Thursday, June 22, 2017

Holly Mathis Interiors

Holly Mathis has been one of my favorites for years and years.  I first noticed her when her home was featured in Better Homes and Gardens in June of 2005.  Several years later when I discovered blogs I was so surprised and excited to see that she had one!  Her spaces always look polished but comfortable, and I am such a sucker for the airy, cottage style she is famous for.

The May issue of Country Living had a feature on her last home, a rental, which I had been smitten with after seeing some images from it on Instagram.  Love it all, it just seems so warm and cozy and it's easy to imagine feeling at home.  She also recently shared some of the images that weren't used for the feature.  All pictures below from either Country Living or Holly Mathis Interiors.

So beautiful and peaceful.  I feel like living there would be as enveloping as a warm hug.  She now offers classes and one day I fully intend to take a field trip to Texas for one.  And while I'm in the state I'm going to swing by Waco too!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Beach days

No work stress today.  Beaching it means a laid back Mama.

Here's to a great week!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Year of the Bathroom Refresh

Well, summer has been loads of fun so far but not so much has gotten done project wise.  Which is absolutely fine because the kids are going to grand-parent camp next week so we should have plenty of time to knock some things out.

We are hoping to do a face lift on the main bathroom and redo our closet situation.  Don't know if both will happen but we are ready to go on the bathroom so I think that one should be a knock out.

Here's the plan, much like our master this is just a stop gap measure until we can do a bigger makeover in a few years.  We are going to be painting the vanity navy, adding some pulls/knobs, changing out the countertop to a nicer formica (relative, I know), changing out the mirror, and changing out the light.  Lipstick, friends, all lipstick.

The closet is a little more nebulous as it's likely we won't even have time to get started on it but seeing as my shoes are just a mountain on the floor anything will be an improvement!  Wish us luck!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Happy, Happy

A bright, cheery home like this one would sure be a great eye opener on a a Monday morning!

It's going to be a great week!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

On the Market

Leah Bailey's home hit the market not too long ago and the interiors are, of course, stunning.  A light, bright pallet with coastal accents, it is everything you would expect of a low country home.  Even though it is an older home it has been clearly opened up and brightened up to suit the modern lifestyle.  Love.

The home before she got her hands on it was very dark and dated, amazing to believe this is the same house!

A beautiful transformation by a very talented designer, now available for a new lucky homeowner!

All photos courtesy of Zillow or the listing.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Rosy Outlook

As usual the weekend went by too fast but here's a little sunshine to start the week!

Floret Flower via A Creative Mint
Happy Monday!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Front Yard Flowers

This spring has been so busy that we haven't had a chance to work on our yard at all but now that we are ready to it has gotten HOT.  Oh well, we have plans to do some front yard refreshing this weekend, just in time to host a party next weekend.

This weekend may be more about easy fixes but I was looking for ideas and found some more ambitious ones I would like to try out at some point!

It will be interesting to see what we manage to accomplish but anything will be better than the weeds that are there now!