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Lucy’s Room Color Reveal!

Lucy’s bedroom is PURPLE! We’re sharing how we decided on the perfect shade to suit her personality: Mellow Mauve (1004-7C) from Valspar. Lucy’s room is PURPLE! My neutral-loving heart is already finding this space to be creatively challenging, and I mean that in the very best way. The more Lucy requests – pink! purple! shiny! […] Take me to Lucy’s...

Why We’re Moving Our HVAC Closet to Completely Change the Layout of Our Kitchen

Today we’re talking through a mechanical closet shift that will make a massive difference in the way we’re able to utilize the space in our kitchen. As long as we’ve owned our primary home in Chicago, there’s been an elephant in the room, specifically, in our kitchen. In the corner, sharing a wall with the […] Take me to Why We’re Moving Our HVAC Closet...

Have a Wall? Make a Mudroom!

This post is sponsored by AllModern. Earlier this month, while the Kalvakotas were out of town, Scott and I snuck into their home and whipped up a mudroom to surprise them with! The ‘mudroom’ was created by their back door, which is the door they use the most to come and go. We knew it […] Take me to Have a Wall? Make a Mudroom!

How We Created An L-Shaped Sideboard and Gained An Entirely New Room

This is how we created a large L-shaped sideboard using two separate pieces of furniture – and gained an entirely new room in the process. When we first started helping our friends, Nithin and Rachel Kalvakota, turn their home into a reflection of them, their biggest concern was the open concept layout. In Chicago, open […] Take me to How We Created...

Let’s Organize Together

Let’s kick off a week of fine tuning the systems in our home! Keep reading to see the schedule, and let’s do this together. What does The Year of EVOLVE mean to us? It means embracing growth – pleasant or otherwise. It means looking a problem in the face and asking ourselves how to solve […] Take me to Let’s Organize Together

Kicking Off Lucy’s Purple + Pink Unicorn Bedroom

Lucy turns 4 today, and we’re celebrating by kicking off the design of her purple and pink unicorn big girl bedroom! This is how we’re making it happen. As I sat down to officially kick off Lucy’s Big Girl Bedroom – AKA the ‘Pink and Purple Unicorn Room!’ – I had an urge to re-read […] Take me to Kicking Off Lucy’s Purple + Pink Unicorn Bedroom

Our Goals for 2022!

Happy New Year! Happy new year to you! It turns out that the weirdness of 2020 trickled much farther into 2021 than any of us would have liked, didn’t it? Luckily, we were able to get back to some semblance of a new normal. Lucy settled nicely into her half-day Pre K program and we […] Take me to Our Goals for 2022!

2021, the Year of the Pause

The Year of the Pause At the start of this year, we promised ourselves that our word for 2021 would be pause. I hesitate to even bring 2020 into this conversation, but I’d be remiss not to acknowledge that our 2021 Word of the Year was a result of the unsettling year before it. This […] Take me to 2021, the Year of the Pause

A Big Kalvakota Project Update

We introduced the Kalvakota Project in September, and it’s taken every bit of these last few months to make a decent dent in the makeover. Between supply chain issues (how tired are we of that phrase, really?!) and sometimes-decision-paralysis, we’re chugging along, slowly but surely. My hope is that you will find this makeover relatable, […] Take...

The Weekender: A Visit to Vermont + Quick Ship Gifts

Our First Visit to Vermont! Over the weekend, Scott and I visited Vermont for our first time! We were there with a group of incredible creators to engage with and learn more about Delta Faucet – and see Delta fixtures installed in the HGTV Dream Home in Vermont. The former fueled my soul; I haven’t […] Take me to The Weekender: A Visit to Vermont +...

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