Farmhouse Friday 5/25/18

Happy Friday and Memorial Day weekend (hey, summer!)! We had a good and busy week, spending quite a bit of time in Seattle and Tacoma. Yup, we’re still working on the Tacoma Converted Garage project, albeit slowly since we’re in our rental ‘busy season’. We finished the Tacoma dining room over two days last weekend and it turned out SO cool! It’s industrial and traditional, and I’m beginning to think that might just be Garrett and my combined style to a T. Watch for that room to hit the blog this summer.

We’ve had some help with this project in the form of an intern, Bella. Can you believe we have an intern? She’s an interior design student in Seattle that reached out this Spring to see if we could use some help this quarter. Initially I didn’t think we could, but Garrett pointed out that we have the Tacoma Converted Garage so we said yes. And thank goodness we did because she’s amazing. She’s helped put together paint colors, finishes, and drawings for this space. And I have to say it’s been really fun to have another person besides just Garrett and I in the mix. You’ll get to see her amazing skills when we share more of the Tacoma project!

via @buildingwalnutfarm // design and photo Angela Wheller

This kitchen (errr greenhouse) stopped me in my tracks. Angela’s Walnut Farm is really something. And those oak cabinets…oh my! Almost makes you want to build a home, right?!

If you’ve ever wondered about living through a renovation, especially with kids, this about sums it up. I feel you Mandi.

Did you catch the ‘no makeup’ home tours that went around this week?

Nate Berkus chats with Oprah about design, surviving the 2004 tsunami, and coming out. This is an oldie but worth a listen.

600sf can be cheery and bright. Loved this home tour of a small family!

Low cost index funds are the talk of the Financial Independent community and this article was super helpful on exactly why.

And in case you’ve been waiting for a sale to buy something for your home (good for you!), a few of my go-to retailers are having Memorial Day sales:

For lighting and rugs: Rejuvenation, 20% off everything + free shipping.

For curtains, lighting, and accents: West Elm, 15% $100.

For wallpaper, knobs and whimsical touches: Anthopologie, 20% full price decor/furniture item + up to 40% off sale.

For sheets, blankets, and curtains: Pottery Barn 15% $100.

Have a fun and safe weekend!

xoxo

-Cathy

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  1. I love the all one color paint in the kitchen/greenhouse with the shaker peg rail. I’ve been dreaming up how to redo what I call the sun porch off our kitchen (6’x7′ with windows on three sides). The only wall sections are behind the kitchen and exterior doors but I think a peg rail will be perfect for corralling dog leashes, grocery bags and the broom/dustpan. Because there are so many windows and two doors I’ve felt both the freedom to do something totally different and worried that all that trim will make the small space seem busy. I’m leaning toward painting the whole room, trim included, the same color. Maybe the same as our kitchen cabinets (it’s going to be a greyish green).

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