August 7, 2017 |

Our Backyard Bistro Area: The Plan

We have been working on our second patio area with the Havenly team and are looking forward to putting the finishing touches on it when we get back to town. The goal for this space is to create a tranquil reading area off the guest house (when that’s completed). The previous owners used the space as their BBQ/outdoor dining area. We placed our dining table in another spot in the yard and are excited to use this space as an area for guests to relax and nosh on some treats together. READ MORE

July 31, 2017 |

Musical Chairs

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Since our move to Phoenix (4 years ago!), we’ve lived in four different places (3 apartments and our current house).  Of all the places we’ve lived in, our current house has been the toughest for us.  That could easily be due to the fact that it truly belongs to us, so we’re giving every square foot of this place way more thought and attention than we would have in the past. Renting vs buying, am I right? 😉  We never had the liberty to knock things down, customize and paint the way we have this time around, and those decisions all impacted the rest of the house design and decor wise, so we definitely felt more pressure. We mentioned in our last blog post that bringing in a blue velvet sofa gave the room a much needed boost of color and once we did that we felt ready to take a few more risks in the space.  Let us (formally) introduce the plaid twins in the room… these are the Jack Chairs. READ MORE

July 28, 2017 |

Creating an Entryway When You Don’t Have One

Creating a Faux Entryway When You Don't Have One

Ahh, the entryway…where you kick off your shoes, throw down you keys and mail and leave the day behind you before stepping fully into your home. Some floorplans don’t necessarily have one, and our house was one of those floorplans. Our little 1930’s Tudor is cute, but when you first walk into our home, you immediately step into the living room.  Not exactly ideal for creating a nice flow or keeping odd corners tidy. As we mentioned in our living room reveal post the other day, the room is a large rectangular shape opening up to the dining room and kitchen. We didn’t realize it at first, but not having a defined entryway/foyer made placing furniture a little tough. We wanted to make sure that whatever we put in this area had purpose and character. To do so, we decided to divide the room into two sections and create a clear living/conversation area and a faux entryway. READ MORE

July 24, 2017 |

Our Living Room: The Reveal

Blue Velvet Sofa Schoolhouse Plaid Chairs

Excited isn’t even the word to describe the feeling we have to finally share this room.  It was the first room we tackled back when we first moved into this house in November ’16.  Why did it take us eight months to finally reveal it properly?  Well…let us tell you. READ MORE

July 17, 2017 |

Our Home: Update

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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. 😉 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! 😉 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 28, 2017 |

There’s a New West Elm in Town!

We are super excited to announce that we’ll be co-hosting an event with West Elm at their new location here in Phoenix. If you’ve been following along with us for a while now, you know we have been huge fans of the brand for quite some time. We haven’t shared too much of our current place yet, but our last living room redesign and home office space were bursting at the seams with West Elm. The company has modern yet mid-century inspired pieces that are clean and minimal, which is what we’re all about. Tonight (6/28) we’ll be gathering with so many from our local community for a pre-opening event, with Arizona based artists and makers. Also, this is Rob’s parents last night in town, so it will be a special treat to have them there with us. READ MORE

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 19, 2017 |

Our Backyard Lounge Area: The Reveal

Yay! The backyard is done! Well, one third of it anyway. Hah! Over the last several months we have been working with the amazing designers over at Havenly on our backyard design and we can’t wait to lounge back there with some music playing and drinks in hand.

Keep reading to see more of the space… READ MORE

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