in defense of open shelving + styling tips

  I’ve gotten a lot of questions and comments about our new open shelving in the kitchen. Many people have called us brave to replace a whole wall of cabinetry with a collective 17 feet of reclaimed wood. “What about all of the dusting?!?” “But you can’t just close the cabinet door and forget about it!” We knewContinue reading “in defense of open shelving + styling tips”

friday faves: paint it gold

  When we were building our addition and picking out hardware, our contractor said “brass is deader than disco.” BUT… I think brass and tones of gold can be wildly versitile as long as they’re done well. Picking the right shapes, tones and pieces is key to not having it come off dated. Gold and brass are havingContinue reading “friday faves: paint it gold”

fifty shades of grayish blue

Throughout our home, it’s clear that we love gray in all it’s forms: neutral greige, barely there gray, moody charcoal, glossy graphite. I like to play with pops of color in home accents and the occasional bold paint choice, but the one color that makes an appearance in almost every room is some shade ofContinue reading “fifty shades of grayish blue”

the case for herringbone tile

Time for the fun part of our mudroom addition project! With the bones of the room in place, the pretty things started to come together. First up: FLOORING! Knowing that this room is going to be all about function, I wanted to make some kind of a statement with the floor. The walls are largelyContinue reading “the case for herringbone tile”