When we first toured our home, we were sold by the living room. This room has great natural light with windows on each side, a central fireplace, original plasterwork, and vaulted, beamed ceilings. It felt like a space perfect for filling with friends or for spending an afternoon reading alone, and oddly, we both immediately pictured how festive it would look decorated for Christmas with the tall ceilings that could accommodate an oversized tree. We were moving from a one-room downtown loft with ceilings that were nearly 20 feet, which was a design feature we were going to miss most.
The day is finally here!! Our home/ design work is in the May issue of Southern Living! You can pick up a copy today! They approached us about the feature almost a year ago and we have poured hours of hard work into getting it ready. We are so excited to finally share it with you and hope it makes you as happy as it makes us! Now that this project is more or less complete, we have some space in our schedules for more projects, so let us know if you want to work with us in creating a
This past year has been a year of updates in our own home. Like many others this past year, we have spent more time at home than ever before. We knew we had plans to design and update spaces throughout our home, but staying at home and having more time to commit to these updates certainly helped speed everything along. One of the rooms that received the most design attention was our main bedroom. Our budget was more focused on our living room (reveal coming soon), but we wanted our bedroom to better reflect our taste and design style. Because
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.
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