Around The House [& A Fun Project!]

West Elm Couch | Crosley record player | West Elm media console |  West Elm rug |  This next week is filled with FUN home projects! Here’s a few before photos, I cannot wait to share the after shots! We are patching up  a doorway into our 2nd bedroom (it has 2 doors for some reason?!) and renovating the dining room completely! When we moved…

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Our Industrial/Minimalist Style Bedroom… [After!]

Instax camera | similar hat Our bedroom furniture is mostly from our previous apartment, but we’ve added and subtracted things that didn’t quite fit. It is (of course) always a work in progress, and I plan to add more to the wall behind our bed, along with side tables and some additional shelving, but it is nice to keep the space somewhat simple and clean! …

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Replacing Carpet With Wood Flooring Using Lowe’s

Our biggest NO when we bought our home was that it had carpeting. It was an awful creme color filled with stains and it made the entire place feel stuffy. We knew right from the start that we would pull up the carpeting and put in wood floors. In my first home, we went with a more cherry wood, but in this house I wanted…

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Our Living Room Remodel With West Elm

I am so excited to finally fully share our new living room (you can see the before video here!) We were SO excited to work with West Elm on picking out furniture that feels like “us” since we’ve had mostly hand-me-downs at all of our other homes. After watching Mad Men, we felt so inspired by all of the mid century homes in the show. We knew we…

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Behind the Scenes November

Oh, hello there December. You snuck up really quickly! 🙂 Here’s a few scenes from the past few days – I have been trying to catch up on work and simultaneously pull my house together before the holidays. It’s weird not having a routine, I think the hardest part is remembering to eat meals & remembering to exercise. As long as those two things happen…

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life behind the scenes.

I’ve found that working from home leaves life a lot less structured, which is beautiful. I’ve been embracing it, and loving not having it all together all the time. PJ’s until 1PM? Sure, why not! Here’s some snapshots of what my life looks like. It’s been really fun the past few weeks, really really fun. I was thinking the other day about how quickly time…

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House Progress Pictures

We’re not there yet, but we’re getting there! We still are missing our butcher block counter top that will sit in the cutout, and a ton of furniture, but we are close to feeling like this is home! We put in our floors this week (more details on them to come!), finished painting, and this beautiful couch from West Elm came! I will be doing…

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House Progress Report :)

Here’s some photos of how crazy my house looks right now, but I still think it looks better than it did when we moved in (haha!) I’m living on the subfloor until the wood goes in this week, which feels… dusty! but i am so GLAD the carpeting is out, and we opened up that wall which makes the place feel totally different. I am…

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Our New House BEFORE Renovating (A VIDEO!)

So, we’re all moved in (or our small stuff is, at least!) We are starting to fix up the house this week, and we have a long list of things to do that should take a few weeks, but wanted to share our home as it is before! It’s funny, because our last house that we bought was really aesthetically pleasing from the get-go, with…

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Moving Peeks

Moving looks a lot like this right now – all of our things are in a storage unit while we renovate the new place, and these are our last few days in our current home sleeping on an air mattress in an empty apartment. hey, at least it looks pretty! i sort of love an empty apartment … guilty pleasures. I’ll be back later this…

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Seeya in San Fran!

After an INSANELY hectic week of my full-time job paired with the stresses that go into buying a house paired with blog work, i am super excited to be headed off to san francisco for the next few days! we’re visiting our best friends and exploring the city! I’ve only been once when I was 14, so any tips on places to go are much…

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Natural

After months of dying my hair, I finally decided to match my roots and go back to my natural hair color. I could NOT be more happy with my decision. I think that everyone is born with the hair color they are meant to have, and next time i try to dye my hair i am just going to remember that… Another perk of this…

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The Story of My New Tattoo ♥

I knew for a while that I wanted to get a tattoo for Claudie on my arm. Aside from my undying love for my doggie, I also love the design of doxies, and pretty much own everything dachshund that I can get my hands on. It was just a matter of letting the idea really sink in before going ahead with the tattoo. Matt found…

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decorating peeks…

I’ve been having a bit of fun adding small touches to our home this past week or so! I’ve added an adorable mirrored bar cart tray, gold stamped an accent wall with some VW punch buggies and added this adorable garland from Paper Fox LA, which brightens up our room! This weekend we are headed to upstate NY to hike and snag some antiques for…

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Swipe Right.

Swipe left or right is a thing now… and a thing I felt left out of. Until Pinxter, that is. It’s like Lookbook.nu, but more addicting. You can upload your outfit photos for others to judge, or you can be the judge of whether outfits are cute enough for a swipe right 🙂  Make sure to find me, my name is steffyspandcs of course. Xo…

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In My Room.

There’s no place like home. It took a little settling in to really feel like “this is where i live now,” after residing in South Beach for a few years, but now it feels real. Matt snapped these amidst a normal day… snowed in drinking coffee and listening to music. I realize now that these are the days that make Winter great. Being stir-crazy together,…

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Bob Dylan & Bagels.

hello there 🙂 lately my off-the-grid life has consisted of parks and rec catch up, thai food, hikes in the snow wearing so many layers i’m unrecognizable, full emersion into work and new friends. the winter blues are non-existant for me since i love snow, but i am feeling pretty bad about how milky white my skin is, and how much easier it is to…

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Living Room Light ♥

my living room is an ongoing project in my eyes. we’re lucky to have such a beautiful open space, with fantastic natural light (that i only get to enjoy on weekends bc it’s dark both when i leave and return on weekdays!) i envisioned it almost exactly like it is when we bought the place, with tons of yellow and brown! a few things i…

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holiday looks & home peeks!

Matt has been out of town, so excuse the slow week on my blog 🙂 Here’s two looks that I’ve been re-wearing for this holiday season (and claude being the cutest thing ever). jeans, a festive sweater and a plaid scarf can never be wrong!! and a vintage pinafore dress… paired with this turtleneck that i snagged last year from j.crew because i knew someday…

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my bedroom. ♥

here it is, our bedroom! it is the only room aside from the bathroom that is completed, and i have to admit it is my favorite bedroom i’ve ever had. growing up i sort of got to decorate my room, but you know how that goes (it is in your parents house, so not fully your own). from handfuls of apartments in college, to rented…

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