FashionJuly 10, 2020

Fashion Friday: Trend Alert- Smocked Dresses

Erin here! Since I’m deep in baby girl clothes, I’ve found that I’m drawn to old school smocked details… and lo and behold- it’s also a HOT trend for grown ups too this summer! Smocking is forgiving and comfortable, so I am ALL about it. :)  I rounded up some choices for…
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Style SolutionsJuly 8, 2020

Style Solutions: The Long Living Room

Eliza here, stepping in to bring you another Style Solutions – this time, tackling the dreaded long and narrow Living Room. Formal Living Rooms have begun to fall by the wayside. These often tricky to layout spaces, once used for formal entertaining and greeting guests have turned into the dumping ground for spill over storage and poorly proportioned furniture. In most typical, family-oriented homes, you’ll find a Living Room and Family Room – family spaces are often dictated by a TV, but what then dictates the Living Room?

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InteriorsJuly 6, 2020

Cheery Updates to Your Home (Part 2)

Molly here, again!

Since my husband and I have been working from home since early March with two little kids in the house, I’ve had a lot of time to think about all the things I’d love to change about my house but cannot afford to/don’t have the energy to. SO, I wanted to include a few of the items/updates we’re making around the house here for you, as follow up to Erin’s post this spring about impactful yet relatively inexpensive updates (admittedly, not all of these are under $300 like Erin’s were – you’ve been warned!)…

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Fashion & GearJuly 1, 2020

Baby Emma Items I’m Loving

It took me about three weeks to do this one post, but at least I did one :). As I’ve mentioned, it hasn’t been the easiest transition for us bringing baby Emma into the mix– the pandemic really is making things a lot harder on all of us, and I’m struggling a…
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Our ProjectsJune 29, 2020

House Tour: A Home in the Country for a Modern Family

If you’ve read Erin’s second book, Elements of Family Style – and if you haven’t, what are you waiting for?! – you know that each chapter showcases different areas of the home. While it’s great to be able to pick a room and see so many different examples of beautiful design, we realized that it’s difficult to see the full picture on some of these projects where Erin designed multiple rooms in the home. SO, today I’m giving you a tour of one of our favorite projects from the book…

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Life & FamilyJune 12, 2020

Welcome Emma.

I just wanted to jump on quickly to say hello, despite being in the newborn fog. As most of you probably know, our daughter, Emma Elizabeth Porter Gates, was born on Monday, June 8th at 4:03 pm after a fast labor (like, really fast!) We are home — healthy, happy and getting…
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