Hi there! I’m Tonya.
My husband and I are from a small town in Northern Michigan, but are currently living just outside of Chicago.
We have been married for over 9 years and are in the process of fixing up our third house. Date night for us is often spent wandering the aisles of Home Depot. It’s very romantic. 🙂
We share our home with our sweet dog, Alice.
She fills our hearts with smiles, and has endless amounts of puppy kisses to offer everyone she meets. For us, a house just isn’t a home without a dog (or lots of dog hair…).
I love old houses and antiques, and believe mixing the old with the new creates a cozy and comfortable home. I’m often asked what my style is, but I’m never able to really identify it. I love natural textures and warm wood, mixed with white and neutral colors. I tend to steer clear of trends and choose instead items that have a classic, timeless appeal.
I believe that a beautiful and comfortable home can be achieved for anyone, and on any budget. It’s about surrounding yourself with what you love and making the most of what you currently have. If a space is authentic to who you are – it will feel like home to you, and be a welcoming space for your family and friends.
I’ll be sharing projects and progress from around our house here on the blog, but since it often takes us a very long time to complete a project (we have been known to start a project, and then half way through start another project…and then another project…and then before you know it we have five projects going at once. Which is very overwhelming, so we don’t work on any of them choosing the avoidance method instead – sometimes for months at a time), I’ll be sharing some of the things that inspire me from week to week too.
Thanks for stopping by!