Trends & Details


She Sheds: A Room of Your Own


I love the trend of "she sheds."  They're basically the feminine version of a man cave...a personal space to call your own and retreat to. What they're used for can vary quite a bit: a creative studio, a hen hut, a grown-up playhouse, a gardening shed, a tiny cottage, or simply a sanctuary to hang out and enjoy a quiet moment. I got a chance to review the newly-released book She […]


Modern Farmhouse Style: Get the Look


I thought it would be fun to do a little online shopping for pieces that fit the "modern farmhouse" aesthetic, inspired by the house I posted yesterday. I've been really gravitating towards this style lately--it's just the right mix. Of course, the best "farmhouse" pieces are genuine antiques that have a sense of history, so it's best to look locally for those: antique malls, thrift stores, estate sales, Craigslist, etc. […]


Walls Need Love + A Giveaway!


When we started working on Ian's nursery, I knew wanted to do something fun and whimsical on his walls. But since we rent, a big painted mural was out of the question--not only would we have to paint over it again when we moved out, but I would hate to put a lot of energy and time into something that we couldn't bring with us. Luckily, there are ways to give […]


A Novel Idea: Woody Book Lamp


You're getting a sneak peek at Ian's nursery today (more pictures to come soon)! But this post is not about the nursery--it's about a lamp. A super awesome lamp. When I was studying industrial design in college, one of my favorite projects was designing a creative piece of lighting. When I saw the Woody book lamp from Apollo Box, I was instantly reminded of that project and wished that this […]

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