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Thursday, May 25, 2017


it is a love/hate relationship.

This spring however.....we have loved it.
And mostly every year.....being only in our home for three years...and two of them blocked out with  something that kept us from doing as we have wanted......did not allow us to tend our flower beds and gardens the way we would have liked.

But this year......oh my is surely very different! Thank you Mother Nature for a beautiful spring!

I was so happy to have had our stream beds in for a couple years and just fine tuned them last year....made all the difference....this year! Things have grown and crowned and fallen over the edges and its so pleasing to our eyes.

It is nice how the walkway beds have filled in.

Our Azaleas have bloomed well this year.

And our "creepers" are creeping and our simple flowers are dancing!
The hub and I really wanted to do an "English Garden" setting for everything.....and it's finally filling in to give us that look.

So this "Love/Hate" relationship I have had trying to get these plants to fill in and grow....just needed me to be more patient and understanding that soil and well together....and gathered together with some TLC works is so fun to have so much color to gaze upon everyday.

Enjoy your weekend ever so careful if traveling and enjoy your "three-dayer."

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday's RED......

I have had quite a few clients approach me to "add" some spring color to their homes. I truly think the long spring we have had here in Idaho has given everyone a "spring-fever-bug" to get their homes changed up a bit with some added color...and most requested seems to be red.

This is one of my most favorite dining niche's. I love the wings....the dining chairs and the settee near the windows. Look at how this brightens up the area.....and still soothes the eye and mind. It's a bit of color I have to admit....but still with all the patterns and textures it is fabulous but look at the "tones"...they are so similar. This whole house from what you can see in this photo is beautiful. I am sure the owner is a happy camper living here.

This bedroom expressed the same...different patterns in red. But its a warm and comfy mix. I love this as well. Who wouldn't love a bedroom that encases you and offers you calmness yet gives you such fluid design and calmness.....And....BTW....get a load of that mirror!

And once's just a hint of red. Faded stripes and florals adding so much awareness to this soft porch and wicker settee. I love tulips that bend and bow in their container. Isn't this beautiful how the greens and white and red all blend in together?

But let's not forget just the "hint" of red to make this entry table seem dramatic and of depth. can be "outstanding and brilliant" or just as suttle as faded stripe and tulips past their prime. Whatever part of red you prefer.....add some to your spring and brighten up your home from this long awaited summer. Idaho is beautiful right now....with this long spring we have had.....the earth is bursting with color.....add a bit to your home and "feel" the change from seasons.