Facile Flora

I love the feel of live plants in the home though I am quite terrible at live plant care.  Low maintenance plants such as succulents, airplants, and ferns are great options for us hurried horticulturists.  Since these plants require so little care, creative options are abundant.

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Craving a Cottage

Welcome!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I sure did…at least until we found out that our hot water heater must be replaced.  We knew coming into this that owning an old home comes with a lot of upkeep.  But these past couple months have really proved that statement true.  It was only a few short months ago that we discovered a leak in our roof which resulted in ceiling repairs and a new roof.  As they say, when it rains it pours.  All of these unfortunate realities make me long for simple little cottage in the country.  One room, no fuss, that is all this girl needs.

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Design Chic

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Centsational Girl

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Casa Cara

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Damsel of Design

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful floral workshop with the ladies over at Poppies & Posies.  Also in attendance at this gathering was one of the editors of Design Sponge, one of my very favorite blogs.   Design Sponge is a marvelous resource for home design, decor, DIY, crafting, and the creation of gorgeous gatherings.   I am without a doubt addicted to the home tours featured within the site.  Here are some of my favorite.

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All photos from Design Sponge.

Hopefully, I will be able to share some images of the workshop shortly!

Not Your Grandma’s Folding Chairs

Let me start by setting the scene…you’re awating company, you’ve cleaned your home for what seems like hours, cooked a divine meal, and set a gorgeous table, only to ruin it all by pulling out those dingy metal hand-me-down folding chairs.  Well, it doesn’t have to be that way any longer.  Say goodbye to those rusty old basement dwellers and hello to these seriously stylish seats.

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1. Lina Leather   2. Ballard’s Cafe   3.  Fab 60’s   4. Soma Classics

5.  Anthropologie   6.  Ikea   7.  Country Casual

Porch Envy

This weekend, my amzing mother started painting our front porch as a much needed aniversary gift to my husband and I. The transformation is causing me to appreciate the space and wish we put it to more use. I hate to admit it, but the front porch swing has gone unswung since we moved in four years ago. Well, thats all about to change. As the air begins to get crisp I invision our family sipping a cup of coffee or sharing a meal our on that wooden throne. In the meantime, I leave you with some front porch inspiration.

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Out with the Old and in with the New-ish

When deciding to purchase our home, we knew we would have many “labors of love”.  While the remodeling of our foyer was not our first, it has definitely been our favorite improvement to date.

Originally, upon entering our quaint New England doll house guests were greeted by the eyesore photographed below.

ImageImage After revealing some beautiful wainscoting and applying a great deal of elbow grease, a friendly and inviting space was created to welcome friends and family into our home.

White was featured as the main color to assist in constructing a calm environment.  Vintage, found items were mixed with modern pieces to catapult the space into the 21st century, while maintaining the home’s 19th century feel.

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Stay tuned for the Deegan Foyer Buyer’s Guide!!