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New obsession: Bali Natural Shades

Other than room service, what do you think is one of the nicest things about sleeping in a hotel room? My hubby and I love the darkness.. You see, the master bedroom in our house has three awesome windows that let in so much beautiful light. While I love nothing more than a bright and […]


Changing the view for a special cause

Scott and I spent the majority of our summer volunteering for a cause that always has been near and dear to our hearts—pet rescue. When Chicago-based dog rescue One Tail at a Time asked us if we could help with the design of their new Adoption Center, we couldn’t say “yes!” fast enough! With four […]

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Before & After: Bachelor pad bedroom

We’re back for another installment in the bachelor pad redesign that I completed this summer. I continued into the bedroom with the same goals and theme I had for the downstairs: add more colors to an all-gray palette, and softness, dimension, and style to this bachelor’s pad. It’s really easy for bedrooms to be too […]


Color crush: Purple and gold

It’s funny that I’m doing this palette as my “color crush,” because when I was considering different colleges to go to, I almost didn’t choose the University of Washington because I thought purple and gold was just the worrrrsssst. I know, that’s the dumbest reason to base an important decision on—and, in the end, I […]

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Before & After: Bachelor pad kitchen redesign with sliding panels

We’re back today with more photos from my bachelor pad redesign project! You can read about our decision making about what blinds and shades to go with here. Today we’re moving on to the kitchen, which was a hard room to change. Since it isn’t an eat-in kitchen, we kept it really natural, neutral, and […]


Cellular 101: The many shades of cellular

Bali Cellular Shades have a wide appeal—some customers love how they manage the light, some are drawn to their uber-effective insulation, and others just love their crisp, stylish folds, available in a huge selection of colors and patterns. Triple Your Benefits with Cellular Shades The truth is, cellular shades offer a trifecta of great qualities. […]


Black fringe for drama and flair: Using curtains to revitalize your space

There are certain rooms in our home (and I assume most peoples’ homes) that inevitably get put on the back burner, design-wise. For us, this is the studio; the place where I write, paint, and create, day in and day out. That’s not to say it hasn’t come a long way since we moved in; […]

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Taking the plunge with bold window treatments! Blue Roman shades reveal.

Awhile back I chatted with y’all about taking the plunge with bold colors! We were super hesitant to add in a bold color with window treatments. My hubby and I always default to whites, grays, and other neutrals. Bold colors? Well that’s for something tiny and easily replaceable, you know—like a pillow! Ha. With our […]

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The finishing touch in our office: Natural shades

Have you ever worked really hard on giving a room a makeover, only to realize in the end that a key element was missing? That’s what happened with our home office. While I personally don’t spend a ton of time in there, my husband does! He loved the room once we gave it a makeover, […]