One of our favorite pastimes this summer has been spending as much time as possible in our back yard, both on our screened-in porch as well as in our garden. It is such a quiet respite to enjoy just after the heat of the day breaks as the sun begins to set and the cotton candy skies integral to Tennessee summers come to life. We often spend evenings pruning, watering, and reading on the porch. It’s not uncommon for us to eat almost every meal outside over the summer and to invite friends over for dinner, games, and great conversation.
Oh the visions this bedroom has seen! For some reason, when we first began the design process, we envisioned creating a dark, moody space with lots of neutrals and charcoal walls. The moment we stepped back and saw the dark charcoal walls, we knew it wasn’t for us. Often times, first ideas are best in design but not always! Getting Started We started here with an outdated ceiling fan (actually spray painted- yikes), buttercream yellow walls, and very little character. The space is not large by any standards, but still large enough to see the potential of a beautiful bedroom.
Though I am thankful, this year has been crazy already and we are just now hitting summer! With time off in the summer and a bit more time to think, reflect, and take on fun projects, this is us officially trying to get back in the swing of things on here and social media. We truly love sharing in this space, but often struggle with the time and amount of energy it takes to realistically produce truly great insight and resources. We are not into generating content for content’s sake. If this means our growth and reach looks a
Looking forward to a spring weekend and working in the yard! The dahlia tubers we ordered have started to arrive, and this couple’s devotion to dahlias has me all kinds of impressed. This video of theirs is packed full of information. Love this soft laundry room! This video showing changes in population of the top cities from 10,000 BC to present is fascinating. This porch!!!! Have you ever seen the Smithsonian’s aerial series? We just watched Aerial New Zealand, which did a great job of highlighting such a beautiful country. Love these colorful candles.
This hit me in the gut this week. Powerful words by Rupi Kaur. Amber and I have been watching Catastrophe for the last week and are already into season three. It goes by quick, and though it’s sometimes a bit much for us, we have found lots of it hilarious! Speaking of shows, we are excited to potentially watch this as we have heard great things. Amber sent me this article this week about why the Easter Island statues were placed where they are, and I find it absolutely fascinating. Good thing we often forget to
Everyone enjoying those extra evening hours of daylight? It’s given me such an extra boost of energy this week! What a fun way to “decorate” cookies! No icing required! If you’re looking for some fun, retro-inspired fabrics, these would be perfect! How Inuit parents teach kids to control their anger In love with this simple, glamorous yet slightly industrial kitchen. All about planting roses and setting them up for many years of beauty. Fun dishes. Are you addicted to doing?
In case you missed it, our home tour was shared on House Beautiful this week and can be found here. I have a love hate relationship with 30 day challenges, but I was really drawn to this 30 day simplicity challenge. Such easy things that I think could make a big difference. OMG Floret Farm is planning a book all about dahlias!! Can’t wait! Sewing is such a lost art! Loved following Lucy Cuneo’s roman shade process this week. If you’re looking for a figure drawing to add to your art collection, check out Inslee’s print release
Before You know those rooms that you know could be SO much better but that don’t technically HAVE to be changed in order to live with them? This was definitely one of those rooms for us. When we bought our house, we saw ourselves renovating this space down the road, but we felt in no real hurry, as we didn’t necessarily hate the space. However, that feeling didn’t last all that long. The thing with renovations is that it’s really hard to stop once you catch the bug, and the more renovations we wrapped up in our home, the more
If you are in the process of starting some seeds for a spring or summer garden like we are, you may find this seed starting guide helpful. I’m sure you have seen this dress from the Oscars, but it bears sharing again. So elegant and timeless, just like our favorite interiors. Speaking of fashion, Amber and I just watched First Monday in May and it I highly recommend watching it if you are into fashion or any high paced industry operating at the highest level. It’s also on Netflix which is even better! I have been listening
Adam and I watched this documentary earlier in the week, and it was so gripping! Love how well this stunning home is captured in 60 seconds. I’m officially obsessed with this room, and it’s giving me some major inspiration for a future laundry room renovation. Just snagged two of these recently restocked rose bushes from Grace Rose Farm. So excited!! Adam just started this book and is really enjoying it so far! Final project of late design legend Mario Buatta. Looks delicious! Got Adam this for Valentine’s day, and we’re obsessed. So simple