Dining Al Fresco
We barely recognized our own Tree House when we pulled up to it one short week ago – we have a front porch! We spent the next few days photographing multiple upcoming projects (like the new exterior, more on that soon!) and having family dance parties up and down the porch, running circles from the front to the side and back again. We had morning coffee and snack time at our outdoor table, took breaks on the built-in benches and…
oh, wait, let’s talk about that outdoor table! We teamed up with our longtime partners, Article, to create a family friendly space. We added the Teaka dining table to our side porch, pulling it up alongside the freshly completed bench seating. The table is a beast – it’s solid and ‘hunky’ (you know I couldn’t resist) – and we love how teak naturally silvers over time. And if that’s not your thing, did you know that teak can be rubbed down with oil to bring back the warm finish?
We paired the table with these chairs, which have juuust enough give to keep them comfortable and slightly bouncy, if you know what I mean? It’s an incredible and humbling feeling to see this entirely new room take shape – a room to dine al fresco, feel the warm sun, listen for the birds (so. many. birds!) and, yes, have a family dance party if the mood strikes.
This bathmat is a breath of fresh air in a world of less-than-cute mats. Plus, it’s washable and comes in two sizes!
I couldn’t believe it when I saw this sconce on Amazon! It’s a dead ringer for our beloved sleeping loft sconces (below), but at a third of the cost.
Also, you guys went nuts over this budget outdoor sconce in my Stories this week, and for good reason! It’s surprisingly substantial and somehow $50 (sometimes less!). I paired them with these skinny Edison bulbs, and I’ll be sharing the full refresh soon!
We love Public Goods for their clean design and high quality products (at unbeatable prices), so I was excited to try their candles! We keep a stash of these pint-sized jars in our studio, and we can’t stop burning this scent. Psst: Use promo code YELLOWBRICKHOME for 25% off your first order!
The cutest bottle brush trees I ever did see.
The Sweet Beast bought a cabin (chalet?), and I am here for it! Those windows! That roof!
This IKEA BESTA makeover is so, so chic and looks like a million bucks.
We’re currently in Austin this week! We’re here for work, with the majority of our days being inside the great (chilly) indoors. The dress code is dressy casual but comfortable (like jeans and a blouse), so of course I spent the evening before our trip in a full blown panic over what to wear. Typical Kim. Here’s a handful of pieces I’ve pieces I’ve packed to mix and match (including this comfy top for the flight!), if you’d like to see:
1. glove boot | 2. skinny button-fly | 3. mock neck tank | 4. tie-front tank | 5. oversized sunglasses | 6. transit backpack | 7. denim jacket | 8. crossbody bag | 9. cocoon sweater | 10. button-front dress | 11. fleece sweatshirt | 12. stretch slides
Speaking of Austin, it’s our last night here to have a fun dinner out, and we’d love to know: Where should we go? Your favorite dining spots are welcomed!
Wishing you all a happy, wonderful weekend, friends.