Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Comfortably Beautiful Farm Wedding


This past weekend I had the chance to do some floral and decor design for a couple at our church. Tori and Michael are young and in love, but greater than those things they are both kind-hearted, sweet-spirited souls.  It was such a joy to be a part of their wedding day (I did florals for Michael's brother's wedding last year) and witness their unity and the outpouring of love so many people have for them.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Table That Was, Then Wasn't and Then Was Again

A few weeks ago I showed you a sneak peek of a table that I promised to share more about later. The table kind of sent me into an emotional tailspin (it was really just the straw that broke the camel's back on some other stressors) and I wanted to see how things shook out before I went into detail about it.


This table may have caused me to drink.  

Some of you might say "an emotional tailspin over a table??"  Well, let me just tell you that I can get kind of worked up over such things.  I like to attribute it to passion, not total insanity, but I suppose I'll let you be the judge of that.  This will certainly be one of my more wordy posts, but I think it's good to show that nothing I share on here comes that easy.  This is definitely an extreme case, but my home is something I am constantly thinking about, finding inspiration for, and working on. Although I love it, I still face challenges, doubts and lots of road bumps along the way.  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Post Party Flowers



We celebrated Milly and her cousin turning three on Saturday, and while I'm saving the party pictures for a bit later, I thought I could share a sneak of the before and after with you.  It's kind of interesting how much time one really spends before and after all of the "fun."

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Classic, English Roll Arm Sofa

I've had quite a few inquires about the new sofa in the wood room, and I'm really happy to be spilling the details with you today.  It's such a lovely, timeless piece, and the price for what you get is incredible.  The couch was made in North Carolina, and knowing that some fellow Americans crafted this thing by hand makes it all the more special.  Head to Arhaus' blog to learn and see more of this custom beauty.


      

Monday, June 15, 2015

DIY Abstract Art and Custom Frames



Now that most of the bigger pieces are in place in the wood room, it's time to have a little fun with the accessories.  Accessories are where personality can really shine, and layering in art brings so much life to a space.  I started with the classic painting above the black mantle, and modern seemed like the right approach against the traditional wood of the opposing parallel walls.

Friday, June 12, 2015

The Makerista Tag Sale this Saturday!

Since the beginning of the year I've told myself that I would participate in the neighborhood garage sale. This weekend marks that event, and like many events in my life, I planned to start preparing several months ahead. Like many events in my life I've procrastinated until the last minute.  When we moved into this house I had the guys put all of my decor pieces in the basement bedroom.  That space has been a dumping ground for me, and it's about time I got control of it.  As I move from room to room I'm not pulling much out of there, so I'm purging.


I'm still working through the room, but its shaping up to be mainly a mix of accessories, lamps and art.  There will be a few small furniture pieces and then some items that aren't decorative you know you want to buy my Harley riding chaps and jacket!  

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Backyard Progress: All the Heavy Things

A week from Saturday we're having a pretty party in the backyard.  The space has been rather bare up to this point, but I've been sourcing, hunting and DIYing to get it in better shape, and I'm beginning to see glimpses of my vision here and there.  I've noticed a trend - most of what's been brought in weighs a ton.  Typically I move most of my own finds (to keep the grumbles at bay) but none of these things were something I could carry.  I keep telling Micah that his crossfit obsession is finally coming in handy.





I've been giving that furniture back there a little TLC this week, and I look forward to showing you soon!