There is no right way to garden. Although each style may appeal to someone different, there is no denying that gardens can transform ordinary spaces and structures into a paradise. Let’s see what lessons we can take away from the Irish any apply in our own backyards.
Prior to arriving in Dublin, I really didn’t know what to expect. I suppose I figured it would be green and that the people would be friendly. Finding the right space to stay is essential to really enjoying the full Irish experience. You need to be close enough to take a pub crawl and comfortable enough to greet another day with too little sleep and sufficient caffeine.
This summer I visited Chi Town for a week and was interested to see what inspiration I could garner from likely the most well-known midwest city in the US.
Seeking unique solutions for storage and functional living may not always be at the top of our to do list. However, everyone can name at least a few minor inconvenient features in their home. By redesigning the way we go about certain processes we can not only find things more easily but also reduce the amount of minor stresses in a day.
It was my first time in the south in 5 years, and I wasn’t disappointed! After a day of good food, productive meetings and networking, I was ready for a comfortable stay. Sometimes it’s the small luxuries that ease being away from home. I always try to take notice of these things and implement them in a guest bedroom.
Although not a fan of antiques in general, I have come to appreciate the texture and warmth that a well worn piece lends to a space. Texture, layering and pieces that hold meaning all make a home feel cozy and warm. The process can take awhile, but is well worth the finished product.
Whether it’s a room in your upper level, lower level, above the garage or in a detached building, many of us have extra space just waiting to be used. Don’t let conventional catalog designs limit how you use your space, and even when selling, use the opportunity to lend an idea to what can be done here.
Whenever we stay away from home, we inherently know what’s comfortable, functional and well designed.
Good company, yummy food and the Spring season are three of my favorite things. After spending 3-4 months indoors over the Minnesota winter, people are ready to get out of their house to come together and enjoy the fresh surroundings. Join me as I prepare the table for such a time as this…
If you’re like me, you may consider yourself a very tidy, organized person. However, there is a definite distinction between tidy and clean. Taking time to do a good clean doesn’t always affect what you see but more so how your home feels and sometimes even smells (pet owners, you know what I mean)! There are 5 tasks that are pretty easy to remember: vacuum, dust, wipe the windows, bathrooms and kitchen. Done! Or are you?