Category Archives: Lighting


A Mini Gooseneck for the Patio

We had a ‘Brickwarming’ party a couple weeks ago – a name lovingly dubbed by one of our neighbors – and we had every intention of completing two tasks before our friends and family came over to eat, drink and be merry: 1) Paint and stain the patio stairs, and 2) install a patio light above our built-in bench. For everyKEEP READING >


A Night In

A few months ago, Julia asked me to change the way we think about photographing our homes. Let me explain – have you ever noticed that bloggers are always (always!) chasing that daylight? But what if we started pulling out the camera in the evening, after the sun has gone down? By mid-afternoon, I’m already counting down the minutesKEEP READING >


Reviving Our Vintage Sconces in 5 Steps

headboard | marble shelf | pebble pillowcases | cozy dash sheets | mint lumbar | linen duvet | paint A long, long time ago, we picked up a pair of sconces from a pop-up warehouse sale. We set them aside, even noting in this blog post of yore that they’ll eventually make their way into our bedroom – just a pipe dream in 2014! (As ifKEEP READING >


Mixing Metals In the Bathroom (+ a Rejuvenation Giveaway!)

When we first started thinking about the finishes we’d like in our bathroom, we weren’t always on the same page. Scott is a big fan of polished chrome; as he’s said before, that shiny finish is like a pair of your favorite blue jeans – always in style. While I agree, it’s no secret that I love touches of gold andKEEP READING >


A Bedroom Progress Report

For the last week, our life has mostly revolved around one thing: Baseboards. You know I love them so! (HA.) Now that the bedroom is almost checked off the trim-list, there are just 3 rooms left in the whole house that are still in need, but who’s counting? (Ha-HA!) It’s funny the things you learn about yourself as you work on a fixerKEEP READING >


Introducing for the First Time, Outdoor Cheer!

As our house continues to feel more and more like home each year – and not just a construction site where we happen to sleep! – I’ve gradually convinced Kim that decorating for the holidays makes sense. Don’t get me wrong, m’lady loves Christmas like nobody’s business – it’s just that the past twoKEEP READING >