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…

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…

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…

Urban Outfitters Lighting: My Favorites

I’ve been keeping an eye out for new lighting fixtures for our home. The ones we have today just aren’t my style. One of my favorite design eras is mid-century modern. So, I’ve been looking for mid-century modern inspired lighting for our home. While researching, I found the Urban Outfitters lighting section. Maybe you haven’t ever set foot inside an Urban Outfitters store because from the outside it looks like a whole lot of hipster accoutrement and that is not your…

Our New Home: Two Big Projects

Unlike previous years, I rolled into 2017 with only one resolution: to take more time off from work. This was my only resolution because at the end of 2016 I was a bit shocked at how much time-off I had left from work. Don’t get me wrong, 2016 was a great year. It was the year we bought our new home! We’ve taken a few months to settle in and this has been just enough time for us to realize…