Last Week’s Links

This new build home in California’s wine country is so dreamy. We love all the finishes in the home so much, but it’s really the outside that’s the star! Check out the tour here. Designed by Geremia Designs.

1. This 80’s home before and after is so good. You know we love a good before and after!

2. This candle is so pretty and the Volcano scent is so good. Perfect for the warmer months ahead.

3. This champagne poppies flower garden kit is so cute and since it’s meant be done indoors, it’s the perfect fix for dying to get into the garden even though there’s still snow on the ground.

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What to Consider Before a Kitchen Remodel

When it comes to our homes, there’s probably nothing more frustrating than having a space that you use often that just doesn’t serve you in the way you need. And that’s probably most true in the kitchen. When it comes to how we live in our homes, we’re all so unique and that means our needs are unique as well. What works for someone might not necessarily work for you. Most people have to just figure out how to adjust to the layout of their kitchen, but if you’re fortunate enough to be able to make changes to your kitchen, then we’re here to help you with our tips for problem solving your space so that you can make all the right decisions when it comes to improving it.

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Product Round-up: Nightstands for Every Budget

Today we’ve rounded-up nightstands that we love and fall into every budget. But before we get to all those beauties, we wanted to talk first about how to choose the right nightstand for your needs. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect nightstand, chances are you’ve searched in Google for nightstands and have found small end tables that either don’t match your design style or are just too small. Most nightstands are too small for a master bedroom alongside a Queen or King size bed. When we search for nightstands for projects, we like to search for 3 drawer dressers or chests, or accent chests. As you’ll see in our round-up, we’ve even included a couple small desks!

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Last Week’s Links

It’s January, arguably the gloomiest month of the year, the holidays are over, and naturally, we’re dreaming of Spring, when the sun is shining and it’s warm enough to open windows in the afternoon and let the fresh air in. This space here, a chef’s desk in a kitchen, is so refreshing to look at. Those beautiful windows are letting in so much light, we’re sure it’s the perfect place to enjoy the view of a beautiful spring day with everything in bloom. Designed by Park and Oak.

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2020 Design Trends

It might be said that “trends” are steering a little more timeless in many regards. We are seeing a lot of design elements that feel like they’ve been around for hundreds of years such as natural stone flooring, marble slabs, tongue and groove cabinetry and channel tufting. When we pull inspiration for clients we are often looking at early American farmhouses or European cottages. It seems that the sayings “what’s old is new” has never been more relevant. Either way we are happy to say that these “trends” feel like they are around to stay for awhile.

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Winter Front Porch Pot Styling

Decking the halls doesn’t have to be limited to the interior of your home only. Take the festive spirit outside as well! We love to spruce up our front porch pots every winter and today we wanted to show you how it’s done.

The first step is to gather your supplies. You can really use a variety of items. For Erin’s pots we used:

Step 2. Stick your nordic pine in as the anchoring centerpiece for the arrangement.

Step 3. Loosen up you dirt and then add your birch branches to the center of the pot. You can put them close together or move them further apart but either way try to have them at varying heights.

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Last Week’s Links / 12.9.19

Moving closer to Christmas we are knee-deep in all of our favorite Christmas activities. We’ve spent the last few weeks decorating our homes, making gingerbread houses, going to school programs etc. This coming week we’ll be sharing how we decorate our front porch pots for the winter season. Today we’re focusing on what we pinned and loved last week. There is so much goodness to love!

1. A soapstone hood?! We are speechless. This is just too good.

2. This star calendar is the sweetest way to participate in the Light the World program.

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Holiday Kitchen Decorating Tips

When it comes to decorating for the Holidays we like to consider all of our favorite spaces in our homes including our kitchens! We love adding small touches to specific areas such as our sink wall, window and stove.

Tip 1. The Kitchen Window: For a kitchen window we recommend adding a garland. It does so much to dress up a kitchen and draws the eye upward. In our Midway kitchen we added our paper snowflakes and velvet teal ribbon to accentuate the simple cedar garland.

Tip 2. Accentuate the Items You Already Have: Take the things you already use in your kitchen like your cutting boards and cookbooks and just add decorative elements like trees, Santas or cute Christmas houses.

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Holiday Gift Guide – the Chef

One of the most important things to consider when gift giving is what the person would enjoy, but may not necessarily buy for themselves. The best gift is something that is beautiful, but also practical. Today we’ve rounded up gifts for the chef in your life that we think fits that criteria.

Shopping for a chef who loves to grill? This electric lighter is “the fastest, easiest, safest and cleanest way to light barbecues or fireplaces.” So they can not only grill you a delicious steak, but also light a nice fire to keep you cozy and warm. We like the sound of that.

Salt is the most important spice to have in your kitchen. Give the gift of these gourmet finishing salts for the chef in your life to enjoy experimenting with.

This glazed serving tray is so beautiful and comes at a great price point. Pair it with a beautiful towel and some gorgeous wooden spoons for a simple, yet elegant gift.

Does the chef you know love to grow their own herbs? This hydropod is the coolest thing we’ve seen in a long time. No dirt needed, it makes growing herbs super easy. It comes with basil seeds, but they can grow any herbs they want.

This is the prettiest tea kettle in the history of tea and kettles and kitchens.

If the chef you know loves to use cast iron, then they most likely need this cast iron conditioner. It’ll help clean and protect their pans with ease.

We love simple, classic styles around here, and this walnut cutting board is exactly that. It will look beautiful displayed on the counter top or on the dinner table. We even think it will make chopping vegetables more enjoyable.

We recommend pairing any wooden cutting board with this complete cutting board care kit. It will help keep the wood looking and working great for a long time.

You can give the gift of cheese! Cheese boards to be exact. With 27 options to choose from, you can find a gift for every food lover you know, and maybe be able to sample some yourself. We think this French cheese plate sampler sounds especially delicious.

Homemade popcorn is such a treat and this cute little stovetop popcorn popper is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Pair it with their favorite movie on DVD and you’re sure to have a winning gift.

No kitchen is complete without a Kitchenaid mixer. With over 35 color options, this one is customizable to your recipient’s tastes, needs, and wants.

A beautiful linen apron. So luxurious. So durable. Plus this one has a cross back, so no strings to tie either. Win win.

Easily the most beautiful salt and pepper tower ever. These copper cuties will add a touch of glam to any kitchen space, and we really do think it will fit in with any style.

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DIY Holiday Terrarium

One of our favorite things to decorate with during the holidays are cloches and terrariums. We love creating our own little worlds under glass. These magical little terrariums work great with really any of your favorite holiday decorations. We love filling ours with Santa figurines, houses, trees etc.

To begin you’ll just need to gather your supplies. You’ll need some type of vessel, some type of decoration, faux snow and lights if you choose.

Sprinkle your snow in your cloche base or your hurricane. If you are using lights put those in first and then pour the snow on top to help the lights stay down.

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