Furniture + Flooring Choices for the Expansion
I have some news regarding what we know will be a slow home expansion - I bought another piece of furniture. Benjamin was involved this time.I whispered in his ear in church, "Can we swing by The French Bee after?" and he nodded. And welp, here we are with this coffee table piece...
Patio Makeover: Reveal and Details
I wanted to give a more in-depth tour of the patio makeover that I had been working on since the new year. This patio has already gotten so much usage since we completed it starting with my in-laws in town, Easter, hosting a bridal shower, Cinco de Mayo dinner, and lots of one on one time with my best friends and their kiddos.
Designing an Efficient Space with California Closets
You know that Friends episode, "The One with the Secret Closet" where they discover organized OCD Monica happens to have this locked closet full of "feminine products" and by the end of the episode they discover it's filled with disorganized chaos? Well, this is mine, in my office, my office closet!I'm going to finally show you, as it is now, eek. This is super embarrassing to me because everything I share is usually clean, staged, all nice and orderly. I wouldn't dare show you something unattractive that doesn't leave you inspired, but the truth has to come out because I need help and there's good news - there's a solution at the end of this post that shows what my closet could look like with the help of California Closets.
Coastal Inspired Ceramic Table Vase
I listen to a weekly design podcast and I recall a designer who said knick knacks should be larger than a cantaloupe or else it looks too cluttered. I do love a bud vase here and there like at the side of a sink, corner of a shower, those small spots. I thought I'd take that little design wisdom and apply it to a vase - because everything in our garden is blooming so beautifully that I love taking them indoors, and the things I can't grow here, like tulips, I buy in armfuls from the store and bring them home!
Creating Window Pane Grids with New Panes
I don't know when this happened but I started to notice window panes. I can't put my finger on when but I recall a conversation I had with my in-laws in Champaign, IL when we visited early for Christmas. They moved into a new build duplex and I inquired about their window panes, the window pane look is usually between the glass (it can be removable too). Well, replacing all of our windows is not going to happen, if ever in our lifetime.