Tag Archives: home decor

house reno: basement episode 2

House update: the cabinets were totally disassembled, half my cooking supplies were on the dining room table, the basement was barren and weeds were making their way through the garden, it was complete chaos! OK, drama aside, we’ve got so many things done already on the house. I am so excited seeing it all come together!  So far we’ve… […]

[gold] mirror mirror on the wall

So do you remember when I confessed my love for my Ikea Grundtal mirror here?  When we moved, our bedroom felt way too symmetrical for mirrors above our matching dressers or matching nightstands…too matchy-matchy.  I knew I had to use them somewhere else.  One found an easy home in the basement bathroom.  The other, though, […]

home reno: basement episode 1

As soon as we knew we knew the house was going to be ours, we brought in a contractor to take a look.  There were a few items in the house I knew I just could not deal living with.  Some I could tackle.  For others, it was time to bring in the big [pro] […]

the elusive art of rug layering

Have you ever found what you thought was the perfect thing, until you realized it wasn’t, but you could not let go of it?  I feel like this may be a metaphor for a lot of things in life… But, in this case, I’m talking about an area rug. First, I bought an 8×10 that […]

the “before” house tour

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind, to say the least!  We signed the papers and closed on our dream “starter home,” painted a whole bunch that weekend, packed up the apartment and moved in on Thursday [with the help of my wonderful in-laws], unpacked and organized throughout the next week until my parents […]

house hunt – episode 2

So two Fridays ago I was perusing Redfin when I saw it — an adorable little Cape Cod house with tan siding and a red door.  I thought about it, and sent it to Nick.  Two hours later, he calls me, telling me we need to see a house this weekend because it is adorable. […]

kiss kiss

 Digging some Salvadore Dali, especially his Mae West Lips Sofa.  Lips aren’t only for Valentine’s Day.  Show that pucker some love! kiss kiss by rrislin featuring modern home accessories First image via The Guardian