A New Home for the Hydes

Last spring, we packed 4 bikes, a roof rack, and every pillow & blanket our kids could fit into our car and headed for Zion. We spent 2 weeks mountain biking through Utah before landing just north of Boston, where we started in on renovating our new home. After a few months of Z sweating it out, we’ve finally moved into Hamilton, MA.

Living RoomLiving Room  It’s great to follow other designers because I saw this Hudson Louie pillow on Field Theory‘s instagram and got myself an early house warming gift! I put our Valentine’s prints all around the house – it’s fun to see the collection grow over time and each one reminds me of another wild year we’ve had.

KitchenKitchen The kids sit at the island to do homework while we make dinner or eat their breakfast while we all get ready for the day. It’s bright and makes me this place feel like home! Shelves: White Oak, built by Zander, slab from Anderson McQuaid. Hardware: Lewis Dolin. Cabinets: Ikea!

diningroom2.jpgDining Room We finally have a space big enough for our dinning table! This room feels 10 years in the making, and it’s my favorite spot to work when I’m home. Carpet (still going 8 years strong!) Chairs: Target. Candlesticks: Roost.

diningroom.jpgThis is a fun nook of the Dining Room. I used an image of this terrarium for one of my first Concept Design presentations and had to track one down. I couldn’t find a link to save my life, but hopefully I’ll plant it soon! Planter basket: Amazon. Art: Oliver Jeffers.

Thacher's Room

Thacher’s Room The kids have their own rooms – finally! We indulged in some mom-kiddo design and Thach picked the wave wallpaper. We spraypainted my mom’s childhood desk and found her name scribbled inside a drawer! Chair: Serena & Lily. Wallpaper & Pillow: Aimee Wilder. Throw: Design Within Reach.


Marleys RoomMarley’s Room I need to do a whole post on Marley’s room, every direction is just as good as the next! I love this little corner with her beanbag and the desk that we wrapped wtih cactuses ourselves during a great DIY day! We also painted her and Thacher’s chairs, which my mom salvaged from my preschool! Beanbag Chair: Pottery Barn Kids. Vanity textile: Spoonflower. Carpet: West Elm.

This house holds my mom’s childhood desk, chairs from my preschool classroom, a valentine’s print for every year we’ve been married, and a dining table that Zander and I bought 9 years ago and have been waiting to fit into a home. We’re finally there and it feels great. I’m excited to finally get to share and look forward to musing on the seasons with all of you!

xo, Liv


  1. nancy whilton says:

    Looks fantastic Liv!

  2. Tara Riley says:

    Is that the same Oliver Jeffers who writes and illlustrates kids books? Regardless, what a lovely home. Can’t wait to visit!

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