My Ektorp Sofas Get a Luxurious Ikea Hack from BEMZ

BEMZ Belgian Linen Slipcover on Ikea Ektorp Sofa If you caught my post on Valentine’s Day, then you know I just returned from Arizona, where…

Choosing Cabinet Hardware & A Fixer Upper Update!

  Soooo happy to be in the sunny desert loveliness of Arizona at the fixer upper once again since a gloomyJanuary in Chicagoland can be…

DIY: StikWood Wood Plank Statement Wall in Our Bedroom

DIY: StikWood Wood Plank Statement Wall in Our Bedroom is all about our master bedrooms’ DIY statement wall project in our fixer upper! This post…

Best and Easiest Ikea Hacks {Bemz}

For me, the best and easiest Ikea hack comes from Bemz, an innovative company offering customized slipcovers for Ikea sofas, armchairs, chairs, and more. Bemz has…

Choosing Wood Doors for the Fixer Upper {DIY}

I posted about my affection for knotty alder the other day and our decision to upgrade doors here at the fixer upper to a rustic door style, and…

Lovely Finds: Piet Boon {The Jane}

In another life, high-end contemporary restaurantTHE JANE, designed by P i e t  B o o n,was a chapel in a military hospital. Can you imagine…

{Garden Inspiration} Vanderbilt Mansion & Garden

When I was in Hyde Park with a writer’s group in late May, my beloved tagged along and we happily toured some local treasures including…

I Won an Ikea Contest!

Ikea recently crowned me one of their winners in the TOGETHER WE EAT contest where I submitted my story and recipe for Swedish Pancakes. To get…

Decor Inspiration: Vintage Doors

My husband and I went shopping yesterdayin search of inspiration for decoratingour next home, and one of our favoritevendors has completely changed its waresfrom European…

Farmhouse Style & Vintage Finds: Nellie’s Barn Sale

One of the most charming aspects of living where I doin the Midwest is the summer fleamarketing! Nellie’s Barn Saleis an annual must-attend for mein…

Frank Lloyd Wright & Midcentury Design: The Laurent House

It has been many months since I last blogged aboutFrank Lloyd Wright’s “little gem” right here in myneighborhood of Rockford: THE LAURENT HOUSE. The Laurent…

My Home March 2014: Lovely Finds, and French Home

A little more lovely to share from around the house today. Someone asked about the fuzzy jacket I wore in my videothe other day…it’s called…