Posts Under: Decor

Before & After Renovations

I Stole My Three-Year-Old’s Closet, And I’m Not Even A Tiny Bit Sorry

This is not my closet; it's Ashley Tisdale's. Mine doesn't have a chandelier, alas.

I was talking to a colleague the other day about a very particular manifestation of mom guilt: the home-and-decor-related type. In short: On top of the other ways that you feel like you have to prioritize your children's needs (all of them), you also feel like you have to prioritize them when it comes to how you set up and decorate your house. And if you don't?



Just A Few Of The Loveliest Bathtubs I Ever Did See

I want to live in this bathroom. (Buy a similar tub here.)

You know what's happening back at my house right now? We're just about done with the hallway bathroom renovation - we're just waiting on the floor tiles to finish it up and show you the "after" - and so I figured it was time to add another project (you know, to keep life spicy).

So? On to the other bathroom it is; a significant portion of my house is being ripped to pieces as we speak.

Before & After Renovations

Before And After: How We Turned Our Garage Into A Multi-Functional Living Space

Our garage spruce-up was supposed to be exactly that: a spruce-up. Perhaps a coat of paint. Maybe a throw pillow or two.

We did not start out intending to take on a project that would ultimately transform our garage from a cluttered, creepy-ish hole into the most useful (and most-used) room in our home - not to mention one that would add another 500 square feet (at least) to our living space.

It all started in July (SEVEN MONTHS AGO, if you're counting), when we decided that we wanted to move our old couch into the garage rather than sell or toss it. But then once we decided to put the couch in the garage, we thought we might as well redo the floor. And if we were redoing the floor, we might as well paint the walls. And if we were painting the walls, we might as well take down the old shelving. And if we were taking down the old shelving, we'd need some new storage solutions, and oh wait, Kendrick would love to have a dedicated space for his instruments, and shoot, skylights would really make the whole place feel so much nicer, and...


Easy Decor Ideas To Transform Your Bathroom Into A Relaxing Oasis Of Joy

So many light sources! So gorgeous! So flattering when naked!

Remember how I said I take a bath every single night of my life? That was true, until very, very recently: I haven't been able to take a bath since my operation last Tuesday, and won't be able to take one for another week. Maybe two. Lots of aspects of my current medical situation are less-than-fun, but taking away my nightly bubbles/late night TV/wine routine feels like adding insult to injury.

But instead of dwelling on the fact that there is a clawfoot bathtub ten feet away from me that I'm not allowed to use, let's dwell on bathrooms more generally - because all the bathroom-obsessing I've been doing over the past few months has left me with a bunch of easy ideas for those of you whose bathroom could use a little extra atmosphere.


…These Are Different, Okay?

This is the general look I'm going for in our hall bath.

( know, the space and light, because my bathroom is a cave.)

I've started working on our (first) bathroom renovation, and am paralyzed by the most ludicrous of decisions, so I'm going to have to ask for your help. I'm trying to pick out a white vanity, and I can't do it: I've spent hours and hours scrolling through websites past bazillions of different options, and am super annoyed at myself for wasting this much time on something when I need to be doing other things that aren't ridiculous, like going to sleep at a normal hour or finishing Fire and Fury. Except for some reason I cannot make a selection, because a) bathroom vanities are something that I have literally never in my life given any thought to, and b) oh my god, they're so expensive.