Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Our Tree House

Hello everyone I hope you're enjoying a wonderful summer!  

 We've been busy in our backyard.  
I wanted to share a few photos of our deck progress.

Jennie's eagle eye pointed us in the direction of World Market where we purchased the couch and chairs.

The chalkboard was found through Pottery Barn.  
It's a family tradition to write festive notes depending on our celebration
(Or list out the menu when entertaining).  It's a lot of fun you should get one.

We found the teak table at Chair King.

The lantern - Restoration Hardware
The garden seat - Wisteria
The decorative pillows - Restoration Hardware 

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Gallery Wall

Hello everyone we made it to hump day!  
I hope you are having a terrific day and enjoying your summer.

I wanted to share with you a completed project.
For as long as I can remember I've wanted a gallery wall.  
After much planning our hallway is complete.

I struggled for the longest time due to the small dimensions.
Then I took forever deciding what paint color to use and what light fixture to install.

I had so many unanswered questions, how many photos, how high to hang them?
Did I want small and large photos mixed, or all the same size.  
Did we want the photos in black & white or color?

The plan started falling into place...
 We continued the Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore paint color from the living room down the hallway.

We decided on all uniformed sized frames because we recycled ones we had.
A deciding factor for choosing colored prints was easy once the subject matter was determined.

The hallway was completed once we added the cherry on top!
We removed the old hall light and installed this amazing flush-mount
 from Mari at Back Home Furniture.

Order one today!
Back Home Furniture is located 
4477 S Lamar Blvd 730
Austin, Texas 78745
                                                                   Phone(512) 327-7753

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A quick reminder photo of the past.
What a difference a small change can make!
I hope these steps provide you inspiration in making your 
home a place of comfort and joy!

Love, Love, Love

Monday, July 28, 2014

Weekend DYI Project

Hello everyone I hope you had a great weekend!
I wanted to share a quick little project I completed.

I ordered a yard of betwixt charcoal/ecru from Schumacher.

As you can tell I love this fabric and have enjoyed it in the green. 
When I heard it had been released in a charcoal I knew it was time for an update.

Here is the green next to the new charcoal fabric. 

I love it when kitty cats want to help don't you?

and help some more...

Finally a chair is completed!

A simple update...

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P.S.  A reminder of where we've been...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Black & White Beach Balls

Hello everyone it's Tuesday and I hope you're having a great week.

 We're preparing for a birthday celebration at our house this weekend.
On my to-do list is to order black and white beach balls!

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Monday, July 21, 2014

The Planter Quest Continues...

 I was chatting with a colleague about hotels in San Antonio, Texas.  I asked him if he was familiar with the Hotel Havana.  As we continued our conversation
I naturally went to the computer to pull up the hotel information.  

When low and behold the inspiration for the perfect planter was right before my eyes!

 Look at the cylinder cement planters with this look!  Yum
Even if our chairs and couch aren't an exact match it's the "style".  

Now I really want to visit our favorite Round Top vendor, Richard Taylor.
Here's a planter I purchased from Richard on our last trip.

Click on Pinterest or here for Richard Taylor/garden to see all his many designs.
I can't wait for our next trip to Round Top!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Great Outdoors a Fun Experience

In my quest for looking for different planters The Great Outdoors was recommended to me twice in one week.

  It is located on South Congress in Austin, Texas. 

My eyes from my phone..

"Keep Austin Weird"

I hope your week is filled with one fun experience after another....

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe...and which planter will I choose...

As we start to design around the pool area,
 I'm pondering the furniture, plants and which planter direction I will take. 

Here are a few photos of my favorite planters...

stone with baskets used for boxwood

courtyard garden

Townhouse Garden On Perry Street - Projects - Sawyer | Berson

and my mother told me to pick the very best one, and that is Y-O-U!
Which one will it be?

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Italian Cypress

We're starting to think about landscaping our backyard.
I'm obsessing over adding Italian Cypress trees.  
Don't they add such a wonderful texture to this setting.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Symmetrical Pool Art

This pool design from a symmetrical point of view is perfection.
The pavers strategically placed around the parameter of the pool are incredible.
It's so simple but yet so complicated.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Deck Stair Lighting

Once we're ready to install lighting I would love to add lights to our deck stairs.
Lights like this would be amazing at night while walking up from the pool area.

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