And the Winner Is…
Okay, you all shocked me this week. I was so sure every one of you was going to vote Dark + Moody on our entryway dilemma (because bringing the drama is much more fun, right?), and yet White + Bright was the clear winner of the poll! Scott and I have been torn for months. Years! We read every one of your comments and mulled over the pros and cons you listed. In the end, there were a few thought starters that had us swaying in your direction:
White! It’s brighter, more welcoming, and SAFER. Not disorienting when you come in from outside. Not disorienting when you navigate the stairs in the dark.– Ann
I think you should paint the walls white, closet door black, then do a wall of photographs all the way up the stairs. And maybe add a little something like a wooden stool or small bench next to the steps by the closet and a couple plants.– Danielle
The safety aspect had us rethinking dark paint altogether, especially since we added that extra safety measure since Lucy was born! Danielle’s comment painted the picture I think I’ve been struggling with all along. White walls. Black door(s). Family photos. Check, check, check – but then she said ‘plants’ and I was all, yes please when can we start. Other fun suggestions:
Could you do a dark paneling with the white above? I feel like that would create a “warm hug” type feeling while still being bright up top to not feel like a cave.– Steph
I’m gonna go a bit off the rocker and say, white and bright on the walls and a dark paneling on the ceiling, dark doors. It will give it some interest, make the beautiful light fixture pop and will maybe balance all worlds?– Angela
OUR FINAL ANSWER? White + Bright + Paneling + Black Doors! We’ll paint everything first, and I’m already hunting for frames I’d like to use for a wall of photos. I’m craving paneling – I need to see the dimension I’ve been dreaming about for years – and I’m feeling inspired by Cass, Sarah and Shea! Can’t wait to kick off this feel-good project.
Other Things This Week:
Anna whipped up the prettiest printable coloring pages. Just like that. She just whipped it right up.
Studio McGee is partnering with Target and the collection launches this weekend! Literally planning on adding all the things to my cart. (Would it be fun to share my favorites?)
Dana’s Bunker-slash-People-Under-the-Stairs-Nook-slash-Cat-Warmer is what dreams are made of.
Last weekend, Julia and I did a 1-hour Instagram Live where we shared the free ways any of us can support content creators – from bloggers to photographers, stylists to designers, YouTubers to authors. We got vulnerable (and also had too much fun), and it was wonderful to connect with you! It is downright scary to ask for help, but (deep breath) we humbly ask for your continued support through this uncertain, scary time.
The other day, Scott ran into the room where I was sitting and said, it’s you it’s you it’s you! Look, it’s you! Then he showed me this, and I haven’t stopped laughing.
This must have been the Week of the Cookie, because all. of. you. tagged me in your cookie posts! And randomly, a kind follower (love you forever, Rachel!) sent me this article that shares all the secrets to the biggest, thickest cookies. Not only did all those tricks work on my next big batch, but I overhauled the instructions to our cookie recipe to include everything I learned!
There are some insane weekend sales happening right now (40% off everything at J. Crew! 25% off everything at Everlane!), and I’m sharing those below. Have a peaceful weekend, friends. Take care of yourself, and stay safe.
- Anthropologie: 40% off video-conference worthy outfits (shows in cart)
- CB2: Up to 30% off furniture and 40% off mirrors
- Crate & Barrel: 20% off Wine & Dine
- Everlane: 25% off everything! (Ends tonight 4/3! Hurry!)
- GAP: 50% off everything, applied at checkout
- Interior Define: 15% off everything!
- J. Crew: 40% off your purchase with code SPRING
- J. Crew Factory: 50% off everything!
- Loft: 50% off sale with code LOVE
- Madewell: $75 Denim and a extra 30% off sale
- Pottery Barn: 25% off your order with code HOME
- Rejuvenation: 20% off your order + free shipping with code FREESHIP
- Rugs USA: Spring cleaning up to 60% off
- Target: Up to 30% off furniture
- Unison Home: Free shipping with code SPRING20
- Wayfair: Up to 70% off sitewide
- West Elm: Up to 20% off plus free shipping
- Williams Sonoma: Limited time offers vary
- World Market: 40% off outdoor