Archive for May, 2009

Burning Question: Sleep Around?

I think we can all admit that sometimes we get bored by our routines and occasionally feel the need to mix things up a bit. Right?

So that’s why we’re wondering if you guys, like us, ever cheat on your master bedroom and spend the night in another room of the house? Maybe you’ve wanted to test out the guest bedroom before the in-laws visit (is the mattress a dream or a nightmare?). Or a renovation has forced you to find another sleep spot for a few nights (like when our recent floor refinishing drove us to a mattress in the den). And we can’t forget the always fun adventure of camping in your own backyard…

We don’t own a tent, but we did celebrate a recent warm night by sleeping on the daybed in our sunroom. It was a good reminder that twin beds are not designed for two adults and a squirmy chihuahua. And that the sun comes up too early. But it was a little at-home adventure none the less. Enough about us – what’s your sleep around story?



Sara’s Design Dilemma: Solved

Yessiree we have more mood board after pics for you! Can you hear how squeaky and excited my voice is about this development? No? Well, that’s probably a good thing. Here’s Sara’s letter:

We love our home office after following ideas from your mood board. The green, white & brown combo is perfect and we can’t thank you enough! And the closet, well, let’s just say I don’t dread anyone looking behind the curtain. Everything is in its place and if it isn’t (note the white organization drawers sitting on top of desk) then no one is the wiser! This room has easily become my favorite in our house! Thanks again! And I must confess that this room has been finished for a couple of months. So, this is my note to all other design dilemma peeps out there: if I can overcome my laziness and send in my pics, so can you- I’m not above begging for some of yours! Keep up the great work you two!  -Sara

Let’s fire up the ol’ time machine and check out Sara’s office before our little mood board makeover:



And now let’s get back to the present day and feast our eyes on the oh so lovely after pics:



Didn’t Sara do a fabulous job? We’re so glad that her formerly empty office is now her favorite room in the house and we can totally see why. That organized closet is the stuff dreams are made of and that wide high-riding window looks balanced and welcoming with those lovely leafy curtains and the sleek white desk below. Thanks so much for sending the after pictures our way Sara!

Update: We sadly can no longer find the time to take on client commissioned mood boards (we now whip up general inspiration boards instead) but if we ever reinstate them we’ll make a big announcement!