small space

  • apartment progress: window treatments.

    I’m puzzling through window treatments at the moment. Window treatments is such a funny and stuffy term, but useful, too, covering the range of shutters and curtains and blinds and shades and other things…

    April 6, 2021 46 Comments
  • going to sleep in a room of our own.

    This post is sponsored by Brooklinen. Carving out a second bedroom in this new apartment has been one of the most restorative projects of the past year. Before we moved in September, it had…

    March 23, 2021 13 Comments
  • small improvements: swap the tap handles.

    The kitchen in our apartment is sunny and bright. There’s a window to throw open, a vintage stove to cherish, a dishwasher to be eternally grateful for along with the very good fortune of…

    January 26, 2021 23 Comments
  • small improvements: paint the trim.

    I’ll try my best to manage expectations from the get-go: This is not a post about stripping your trim or unearthing your crown moldings or restoring your fluted door frames to their original glory.…

    January 19, 2021 12 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #194: Ask for it out loud. James and I started sending each other apartment listings this week. Thanks to my parents and popsicles, we were able to sit still long enough to think…

    July 22, 2020 43 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #193: There’s always room. The ways in which our world has shrunk in on itself since March sometimes makes me gasp for air while I’m loading the dishwasher. There are moments in the…

    July 9, 2020 21 Comments
  • baby proof: a baby mobile.

    I made a mobile for Calder over the weekend. She’s two months old now and despite sharing a name with a sculptor famous for his large, spinning works of art, she didn’t have even…

    April 20, 2020 4 Comments