Wow. October 15, we meet again. I cannot believe this time last year, I was getting ready to marry Dan at a beautiful house in Sonoma, California. We already shared a lot of the story and a few photos in this feature on The Knot, but I figured what better time than our first anniversary to unleash a hundred more photos on you! I’m fairly certain after this, you’ll feel like you were there.
I whipped this up for a friend and thought I’d share since some of these gems are just too good! Dark-ish fabrics, soft materials, comfy furniture, great lighting, affordable prices… what’s not to love?
coffee table, $199
armchair, $349 x 2
side table, $59.99
tripod floor lamp, $79.99
plaid pillow, $27
white textured pillow, $24
blue pillow, $16.99
pink stripe pillow, $24.99
ceiling fan, $99
brass sconce, $44
feature image by Studio Mcgee
Now that my home tour is live on The Everygirl, I am hoping to walk you through the design process of our house! Show you how we went from move-in to what it looks like today. First up the living room.
I walked you through the design plan for the living room here. But this will give you a better sense of the timeline and thought process behind it all!
It’s been nine months since we moved into our #schmiedskigreystone and not a day has gone by that I wasn’t in some way thinking about the makeover of this place. Yes, even on our honeymoon I was collecting inspiration from the hotels and restaurants we stayed at and visited, and picked out art in Paris (while also toootally being romantic and in love… but yea.)
I’m so excited it’s FINALLY here–the place is done–everything has its place, and now we can just ENJOY our home!
Hah yeah right. More like – now I’m getting started on holiday! Woop woop! It never does end with me. 🙂
But that’s neither here nor there.
It’s fall! Ok, apparently it’s not fall til September 22 or something BUT here’s how I look at it. It’s my favorite season, and it’s the shortest season by a longshot. So I try and stretch it out as long as possible, and as far as I am concerned, going back to school = FALL. And the 55 degree temps I woke up to this morning would agree. 🙂
Now that I have a front stoop of my own to decorate. I’ve spent the last 5 years or so building up my Christmas decor collection. But I am ready for the next step. FALL DECOR. Who’s with me?!
Now that Dan and I have been married almost a year, I figured better late than never to share all of the planning and photos from our big day in wine country!
Hah well the truth was I knew shortly after the wedding that The Knot was going to run a feature on our wedding in their May 1 issue (which was CRAZY exciting), so I couldn’t have posted anything before then had I wanted to. And believe me I wanted to.
Also these posts took way too long thinking back to all of this and finding all of my photos.
So much to share!
Assuming you’ve heard but my Everygirl cofounder and dear friend Danielle Moss is getting married in Paris this fall! It’s a super small wedding and I am so honored Dan and I get to partake in celebrating Danielle and her fiancé Conor (who I happened to know since middle school–Chicago is a crazy small city in that sense). It also happens to be my 32nd birthday AND me and Dan’s first wedding anniversary while we’re there… so it’s a big week in Paris this October!
This week I finally shot my home tour with Chicago photographer Aimee Mazzenga! Hoorah!! Of course that means I spent all of last weekend cleaning, organizing and zhushing. Because no matter how “done” your place is, there are always a few last minute styling requirements to get it photo ready – dusting and ironing, picking up live plants and flowers, and getting fresh versions of anything that gets used regularly or might be stained (think soap, hand towels).
As you may recall from the before tour, the stair runner in our home was in really bad shape. As soon as we looked at it, I knew it would have to be replaced while we lived here and our landlord wasn’t going to do it. It was going to be one of the projects we had to tackle if we signed the lease. Which we did.