A couple weeks back I shared an office update, revealing the design plan for the space! That post includes the paint, rug and furniture details, so head there for the sources to everything! Since that post was published, the picture frame moulding has been installed, and the rug has been placed. The addition of the moulding made a HUGE difference! It honestly feels like an entirely different room. There are so many large blank walls in this space, so the moulding really adds nice texture and a sophisticated polish to it. Below are some photos of how the moulding looks around the room! If you’re in Dallas, I used M.A.R. Remodeling for the moulding. I’m using the same painters as I did at my last house, Platinum Painting (Kevin is my guy!) – they’re amazing, and they connected me with M.A.R. for the moulding.
Painting begins April 5th, and then I’m hoping to order most of the furniture in May or June! Decorating a house takes time, mostly because it’s freaking expensive. Gotta spread out those purchases! I think the painting of the space will make it feel a thousand times more complete though, so I’m super excited for that.
Now for a little Reeses update! Girlfriend knows how to shake now – I’m so proud!! We worked on this trick every day for a week and then she totally nailed it. She knows how to do lots of other more important stuff, thanks to Bevill Dog Behavior, but it was so fun teaching her this little trick myself! Next I want to tackle pound and roll over…
Reeses and I are like two peas in a pod! She’s just over a year old now, so while she still has a bit of crazy puppy energy, I do think she has leveled out and relaxed a little bit. We have a solid routine during the week, but she’s gotten so good at going with the flow when things are different on the weekends! Two weekends ago she spent way more time in her crate than usual (since I’m always home!!), and I was worried I was going to pay for that later with wild behavior at night… but she was totally fine. One of the most important things I learned from Brad/Bevill Dog Behavior is to wear her out, especially before putting her in her crate! I walk her twice a day for 45 minutes to an hour each – if the weather is bad or I don’t have time to do two long walks, I’ll put her on her little doggie treadmill while I’m working at my desk! I always schedule playtime after our second walk, but before dinner, so she’s fully worn out and hungry by the time dinner is served.
When we’re not on a walk or playing, I’ll have Reeses sit in her “spot” – which is one of these raised cots I got from Bevill Dog Behavior. That is what they train the dogs on in boot camp, so she knows that’s where she can go to relax and stay. I have one upstairs in the office next to my desk, and a second one downstairs in the living room. Whenever I say “go to your spot!”, that’s where she goes! Because the raised bed creates very defined boundaries, it makes it much easier for Reeses to know what I’m asking her to do (stay on the bed and relax). It’s also great for my peace of mind, as I know she is safely in her spot (and not getting into trouble!) while I’m cooking, working, etc!
I also recently bought her this large bucket seat for the back seat of my car and can’t recommend it enough! You seatbelt it in, so it’s totally secure, plus you attach one of the straps to her collar to keep her safe in the seat. She loves being able to see out the window, and the seat is super comfy and soft!
I’ll be sure to share more house updates as they come, but make sure you’re following along on Instagram stories for the real time updates!