a step up

June 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

there are times when we all could use a helping hand, or a step up if you will. it just so happens vintage ladders come in handy for more than simply climbing. they look positively perfect for propping up baskets and housing guest towels in unexpected places. next time you’re cleaning out the garage, rethink that rusty ladder in the junk pile…and if you still don’t want it, we do.

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branching out

May 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

we try to streamline our home interior vision into a single theme and color palette but somewhere along the way our imagination takes over. this is when we realize we have half begun far too many projects and our house is literally taking off in multiple design directions. concept and cohesion, out the door. mayhem and disorder ensue. time to regroup, take inventory and refocus our efforts.

today, branching out happens to be a good thing. tree branches add such an unexpected natural element that says outside, yet works inside.

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oh my driftwood

May 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

in our quest for wood(ed) happiness we have come across a few driftwood elements which have prompted us to dream of beach houses and sandy porches. for now we are happily living inland so the beach inspired decor will have to stay to a minimum. however, we have been tempted enough to incorporate the random effect of driftwood in a more suburban style. we are thinking of attempting either a headboard for the guest bedroom or possibly a fireplace mantel, we’ll see how far that actually goes.

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wood week

May 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

this may sound weird, i know. but we cannot get enough reclaimed wood in our lives (or into our home for that matter), so we thought it only proper to dedicate an entire week to the wonders of natural wood.

first and foremost, the dining table. one of the many things we love about our new home is the addition of an actual dining room, one which requires a formal dining table and allows for dinner parties with friends. we wanted a table that was somewhat refined yet still maintained a very farmhouse feel. having little luck finding exactly what we envisioned it was decided we would build one, {read: we would have one built} in precisely the style and finish we desired. so now the wait for its arrival begins.

tables we love but couldn’t seem to find. anywhere!

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