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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 back in. It’s inescapable – albeit, in smaller quantities. Case in point: Just yesterday, my one task at the hardware store was to buy a can of flat black spray paint. But as I grabbed that can and walked away, a lavender lid caught my eye. And then I saw a can labeled ‘ballet slipper’, and 30 minutes later, Scott came to find me holding a can of pink, purple and blue. Oh, and black; I still had the black. (For what it’s worth, we left with only the black can. I got scared.)

sectional | sconce | coffee table | throw | red pillow

But! I digress. Lately, my color obsession has been deep shades of red. Red! Plum, wine, burgundy, oxblood and sometimes poppy! Who is this Kim? Are we – like, the collective we – over the white obsession yet? We recently tossed this color grid blanket onto our sectional, and we thought, yes. Yes, we are burgundy people. (And then, of course, there’s our rental living room makeover we shared this week, below!)

What color have you been loving lately that surprises you?

A rental living room gets a makeover with Article furniture | Love where you live now! | via Yellow Brick Home
sectional | pillows | end table | rugbookcase | pendant light

What Else?

These alphabet books make me misty in the best way.

Can one really own too many striped pocket tees? This one’s in my cart.

Drew Barrymore’s new home decor line leans a bit too boho for me, but this huge mirror gets a big thumbs up!

When I shared the below photo in a Story, I received so many questions about my shoes! I recently picked up a pair of Allbirds Tree Runners in chalk, and I’ve barely taken them off since. They are, hands down, the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn – even straight from the box! I returned a pair of the Wool Runners in marinara, because they were just a bit too snug (which was a bummer because I loved the color so, so much). PS: Lucy is wearing Softstars! My Allbirds and her Softstars are also on our big list of ethical clothing brands.

Where, oh where, can we put this bench? It’s too cute, I almost can’t deal.

Is it June 9th yet? OMG, Meryl!

Daniel’s closet makeover is so cute and serves as proof that he should win Best Dressed.

We started our first floor bathroom renovation – the very last untouched room in this house! We’re looking forward to sharing our mood board with you, but we’ve already hit our first snag. Our contractor noticed a small leak and too-small pipes, and they ended up having to replace the last remaining bits of old, pre-PVC pipe. I clearly have no idea what I’m talking about, but what I do know is that for the first time in 130+ years, this lovely lady of a home finally has all modern plumbing! So despite the unexpected check we had to write, that’s something to celebrate, right? Also, we have no floors. (It escalated quite quickly!)

Scott purchased his first home in Cincinnati right out of college, and his mortgage was maybe $500 a month? It was an adorable house, too! So when I read this article, I thought yes to all – with an asterisk on #3. *All things in moderation.

Thank you for sharing in the excitement of our new home! ICYMI, we shared on Stories a sneak peek into a two flat we closed on this past Tuesday. It has been a whirlwind leading up to this point, and sometimes we still can’t believe we made it. Phew! Even still, the real work begins right this very second! We saved some slides in our highlights, but we’ll be giving you a proper tour soon! (Below, a photo in one of my favorite rooms in the house, in my favorite black jeans.)

Have a happy weekend, everyone! Our only plans – aside from mopping up drywall dust during a Lucy nap – are to dine al fresco (rain, rain, stay away!), have cocktails with the neighbors and hang out with my mom and dad (they’re coming in from Pittsburgh!). What are you up to?

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  • Mel4.26.19 - 8:51 AM

    While I have loathed red my entire life for inexplicable reasons (for real I have no idea why) I do admit I like it in your space.  My new color: pink!  I’ve long disliked it but my 2 1/2 year old is obsessed and it’s slowly creeped into my wardrobe, my husbands wardrobe, our decor.  I recently painted her closet door blush pink and it’s now my favorite thing in the house!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel4.26.19 - 12:22 PM

    FYI the link for the striped pocket tee is wrong.ReplyCancel

  • lak4.26.19 - 8:25 PM

    I am currently having the inside of my home painted, every room, built ins placed in the closets, and a mudroom transformed from previous front hall closet, I am overwhelmed and not even doing the work.  Love your blog and all the photos and ideas you generate.ReplyCancel

  • Val4.27.19 - 5:08 AM

    Congrats on the new home purchase! As a daily reader of your blog, I was stumped by the two flat home. Two flat? I do what we all do these days and many articles later, I have an understanding. How different the terms from NJ to Chicago! ?ReplyCancel

    • Kim4.27.19 - 8:32 AM

      Thank you! I thought two flat was a common term, but Scott had to tell me it wasn’t. ? We’ll be explaining more about it in upcoming posts!ReplyCancel

  • Kim4.27.19 - 8:58 AM

    Can’t wait to see you work your magic on the 2 flat! Exciting!ReplyCancel

  • lORi4.27.19 - 12:08 PM

    MY new color obsessions are the palest pink and very pale lavender. Who i s this person  that likes pastels?  on  another note what happened to Lucy’s eye?ReplyCancel

    • Kim4.27.19 - 1:22 PM

      Lavender sneaks its way into our home, too! :) Lucy is just strengthening a weak eye.ReplyCancel

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