Well happy Monday and happy last week of January - can you believe we are heading into our second month of 2014 already? Over the weekend I was the last domino to fall with the flu at our house and luckily I had this post prepped for today, well, minus the words, which are feeling quite challenging to formulate at the moment. Still I am not nearly as bad off as my boys who look like squirrels storing nuts in their checks - their glands are so swollen and they have just been miserable with pain and fever and cough. So while I'd trade places in a heartbeat with them I am glad that I am well enough to tend to their every need (which mostly includes snuggles, popsicles, changing between cartoon channels and spoonfuls of honey). Another place I'd trade in a heartbeat is my apartment for this stunning place in St. Paul-Minneapolis. It belongs to Madelyn Furlong, who runs the beautiful blog Wide Eyed Legless, assistant designer at Target, and Hackwith Design House Stylist. I love the equity of design between the lightness and warmth, minimalism and comfort, simplicity and drama, vintage and modern. I also love the toro chair nestled in the corner next to that gorgeous window. And I have never once thought about painting my bathroom black, well, that is until now, but I think I'd definitely need that sink too. I found this tour over at The Everygirl (the tour includes a really great interview with Madelyn too), have you visited there before? So many great interviews and house tours, I spent a good deal of my weekend getting lost in the archives.