Spring Domino Article


The spring issue of Domino is on news stands and it is AMAZING. Truly, inspiration overload! When I met with my editor to pick the topic for my story in the issue, I threw out a couple ideas that I was excited about and then she was like, “Yeah, you know, all I really want to do is look at your Barneys chairs. How can we write about those??” 🙂

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No one has to ask me twice to talk about these awesome chairs, especially if I can combine the story with some of my best Craigslist tips! If you haven’t seen the issue yet, pick it up! My article is on page 100.


When I was looking at these photos (taken by my beautiful friend, Tiffany Haynes), I remembered that I hadn’t shared my little bookshelf redo with you guys yet!

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I still love our library bookshelves! They were made by Classy Closets a few years ago and I’m so happy with how they’ve held up to our abuse! I have completely overloaded these shelves with heavy art and text books and it was time to give them a little relief a few months ago.

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We pulled off every single book and shelf and wiped everything down (*sneezes*). We stacked the books in rows so that everything would stay organized and would be easy to put back up in the same order. We ended up changing up our organization a little in the end, but keeping everything batched together in this way saved me and Michael a lot of time! Sooooo…many…booksssss….



I cut 30 pieces of coved quarter round moulding in the exact same size and quickly ran a bead of Liquid Nails along the back and then nailed them into place with my pneumatic nail gun (the 18 gauge is small enough to not split such a delicate molding size). Then I flipped the shelves upside down from the way they had been sitting before having the back support pieces. You can see in this photo below that they are still bowing a little, but once the books were placed, the shelf was completely flat and will stay that way with the new trim supports!


I love that all the shelves are level again and I’m glad that the new trim sort of disappears. I was a tad bit worried that the trim would change the look of the shelves, but you can’t really even see it now that it’s painted the same color as the cabinets.


This was my pre-photo-photo above. Before I even had time to plant my kumquat tree! I love that thing! We’ve since planted it in the back yard, but for quite a few months I had it just sitting in it’s bucket on top of a plastic tray in a Target basket.

I also like to have something covering the soil for my tree planters like white gravel or preserved moss. I used Reindeer Moss here, but these are my go-to varieties:

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The chairs are back up in the studio right now, but they move around quite a bit! 🙂 I pretty much love them in any room.

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Oh, and PS! We’re adding a senior designer to the Juniper Studio team! If you’ve had a few years under your belt and all the skillz to pay the billz, email me your resume and portfolio! We’re starting interviews this week. xo

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