Sneak-A-Peek || Rachel’s Family Friendly Living Room

Sara, here! Designing for a young family always poses its own set of special challenges. You want the space to be functional and accessible to everyone. You want major pieces to be durable and able to withstand a toddler tornado. Above all else, you want it to look nice, which is no easy feat with the littles running around.  With all of that in mind, let me just say, interior designer, Rachel Madden nailed it with the design of her home in San Anselmo, California, just outside of San Francisco. Homegirl has the most welcoming and beautiful …

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Before and After || Jen’s Mega Kitchen Overhaul

Today feels very exciting.  Despite the barbecue hangover and the fact that I stayed up way past my usual bedtime last night, I can’t help but feel a little giddy to introduce you guys to our newest contributor today.  You might recall back in May that we issued a call for contributors.  Despite the fact that there is a small team of people who help make this online destination a reality, I’ve been the one writing five posts a week for 51 weeks a year for the past six years, with a few exceptions, so opening up this little …

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Austin Update || House Hunting

I can’t even begin to tell you how overwhelmed I was by all of your encouraging comments on this post— whether here, on instagram, or facebook.  It feels amazing that our big secret is now out of the bag and I loved hearing from so many Austinites about your favorite neighborhoods and restaurants around town.  As the number of days we have left in LA diminishes, though, our to-do list continues to grow at a rapid pace, with our top priority being our living situation.  Fortunately we do have family there that we can stay with …

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The Best of Kids Play Spaces

In the same way that kids grow out of clothes from month to month, their play seems to change nearly as frequently.  When I was putting the last blue woven baskets in their place in Parker’s nursery, two weeks before my due date, I had no idea that I would be dreaming of updating her space a year later.  During the first year, the nursery was primarily for nursing and sleeping.  Now that she is a walking and talking toddler, though, I’ve been on the hunt for ways to make it more playful and fun for her.  I’ve been …

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