his + hers home offices
- Published on Friday, 14 December 2012
Living in a small house is one thing, but working in a small house is quite another. But hey, if anyone can figure out a good way to balance the two it should be a couple of architects, right?
Yeah. In terms of how our business is structured, we first established two basic rules: maintain our own projects and our own work spaces....
a bit like christmas…
- Published on Friday, 07 December 2012
I have half a dozen or so partially-started blog posts, but this week has been busy so I decided to Instragram (yes, used as a verb) some Zerbey Christmas for you instead. (By the way…this has come up a couple of times recently so I thought I’d clear things up: “chezerbey” = phonetically, “shay...
happy seventh, bailey.
- Published on Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Today is Bailey’s birthday! To celebrate, I’m reposting all of my favorite Instagram photos from the past year (in chronological order).
Happy birthday Bails, we love you.
Need more Bailey in your life? Check out this birthday post from two years ago that includes our all-time favorite photos.
P.S. – I would feel like...
- Published on Saturday, 24 November 2012
Avery is four months old!
Now that she’s a bit older I’m having fun dressing her like a little human. (Hopefully she’s not wearing pearls and carrying a handbag by her 12-month photo.)
I didn’t think I would go the bow/headband route, but I’m ok with these. (I might also be overcompensating for people...
- Published on Tuesday, 20 November 2012
It’s been four years since we finished our bathroom and about time for a good ol’ fashioned follow-up post (in fact, a draft version of this post was started nearly a year ago). We’ve had some crazy rain here the last few days, but this morning there was a fleeting moment of blue skies (and decent lighting) so I...
ikea on a wednesday
- Published on Thursday, 15 November 2012
It’s hard to fathom now, but I didn’t know about IKEA until I was in college. Growing up in Oklahoma, the closest IKEA (at the time) was in Chicago. I was a freshman in college and taking my first introduction to architecture course. We were discussing good (and bad) product design when my professor first opened our eyes...
- Published on Monday, 05 November 2012
Over the last few weeks, when friends and family have asked us how we’re doing I usually say, “we’re busy, but it’s a good busy”. And it’s true – each day starts early and ends late (and sometimes there’s a middle of the night shift), but it feels good.
And we’re making progress....
side yard roof
- Published on Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Here’s one thing we’ve learned in our 6+ years of remodeling: tackle the crappy jobs first. (Trust me, your future self will thank you.)
When we bought our house it was very much in a need of a new roof. Unglamorous but necessary, that became our first major project the following summer. At the time, we were young(er) and...
re-energized by design challenge
- Published on Thursday, 25 October 2012
Kyle and I know a thing or two about home energy efficiency. When we bought our house 6 years ago, it had leaky windows, no insulation in the walls, ancient appliances and a heating system that should have been replaced 20 years ago. The first couple of years were rough (hello wool socks!), but we gradually made improvements –...
- Published on Tuesday, 23 October 2012
[Thanks for all of your supportive comments on last week's big announcement. It was a tough but exciting decision for us and your enthusiasm means so much!]
In other news…Avery is 3 months old today!
This past week we were in Oklahoma for my sister’s wedding. (Post to come!) It was a trip of many firsts for Avery: flying,...