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Making it Yours 12C: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs

All right, let’s finish up this edition of Making it Yours! (It’s been a while, I know.) We’re following two chairs with nearly identical shapes and very different upholstery, seeing how they each work in a variety of spaces. We’re also following Marie, the fictional owner of said chairs. We first saw the two chairs in her living room, and when we last checked in we saw them in a bedroom and an office. Marie was traveling a lot for work then, but she has since accepted a new position and is able to stay in one place. More time to spend with friends, and more impromptu get-togethers at her place! And speaking of her place, she had been happily living there alone all this time but has recently gotten a new roommate: a big, lovable, shaggy mutt from a local shelter. Woof!

So let’s see the final two looks for the Lincoln and Dhurrie armchair. Just as you would use and reuse items in your own home over time, we have some items from past looks showing up in these new designs. In the first, the mirror, rug, and brass hand have all been incorporated before in different ways. I’ve also added a matching Dhurrie chair, and I imagine this space to be similar to the landing/library in my first house. Just enough room for some bookshelves and a place to sit, but that doesn’t mean it can’t look great.

Making it Yours 12C: Dhurrie Armchair

  1. Knox Tall Storage Bookcases, Crate & Barrel

  2. Clint Mini Red Task Lamp, West Elm

  3. Dhurrie Chair, Anthropologie

  4. Hanging Porthole Mirror, Wisteria

  5. Stripe Inlay Coffee Table, West Elm

  6. French Grey Paint, Glidden

  7. And Still We Gather With Infinite Momentum 1, by Justin James King, 20×200

  8. Bangle Box, CB2

  9. Chunky Wool Throw, Jayson Home

  10. In Bloom Portrait Pillows, Anthropologie

  11. Brass Hand Ring Holder, Jonathan Adler

  12. Secret Garden Planter, Leif

  13. Diptyque Baies Candle, Nordstrom

  14. Bleached Jute Rug, RugsUSA

 
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Next, for the Lincoln armchair, I wanted to revisit the blue and orange accent colors from its first look in a way that feels like a natural evolution. Marie is a little older and her taste is more sophisticated, but she still has a fun sense of style and appreciates a bit of quirk! Here again, we see some of her older pieces making another appearance in this living room design, like the hamsa hand, blue vases, and whipstitched pillow.

Making it Yours 12C: Lincoln Armchair

  1. Vogtsmith Single Arrow, Serena & Lily

  2. Hamsa Hand, Furbish

  3. Sisters of the Sun Blue Velvet Wallpaper, Juju Papers

  4. Lincoln Upholstered Chair, Pottery Barn

  5. Hombre Pillow, CB2

  6. Aqua Round Cachepot, Jayson Home (shown with a ZZ Plant)

  7. Savile Persimmon Side Table, Serena & Lily

  8. Berlin Pink Café Photo by Sivan Askayo, Artfully Walls

  9. Bernhardt Blanca Capiz-Painted Console, Horchow

  10. Frosted Blue Vase Collection, Terrain

  11. Novara Floor Lamp, Anthropologie

  12. Hutton Sofa: Tatum Salt, Room & Board

  13. Magical Thinking Neon Rag Pillow, Urban Outfitters

  14. Hombre Pillow, CB2

  15. Riad Wool Rug, West Elm

 
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I loved the creative challenge of creating six looks around these chairs, and I hope you enjoyed following along! Here are all of the looks again, so you can see them together. Which was your favorite? I’m loving the very last one with that killer orange table.

Lincoln and Dhurrie Chairs
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The 4-6 Weeks Project (Weeks Seven and Eight)

I took photographs of Eleanor and August each day until baby number three arrived, to document our last 4-6 weeks as a family of four. I first did this project to document our time as a family of three before August was born. Of course, baby number three came late, so this turned into a nearly eight week project! Here’s the end of the series.

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The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 26

No baby yet, and today was the due date! Game after game of Tic-Tac-Toe ought to pass the time, right? Well, maybe not, but Eleanor, you did have fun playing against mama and daddy (and sometimes winning).

The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 27

Your schools had their annual carnivals today. You had both been looking forward to going and we weren’t sure how the timing would work out with it being so close to the baby’s due date, but he decided to stay put and so we were all able to attend. It was a day filled with tickets, bouncy houses, prizes, games, food, and friends.

The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 28

Poor August. You and Eleanor have been sick on and off since the start of school (little kids = germ factories), and today it was your turn again for not feeling well. You spent most of the day in PJs, cuddled up with mama.

The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 29

What does one do with leftover school carnival tickets? Why, make a beautiful jewlry collection, of course. I particularly likethe nose piece, Eleanor. Nice touch!

The 4-6 Weeks Project: September 30

Fort-building is serious business around here. Eleanor, you are constantly scooting those chairs closer together or further apart, depending on how you need them arranged for the day. You welcome August to play in your structures too, but the design is typically all yours.

The 4-6 Weeks Project: October 1

Reading, hanging out, absolutely not obsessively thinking “baby, come out, come out, come out! When will you come out!?” Nope, that’s not at all what’s going through mama’s head at all times now.

The 4-6 Weeks Project: October 2

He’s here! Calvin Edward Balch was born today at 8:18 a.m., weighing in at 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and measuring 21 inches long. Beneath that hat he has the softest, fuzziest brown hair with a polka dot of a blonde streak, right on top in the center.

The 4-6 Weeks Project: October 3

Mama and Calvin came home from the hospital today after staying overnight. Eleanor, you were so excited to meet your new little brother, and August, we know you’re going to be a great big brother. So nice to be together at home, our family of five!

Calvin Edward Balch

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