Author Archives: Scott

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5 General Rules to Mixing Wood Tones

vintage rug (similar) | dipped stool | sconce | vanity Much like mixing metals, colors, or fabrics, mixing wood tones can be an exercise in subtlety. Variations in tone, grain, finish, and scale should all be considered when tossing different species of wood in a space. After posting about the update to our recently modified media console, weKEEP READING >

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YBH is on Spotify!

modified record storage (similar) | tv console | wall clock Our home is full of music. Pretty much always. While neither Kim or I have a musical bone in our body (with the exception of Kim’s early organ prodigy days; yes, the organ!), we’re both huge fans of music. We bonded over Talking Heads and vintage Aerosmith as friends beforeKEEP READING >

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Finding Your New Favorite Contractor

kitchen renovation: drawer hardware | pendant light | vintage rug (similar) | towel As we begin the adventure of our own first floor bathroom renovation (yes, it’s finally happening!), it got us thinking about how lucky we are to have an amazing general contractor that we trust to work on our home with the same care he would give his own.KEEP READING >

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Repairs, New Hardware + Paint for the French Doors

pendant light | bed frame | jute rug | vintage rug | sectional | door hardware A favorite feature of our little Tree House is the set of French doors that separate our master bedroom from the main living space. Based on what we can determine from an old photo attached to our water utility account (which was actually quite the surprise, we need toKEEP READING >

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Adding Recessed Lighting to Our Studio (+ How Much Does It Cost?)

sectional | desk | desk chairs | navy rug | light | plant pocket Time zones are a funny thing. (This is relevant, I swear!) Kim and I both grew up in Ohio near the western end of the Eastern time zone, which extended bright skies decently into the evening all throughout the winter months. Now that we’re in Chicago, which is near the easternKEEP READING >

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Planning for Our Tree House Corner Banquette

Emily Henderson’s Griffith Park Sunroom  The future dining corner at Tree House is coming! The space that once held a faux brick fireplace surround-slash-wood-stove-combo has since been holding down a rickety plastic folding table and a set of 4 metal chairs – with a lot of, ahem, patina. But now, finally, it’s going to getKEEP READING >