Freestyle Friday

 A lot happened this week. We finished shiplapping our basement ceiling. A brick wall was installed. We picked up some rustic beams for our bar. We finalized our cabinet designs, and our guest bedroom has been sailing along. This weekend we are taking a break from design, unless I get swept into West Elm’s awesome sale… West Elm is having their Friends+Family sale, meaning everything (including sale items!) is an additional 20% off with the code FREESHIP20. They are having a bunch of other sales, so you can stack the 20% off coupon on top of already marked down items to get amazing deals. Shop my picks below (All on sale even without the discount code!) <br /> What do you… Read More

A Preview of the Guest Bedroom Bunkbeds

Our guest bedroom may be a problem. I think I’m going to have a hard time getting E to sleep in her own room after it’s complete. She is already talking about climbing the bunk bed and loves running into the tiny room under the stairs. It’s the bedroom of sleepover dreams! Before I get to the progress pictures, here is a refresher of our inspiration. Unlike our bar, the dimensions of the room in the inspiration picture are very close to our rooms. Even the window is in the same place.  Daren really has a thing for bunk beds so he is just as pumped as E. He’d like to have enough kids to have to put bunk beds… Read More

The Process of Designing Our Basement Bar + The Final Design

Since we do a lot of DIY and show off our work, people assume the design process and making decisions is easy for us. That is definitely not the case. I have said this before and I’ll say it again – decisions are hard! The struggle is real! We suffer from design indecisiveness with the best of them. Just ask the contractor working on our basement! Sorry Jason!   With Pinterest, Houzz and Instagram it can be easy to get a wee bit over inspired. I see dozens of pictures, if not more, of rooms I would love to transplant into my own house everyday. When it comes to designing a room, it can be hard for us to focus on one style.… Read More

Freestyle Friday

I’m hoping my weekend will be like this picture. Calm, sunny and clean. In all likelihood, it will be chaotic, sunny and messy. One out of three ain’t bad, right?!? Shop the Look <br />This week has been hectic to say the least, so I’m going to get right to the point. The art in the photo above is by the talented Linda Donohue. Check out her Etsy page here. Shop the Look <br />Nordstrom is having a Summer Clearance Sale. Save up to 40% on Clothing, Shoes, Accessories and Home Items for Men, Women & Kids through September 11. FREE Shipping. FREE Returns. Hugo Boss has suits marked way down (50%!) You can find a similar suit to the one Daren is… Read More