September 17, 2014

How you like me now?

This motion switch went in the  bathroom. That switch on the right has saved me from an early grave. It’s a motion sensor switch by Legrand from their Adorne line. We’ve been outfitting our house with them so this probably isn’t the first time you’ve seen them on the page, but this one deserves some special attention. You see, Our bathroom has an engineering issue. See the light switch? Well, neither can we. You have to come into the bathroom and shut the door before you can turn the light or the fan on. You’re probably thinking, “big deal”. After
September 15, 2014

Float On

Oh TV table. I can’t wait to move you. But this story isn’t about you. It’s about creating some floating shelves on the far wall so we can get some much needed storage and activity space for Atlas. This also isn’t about painting so I will spare you the tale of me painting yet another room. I will say though that we really like this white. It is called Delicate White and it’s by Olympic One. Skip forward in time and this is what the newly painted blank wall looks like. We opt for white since it leaves the color
August 28, 2014

Next Up: Living Room

We have been chatting “living room” for the past few weeks, with not so much as a curtain decision until this past weekend. We had an epic “fail” with the reclaimed wood we bought for the dining room built in (hello bowed wall). It sort of forced us to made some decisions. That wood is now going to be used in the living room as smaller shelves (we are so excited to share), which lead to the living room being painted before we hang said shelves, which leads to paint decisions, which leads to a lot of other decisions before
August 26, 2014

Living in Rooms

Our living room is small. We were shocked our couch fit and it didn’t need to join the dining set in storage. We loved this couch. We drove through Hurricane Sandy for this couch. We weren’t going to be happy if things didn’t work. We had to nix the extra large coffee table, which is in storage, and temporarily (?) use the coffee table from our old bedroom’s sitting area. We don’t love it in the living room, but we also don’t hate it. It’s like a friend you like to see once every few moths because if you saw
August 5, 2014

A Room for A

If you dig before and after’s, home tours, free stuff and DIY projects, you might want to sign up to get the occasional non-annoying email from Making a House a Home (your email is safe with us, no spumy stuff here.  Top priority once we finally found a home in Nashville, was to get Atlas set up first. He was just a tad too young to have really enjoyed his first nursery and honestly spent 90% of his time with us in our room. His old nursery couldn’t be more different than his new one. We had a lot of situations
July 24, 2014

Bathroom Plan

Did you get to check out our home tour? We shared a peek of our master bathroom, and have been slowly been making decisions. I think we nailed some stuff down, but you never know with us. I meditate a lot on a room before we take action. The bathroom is now a little country (with that blue again!), and we are painting it white, chatting about wallpaper. Here is where we are today: We are so excited to have a double sink vanity. This one came with the house, but we have been seeking out alternate double sink modern bathroom
July 22, 2014

A Little Paint Therapy

When we decided to move, I had a couple things in mind. I wanted a home we could be more playful with. Our last house was a little stuffy and stiff and didn’t allow for much fun. I suppose we could have gone a little worldly “fun”, or perhaps eclectic more than we did, but the bottom line was, it’s an English tudor with massive rooms and it could look circus-y very easily. I tried with all my might to make it light and bright and fun and it felt that way as much as it possibly could. Fast forward
July 21, 2014

Let the Light One In

There is an ongoing debate between Lana and I about whether or not visible wires on sconces are acceptable. You’ll know who wins in about 2 seconds. Or if you are savvy in the ways of married life you already know. That lovely brass number is from our go to light people at Barn Light Electric. Lana and I would probably agree to live in a brass house at this point. What can I say… we both agree on brass looking awesome so anytime it comes up we say “yes“. More on that in the not-too-distant future. One of the
July 10, 2014

Nashville Dining Room Progress

The power of a moodboard. I really respect people who meditate and can focus on not focusing. I am not one  who can easily envision what a room is going to look like when pulled together with the pieces I want to use. It usually works like this: I pin, pin, pin. Until I find a repeating theme going on and then decide if it’s got longevity or is a flash-in-the-pan trend I am going to tire of in just a few months. I pull together something visual, enter moodboard, to see if the pieces I picked and the ideas
June 18, 2014

One Important Tip for Hanging Outdoor Curtains

  Hello friends! We are very excited about today’s post. Back in New York we had this great idea to use pipes to make 360 degree curtain rods, and they worked out great! We adored our little mudroom off the kitchen, and even though this new Nashville house has a mudroom, it’s totally different and does not require the same window dressing. Our patio however, very much does. This time though, we had to really think about curtains mingling with the elements, and what we were going to do to avoid things like mold and keeping them clean. If you