• I haven’t had a bath in YEARS

    Well that was provocative, no? I actually took a bath exactly one year and one week ago when I was trying to induce labor (it worked!). But before that, it really had been years. Who takes baths anymore? First, ain’t nobody got time for that. Second, gross. Laying in your own filth does not sound relaxing in any way. If I’m going to light candles and indulge in a nice glass of wine, I’d like to do it, you know, by a fire, or anywhere really, when I’m not cold and wet. Let this truth sink in (yes, pun!): Gone are the days where a jetted tub in the master is appealing. They are dust collectors. Yank it. I mean it. If there is a bath in your master and it’s not some gorgeous vintage clawfoot tub – we need to take a sledge hammer to it stat. That’s what we’ve done in our last two homes, what we’ve counseled our clients to do and not once have I regretted it. There is one caveat to this. If this is the only bathtub in your home, you need to keep it. Because any parent will tell you, you can’t sell your house without one tub. OK. Is it gone? How amazing did it feel getting your stress out breaking that bad boy into huge chunks? Yasss. Now we can talk about what you need to do instead:

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  • WHO? Gah!

    It took me about a year to learn how to say quinoa properly. Keen-wahh. Fancy. So what’s this new design trend that I have a hard time pronouncing but am madly in love with and have been trying to replicate in my living space, for you know, ever?! Throwback to ...

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  • Couch Potato

    One of our guilty pleasures during nap time is to catch up on all of our favorite magazines or scroll through Instagram for design inspiration. There’s so much goodness out there sometimes it gets overwhelming, right? Without fail, the pages I always flag first are the ones of dreamy living spaces with inviting ...

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  • My husband came home with a…house.

    Jon and I bought our first house when I was just 21. Most people have dreams of owning their own home for a multitude of reasons. The American dream, starting a family, visions of that white picket fence…ours was for the Pack. We were in a tiny little apartment with ...

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  • Tuesday Tip: No Outlet

    You might be thinking “prop photo” when you see the kitchen above. Actually, this was a real day when I was enjoying my favorite green smoothie and prepping dinner. Ahh, all that fresh farmer’s market bounty has me craving summer. But if you were thinking “props” you weren’t entirely wrong. Look ...

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  • Salvage Statement

    I’m all about the thrill of the hunt. I am constantly flipping through magazines, window shopping, pinning and scrolling Insta for the latest and greatest in home design and decor trends. It feeds my competitive side because I must have that oddball item no one else has (yet) and I’ve got ...

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  • White Lies SELL

    We’ve all told a little white lie before, right? No judgement. I actually resolved to tell less of them in 2017. Working on it! Buttt for the purposes of this post, and for selling your home, we’re going to ask you to tell just a few.

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  • The Mural of the Story

    You’ve heard wallpaper is a nightmare big commitment. We covered that, right? I’m still a fan in most cases. But what about a mural? When and where does that work in your home? For us, it was never something that we remotely entertained until I was pregnant with our little ...

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  • I like your accent

    I’ve never been a big fan of an accent wall. OK, that’s not entirely true. I’ll clarify. I am not a fan of a single wall painted a different color, just because. I’m even less of a fan when it’s a dining room wall and a bad shade of burgundy. ...

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  • If walls could talk, they’d beg you to keep them

    The most recent #NixonPack house was a total gut. I was several months pregnant and looking back, that may not have been the very best time to completely renovate a home. My husband and the whip marks on his back would agree. Kidding! (Okay, half joking). We bought the house from ...

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