• Pack Predictions: 2020 Home Design Trends

    This is one of our favorite lists to put together each year. Maybe even more than our New Year resolutions. And when you think about it, they have a lot in common; you put it out there and don’t know if it’s going to stick. We hope a few of these do, because we are totally on board. Here are the trends you’ll start seeing more of in 2020:

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  • #NixonPack Nice List: Home for the Holidays

    I feel all shopped out. What about you? Between the hundreds of emails from brands touting the best sales of the year; to every influencer under the sun with their “exclusive” gift guides – that buy now push has become exhausting. Instead, we’re offering up a little eye candy for your Tuesday, and hopefully something fresh to inspire a little homemaking in your own home.

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  • A Love Letter To Our Buyers

    Two years ago, I wrote a love letter to our sellers; the kind empty nesters who sold us their home in the woods. The sprawling craftsman that sat nestled between two streams on seven acres. I just read it for the first time since selling that sweet piece of our hearts, and I cried. I cherish so deeply every memory that house holds for us. But then I thought about our buyers, and felt an instant surge of gratitude, and love, for the people who own her now. Here’s what I’d say to them:

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  • Pack Projects: Guest Bath Mood board

    This might feel familiar, almost like I just shared a bathroom mood board. You’re not wrong. We’re doing two at once. The main floor half-bath is getting a refresh, and so is the guest bathroom downstairs (you might have seen Jon starting demo this week over on stories). Come to think of it; we’ve got two more to do upstairs – Grey’s bath and the (dun) ((dun)) (((dunnn))) master. WHY, you ask?! I’ll let you in on a little secret. If all the stars align, we’d like the option of listing this house in the spring. More on that another time. Here’s a look at some of the finishes we’re putting together for the guest suite:

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  • Be Our Guest

    When we lived in Chicago (the first go-round), we used to call our home the NixonPack boutique hotel. In our first year here, we had 14 separate visits. Quite literally a revolving door of family and friends. It must have been the delicious deep dish pizza, amazing architecture, donut crawls accommodations. With hosting season on the horizon, we felt it might be time to revisit the list of preparations we make to ensure our overnight guests feel right at home:

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  • #NixonPack Nice List: Thanksgiving Teasers

    I feel like I could start every one of these off with, I am so ready for Friday. There’s just so much hope and excitement that comes with a weekend packed with projects and a splash of fun. Also, I took my first steps without crutches today so I’m looking forward to gaining momentum this weekend and getting my butt off the couch! We’ve been pumped to share these with you all week – Friday Faves: Thanksgiving Edition!

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  • How To Style Your Shelfie

    Of all of the elements of design, I have to say, shelfies and the whole process of putting them together brings me great joy. Styling the shelves in your home is the easiest way to express your personality, to reflect on your travels, showcase your most treasured items, and the vibe of your space. Here’s how to shelfie the right way:

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  • Pack Picks: Kitchen Inspo That Wows

    The new trend we’re seeing in kitchen design is one with staying power. It’s less emphasis on restaurant-like, commercial-grade, so much stainless it feels chilly like a morgue kitchen. And instead, more of an effort to create a thoughtfully designed extension of your living room, showcasing artwork and a warm space for gathering. We are here for it! Take a look at our favorite kitchen renovations to cross our feed this week and let us know in the comments below if this is a trend you’d try in your home:

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  • Pack Projects: Easy Pantry DIY’s

    Between Marie Kondo, The Home Edit, and countless organizational accounts; inspiration for your next pantry purge is aplenty. But we’re not here to tell you to organize by ROYGBIV (though it is so aesthetically pleasing), or buy every basket Home Goods makes. This post is our top tips for getting your pantry in tip-top shape before the holidays, and keeping it that way.

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