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Animal Prints Are Back!

RAWR. I used to wonder why my mom loves leopard print so much…she’s the last person you’d think of when you see leopard print. As it turns out, she was just ahead of the curve :)

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Wooden Inspiration

Saw this stool at an East Harlem bakery (Savoy) and had to snap a photo. It’s a wooden crate with steel reinforcements that was turned upside down to serve as a stool seat. Genius! A crate-turned-seat with a natural cottage chic aesthetic.

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The Space That Wasn’t Meant to Be

Fate has spoken at last, and after two rounds of bidding, our quest for the raw space in Ft. Greene is no more (the one I hinted at in this post last month). So it’s back into the feeding frenzy of homebuyers for us, sigh… We are a bit bummed, but losing it is in… Read more »

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Spring Fever. Daffodils and Baby’s Breath.

This past weekend was one of those days where you step outside, and you can’t help but feel exhilarated to be alive. There are signs of spring – the first sounds, since the start of winter, of birds singing in the morning, the sun beaming, and the temperature is still pretty crisp but balmy and… Read more »

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Mousybabe in Mt. Pleasant!

It’s a mousybabe sorta day at suzi + charlie’s sun-drenched new home in DC! In other words, a perfect Friday with French press, DIY tea towels and Beach House as our day’s soundtrack. I took the day off from work to spend some quality time with the sis. Last night was my first night as… Read more »

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Making it Work: Setting Up The TV and Bookcase

Suzi’s decorating a new one-bedroom home and has been sharing her ideas & inspirations (& many fails… ahem) throughout the process. Read her blog posts on this: Suzi’s House Project. I’ve been discovering various idiosyncrasies about this place as we go, some cute, some annoying. But many of which have required some creative DIY-ing. (…yes,… Read more »

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The Many Faces of Brooklyn

When we started our house hunting adventure in January, we were afflicted with a myopia for Manhattan. It’s where we’ve rented for years and our friendly neighbor right now just happens to be Mr. Empire State. I guess you could say we’ve been spoiled rotten by the view. No surprise that we were miffed by… Read more »

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The Final Chapter of the Curtain Tales: The Muslin Lining!

Suzi’s decorating a new one-bedroom home and has been sharing her ideas & inspirations (& many fails… ahem) throughout the process. Read her blog posts on this: Suzi’s House Project. This past weekend I set to work making the muslin lining that will sit behind our linen curtains. This will help to block light and… Read more »

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Drapery Rods Installed, Outer Lining Hung

Suzi’s decorating a new one-bedroom home and has been sharing her ideas & inspirations (& many fails… ahem) throughout the process. Read her blog posts on this: Suzi’s House Project. Alas, our curtains are up! This past weekend we finally had a few open days to focus on the task at hand… It was kind… Read more »

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The Curiously Absent Twin

Goddamn. Suzi’s been blogging up a storm about her new this and that in the last month and meanwhile, lil’ sis here’s been pretty AWOL. The culprit for my curious absenteeism: The hubs and I been house hunting too, following in the pioneering footsteps of Suzi + Chops! Yes, we’ve officially joined the cut-throat hunting… Read more »