There’s nothing more luxurious and than coming home every night to a crisply made bed piled with pillows and draped with the cozy blanket. But there’s nothing less glamorous than tripping over those pillows in the middle of the night after you’ve chucked them onto the floor so you can sleep.
Solution? A huge, wide mouth basket that let’s you stack all your extra bedding away for the night. Because our bedroom’s color scheme is grays/black and yellow, we were thrilled when we scored this distressed black basket from World Market on sale for under $40! But you can probably find yours anywhere that stocks home accessories.
Now I just have to resist the urge to spend time artfully draping our blanket and stacking the pillows each night…
Okay, so it’s been a few months years since I last updated this site. To be honest, I figured you guys had forgotten about it, much like I did. But, to my surprise when I checked in on things, you were still reading, still posting comments, and still sharing.
Now I feel really bad.
A lot has changed in the last couple of years – we moved to a new house, started designing more interiors, and gotten involved in real estate investing. Yes, like those guys on those shows.
But what hasn’t changed is my love of amazing design, of crafting beautiful homes, and sharing it with people. So I’m officially dusting off the blog and getting ready to share some of new lovely spaces…
Three years ago we started on a decking project in our back yard to turn a hilly section of the lawn into usable space. It looked like this, back when we first started:
Today, it looks like this:
And at night:
A few of the things we love:
The River Birch we planted behind the deck. These guys love to soak up all the extra water that rolls down from the hill and we hope in a few more years it will help shade the deck from blistering TN summers.
Two varieties of edible grape vines, one on each side of the pergola, trained upwards. This is their second year in and it seems like they’ve done all their work on getting roots established. They have already grown 3-5 feet this year. We fully expect to be able to wander out and grab a snack from above our heads in another year or two.
Herbs. Everywhere. Many herbs are quite beautiful on their own, so there’s no reason to segregate them to their own planting beds. We mixed them in with abandon last year, and because the winter was so mild many of them came back up. Like our mint, which has spread like wildfire. We also have thyme, sage, and basil.
The string lights. At night, they light up the entire back yard well enough to walk, talk, and play games. We strung them all the way up to the deck off the back of our house where we have our dining table, which makes BBQing and eating outside irresistible.
Cardboard and foam deer heads are not new, but this quirky design is definitely one of a kind. Lots of different designs to chose from, but this is our fav. Now, just what kind of decor would you pair this with?