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I hadn't had much sleep...in months. Groggy, bordering on delirious, I was straightening up the house and found myself standing in the middle of the living room frozen, staring down at the small, fluffy toy in my hand. What was that? Does that belong to the cat...or the baby? My weary brain couldn't solve this seemingly simple problem so I tossed it aside for another day. Since that time the mental fog of new parenthood has lifted, but occasional confusion between pet and baby toys has remained. Think I'm being ridiculous? Okay, smarty pants, try for yourself.
When Chelsea came across this vintage dresser, she knew right away that it was destined to become a fixture in her home. The dresser was in rough shape but after a little bit of rehab and a lot of wood putty, she's proud to show off her creation.
Our September Design Evening took place in London at Design Junction. 10 of the UK's best up-and-coming designers, as suggested by our readers, presented to a sold out crowd. Learn the story behind And Then Design's beautiful furniture designed and made in the UK, and watch the site for upcoming Design Evening details...
Diving into a Terry John Woods' book is akin to entering into really great gallery or boutique - its an all encompassing visual experience and an immersion into a singular look that's the result of a strong perspective and eye for detail. Like his books that have come before, New Farmhouse Style and Summer House, the latest makes this definitely-a-city-girl pine a little for the (country) road not taken...
Name: Birdie Location: Shenandoah Valley, VA Room Size: 10 x 12
Growing up in Russia, Tatiana was surrounded by bright, airy spaces where linens, pictures, and toys provided color and warmth to the space. When she got pregnant she knew that she wanted a similar look for her baby's nursery. She combined clean, white walls with black and white accessories, and cozy vintage touches to create the perfect space for her little girl.
Name: Meg and Josh Type of Project: Mudroom/Breakfast Nook remodel Location: Chinook, Washington Type of building: Single-Family Home, 1,000 square feet
The Renovation Diaries are a collaboration with our community in which we feature your step by step renovation progress and provide monetary support towards getting it done in style. See all of our Reno Diaries here.
Josh wasn't about to put our house in jeopardy and attempt to wire a new electrical panel box — we left that to the pros — but he did take it upon himself to wire new outlets, lighting fixtures and our work shed. Armed with our go-to electrical handbook, The Complete Guide to Wiring by Black & Decker, and the internet, he wired three new outlets and three lighting switches for three sconce lights, one recessed light and one pendant light.