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  1.  ** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ** Ed. note: This post was sponsored by Tappan. While product was received in exchange for coverage, all thoughts and opinions are always my own. Sponsored posts like these allow for development of additional dynamic content to be produced, unsponsored. Thank you for supporting our partners! — With a significant renovation often comes the …

  2. You may remember a few months ago I announced Wit & Delight’s participation in a room refresh makeover with Lowe’s. You may also remember that it’s been radio silence on that project, including announcing the lucky homeowner, since. Well friends, that silence is over as I’m so excited to reveal the entire project in this blog post! Meet …

  3. While I love the look of clean and crisp white interiors, a white wall will always be an opportunity. I’m so excited to see muted colors make a comeback and there are so many ways you can incorporate color into your decor without taking too big a risk. For example, we painted our powder room ceiling …

  4. As my belly continues to grow, so does my need for a nap. Long one, short one, it doesn’t really matter because every once in awhile a snooze is all that will do. New to this whole napping thing, I’ve come to learn the benefits of 15 minute snooze to stay refreshed and alert. I can’t believe it took me …

  5. Whether fashion or in the home, the classics never go out of style. Consider the Little Black Dress, a classic white oxford, or a trench coat, however sometimes these items need a bit of reimagining. Subway tile is one of those classic design elements in home decor that never goes out of style, but it could use a bit …

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  7. This post is sponsored by Curate. Last month, I introduced you to a new snack bar, Curate Snacks that inspired me to be a bit more creative in the kitchen, and swap out expected ingredients with ones that would add an unexpected flavor to a recipe. Well dear reader, that sparked a bit of a chain …

  8. ** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ** Oasis, refuge, port in the storm, haven, retreat, sanctuary, happy place. Whatever you want to call it, all of us need a place to escape from all the noise of the outside world and find some sense of peace. No matter how crazy life gets, even during all the chaos of renovating our house …

  9. I love to collect. Images, furniture, design, art, all of it. It started early, ripping pages out of magazines and stuffing them into different binders: one for cooking, one for decorating, one for wellness. Then came Pinterest, and practically any image was available to be tagged, organized into tidy, little boards. When I grew up, I …

  10.   Believe it or not, we still have 2 (possibly 3) full bathrooms to renovate in our home. We roughed in plumbing for a full bath in our basement and our upstairs bathroom (the only original bath in the house) is in reallllllllllly rough shape– so rough, I don’t have hot water available to wash my face. Yikes. …

  11. I’ve had a hard time deciding on a headboard. While we impulse purchased a simple and practical one at the Blu Dot outlet, I keep longing for all sorts of bedding alternatives: canopy, post, upholstered, wood. I’m not planning to switch up our current bed frame anytime soon, but these four ideas for living without a bed …

  12. It’s here! I’m so excited that we were able to share our home renovation with you through the eyes of Domino Magazine. We’re featured in the latest issue (available on newsstands now) in Domino’s newly designed, bigger, glossier update. I’ve devoured Domino since I was in high school and they opened up a whole new world of …

  13. Are you ready for some color inspiration that breaks all the rules in the best way? I hope so. This Swedish home has been making the rounds on Pinterest thanks to their spectacular use of color. The space is made up of 6 rooms– a very different layout than you’ll find in the US these days. While the layout …

  14. Could the secret to a happy marriage be as simple as a good night’s sleep? Experts would undoubtedly say no, but Joe and I did find a sizable slice of wedded bliss during our most recent trip to Scandinavia. All the beds we slept in were simply draped with two twin-sized duvet covers, no sheets. They …

  15. Gallons of paint. Endless furniture rearrangement. A renovation requiring Joe, Winnie and I to live with his parents for three months. You would think all of this would make the house feel complete, but something didn’t feel right. We chalked it up to us settling into the new space. After all, we hadn’t been there consistently …

  16. By now you know what a nut I am about my dog, Winnie. She has been our best friend for almost a year and a half now, and I can’t imagine our life without her. The cliche is so true it is painful. Here’s another cliche that is true: Things have certainly changed since got Winnie. We’ve …

  17. ** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ** A business partnership is like a marriage; it has its ups and downs and you sometimes don’t know at the onset if it’s going to last. As a sole proprietor, or lone wolf as I sometimes like to call it, I’m always curious to know the dynamic between two people …

  18. We the North are in our element. You might have an idea of how cold it was this past weekend, if you watched the Vikings/Seahawks game on Sunday. It was cold enough to literally crack a Viking’s horn. Maybe that should be our new standard of cold. As I write this, it’s a balmy -7. That’s below …

  19. Over the years, I’ve seemed to have acquired quite a bit of stuff. Sometimes through work, but more often than not, something catches my eye and I think “I can use this. I’m not quite for sure for what exactly, but something in the future.” This line of thinking has led me to crammed closets, a garage that …

  20.   I’ve always loved the character encaustic cement tile brings to a space. It isn’t just for high-end residential and commercial spaces anymore! Lately, it’s become more accessible (and available) for regular folks, like ourselves, with regular residences. You can really go for it, covering an entire wall or floor with these patterned beauties, or use them …

  21. Chances are you know my friends at Fossil. They may have designed your first watch. Or crafted the leather wallet you splurged on in college, the one that stayed with you well into your late twenties because it showed it’s age gracefully (in the same way you hoped you would, too). You may have gifted your sister …

  22. One of the challenges with my home is blending my Modern tastes with the Traditional structure of the home. When Joe and I completed the herculean task of combining our possessions, it was confirmed that both of us lean towards the Modern sensibility. Our tastes fit seamlessly together and worked in the lovely warehouse loft in …

  23. This post is part of a series called W&D Renovates. We’ll walk you through the ups and downs of our First Floor & Basement renovation project with McDonald Remodeling. Look for the series to continue through the end summer and into fall! Hello, from our future kitchen! We’re excited to give you a tour of our …

  24. Wit & Delight was nominated by Bloglovin’ as one of the best lifestyle blogs of 2015. I’m humbled, thrilled and, quite frankly, a little shocked. What started as a journey to discover my own style and a medium to share my thoughts, has caught on, thanks to you. While I’m incredibly late to thank Bloglovin’ for the nod …

  25. This post is brought to you by BEHR. Color that’s True to Hue. If you feel it you can find it. Visit truetohue.behr.com As you well know, I’m in the middle of a home renovation, handled by the professionals at McDonald Remodeling. As I’m watching the transformation unfold, I’ve been inspired to transform our home office (yes, another room) with …

  26. This is the beginning of a series called W&D Renovates. We’ll walk you through the ups and downs of our First Floor & Basement renovation project with McDonald Remodeling. Look for the series to continue through the end summer and into fall! One could say selecting a general contractor is something akin to looking for a …

  27. This post is brought to you by BEHR. Color that’s True to Hue. If you feel it you can find it. Visit truetohue.behr.com Even with the best of intentions, projects fall to the wayside. Life takes over and priorities shift from things you want to do, to things you have to do. Take for instance, the …

  28. **This post is sponsored by Benjamin Moore Natura. We received compensation to share a review of the product. All opinions and thoughts about the brand are our own.** A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to test out Benjamin Moore’s environmentally-friendly paint, Natura. We’re big fans of the product and have used them before, but …

  29. ** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ** Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all had an amazing weekend. I spent the entire weekend at home with Joe, with my phone shut off for three whole days, and I now feel like a new person. Woo! We’re kicking off this week with a really special giveaway from …

  30. Let me start from the beginning. Some women dream of their wedding day when they were girls, but not me. I was dreaming about renovating kitchens. And bathrooms. And bedrooms. This week, that dream is coming true; we’re kicking off the first phase of our home renovation! We have a whole series planned for you this summer …

  31. Last weekend, I took over Parachute‘s Instagram page to share some tips on switching up decor in your guest room. I love the idea of making small changes when regulars come over to stay, and new bedding is the perfect way to show your guests a little love. This little project with Parachute was so much fun, I …

  32. There comes a point in one’s adult life when it’s time to purchase a set of dining room chairs– that is if you value that sort of thing! Through the majority of my twenties I collected chairs from garage sales and thrift stores. It worked well and I loved the eclectic look, with the exception of the two that …

  33. Hello Ladybirds (and gentleman birds). It is f-f-f-reeezing here in Minnesota. You know when you get gas and pay at the pump using your credit card? And the machine makes you go through like 17 prompts (Do you have a rewards card? Do you want a carwash? Do you want a receipt? Corn Nuts are 10% …

  34. Here are the brands, labels, albums, and places I’ve been talking about with my friends! I think you’ll like these recommendations, too. Wear: JONSEY JONESY is an underwear brand oriented around stylish comfort, breathable fabrics, and a unique fit. They are firm believers that simple – especially when it comes to what you wear under your …

  35. Let the record show that I am the one who officially coined the term “nifty noots” back on May 25th, 2012. I’m sure you hear it all the time in your day-to-day conversations so I probably don’t have to explain that it is means “nifty neutrals.” You know, neutrals that are nifty. It is no secret that …

  36. The second room we are tackling in this house is the guest bedroom. It’s exciting to have the space to host our friends and family, and I’m hoping we can make this space a place they enjoy hanging out. When I lived in London for a summer, we stayed in this beautiful flat that was painted …

  37. Do you have an entire closet dedicated to one season? It’s not hard to do. The holidays are big business in home decor, but there are plenty of ways to side step cheap and disposable products! Today Jackie and I are showing you how to use greenery to make your home festive with decor pieces you’ll use all year long. Choosing …

  38. It’s official. We can now openly revel in holiday madness. Joe and I secretly welcomed the season 3 weeks ago, and it started with this little collaboration with my friend and floral maven, Jackie Reisenauer. Jackie and I styled our home to celebrate the festive season, but you won’t see much red, green or silver. It’s a …

  39. A beautiful palette for a beautiful apartment. Lovely. Details over at My Scandinavian Home. 

  40. ** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ** Happy Monday, everyone! We’re kicking-off this week with a giveaway worth getting excited about. My friends at Dot & Bo were kind enough to offer one lucky reader $500 as part of our dining room reveal last week. I’m currently making plans to finish our living room, so I …

  41. **This post is sponsored by Dot & Bo. We received compensation to share a review of their products after we purchased them. All opinions and thoughts about the products are our own.** Some girls have a thing for handbags or jewelry, shoes or lingerie. I have a thing for chairs. For many years, my home was filled with mismatched chairs hauled in from the curbside …

  42. First it was the palest pink, then it was the deepest navy. Right now, I’m playing favorites with deep, dark greens. Maybe this obsession was sparked by our traditional English tudor house (hunter green is the color of our trim and sunroom)– which I hated a first— and now, couldn’t imagine any other way. This color …

  43. As a designer and art director, working with brands in varying categories is required. It’s also the best part of the job, where many of us feel most comfortable and most challenged. As aesthetically-driven as WD is, my job isn’t to make brands look and feel like my own– for style is only as effective as …

  44. There comes a point in your life when you realize that there is more value in defining and staying true to your own personal style than in keeping up with the latest trends and fads. For me, this point came after we sold our first house and moved into our current one. Jack and I joke about it …

  45. Furoshiki is a decades-old traditional Japanese method of wrapping fabrics into beautiful designs. Today, it continues on as a cool, modern-day way to wrap gifts for all occasions. Today we’re sharing a visual step-by-step presentation of wrapping a craft beer bottle. Cheers! THE MATERIALS: + Wit & Delight / Target bar towels + Any bottles or …

  46. Around these parts, my friend Jackie is known for her green thumb and incredible floral designs. It’s not often you meet a designer so in tune with the nature of her medium, and over the years Jackie has taken it upon her self to grow blooms that suite her tastes. Homegrown is always, always better. Today, …

  47. While on set shooting Wit & Delight for Target, our team spent time brainstorming different ways to use paper products from the line. One of my favorite ideas was to turn our paper bowls into hanging air plant holders in a couple easy steps. It’s a simple to install (because it weighs next to nothing) and …

  48. I can’t believe it’s already been a month since I last posted. Time is flying with our little baby Woody – he is already six weeks old! Today I’m sharing some photos of how our nursery turned out. As I had shared in a previous post, my goal when decorating this room was create a space that …

  49. There’s plenty advice out there for first time home owners, and of course, we took none of it. We learn our lessons the hard way–for better or worse– and in hindsight, I feel a little embarrassed about how high my expectations were. To our realtor, Tyler, and broker, Joe: Thank you for talking me off the …

  50. Hello to the outside world! Since I last posted, we finaaaaaally had our baby boy! His name is Woody and so far he is the bees knees. Since this isn’t a mommy blog, I won’t ramble on and on about him, but I do want to say how much fun Jack and I have had being new parents and …

  51. I’ve concluded this: Small apartment living will turn your relationship to a Seinfeld spin-off; normalcy punctuated with moments of conflicting comedic relief on varying subjects of non-importance. We live in a rectangular box that hovers five stories off the ground. The 800 square feet we pay a hefty premium for is divided into six small spaces: …

  52. For those who don’t know, I’ve got a bun in the oven. This is our first, we’re having a boy and I’M DUE AUGUST THIRD. This is technically 11 days away but according to the official doctor-type people, I will most likely “go” sooner (gulp). Since the wallpaper was hung in our nursery a couple of …

  53. Holla! How was yer 4th of July? I guess that was nearly a week ago but I’m just now getting back into the swang of thangs as I had a week off werk to spend time at family cabins up in Northern Wisconsin. We filled our days hanging on the deck, enjoying the sun, eating, floating around the …

  54. By Carla Fahden: In my head, Jack and I have this beautiful outdoor entertaining space complete with fancy plants and herbs, an abundance of lanterns and patio furniture almost too pretty to sit on. We entertain a couple times a week and all of the woodland creatures from our yard bop by for a cup of …

  55. S’up, Pop-tarts. How’ve you been this past week? What have you been up to? Me? Oh, ya know, just running into door frames and such because I keep miscalculating the girth of my pregnant belly. I’ve also been on a mad hunt for a rocking chair for our nursery. With my due date of August 1st fast approaching, we need …

  56. When it comes to decorating, I’m a sucker for mixing and matching. I love combining unexpected textures and patterns. I believe that every shiny new object should be countered with something vintage, storied and full of character. The vintage stuff is what makes a room fun and interesting. When Jack and I are at work all …

  57. I have what some would call a “Jekyll and Hyde-esque” decor style. I’m really drawn to minimal Scandinavian decor, but cannot resist the richness of beautiful crown molding, velvet sofas, and turkish rugs. I love the idea of simplistic living spaces, but without warmth, there just too cold and boring. And then there is the home …

  58. Let it be known that I have a weakness for well-designed bathrooms. I’ve definitely seen my fair share of gross mildew-y bathrooms over the years. In my 20s I rented in a beautiful old brownstone complete with big shady trees, a charming lobby, cute creaky wood floors and… DUN DUN DUUUN… a bathtub from like the …

  59. * Congratulations to Brittany Dunn! Can’t wait to see how you style your new Union rug. Thanks to everyone who participated!* Bold, fresh, clean, vibrant- never boring and always accessible. These attributes are the foundation of the work being done at Pattern Society, a San Francisco-based area rug company. With a tightly edited range of products, Pattern Society …

  60. Today is one of those days in Minneapolis where there’s absolutely nothing to complain about. It’s 70 degrees and sunny, with little to no humidity. We’re moving into an extra long weekend after a very successful week, and will return to work with many fun projects on the horizon.  And then there are images like these from the …

  61. Alright, peeps.  Today we’re here to talk about the importance of well-designed light fixtures. Nothing gives me the willies quite like those cheapie frosted glass ceiling lights that you can get for like $20 at Home Depot. I think there is a misconception that replacing light fixtures is not only a hassle but costs an arm and …

  62. I’m really excited to have a familiar face on the blog today! Carla will be sharing her design and decor musings along with her quick wit as a regular contributor on W&D. We’re so excited to have her on the team! – Kate I recently received not one but two hand-carved wood gifts. The first was …

  63. As social networking has made the world a significantly smaller space, it has provided us with tools that turn passion projects into careers. We’ve all witnessed the power of Kickstarter, and we’ve watched Etsy give makers a marketplace. While this spirit of entrepreneurism is timeless (and the phrase “don’t quit your day job” most definitely still …

  64. “This is the true story of six creatives…who decided renovate a space…to work together and have their lives Instagrammed…” This “Real World” reference has been the running  joke since December, when myself and five other creatives came together to create a collaborative workspace. It was Rita and Lisa who came up with the idea, and together we’ve …

  65. What. a. STUNNER. The home of set & prop stylist Joanna Lavén is in my humble opinion, completely and utterly perfect. From the parquet flooring to the statement lighting, the mix of modern and traditional furniture, and muted color palette that still feels incredibly rich and textured…I can only hope to create a home like Joanna’s someday. Found …

  66. Inspired by traditional saddlery and metal work, Overgaard Dyrman Wire Collection is completely stunning. Those interested can inquire about purchases online. via Design Milk

  67. Cool and crisp, soft and smooth. I think back to nights spent in the most perfectly made beds in hotel rooms across the globe and think, “I WISH I had the indecency (and bank account) that allowed me to simply take these sheets home with me.” For finding the perfect bedding is as elusive as finding …

  68. A huge thanks to The Everygirl and Melissa Oholendt for creating and sharing my home and story today. Creating a home with your spouse comes with challenges, and I think Joe and I did a pretty good job meshing our styles. More at www.theeverygirl.com. I’ve included links to a select number of products you see in …

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  71. Believe it or not, the best thing to happen to your skin just might be sitting in your pantry. I’m a huge fan of using everyday ingredients to create affordable masks and scrubs, so when I came across this incredibly simple green tea and honey mask from Jamie Krell, I stopped what I was doing (getting …

  72. **This giveaway is now closed** When I first graduated college, I would flip through domino magazine and imagine what I could create in my empty apartment. I still have clippings from my favorite features, because who could forget that peak inside Jenna Lyon’s apartment?? Not I. The internet rejoiced when domino returned, especially with a the new marketplace …

  73. When Joe and I moved into our new place, there were things we loved, and things we’d have to change. The natural light was incredible, but the space was missing the warmth and charm of buildings we had previously lived in, both built in the 1920s. The bright walls and high ceilings make our new space …

  74. Let’s move to Sweden. Even the IKEA 2014 catalog looks appealing there. I couldn’t find the online catalogue, but a quick image search brought me to this part of Ikea’s site. All of the IKEA photos, none of the obnoxious pricing graphics! This is probably news to me, but huzzah! I’m happy to have found it. …

  75. It’s installment number three in the Go Go Traveling Stamp Project! I have a soft spot for black and white patterns, and this little pink stamp was blast to play with. For my contribution, I chose to stamp black paint on natural linen napkins. The hand-cut quality of Emma’s stamp adds a bit of warmth to …

  76. How brilliant is closet storage solution? Affordable and pretty good looked when all said and done. Photos and closet by mariaemb.

  77. Some interesting work coming from Brush Factory, a multi-disciplary design studio out of Cincinnati, Ohio. They’ve just launched Brighton Exchange, a collection of furniture and accessories designed and manufactured in house. Aside from being really lovely to look at, the prices are affordable and the pieces come with very little assembly required. I’m more and more …

  78. Wit & Delight readers, meet Parc Boutique. A staple for affordable women’s fashion in Northeast Minneapolis, owner Thao Nguyen has big plans for Parc, expanding her business to include a full service e-commerce site. I met Thao in January over coffee and was thrilled when she asked me to help rebrand Parc and design their website. …

  79. I’m currently updating the W+D abode. Here’s a mix of things I own and things I want to own: – Chaise – Lamp – Storage – Yellow Chair – Wayne Pate Print – Rug – Knit Poof – Wake Up Pillow Cases

  80. I saw this clay bowl tutorial a few weeks ago and just had to give it a try over the holiday break. It looked too good to be true and in reality, it was. Check out the tutorial here and have fun with it! FYI- I used my fingers to shape the bowls to get a …

  81. with adhesive magnetic strips! I love this stuff. inspiration via here & here photos by Wit & Delight

  82. I’m not a crafty person by nature, but I do like to make things now and then. The holidays are a perfect excuse to add a little hand-made love to gifts and decor, don’t you think? paper flowers / paper stars / striped tape / wreath cards / white garland / painted wrapping

  83. I haven’t shared much of the work I do at Cue on this blog, so I thought you guys might like this fun piece I designed for The Children’s Theatre Company. I’ve included the chosen inspiration board we initially shared with our client, along with a few images of the printed piece. You can see the …

  84. this morning i saw these vintage kantha quilts on pintrest and i fell for them. hard. the mix of pattern and color is spot on and i really love their subtly-muted quality. wouldn’t one of these beauties work perfectly at the end of a bed, or thrown over an over-stuffed chair? hell, i’d make a wrap …

  85. happy monday, all! nole at oh so beautiful paper did a feature on these invites i created for jon + alecia. head on over to get all the deats! design and photos by wit + delight

  86. paul and danielle are getting married at the mill city ruins (swoon) on halloween (so fun), and i couldn’t have been more inspired by what they have planned. danielle loved the idea of creating invitations inspired by vintage marquee signs and eclectic typography that referenced the 1920’s era. their color palette was mostly creams and light …

  87. i stumbled across artist caroline wright while browsing pintrest this morning. this painting pretty much grabbed 100% of my attention, which is an impressive feat amongst all that pintrest eye candy! i’m particularly drawn to her the drip and the line series, but there’s a lot of variety in her body of work. canvas reproductions of …

  88. quirky UK-based design shop Howkapow stocks all sorts of unique, fun, and colorful designer goodies. my favorites include this daschund print, handmade gold striped clutch, fruit punch necklace, and hilarious animal lamps. they’ve got something for everybody! head on over and check ’em out.

  89. … is getting married tomorrow! there couldn’t be a better time to share the invites i created for her and her fiance, matt. lauren is the type of gal who isn’t afraid to express her quirky personality and i wanted her invitations to reflect the same. lauren is written all over these! she was really excited …

  90. an ode to my favorite color, the most friendly shade of red, poppy. yolanda sanchez painting / arne tidemand ruud Easy Chair / jcrew trench, via bonnie / zara neckscarf

  91. i’m well on my way finalizing alecia and jon’s wedding invitations, so i figured it was finally time to share their save the dates with you. alecia is not afraid to have some fun with her upcoming wedding, which promises to be chock-full of fantastically funky details. we used a bright gold foil to print her …

  92. beautifully quiet prints by artist lisa golightly. i just purchased this print for the bedroom… via simple lovely

  93. what’s been happening over on the w+d tumblr ? lots of summer wear, glimpses of togetherness, simple meals, and clean interiors…

  94. readers: do you use tumblr? i started one as a way to share some of the content that doesn’t find a home on this blog. it’s a messier, more random assortment of decor, music, man stuff, and food. there’s still a lot of fashion, art, and design. i like to think of it as my stream …

  95. a few lovely pieces that caught my eye last month. katherine sandoz | eline van den broeck | the strange planet | phillip low

  96. this may seem a little strange, but i’ve found that bathrooms are one of my favorite places to find design inspiration. what isn’t to love about this light and airy space from marie claire italy? i saw this image a while back on desire to inspire, (they put together a great round-up of antique tubs… swoon). …

  97. what a speedy week. i spent most of my time balancing work and fun. after racing to meet a deadline, i indulged in a slow-cooked meal, wine, and an entertaining book. after a fun night out with my sister, family friend, and a handful of cocktails, a long run around the lake was exactly what the …

  98. i hope you all had a nice weekend! i spent mine moving into a new apartment. it’s completely adorable and more my style than the loft space i just left. i’m not totally unpacked, but i thought i’d post a few pictures that i shared with friends and family this weekend. photos taken by kate gabriel, …

  99. one of the coolest things about blogging is how the whole experience can help shape the millions of little ideas you have into defined dreams and aspirations. it helps keep the big picture in sight… and lets face it, the big picture can get a little blurry as we trudge through the daily grind. i’m moving …

  100. hey all, if you follow me on twitter you might have noticed the lack of activity followed by a short rant… but i just gotta say a few things on my poor neglected blog. yes, i’ve posted plenty of images without crediting the original source. that makes me feel like an ass. i always do my …

  101. on the top of my mind today: these stylish New Yorkers… this American Apparel leather bag… these shorts from H&M’s spring line… this amazing kitchen… that necklace… those flats… this bra.