance. I don’t think you need to sacrifice style because you have kids, but I do think that you should make decisions based on them at the same time. I have had so many people come into our store and say I will decorate the house when my kids go to college and...

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Trend Alert – Cerused everything

Cerusing is very hot right now and for good reason. It is not only beautiful because it accentuates the flow of the wood grain on the piece, but also is sophisticated, while having the ability to be under-stated. Cerusing is when you strip down the wood and then open the grain with a brush. Next you stain the piece or paint it. After it is dry you then fill in the grain with glaze or lime wax. It has been...

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Oct 06 2017

Kids Playroom/Guest Room is under way! Here’s the inspo board!

We have this room of our kitchen. Every ounce of me wanted to tear down the walls and make the kitchen/living room into one big room. However, we only plan on living here for a few years and it would be nearly suicidal as a home seller to take away a bedroom. Second option was let Wells and Brooks have separate rooms and stick one of them in there. However, when I first moved to Chicago, I had the room off...

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Sep 18 2017

Love Letters – Pink is neutral

Neutral used to be white, gray, black and beige. However, pink is making its way onto that list of colors that play well with others. There have been times that blue and green have made their way into the famous neutral club, but pink is inching its way in and has been for a while. Because it has been a part of the club for a couple of years now, I think it is safe to say it can stay...

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Sep 01 2017

Friday Finds – 10 Favorite Juju Hat Decor Ideas

I have this thing for Juju hats. I have for a few years. There are some styles that come and go in my love book, but seem to grow in my love for them over time. The first time I heard the name, I was like "juju what?" So just fyi, a Juju hat is a Bamiléké feather headdress or Tynhat. It is worn by the royal dancers of the Bamiléké tribes during important ceremonies held by the tribal chief. They...

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Jun 20 2017

California Casual

There is something automatically "cool" about the California Casual aesthetic. It could be, simply, that Californians have mastered the art of not trying too hard. It's the subtle way to look fully put together but effortless at the same time. Thankfully for decor lovers everywhere, this personal style has had a huge impact in the way people design their homes. A few different times this week, customers have stopped in our showroom asking to see a dresser or console table that...

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Mar 24 2017

5 Wall Decor Ideas

I think when I was first decorating our apartment, the biggest struggle was to figure out what to put on the walls! You don't want to buy stock art from World Market or Target- that's not appealing. You don't want to leave them blank. You think you can just DIY something- so you search for tutorials and Pin them and then never do them...

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