Hey World! Rob here.  SQ’s favorite hubby and her part-time male model.  She asked me to write about the application process of milk paint since I’ve helped her with several milk painted pieces.  As someone who has worked with many different brands and types of paints, from water-based to oils, I have to write that […]

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  • Miss Mustard Seed - Oh my word. This piece is just stunning. The hardware, the color, the styling… Amazing!ReplyCancel

    • susan - Thank you!!! Your paint is amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra - Hi! This looks awesome, and very similar to a table I want to refinish (colour wise). Could you possibly link the products you used? The milk paint I will google directly, but the hemp oil? Thanks so much 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Cassie - I love this piece! Any tips on where I could find something similar? I live just outside Chicago so any specific shops, markets, etc.?ReplyCancel

    • susan - Hey Cassie,

      SQ gets a lot of pieces from estate sales she and her mom visit around Chicagoland. Also, not sure where you’re located but if you are in the western suburbs it would be worth a trip out to Ottawa, IL to a place called Main Street Estate Sales. They’re open every other weekend and on Sundays they’re 50% off.

      RobReplyCancel

  • Catherine - This piece looks so beautiful! I love the color and the new hardware is the perfect finishing touch! Beautiful paint job, Rob! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • susan - Cath,

      You’re super cool. You get a running high five next time I see you.ReplyCancel

  • Joann L Dickinson - Nice Alliteration RobReplyCancel

    • susan - You’re a genius. Thank you for knowing the formal term and not calling me out for the typo that I’m sure you saw. It has been fixed. See you Sunday!ReplyCancel

Good morning friends!! I am super duper excited to have you here! The Holiday House Walk is one of my all time favorite home tours and I am beyond honored to be a part of it! A special thank you to our tour organizer, who happens to be an amazing blogger herself, jenniferrizzodesigncompany! If you’re […]

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  • kristin salazar - I love your home, it is so cozy and beautiful, your daughters are precious!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Mothersead - Your home is magical and your girls so sweet. (I do miss your table and RH metal chairs, though.)ReplyCancel

    • susan - Ha! I miss them too. Thank you for writing.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer @ Town and Country Living - Susan, your home is beautiful. I’m a huge fan of your fireplace and the chandie painting is just beautiful! I have the same houses from Cocoon as you. It’s my fave store (I grew up in Geneva). Thanks for sharing your gorgeous holiday home with us!ReplyCancel

    • susan - Isn’t it just so cool?? I love so many stores in Geneva. Maybe one day I can have a store there too!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Hale - I had to scroll through this so many times to make sure I didn’t miss anything because every photo was pure magic!!!ReplyCancel

  • Catherine - Absolutely stunning! I love every little detail. That bar looks so good painted black!ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Beyond amazing! Your design is so unique. I love how you mixed the different styles and it turned out just beautifully. You are one talented lady! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

    • susan - Thank you so much! You’re awesome for writing that.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Rizzo - Susan, thank you for being in the holiday housewalk and sharing your gorgeous home with us!ReplyCancel

    • susan - And thank you for giving me the honor of being a part of your beautiful tour. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Laurel - I think your style is your own, that is the best. CheersReplyCancel

    • susan - Aww, thank you so much! I really do just try to follow my instincts and pick only what truly inspires me.ReplyCancel

  • Fran Williams - Please tell me about your fireplace logs. I love the look and wondered if they were a gas log of some sort.ReplyCancel

    • susan - Hey Fran,

      They’re from a local fireplace specific store somewhere in Chicagoland. We got them a few years ago and I’m sorry but can’t remember any details. I just asked the guy if he had any fireplace logs we could use for a gas fireplace and he had one option. I kind of looked at them and bought them w/o searching further.

      RobReplyCancel

Hello! Today we close out the Seasons of Home Holiday Tour with our master bedroom! It has been such a blast creating these cozy Christmas spaces and sharing them with you! Thank you so much to our series host Kristin Whitby at Ella Claire Inspired for all of your hard work and organization!! You are […]

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Good Morning! Thank you for joining us today as we share our holiday living room with Home Goods.  This season we were able to find so many unique pieces to match our home style and give it that unexpected, whimsical touch that I love!  So grab a cup of coffee and make yourself cozy and […]

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Good Morning friends! I’m so excited to share some awesome tips to get your home holiday ready before you host! If there is something I adore doing around the holidays, it’s hosting! I love the warmth that the Holidays bring and welcoming family and friends into our home is just so special.  Today I’m joining […]

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  • Jennifer Rizzo - I love your beautiful floors and how sparkling and clean they are with your lovely holiday decor!ReplyCancel

Hello Friends! I am so excited to be have teamed up with the wonderful people over at MacKenzie-Childs to share our home this Christmas! Over the summer I had the wonderful opportunity to visit the MacKenzie-Childs Farm and their properties and it was a dream! The experience is one I will cherish forever! I gained an […]

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  I’m so thrilled to be joining you guys for the Seasons of Home dining room tour that is hosted by Ella Claire blog.  This isn’t technically our “dining room” but it is a space that we dine in almost every evening.  The space is off of our family room and kitchen.  It’s much less […]

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You know the term ‘Christmas in July’?   That was my reality this Summer when I got the amazing opportunity to style MacKenzie-Child’s holiday collection.  For those of you who think decorating for Christmas in November is early, you should have seen the looks on my neighbor’s faces when they saw the bright Christmas tree lights […]

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  • MICHELLE O - BEAUTIFUL!!! I share your passion!ReplyCancel

Good Morning Everyone! I’m so excited to share our first Christmas post for the second half of our Seasons of Home Holiday Series.  A huge thank you to the creator and organizer of this group, Kristen from Ella Claire Blog, who is also one of the most talented women I know!  Make sure to check her […]

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