West Seattle – Our Neighborhood

It’s been over two years since we moved from New York to Seattle. I figured this would be as good a time as any to share a little bit about our neighborhood of West Seattle for anyone who’s not familiar with the city. Our Neighborhood – West Seattle West Seattle is a part of the city separated from downtown Seattle by a tiny slice of the Duwamish River. Because of this separation, many downtown Seattle residents consider West Seattle to…

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Dining Tables For Small Spaces

In my earlier post about  our dining table, I wrotethat we have had a variety of dining tables in the last few years (or no dining table). One thing that has always been true, no matter where we lived, is that we have never had the space for the massive 10-15 person tables you sometimes see in home decor magazines. Because of this, I’ve had a lot of experience looking for dining tables for small spaces. The first place I usually look…

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Our Bedroom Nightstands

We got new nightstands! First, let’s take a look back at some of our bedroom nightstands from the past. There was the DIY hairpin leg nightstand. This first one is from when we lived on the East Coast. I had a crazy idea to design/build our nightstands even though I had never done anything like that before and it worked! I should point out these nightstands only had two legs. They had to lean against the wall for support. However, I…

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Our Dining Table Details and Shopping List

I am excited to announce we now have a horizontal surface on which to eat and serve food. Up next I will be hosting a 6-course intimate dinner to show off our West Elm dining table. Not really. Fun fact, we have not had a “real” dining table for almost two years. Before moving from New York to Seattle, we sold our old Norden gateleg table and did not bother with a replacement. After the move, a dining table was very…

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