Today’s post is all about our house 🙂 !
At the beginning of the year, I started jotting down some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) I get about different topics, and today, I’m going to address some of the ones pertaining to our house. Side note, the flag is not flying today, I just thought this picture was particularly festive for a house post 😉 .
This post is really just going to be a random mix of this and that…starting with the number one question I’ve received since January 1st about our house…
WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR INTERIOR WALLS?
Easy question and easy answer…
Almost all of the walls in our house are painted Sherwin Williams’ Kilim Beige.
Speaking of walls…
WHAT COLOR DID YOU PAINT THE LIBRARY?
Early this year, after 15 years of always having a “red room” in my house, we painted our library…
…Sherwin Williams’ Latte (which is in the same color family as Kilim Beige, just a tad darker).
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR NEW COUNTER TOPS?
About a year ago, we replaced some of our counters in the kitchen. I still love the Alaska White granite that I had (and have it in other places throughout the house)…
…still love it! But, I decided to change things up and lighten things up, so we replaced it with…
…this quartz in Calcutta. I like both granite and quartz because they’re tough and you don’t have to be careful with either one. I can sit hot things down, spills wipe away easily…they’re both really durable. I had them do a straight edge this time on the counters as well.
Speaking of those two pics, I received this question several times…
WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR NEW LIGHT FIXTURES IN THE KITCHEN?
I love my new light fixtures! We actually went through the house this year and replaced all of our sconces and several light fixtures including the two over the island. I bought them HERE and love them!
WHAT ARE THOSE TRAYS YOUR KIDS ALWAYS USE?
When I looked on Amazon, it said I bought these trays back in 2016! Whoa! To say we’ve gotten our money out of them would be the biggest understatement known to man. We use them all day, every day. I love the lip on them (no spills), I love that they can be used for both food and crafts, I love that they’re durable…I love them! Everyone has a color, and that keeps things simple. Ours aren’t currently in stock, but these are similar.
WHERE ARE YOUR NEW BAR STOOLS FROM?
We replaced our bar stools when we replaced the counters in order to lighten things up a bit. My kids like them because they’re big and comfy, and I like them because they swivel. You can find them HERE.
WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR RUG IN THE LIVING ROOM?
I got a lot of questions about rugs. Almost every single rug in my house is from Pottery Barn. Seriously, from the kids’ rooms to upstairs, our room, the great room, the dining room…PB. Now, these rugs…
…from my closet are from Magnolia, but I could not for the life of me find a link for you. I love them too!
WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR NEW PATIO FURNITURE?
We updated our patio furniture early fall…
…and everything from the lounge chairs to the table and chairs, sofa, ottoman, it’s all Restoration Hardware! We mixed and matched between the teak and wicker.
I LOVE YOUR OUTDOOR RED CHAIRS! WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE?
These are legit some of my favorite things too! These are from Home Depot, and they’re super comfy! They’re really easy to hose off, wipe down, stack, carry…they’re not heavy, they wear really well year after year and typically come in a variety of colors, and they’re only $20 each! I always love the red, but they come in a variety of colors.
WHERE DO YOU BUY ALL OF YOUR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR PILLOWS?
I love me a pillow…
…they’re all from Pottery Barn too! I really do feel like their outdoor pillows last forever and as for their indoor ones, since you typically have to buy the insert separate, just replace the pillow covers seasonally and fold the ones you’re not using (instead of storing the entire pillow). Here are the pillows on the sofa from left to right: PRINT//BLUSH//VELVET//TUFTED
IS THAT A BATTING CAGE?
Ha! I’m typing this post right now on the patio table and just snapped this pic…
…see it back there?
It’s a batting cage!
WHAT MUSIC ARE YOU ALWAYS PLAYING?
Every time I post a video, I get this question. The answer is always French Cooking Music Radio on Pandora 🙂 .
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR BIG POOL FLOATS?
Amazon!! 🙂 They have a huge variety!
WHERE DO YOU BUY ALL OF YOUR LITTLE LAMPS?
This right here, was the second more FAQ so far this year when it comes to my house…
…so many of you want to know where all of my lamps come from, and I so wish I could point you to one particular place. I legit have lamps from anywhere and everywhere. Some are from stores and boutiques, some are from Walmart or Target, some are from flea markets, some online…they’re each from some place different. Boo. I hate that I can’t be more specific, but what I can say is that they really are everywhere (Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, all of those places too!) so just be on the lookout! I bet you’ll end up seeing them now that your’e looking.
Whew! Lots of house questions!! If you have any other ones, please let me know! I’ll be answering them today here and on Stories as well!! xo