Stuff

Throne. I bought this rattan chair. Ok, so I clearly don’t need any more chairs. But I’ve been hunting for a vintage chair like this for years and decided to give into this affordable and gigantic placeholder when it was 40% off over the holidays. I’m SO into it. The chair/throne brings so much character to … More Stuff

Christmas Home Tour

I wasn’t going to do a full on holiday house tour this year because I kinda already did one. But I’ve been having great success lately designing our puzzling family room, so I thought maybe all dressed up for the holidays would be a fun way to share the changes! Plus, this year I haven’t put … More Christmas Home Tour

Couch Problems

Do you have a room you just can’t get to work? Mine is my family room. Every time I share I say the same thing. It bugs me that I can’t get my favorite room in our house to submit to my will. And even though I have big fun future plans in here to … More Couch Problems

Tiny Paintings

I’m gonna keep this short because making sure a certain fluffy husky stays out of trouble is my demanding and stressful full-time job right now. But I made these diminutive round paintings and had to share the weirdness! I found these tiny but beefy 4″ wood frames at an antique store last year, filled with … More Tiny Paintings

Family Room Rearrange

Hey all! Today I’m sharing the 17th rearrangement of our family room. OK I lost count at 10, but there’s been many versions. A little context. This room was the room that sold me on this house. Rock fireplace + sunken living room = take my money. Unanticipated, it’s the room that I can’t figure out. It’s constantly in a state … More Family Room Rearrange

Painting Built-Ins

I’ve been putting in time in the family room, trying to get to a place where things just make more sense, but I’ve been stalled on this built-in cabinet. I’ll admit that it’s useful, displaying pottery hoards/Salton Sea relics in an uncluttered way up top and housing board games below. On the flip side, it competes with the fireplace … More Painting Built-Ins

Halloween Inside

Halloween, I’m feeling you! The kids have their costumes gathered, there’s been a few tarantula sightings on our street (THE BEST!), the weather is finally cooling down, and the decorations are up. I’m one of those who can’t help myself this time of year and ends up buying all the crap. When the trees start … More Halloween Inside

That Time I Bought a Couch at JCPenney (Buying Vintage vs Reproduction Furniture)

So, this is probably a bit overdue since I wrote this almost a year ago and never got around to posting (oops)…And now it looks like the couch is permanently on clearance (along with the leather version here)….And the chair is gone….However, it’s possible this may be useful to someone and I’ve been mentioning it lately without giving … More That Time I Bought a Couch at JCPenney (Buying Vintage vs Reproduction Furniture)

Family Room Freshness

You can read all about my complaints, loves, and confusions about this wacky sunken room in a post from a few months ago, check out my dream family rooms here, and see the converse side of this room in my last post about the dining area. The only update has been white walls. Can I get a high-five?! It … More Family Room Freshness

Family Room Inspiration

Hey everybody! We are bouncing around between house projects at the moment, trying to squeeze in a few things before my husband’s school year starts. I’m still painting random trim and this week we are putting in a concrete curb around our patch of grass in the backyard. It is such a mess, but maybe one day soon … More Family Room Inspiration