Erline Fringe Rug

Posted 7 June 2019 at 11:16 AM | Comments (0)

This is the 8×10″ rug I just bought for our bedroom. It’s nuLOOM’s Erline Fringe Flatweave Rug in silver. It’s mostly neutral and will work with both our green walls and any style décor we choose.

It’s exciting to finally be at this point in the journey. Buy all the things!

nuLOOM Erline Fringe Flatweave Rug in Silver 8x10"

A Second Room & Board Sofa

Posted 31 May 2019 at 12:38 AM | Comments (0)

The first sofa we ever bought was the Mercer sofa from Room & Board in a pale, cool yellow called “celery.” It was 2003 and we were furnishing our first condo. It took a couple of weeks to be able to sit on it completely, as we were so nervous about ruining our expensive, mature purchase.

At some point they discontinued the Mercer sofa, and it was updated to become the Reese sofa. I didn’t like it as much as the Mercer, but it didn’t matter, because we ended up selling everything and moving overseas, so it was unlikely that we would shop at Room & Board ever again.

Except that we came back. We remodeled a house. And after testing many sofas in person, it became obvious to us that we would have to buy a Room & Board sofa again, as it was the most comfortable, high-quality sofa we have ever had.

So… ironically, we just bought the Reese. Sixteen years later. It’s the circle of life.

The Lake House Renovation: Exterior, Day 32

Posted 22 January 2019 at 7:17 PM | Comments (0)

Well, well, well. We haven’t touched the exterior in a while!

The sconces just outside our bedroom are now in, and they’re one of my favorite updates to the house so far.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Exterior, Renovation Day 32

You can find the Cosmic Wall Sconce at InMod.

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 29

Posted 7 January 2019 at 8:57 PM | Comments (0)

Knobs.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 29

I chose a smallish knob for the cabinets, because I didn’t want to go overboard with sleek bar pulls, like you see on our appliances. These little cylinders are like jewels against the wood grain, and they take turns sparkling as the light outside changes.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 29

They are the Moen Iso Cabinet Knobs (DN0705CH) in chrome. I bought them from Amazon.

The Lake House Renovation: Kids’ Bedroom, Day 15

Posted 1 December 2018 at 2:00 PM | Comments (0)

For the kids’ sputnik ceiling light, we chose another fixture from Practical Props. It’s the Starlight Flush Mount in Satin Brass. They are pretty excited about it.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kids' Bedroom, Renovation Day 15

The Lake House Renovation: Our Bedroom, Day 16

Posted 1 December 2018 at 1:48 PM | Comments (0)

In love with the new ceiling light in our bedroom. I found it on Amazon, and it’s called Holtkoetter 5402 BB 13SW Halogen Ceiling Fixture, Medium, in Brushed Brass with Satin White Glass. Hello, beautiful orb.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Bedroom, Renovation Day 16

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 11

Posted 1 December 2018 at 1:13 PM | Comments (0)

We bought our dining room light fixture on Amazon. If you’re looking for it, it’s called the Sputnik Chandelier 6 Lights Vintage Pendant Chandelier in Brushed Brass from Housen Solutions. There are other configurations, but we’ll start with this and see how we like it.

The Lake House Renovation: Dining Room, Day 11

The Lake House Renovation: Living Room, Day 11

Posted 1 December 2018 at 1:02 PM | Comments (0)

I love the FLOS Smithfield Ceiling Light by Jasper Morrison but can’t afford the $1000 price tag. I found an under-$150 imitation on eBay and I love it. The proportions aren’t as elegant as the FLOS, but the overall effect is pretty close.

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Our Living Room, Renovation Day 11

The Lake House Renovation: Kitchen, Day 25

Posted 1 December 2018 at 12:38 PM | Comments (0)

Electricians are in the house, and things are getting exciting!

1959 Lakeside Ranch House: Kitchen Renovation Day 25

I love the 10-inch Globe Pendant in Satin Brass from Practical Props. I feel good about supporting them, too, since they’re a family-owned business and their fixtures are handmade in the USA.

Anthropologie Collaborates with Farrow & Ball

Posted 19 June 2018 at 10:25 PM | Comments (0)

As of today, you can now shop for Farrow & Ball paints at Anthropologie. You know that if these 132 colors are Anthro-approved, they’re going to be on point. I’m already feeling Pink Ground and Hague Blue (below).

Farrow & Ball Pink Ground Wall Paint Now at Anthropologie

Farrow & Ball Hague Blue Wall Paint Now at Anthropologie

*Images from Domino.com.