Making it Yours 12B: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs

We saw the first designs featuring the Lincoln and Dhurrie armchairs last week. I wanted to keep them very similar to show how one can get the same look by just changing a few things, but today the chairs are going their separate merry ways. Both feature the black, white, wood, and brass trend, but with more color than we may have been seeing on Pinterest lately. (Everything seems to be pretty minimal in my feed over there! Yours, too?)

I don’t think anyone would actually own two chairs that are essentially the same shape with different fabric, but my goal here is to show two designs that look like they belong in the same person’s home. Speaking of which, our fictional friend, Marie, has moved from her apartment into a place of her own! A two-bedroom condo with the extra room functioning as an office. She’s traveling a lot for her job and doesn’t work from home all that often, but she’s happy to have a dedicated spot for it when she is in town. She’s also happy to come home to a cheery, if perhaps a bit girly, space.

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Making it Yours 12B: Dhurrie Armchair #makingitlovely

  1. Dhurrie Chair, Anthropologie

  2. Glitterati Mint Pillow, CB2

  3. Scallop Gold Leaf Mirror, PB Teen

  4. Two Tigers: Ping Zhu, Serena & Lily

  5. Birch Cylinder Pot, Terrain

  6. Brass Hand Ring Holder, Jonathan Adler

  7. Stone White Paint, Glidden

  8. Central Park Aerial Photo (Getty Images), One Kings Lane

  9. Taylor Dresser, Horchow

  10. Isaac Long Arm Brass Sconce, Schoolhouse Electric

  11. Quincy Bed, Ethan Allen

  12. Beverly Palm Pillow, Society Social

  13. Colorblock Linen Pillow Emerald & Pool, Society Social

  14. Antique Brass Metal Cube Side Table, West Elm

  15. Vestige Lipstick Holder, Anthropologie

  16. Silver Stitch Pleat Duvet, West Elm

  17. Waverly Rug, Lulu & Georgia

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Making it Yours 12B: Lincoln Armchair #makingitlovely

  1. Orb Chandelier, Lucent Lightshop

  2. Hanging Porthole Mirror, Wisteria

  3. Lincoln Upholstered Chair, Pottery Barn

  4. Nävviva Pillow, IKEA

  5. Aina Curtains, IKEA

  6. Onyx Black Paint, Glidden

  7. Nina Campbell Swan Lake Sylvana Wallpaper, Osborne & Little

  8. Maison Bookcase, PB Teen

  9. Printer’s Large Writing Desk, Pottery Barn

  10. Brass Colored Pencil Set, Jayson Home

  11. Rex Grey Task Lamp, Crate & Barrel

  12. Hamsa Hand, Furbish

  13. Dome Paperweights, Jayson Home

  14. Rosie Table Lamp, CB2

  15. Printer’s Drawer Filing Cabinet, Pottery Barn

  16. Greyson Eco Black Bench, Arhaus

  17. Coral Leaf Pillow, Serena & Lily

  18. Vårgyllen Pillow, IKEA

  19. Bleached Jute Rug, RugsUSA

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Making it Yours 12B: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs #makingitlovely

And there they are, together. Each chair could be swapped for the other with a few accessory changes, and we’ll have just one more set of designs coming up soon to finish this edition of Making it Yours!

Another Day Out with Thomas

We first met up with Thomas, the cheeky blue engine, two years ago. We missed it last year because we spent the summer up in Wisconsin while we waited to move into our new house, but we went again this weekend. I don’t know if you know this, but carrying a big rock to meet Sir Topham Hatt? It’s a thing.

Meeting Sir Topham Hatt

Thomas travels around North America through the spring and summer, and the event is held near Chicago each year at the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, IL. It’s a cool place, with an impressive collection of “rolling stock” (locomotives and cars). Eleanor and August are still afraid of the biggest engines, but the smaller, friendlier ones are much less imposing.

Horse-Drawn Railroad Car
Old Railway Signs
Checking Out the Old Trains
IL Railway Museum

The kids got temporary tattoos, played with train tables, and climbed on a giant sand mound. Not sure how that last one was train-related, but they enjoyed it.

Thomas Activities
Sandy Sand

And of course, there was the obligatory Thomas train ride.

Thomas Ride

The kids waved at him and thanked him for the ride every time we saw him puff by. My goofy little cuties.

Rockin' Out!

Kitchen Makeover

Zoe Murphy's Dining Room
My Writing, Elsewhere…

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