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How To DIY (Pink!) Board and Batten

How To DIY (Pink!) Board and Batten

The first floor bathroom renovation is one step closer to completion! Plumbing, electrical and floor plan upgrades are all complete. Our contractor also recently completed tile work and paint and handed the project over to us to wrap up the final...
general decoration - 2019-05-21 19:22:23
A Nostalgic (+ Easy!) Silhouette Project

A Nostalgic (+ Easy!) Silhouette Project

This project was so quick and satisfying, a welcome creative break in the midst of renovation. I first mentioned in this post that we were thinking of adding a framed silhouette of Lucy to our bathroom renovation, and we did it! Well, kind of. I...
general decoration - 2019-05-20 19:20:50
Vlog: Yellow Brick Home IRL with Chris Loves Julia + Young House Love!

Vlog: Yellow Brick Home IRL with Chris Loves Julia + Young House Love!

There?s never enough time when your cross-country friends come to visit, but we squeezed in as much fun as we could in 3 days! In this vlog, we?re sharing a real life slice from our Chicago vacation with Chris and Julia Marcum (Chris Loves Julia)...
general decoration - 2019-05-16 19:21:59


A Niche, a Transom and a Plumbing Stack

A Niche, a Transom and a Plumbing Stack

It?s been a whirlwind couple of weeks ? in the best way! Our first floor bathroom was finally demolished, Kim?s parents visited for 8 days, and we hosted a fun and packed few days for our friends in town. So admittedly, the timing of this bathroom...
general decoration - 2019-05-14 19:19:02
Answering All Your Two Flat Questions!

Answering All Your Two Flat Questions!

Last week, we opened up a big can of worms and gave a video tour of our newly-purchased two flat. Thank you all for your enthusiasm as we shared our news! We?ve received some great questions about the project between the vlog and Stories, and today...
general decoration - 2019-05-13 19:20:50
The Weekender: A Photo Shoot, City Swapping and a Note on Infertility

The Weekender: A Photo Shoot, City Swapping and a Note on Infertility

Happy Friday! It?s been a funny week with (mostly) ups and (just a few) downs, but we made it. First, we can?t thank you enough for all of your messages of support for The Two Flat! Mid-week, our site crashed and we had to do a full restore of the...
general decoration - 2019-05-10 19:16:37
How We Decided On a Black, White + Pink Bathroom

How We Decided On a Black, White + Pink Bathroom

This post is in partnership with Lowe?s. The plastic is down! If you?ve also lived in your home during the course of any renovation ? big or small ? you know that feeling of relief, right" For the last two and a half weeks over the course of...
general decoration - 2019-05-09 19:22:55
Vlog: Welcome to The Two Flat!

Vlog: Welcome to The Two Flat!

We bought a Two Flat! We?ve been bursting to share this news with you ??????for weeks, but let?s be real, we?ve been spoiling the surprise on Instagram since the day we closed. As an investment in our future selves, it?s been a dream of ours to...
general decoration - 2019-05-07 19:17:35


The Evolution of our Whole Home Audio System

The Evolution of our Whole Home Audio System

The options for seamless (and even wireless!) home audio have never been more plentiful or more beautifully designed. We?ve been adding to our audio system since we first moved into our Chicago home and love the fact that we?ve been able to build...
general decoration - 2019-05-06 19:15:49
The Bathroom Renovation: Plans + Progress

The Bathroom Renovation: Plans + Progress

The first floor bathroom is finally underway! We?ve been in our Chicago home nearly 6 years and the last ?untouched? room in the house is in the midst of being renovated. Our contractors are hard at work, and they?ve made made a ton of progress...
general decoration - 2019-05-01 19:21:44
Dreamy Trees In the Sleeping Loft

Dreamy Trees In the Sleeping Loft

This post is in partnership with Homes.com. We couldn?t be more excited to share with you the wallpapered sleeping loft at Tree House! The journey to get here has felt long, hasn?t it" We were ???????so sure we were going to use a paper ? any...
general decoration - 2019-04-29 19:28:30
The Weekender + Sneak Peeks

The Weekender + Sneak Peeks

Over the years, you?ve probably noticed a shift in our style where neutral tones have taken over our living spaces. (You know, like that time we nixed our navy sofa for a cream sectional.) But nevertheless, color has always found a way to creep...
general decoration - 2019-04-26 19:17:17
A Rental Living Room Gets a Makeover!

A Rental Living Room Gets a Makeover!

This post is in partnership with Article. Enter to win a $1,000 Article shopping spree at the end of this post! Love where you live now. Essentially, that?s the backbone of this blog. Whether you own, rent, travel, live alone or with a partner or a...
general decoration - 2019-04-24 19:28:40


How Did Our Rental Decisions Hold Up More Than One Year Later"

How Did Our Rental Decisions Hold Up More Than One Year Later"

Roughly a year and a half ago, we completed a full renovation of the garden unit apartment in the basement of our home. Do you remember where we started" Back then, the unit was a little darker and a little colder than what we would have...
general decoration - 2019-04-23 19:39:39
Our 30 Spring Essentials + How We Get Ready for the Season

Our 30 Spring Essentials + How We Get Ready for the Season

It?s spring, it?s spring! (Kind of.) Chicago has felt a string of 70-degree days, although lest we get too excited, there was also a mini blizzard this past weekend. Even still, it?s so close. Thisclose. Can you feel it" Every year, Scott and I...
general decoration - 2019-04-19 19:17:18
The New Modern Railing for Our Sleeping Loft

The New Modern Railing for Our Sleeping Loft

The new custom fabricated sleeping loft railing is in! And it has a gate that latches! And it?s paired with new handrails on the retractable ladder! And it?s all safe and sturdy and beautiful! If it?s not immediately apparent, we?re thrilled with...
general decoration - 2019-04-17 19:22:09
A Whole New Look, Who Dis"

A Whole New Look, Who Dis"

Happy New Blog Week to us! Man, this has been a long time coming, and we thank all of you so much for bearing with us over the last handful of months while we worked on changes behind the scenes (and simultaneously caused countless glitches that...
general decoration - 2019-04-16 19:25:48
How to Make Your Own Rope Swing

How to Make Your Own Rope Swing

Is there anything more indicative of summertime relaxation than gliding along lazily on a swing" We don?t think so! When we were given the opportunity to help our friends Josh and Liz with their their rooftop deck makeover, we couldn?t shake...
general decoration - 2019-04-15 19:18:15
A Flash Sale for Charity Recap + a Big Thank You!

A Flash Sale for Charity Recap + a Big Thank You!

All photos in this post were taken by the talented Daniel Peter. First, a heartfelt thank you. After many sleepless nights, we, along with Nicole and Kyla, hosted our very first Flash Sale for Charity this past Saturday! But seriously, Scott and I...
general decoration - 2019-04-12 19:20:56
The Rooftop Pergola Reveal!

The Rooftop Pergola Reveal!

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. When we last talked about Project Pergola, we left you with a rooftop deck that went from bare to pow! As a refresher, we’ve been working with our friends Josh and Liz to give their upper deck a...
general decoration - 2019-04-10 19:20:24
Custom Drapery + Shades = Handsome Efficiency

Custom Drapery + Shades = Handsome Efficiency

This post is in partnership with Bali Blinds. Hanging curtains high and wide is a design trick loved by many to make a space feel larger, and we’re no exception! Curtains can make all the difference – whether they’re adding a...
general decoration - 2019-04-08 19:21:21
Our Hidden Lighting Solution for the Sleeping Loft

Our Hidden Lighting Solution for the Sleeping Loft

check sheets | sconce | vintage rug (similar) | wool rug | bookcase | art | night light The pitched beadboard ceiling is one of the most charming aspects of our sleeping loft, and we’ve said this before (and I’ll say it again!), but...
general decoration - 2019-04-02 19:19:59
Let?s Build a Pergola!

Let?s Build a Pergola!

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. Here in Chicago, real estate can come at a pretty significant premium. A typical residential lot is long and narrow, usually measuring in at 25′ wide by 125′ long. This slightly cramped footprint...
general decoration - 2019-03-29 19:19:34
Vlog: A (Personal) Q+A, Part II of II

Vlog: A (Personal) Q+A, Part II of II

? In case you missed it, here’s part I of this II part Q+A. Thank you for following along! In this vlog, we’re answering all the questions you’ve asked about our family, pets and life – the personal side of things. We...
general decoration - 2019-03-28 19:18:33
Would You Change the Layout of Your Home"

Would You Change the Layout of Your Home"

sconce | pillow | stool | floating vanity | grey rug Have you or would you change the layout of your home" Moving, removing, or adding walls within a home can seem like a daunting task at first, especially if you’ve never been through...
general decoration - 2019-03-26 19:18:06
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