Baby & Toddler

05.29.21

My Plans for Margot’s Big Girl Room

After a successful transition into a toddler bed and with Margot’s third birthday …

After a successful transition into a toddler bed and with Margot’s third birthday around the corner, the time felt right to make the transition to a big girl bed. I won’t be making too many changes, but we’ll say farewell to her crib, daybed, and glider, making some space for …

Home

05.21.21

Our Woven Nursery Shades and Curtains

I get a lot of questions about the shades and curtains in the …

I get a lot of questions about the shades and curtains in the girls’ rooms. Our shades and curtains are by Hunter Douglas (I’ll share the exact details below). This is my first experience with custom drapery and it really makes such a big difference.  I chose the Provenance Woven …

My Home

05.10.21

Our Bathroom and The Softest Bath Towels (That Actually Stay Soft)

  Years and years ago, I remember reading that nice towels were the …

  Years and years ago, I remember reading that nice towels were the first thing Oprah splurged on, and I couldn’t help but think how nice nice towels are. There are few simple pleasures better than getting out of a hot shower and grabbing a soft, cozy bath towel. I …

Organization

04.13.21

How I Organized My Small, Seasonal Closet

When we first saw our house, the closets weren’t exactly what I had …

When we first saw our house, the closets weren’t exactly what I had in mind. I thought we’d end up with something a little bigger but loved our house and figured we could make it work, and we did. I’ve come to love my little closet – being able to …

Baby & Toddler

02.18.21

Our Parisian Playroom Wallpaper

Our basement playroom saw a lot of changes since we bought our home …

Our basement playroom saw a lot of changes since we bought our home almost three years ago. Paint, flooring, stair railing and a runner, and eventually, the most magical Parisian wallpaper. The room was really sweet but needed some whimsy, and I’m so happy with how it turned out. Margot …

Home

02.16.21

Our Budget Friendly, Indoor/Outdoor, Striped Stair Runner

Once our basement floors were installed, making the stairs safer was priority. We …

Once our basement floors were installed, making the stairs safer was priority. We knew we needed traction and some padding for our growing family. Safety first, right? If you’re handy, you could definitely install this yourself. We would have tried but our contractor was already working on our house, so …

Home

02.14.21

Converting our Staircase Into a Pantry

We’ve been isolating at home for almost an entire year. I like an organized …

We’ve been isolating at home for almost an entire year. I like an organized home when things are normal, so since we’re always home, it’s something that impacts my life every day. It all started with some IKEA bins and took off from there. Purging closets, drawer dividers, toy bags, craft …

Home

02.08.21

Our Dining Room & Choosing The Right Vintage Rug

Buddy had an accident on our beautiful sisal rug which was a little …

Buddy had an accident on our beautiful sisal rug which was a little too light for our baby and toddler. And yes, I see you looking at my white chairs and will get to those in a moment. This room opens into the kitchen so it’s not a formal dining …

Home

02.04.21

Our Sisal Stair Runner

I love the look of a stair runner, and how it adds warmth …

I love the look of a stair runner, and how it adds warmth to an otherwise plain (and slippery) staircase. As much as I love design, this choice was actually one that came down to function. When Margot was a baby, I slipped going up the stairs while holding her.

My Home

12.27.20

How to Style a Fireplace Mantel

When we began the search for our home, a fireplace was a must.

When we began the search for our home, a fireplace was a must. A mantel is the heart of a room, especially in those cold months when you’re cozied up by the fire. Ours looked good enough but didn’t feel done, so I moved a couple things around the house …

My Home

12.19.20

Our Basement Family Room Triptych Gallery Wall and Rug

When we moved into our house, we planned on turning the basement into …

When we moved into our house, we planned on turning the basement into a family room and playroom. Since it’s a smaller home (just under 2000 square feet) and only has a living room on the main floor, we wanted place for family movie nights, and spot to hang out …

My Home

09.29.20

My Home Office and Sunroom

The french doors off our living room lead to the most charming little …

The french doors off our living room lead to the most charming little sunroom – a room that I had big plans for when we moved into our home over two years ago. Until a few weeks ago, the view through those doors was…not good. Life got in the way, …

My Home

09.08.20

House Update: Our Bedroom

Over two years after moving into our home, our bedroom is finally (almost) …

Over two years after moving into our home, our bedroom is finally (almost) done. I was very pregnant with Margot when we moved into this house and between work, motherhood, construction delays, and COVID, finishing each room has taken longer than planned. Right now, getting Margot through treatment and caring …

My Home

09.06.20

Margot’s Nursery and Vintage Oil Painting

When I first found out I was having a girl, I remember writing …

When I first found out I was having a girl, I remember writing something about how she wouldn’t wear pink. A touch of blush here and there? Sure. But pink? Nope. Then a perfectly pink-hued rug vintage rug turned this space into a sweet, soft, pink nursery. Naturally, I was given …

Home

05.04.20

Staying Home: All Things Woven

The days are getting longer and sunnier, and we’re spending almost all of …

The days are getting longer and sunnier, and we’re spending almost all of our time at home. Most of our isolation has been spent in our bright (and now open – space to play!) living room and on our patio. And now that our bedroom is finally coming together, we …

Home

02.21.20

Warming up Our Living Room

If you saw our living room six months ago, you would have thought …

If you saw our living room six months ago, you would have thought it was mostly done. And it was, but then my husband and I became partners at Anecdote and not incorporating pieces from our store in our home didn’t make any sense to us. I started choosing pieces from …

Home

02.11.20

How to Arrange a Stairway Gallery Wall

This is probably the least technical and potentially least-helpful “how to” post that …

This is probably the least technical and potentially least-helpful “how to” post that will ever be written, but I think it might help those of you who like me, want to hang an “imperfect” gallery wall. Gallery walls can be a little daunting but they really don’t have to be …

Home

01.13.20

My Home Office and Guest Room

When I work from home, I spend my days in my home office/guest …

When I work from home, I spend my days in my home office/guest room. It’s the 3rd bedroom in our home right next to Margot’s room. This room cozy, quiet, and gets good light and I’ve loved working here, but in the coming months, I’m going to turn it into …

My Home

10.06.19

A Black and White Floral Bathroom

When we bought our house, there were some updates we wanted to make …

When we bought our house, there were some updates we wanted to make so it would feel more like our home. It mostly came down to paint, lighting, and window treatments, but the bathrooms needed a little work. They were technically “finished” but we love interiors (so much that we’re …

Family

08.28.19

Our Basement Playroom Before and After

Now that we’ve been in our house for over a year, it’s time …

Now that we’ve been in our house for over a year, it’s time to start sharing more of it! When we moved into our house, we planned on making the basement a space that felt like an extension of our home, and the part I was most excited about was …