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June 26, 2017 |

Our Kitchen: Get the Look Wash & Prep

Happy Monday guys! We’re kicking off the week with another home decor post and sharing all the sources from our kitchen remodel. We shared them in the initial reveal here, but incase you missed it we thought it would be fun to break it down in several different categories, like countertop & open shelving decor favorites and now everything you need to wash and prep. READ MORE

June 5, 2017 |

Our Kitchen: Get the Look Open Shelving & Countertop Decor

The biggest question we got about our kitchen reveal was about the open shelving…do we like it, where did we get them, how to keep them neat, etc. Well, if you were curious about open shelving and how to keep your counter tops tidy, plus links to all of our kitchen decor pieces, keep reading.


April 24, 2017 |

Our Kitchen: The Reveal

We are so happy to be sharing our kitchen makeover with you guys today! We made some small changes that we feel like created a big impact and feels a lot more like us. When we originally toured this house with our real estate agent back in October, we fell in love with the space. It was charming and we immediately envisioned ourselves cooking and entertaining friends in this kitchen that has separate entries to the dining room and living room.

I feel like smaller kitchens get a bad wrap and my former “open concept” loving self, would probably be on my soap box cursing kitchens that are closed off to the dining room, but once we walked in, there was a warmth and sense of family that consumed this place. The house felt like a home and one where we could make many memories together…and of course that begins over a good meal. ūüėČ READ MORE

January 18, 2017 |


Lately we¬†find ourselves¬†browsing the web for some interior design inspiration at night, bookmarking different tile companies, vintage shops, and etsy finds. It’s¬†something we enjoy doing¬†when we¬†have a little down time. We often think about who the¬†original owners of this house were and what the street looked like. While watching Miracle on 34th Street on Christmas morning, we had a good chuckle with each other…our house was built 17 years before that movie was made. Just a little crazy. ūüėČ We love it though. The idea of so many families here, parties, and love…hopefully. Who knows?! There can be some crazy stories about this place too for all we know, but the idea of making this house our own, a safe haven, a comforting little place for us to retreat to¬†after a long day, makes us¬†so happy. READ MORE

April 21, 2016 |

Little Kitchen Nook

New Darlings - Dining Room Kitchen Nook - Boho Mid-century styleNew Darlings - Dining Room Kitchen Nook - Boho Mid-century styleNew Darlings - Dining Room Kitchen Nook - Bar cart styleWe always have so much fun reading up on home decor, discovering new websites and books on inspiring spaces, new and old trends and great finds. Recently, we made a few small updates in the dining room/breakfast nook area of our apartment, that have made a big impact on the space.  A few small additions are really making it feel more homey.

We shared¬†a peek¬†into this room a while back, but there was still a lot that just felt unfinished. We are renting, so there is a limit to the amount of work we can (or¬†should) do in each room. ¬†Thankfully, for us, the walls were painted a¬†great shade of white (we opted out of the traditional accent wall), which makes the room feel bright and airy, and was a great starting point for us. There wasn’t a light fixture when we moved in, so we hung¬†this chandelier¬†from West Elm and added¬†Edison bulbs.

New Darlings - Kitchen Open ShelvingNew Darlings - Kitchen NookWe scored this John Vogel dining table on sale a while back when we were still living in our old apartment, and were so happy that it fit perfectly here in our new space.¬†One day, down the line, when we’re in a bigger place (or make the transition to a house) we’d love to have a larger, rectangular version of this table. ¬†The legs are just so pretty and something you don’t see very often. ¬†It’s probably obvious we love mid-century design, but unless you’re a super savvy estate sale goer or are constantly hunting on Craigslist, it can be difficult to find some great vintage items at a good price. Phoenix has some amazing vintage furniture shops (see some of our favorites here), but before we discovered them we found some nice¬†vintage-lookalikes on¬†Overstock, which is where we found these¬†dining chairs. We’ve had them for over two years now and they’re still going strong. The seats are super easy to wipe clean too, which is always a plus (and something we think about when buying furniture).

New Darlings - Cow Hide Rug - Avarcas SandalsOne of our favorite parts of this little nook is the rug. The living room and kitchen/dining area are all pretty close to each other, so we didn’t want it to feel confusing to the eye with too many patterns and prints going on. We found so many pretty shag rugs with different patterns and designs, but thought it might have been too much, so we opted for a neutral camel and beige cow hide inspired rug from¬†Loloi. We found them a while back when we were shopping for pillows. They have such a huge selection of rugs, pillows and throws for all different rooms and styles. The design we chose from their Grand Canyon Collection is somewhat simple, but we feel it really pulls the room together, making it feel cozy and complete. We love it.

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To finish off the space, we added some plants and this cool cactus skeleton from our friend’s local flowershop, around the hanging print. We love the texture it adds to the space. Our family back east always joke around with us about how much we’ve really embraced “desert style”. Although we don’t see a huge southwestern influence in our decor, always mixing in different elements and styles, we definitely love all the plant life and natural tones¬†the desert has to offer.
You can see some other home + design posts here:
Office Refresh | Leather Furniture Favorites | Living Room Makeover
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July 17, 2017 |

Our Home: Update

Lifestyle Photography Classic American Home Decor

To say we’ve been living in this house for eight months really blows our minds. It felt like the home buying process took foreverrr, and then shortly after we moved in we quickly celebrated the holidays and then had a bunch of travel lined up. Just recently this house has begun to feel more like our home. From Sunday morning plant watering rituals and weekday dinners at home to the basket filled corner with Henry’s toys and shelves covered in books, we have our space and our routine and nothing has felt sweeter.¬†It’s been quite a bit since we’ve done a formal update on our house. We’ve shared our renovation process for our kitchen and both bathrooms (master | hallway), as well as the plan for our soon-to-be casita, but as each room begins to take shape, we thought we’d share a little about the rest of the house and where we’re at right now. READ MORE

July 10, 2017 |

Roman Shades with Q Design Centre

When you’re renting you overlook a lot of things…countertops, windows, bathroom finishes, etc. The list goes on. It’s something we didn’t realize until we were in our home. When we were renting we thought, okay how can we make this place feel more like us and do it in an affordable and simple way? Window treatments are definitely something that can get expensive when designing a room. In our previous three apartments, we had vertical blinds. We didn’t love them, but we just tried to make it work….we put long curtains in front of them, plants in front of them…I’m sure you’re starting to see a pattern here. We basically just tried to hide them. ūüėČ READ MORE

July 3, 2017 |

Our Guesthouse: The Plan

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So you may be thinking…”What? Another project? Didn’t you just finish the kitchen and bathrooms? Are you slightly losing your minds?” And the answer is yes, yes, yes and quite possibly! ūüėČ Haha As we wrap up some decor projects at the house and after a lot of back and forth we decided to go for probably the biggest project of all: our guesthouse/casita. READ MORE

June 14, 2017 |

Our Favorite Bath Products

Probably the biggest thing we were looking forward to with our master bath remodel, was the soaking tub! Now that the kitchen and bathrooms are done, we are taking full advantage of it a few nights a week. It’s the best way to unwind, and as much as we have tried to incorporate a work out routine as a form of stress relief and well just strengthening our overall mental and physical health, nothing has proved to be more calming or indulgent as a simple bath. We’ll prop up the laptop with a favorite Netflix or Hulu show, or bring in a book, and just lay there for a bit. Some calming drops of lavender or rose scented bath salts are also a plus. Here are a few of our favorite bath products as of late, that will help you get the most out of your “me” time.


June 2, 2017 |

Weekend Links: 20

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It’s been, what feels like forever, since our last full normal week. ¬†This one was actually a pretty good one. ¬†We are fully back in routine-mode and not complaining about that. ¬†We kicked off the week with a brunch date¬†with our pal, Sarah (@arrowandapple) and discussed the major plot holes of Bad Moms (Ha!), our short work week was met with lots of editing (thanks 2-week cruise!) and tonight we’re headed out for some tasty Chinese food with the Tremaine Ranch gang. ¬†As you may have seen this week on the blog, we rolled out our master bathroom photos. ¬†We’re so excited to see this home of ours coming together. ¬†We still have some major designing to do in the living room, office, dining room, and guest house (demo starting soon!), but we’re really happy with the way things are going over here. ¬†This weekend, we are looking forward to early morning breakfasts in the yard with the pup, hopefully catching dinner and a¬†movie, and binging House of Cards. ¬†We hope everyone has a great weekend! ¬†Here’s a few links to browse while you enjoy the first weekend of June.


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