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02.08.21

How to Choose a 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. I actually ordered our sisal rug one shade darker but this arrived and was so pretty that I kept it. And yes, I see you looking at my white chairs …

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02.06.21

The Best Budget-Friendly Blackout Shades for Babies and Toddlers

Babies sleep best in a dark room. The darker the room, the better …

Babies sleep best in a dark room. The darker the room, the better the nap, and like all parents, I like a good nap. I turned our home office into a nursery when we had our second, and needed a way to keep the room dark. I finally came up …

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02.04.21

Sisal Stair Runner Before and After

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.

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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 …

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12.21.20

The Best White Paint Colors

What color are your walls? What white paint do you use? I am asked …

What color are your walls? What white paint do you use? I am asked those questions every week. White paint can be tough and I always recommend putting a swatch up to see how it looks in your home. We use eggshell or semigloss for trim and matte for walls. I …

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12.20.20

The Best Window Treatments For a Sunroom

When we found out we were expecting our second baby, I converted our …

When we found out we were expecting our second baby, I converted our third bedroom from an office to a nursery. But I still work from home and needed a workspace, so I turned our sunroom (which was honestly more like a storage room) into a sunroom and office. The …

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12.19.20

Our Family Room Triptych Gallery Wall

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 …

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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, …

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09.08.20

Bedroom Design Ideas

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 …

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09.06.20

A Soft Pink Girls Nursery

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 …

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05.04.20

My Favorite Woven Decor from Serena and Lily

Growing up in California might have played a role in my love all …

Growing up in California might have played a role in my love all things white, woven, cane, and linen. It makes home feel more like…home. As you all know, Serena and Lily has been one of my favorite brands for forever and their pieces very much reflect that cozy, coastal …

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05.01.20

My Search for a Soft Jute Rug

Natural fiber area rugs are such a beautiful, timeless, and affordable way to …

Natural fiber area rugs are such a beautiful, timeless, and affordable way to update a room. I love the look of jute and sisal rugs, and when it comes to natural fiber rugs, there are a variety of styles to choose from. They look beautiful and from my experience, hold …

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04.16.20

100+ Outdoor Furniture and Decor Essentials

Those warmer days are slowly starting to grace us with their presence, and …

Those warmer days are slowly starting to grace us with their presence, and we’ve been able to spend some time on our patio. It’s been glorious, and even though snow is in the forecast (ugh) next week’s forecast is looking beautiful. I’ve been getting into gardening and hope this post …

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04.03.20

What to Buy From the Studio McGee Target Threshold Collection

The Studio McGee Target Collaboration launches tomorrow! The pieces are beautiful, warm, and …

The Studio McGee Target Collaboration launches tomorrow! The pieces are beautiful, warm, and (of course) budget-friendly. Quite a few look like they came from some higher-end decor brands that I really love. In an effort to save you some time scouring the site, and missing out on what might sell …

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02.29.20

Two Nursery Trends I Love

Now that we’ve been in our house almost two years and have a …

Now that we’ve been in our house almost two years and have a second baby on the way, I am determined to get this house finished so we can enjoy our home with our two little girls (!!) for a few years. I recently shared an update on the living …

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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 when 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. So I started choosing …

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02.03.20

Budget Apartment Living Room Ideas

Are you in the process of decorating your first home or looking for …

Are you in the process of decorating your first home or looking for that perfect piece of furniture to finish a space? Finding the a timeless, cozy, and “just right” piece of furniture is…not easy. I’ve been struggling with finding the right pieces for my own living room but it’s …

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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 …

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11.01.19

Anecdote is Live and these are my Favorite Items in the Shop

We opened the doors to Anecdote a few weeks ago and I am …

We opened the doors to Anecdote a few weeks ago and I am excited to announce that our website is LIVE! I can’t believe that everyone (in the US) can now shop at shopanecdote.com! This is a project I can’t take that much credit for since the team has been …

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10.06.19

Black and White Bathroom Decor Ideas

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 a lot of paint, lighting, and window treatments, but the bathrooms needed a little work. They were technically “finished” but we love interiors and …

Baby and Kids

09.18.19

Baby Girl Nursery Ideas

It wasn’t until after one year of motherhood that Margot’s nursery was finally …

It wasn’t until after one year of motherhood that Margot’s nursery was finally done. Since the first year was pretty crazy, rooms were mostly finished but the focus was just not on design. But I finally did it, and adding wallpaper and window treatments completely transformed the space. Every few …