A little over two months ago – yes, two months, which I’m quickly learning in the life of a baby may as well be two years – my dear friend Emma came over to snap some photos of us in our natural habitat. Homebodies til the end! And I am in love. What she was able to capture is just so earnest and beautiful – images I will treasure forever.Read More
Trigger Warning: if you're a wood purist maybe skip this one.
When it comes to painted furniture I land somewhere in the middle. I'd almost always prefer a beautiful piece left un-doctored than risk witnessing a midcentury stunner slathered in chalk paint and stenciled decals. But sometimes, GASP! I do think a fresh coat of paint can actually better serve a vintage piece of furniture – specifically if you're starting out with something like this:Read More
Last week I (somewhat melodramatically) walked you through the unfortunate state of our second floor bedroom/soon-to-be nursery. If you want a refresh on why I've dubbed it the Ugliest Room in Our House, read here. Or to summarize: it used to be a kitchen and comes complete with a wall of upper cabinets, thin brown wall-to-wall carpeting, an exterior door that essentially leads to nowhere, and just generally an awkward layout.Read More
Living in a Victorian duplex has its charms! But a hundred and thirty plus years is a long time, ripe for inflicting careless and questionable "updates" on a once grand original design. When you factor in its multi-family dwelling and non owner-occupied status, all bets for tasteful preservation are off.Read More