August 6, 2018

Our bed arrived over the weekend! We ordered it about 7 weeks ago, and now that it's finally here I don't think I've ever been so in love with one piece of furniture. Here she is in all her glory:

Ever since we finished the shiplap I've been at a standstill waiting for this bed. Unlike for others, where I can whip up an entire room design at once, for myself I can never seem to do that. I think the luxury of knowing you can change your mind at any time greatly affects the pace...

June 12, 2018

The shiplap has begun! Finished? Not quite. With the chop saw + air compressor + nail gun we can truly only work on this DIY when the babies aren't home (thank you grandparents!), which means we've worked on this shiplap literally twice in the past month. While a tutorial is still on my to-do list, here is the link to the shiplap boards we used since I get asked that quite often. They come in 8ft & 12ft lengths, we went with 12ft since our wall lengths are pretty long. Also, there are many...

May 18, 2018

We've finally come up with the plan for the Master Bedroom. It's been edited no less than 1000x, and I'm anticipating even more changes as we pull the trigger on each item. But at least the layout, lighting placement, and bones of the room have been established. Details still pending. As always.


rug  |  nightstand  |  "kick it" prints  |  wave photography print

Here's the transition of the room so far with the wood flooring put in:

Next up is shiplap!

Stay tuned...

May 17, 2018

Whenever I'm stumped on a space, I move on. I pretend it doesn't exist, nor does it need my attention. A perfect example of exactly that, is our upstairs hallway. The long wall has been completely empty since the day we moved in. I just never could decide what to hang there. Everything felt out of place, or too forced. Then when I came across a company Perkie Side of Life I became instantly smitten on what they did. They use photos you send them to create high contrast black and w...

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Laura Helmick


Ex Interior Designer turned Mom of two boys. Firm believer that your home should just be a reflection of what you love; people often overthink it.   

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