Apartment Update: Our New Dining Chairs!

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josephine dining chairs from serena and lily

mix and match dining chairs from serena and lily

Fun decor updates to share you with you today — our dining room has finally come together! We received our new custom chairs from Serena & Lily about a week ago, and have been busy breaking them in by eating at the table nearly every single day. It’s such a small thing, to be able to pull up to a table and eat a meal in your home, but boy have we realized how much we missed it. The chairs were the last piece we needed before really being able to enjoy this space, and we’re so happy with what we picked.

Remember how earlier in the summer, Joe and I had been debating between two chairs, the Grace and the Josephine (he liked the former, I liked the latter)? Well, Kathryn from Serena & Lily convinced us to mix them, with the Graces at the heads of the table and the Josephines in between. It ended up working so well, because not only did we each get a piece we liked, but we love the way the fully upholstered Grace bookends our dining table. It’s a great blend of feeling traditional, but still casual and modern. Because while the shape of the chairs — especially Grace — is more formal, mixing and matching feels like it brings it all down a notch, so it feels like an “everyday” space!

Now, on to a few unexpected details I really love about these pieces: Read the full post +

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Retreat: Garden Party in Paris

On y va!

Home in Auteuil, Paris - Exterior

Home in Auteuil, Paris - Staircase

Home in Auteuil, Paris - Living Room

“Most of the curious and charming parts of Passy-Auteuil are behind the scenes: green and pleasant enclaves called villas or hameaux where a colorful variety of private houses hide behind discreet vine-covered walls or down narrow alleys.”

– Alice Furlaud, “The Discreet Charm Of Passy-Auteuil

If we work together and pool our resources, can we all chip in and buy this house as a little Paris-based pied-à-terre/vacation share? I spotted it last week and felt like packing my bags immediately! Located in the 16th arrondisement, in Auteuil (an area apparently known for its large, beautiful homes and quiet, peaceful streets), the house has eight bedrooms (plenty of room for all!), a large guest house, beautiful yard, and even an underground swimming pool!

Home in Auteuil, Paris - Indoor Pool

Home in Auteuil, Paris - Balcony

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Images: Christie’s Real Estate

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What makes your house a home?

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Our homes contain our daydreams, our styles, and our memories. How one’s home looks and how we approach decorating is such a personal thing! But what is it that truly makes your house feel like a home?

I’ve been thinking about this ever since I read/shared this post from Naomi a couple weeks ago. In it, she was talking about the cottage she bought in 2012, and how the last few years were filled with excitement and daydreams about what the space would become. Now, she’s not as sure. It really got me thinking about the fantasies and expectations we can place on our homes, and how that looks (and manifests) from person to person.  Read the full post +

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Images all via my Instagram, and ironically, taken in our New York apartment. It’s the apartment we lived in that felt closest to being “done!”