Comments on: Living With Kids: Hallie Burton http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 02 Jul 2014 08:41:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Heidi http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-925809 Heidi Fri, 30 May 2014 14:07:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-925809 I totally agree about how offended people get when others make comments/suggestions/observations. I’ve been a SAHM, I’ve homeschooled, I have a larger family-all things which supposedly people get negative reactions to. I am either oblivious or have a totally thick skin-because I’ve never felt “criticized” or “judged.” If people make comments that seem “weird” I just think that’s about them, and how they’d choose to live their life-and not about me. I really think that if you’re taking offense all the time you’re not very confident in your life choices.

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By: CeeBee http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-925321 CeeBee Fri, 30 May 2014 04:42:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-925321 My mother is the youngest of four and she was the primary caretaker for her own mother, even though she had a sister who lived just as close to my grandmother as she did (walking distance to boot!). Even though my mother has three siblings, it seems that with the turn of each new decade two siblings make amends while another set has an epic falling out. So I know that a sibling is not a guarantee but is a chance that you might have for those times that I will never have. I’m not complaining. I’m not advocating one over the other here. It is just my perspective on being an only.

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By: Monique http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924869 Monique Thu, 29 May 2014 17:42:31 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924869 My turn to chime in! I loved the aesthetic of this apartment. A really distinct home tour!

Any chance you could share the source of your couch? I love linen and it looks simply divine.

Thanks!

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By: hallie http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924812 hallie Thu, 29 May 2014 15:37:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924812 Hi Beatriz,
The bed head is my favorite thing ever!
It was custom made by our architect, and the fabric was from B and J NYC.
x

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By: hallie http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924686 hallie Thu, 29 May 2014 10:55:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924686 Love you Sparkles xx

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By: hallie http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924685 hallie Thu, 29 May 2014 10:54:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924685 I’ll drink to that Nasula x

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By: Heidi http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924425 Heidi Thu, 29 May 2014 00:36:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924425 Oh dear Hallie! I love your house and your parenting sentiments! esp… on discussing “Big Feelings” I am going to use that one.
Im also incredibly delighted that you showed the portrait of P, which is still my favourite work…
With love and laughter

Sparkles x

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By: Laura http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924400 Laura Wed, 28 May 2014 23:39:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924400 Hallie, thanks so much! Your generosity of spirit is evident throughout your home and the description of your family life. Your daughter is one lucky girl to learn how to live life so fully from such great examples!

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By: Summer http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924259 Summer Wed, 28 May 2014 18:39:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924259 I’ve really enjoyed everyone’s responses – thank you! I often afraid of it coming across as whining for being “too loved” or “too spoiled,” so it means a lot that others understand.

And Heidi – my mother’s sister sounds a lot like your brother, which is why I mentioned I know a sibling isn’t a guarantee of anything (which also makes me wonder about the nature vs. nurture thing – how can one kid go sooooo far off?!). However, my dad is one of 12, and they’re all amazing. It’s like luck of the draw!

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By: hallie http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924186 hallie Wed, 28 May 2014 16:22:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924186 Laura..it’s funny!! and so true!! xx

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By: hallie http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924184 hallie Wed, 28 May 2014 16:21:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924184 Hi Tracie,
We love them!
They are white oak with a white Monocot finish, in reality they look a pale grey. I will warn you as they are not sealed a little more effort goes in to looking after them. They feel so amazing – like silk- to walk on..because they are un ealed, so they are no sticky.
Hope this helps.
x

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By: sarah http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924180 sarah Wed, 28 May 2014 16:17:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924180 Beautiful home, and the art is so so lovely! I really enjoyed hearing about your home and family, Hallie, so thanks for your willingness to share! I’m mom of one (9 year old daughter), and on the rare occasions when someone has questioned me about that, I tend to just say “I’ve never felt like anyone was missing,” which is exactly how I’ve felt since the moment my girl was born, just as you describe. I love that I can choose my little family and others can choose their big families and that variety is just another thing that makes the world more interesting. Kids are a blessing, whether it’s one or two or ten of them. Oh, and the smokks are adorable. :)

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By: hallie http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924177 hallie Wed, 28 May 2014 16:16:16 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924177 Hi Debbie,
I think they are by Mater -Cophenhagen…we’ve had them a while now so my memory is proving a little rusty..maybe try a google image search rand they should come up.
x

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By: Nasula http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924176 Nasula Wed, 28 May 2014 16:14:55 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924176 Love the space and so lucky to live in NYC! It’s refreshing to see a family with one child! Most blogs are composed by women with a brood. We also have chosen to have one child because we figured we could still afford and manage to live our lives to the fullest (travel/eat out/schools, etc) and share these experiences and education with our daughter without having to contemplate or budget too much. It’s been great and I love the fact that with one child I’m not exhausted at the end of the day!

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By: Beatriz http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924173 Beatriz Wed, 28 May 2014 16:11:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924173 There are many things that I love about this house but the bedframe, it is just too beautiful! Did you make it? If so, where did you get the fabric? I completerly love it.

Thanks for sharing all this info with us!

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By: Petris http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924172 Petris Wed, 28 May 2014 16:08:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924172 Love the whole house and ambience…thx for sharing!
Do you mind to share the source of the cuckoo clock…it’s SO fun!
thanks

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By: Beatriz http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924165 Beatriz Wed, 28 May 2014 15:54:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924165 Thanks so much, cheers!

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By: Design Mom http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924142 Design Mom Wed, 28 May 2014 15:33:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924142 Oh man! My bad. The picture has been added in. I’m not sure how it slipped past me. Oops! Sorry about that.

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By: Tanya http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924137 Tanya Wed, 28 May 2014 15:25:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924137 Wow, as someone who grew up in a culture where giving and receiving advice is an absolute norm, it always amazes me how much Americans (or maybe all Westerners, considering the nationalities in today’s feater?) take advice or opinions as judgements, rather than, well, opinions.

For me, it’s just the other people’s views on the subject. They don’t reflect on me or my choices, because those choices are my own.
I grew up in a fairly traditional, “blend in” kind of culture, and my weird-ass choices, such as becoming an artist or adopting instead of having “my own” did elicit a ton of comments/opinions, but I always took them as – you know – opinions, not criticisms. And I’m not saying this in any superior way – I’m not an exception in my culture.

Ever since I moved to US, I had to learn that people here do NOT welcome others’ opinions, and there’s a concept of “unsolicited” advice. People get so offended, and feel that they are judged, when – in my experience – people mostly like to share their own views on just about anything. A lot of times, people feel like they are doing something helpful. So why take it so personally? I mean, I accept that it’s how it is here, and reading through this comment thread definitely highlighted this concept.

Sibling-wise, I am TOTALLY agreeing that it’s usually one of the siblings that ends up taking care of the parents. Sometimes it’s geographical reasons, and sometimes it’s political, I feel. My mom’s taking care of her parents, even though my uncle lives close by, and I am pretty sure I’ll be the one taking care of mine. Though I do know that my brother will be there if I ask, and we do share a bond to the point where people used to think that we’re twins (we’re 3 years apart), but I’ll be the one handling doctors and living arrangements. I don’t view it as a burden, though. Plus, just like I’m helping with my grandparents, I hope my 2 (very Westernized) boys will be helping me when the time comes. The oldest one is already making plans for this eventuality ^_^

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By: Debbie http://www.designmom.com/2014/05/living-with-kids-hallie-burton/comment-page-1/#comment-924121 Debbie Wed, 28 May 2014 14:49:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=47319#comment-924121 your home is beautiful! I need to learn to live a bit lighter. I especially love your bed frame.

Could you tell me where you found your barstools?

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