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Tonal Neutral Summer Bedroom & Our Pottery Barn Favorites

I remember after Justin and I got married, almost ten years ago, we invested in a Pottery Barn linen quilt and shams… and guess what? We still use that same quilt and shams ten years later. Today, we are so excited to formally announce our partnership with Pottery Barn… as Brand Ambassadors, we have curated...

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    Front Porch Reveal Part Two

    I cannot believe our front porch is DONE! (just in time for hurricane season… insert cry laughing face) In all seriousness though, this space now feels like us… we love sitting out here with our coffee in the mornings and at the end of the day as the sun dips behind the trees and dapples...

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      How to fill an awkward space in a room

      This is a fun post! At least I think it is a fun post as it took several years to figure out this design dilemma in our living room and I hope by sharing these simple tips for how to fill an awkward space, it will help you solve any problem areas you might have...

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        Front Porch Reveal Part One

        I always get nervous on reveal days- I think because I know how much time and energy we have invested in these spaces and how they become intimately personal to us as we spend our days in them and then to share them so publicly not knowing how they will be received always leaves me...

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          Our Social Media Break & What We’ve Been Up To

          Ever feel like you have to have validation in order to love your home? Or do you feel like everyone is trying to achieve the same look? When did you start feeling this way? When did the transition happen from being happy with your home, to feeling like you need(ed) to morph your design style...

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          Modern Cottage Exterior and Front Porch Design

          If you’ve been following along on Instagram, we announced our latest project- our front porch and exterior revamp! It has been eight years since we renovated/built our home and the exterior is in need of some touchup paint, so we thought, why not repaint and give the front porch the proper design it deserves! To...

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            Gluten Free Banana Bread Cookie Recipe

            I have made these gluten free banana bread “cookies” many times now and have worked at adjusting and perfecting the recipe. Turns out, there is an entire science to baking cookies- using all brown sugar verses all white sugar or both, just baking powder, baking soda, or both… anyways, I made these a couple of...

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              DIY Leather Catchall Tray

              Today, we are sharing a fun and simple DIY project! I have made two of these trays now- one for Justin’s nightstand and a catchall for my jewelry and other things. These trays can cost well over $100, but you can easily make them for a lot less! Get the Look tray-DIY // book //...

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                Samsung Frame TV Art + Tips

                Every season we like to switch things up in this area of our living room and today we are sharing the restyled look, the three online art shops where we buy our digital art, plus tips on how to make your tv art look the most realistic. Get the Look *additional sources listed below Shop...

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                  Modern Dining Room Design Board + Tips for Adding Character to a Modern Space

                  One area on our project list for this year is our dining room. It has been a while since we have updated this space and it needs it- the caning on our dining chairs are breaking, the table needs to be sanded down, and we have an empty wall that needs some serious attention! While...

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                    We are Justin & Chelsi, the creators of Laine & Layne. Here you will find things that inspire us as well as projects as we continue to update our modern cottage.hello & welcome

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