She was never meant to blend in. She was meant to stand out.
We recently gave the ol’ house a not-so-little makeover with a coat of bright white paint and suddenly, this 1967 babe came to life the way we always new she should. The thing is, when we moved in 7 years ago, we forced a neutral gray palette on her so that we’d update the aged exterior, but fall in line with the houses around us. You see, many are still occupied by original owners and we worried we’d be shaking things up too much if we went the direction we very well should of at the time. It was just a concrete colored paint job, but no landscape scheme or porch makeover would satisfy. The house blended into the neighborhood and consequently, our landscape blended right on into the house. Then, just like we did inside, we decided to paint our little abode bright white on the outside and in an instant, the garden sitting beside her high contrast walls was finally found. Funnily enough, the neighborhood feedback has been really positive, proof that all this time we were the ones holding us back.
Methinks there’s a broader lesson there. ✨
exterior paint: SW ‘White’ @sherwinwilliams
fence: Behr Stain in ‘Slate’ @behrpaint
Everybody needs a little pink in their life 💞 & red wine & chocolate & a solid pair of statement earrings & a good lipstick & shoes. Yes, shoes & throw pillows all the throw pillows. 🍷🍫👠💄What’s on your everybody needs list? #clarkandaldineHOME#oneroomchallenge
It took me about a year, but I finally found some stools that I 😍. I love the way the navy pops against the tile from @cementtileshop - I think it was worth the wait! It is so hot here that after cleaning out the love shack this afternoon I took a cold shower and plan on grilling everything we eat until further notice 🔥🌞🍔 so let’s hope the kitchen stays this clean for awhile. Any favorite grilling recipes??? I’d love to hear!
It's official....Ashley of @biggerthanthethreeofus says yes to the steps! You can use our rugs in a number of ways, and adding them to your stairs is one way to bring it to life! ⠀
Rug: Koliaei Persian Runner⠀
Today we were flower ninjas, breaking and entering @thevenuereport to set off a flower bomb cause it’s @foundedbyhippies & @heatherash bdays which means time to go ALL OUT. We’re loving the juicy bright colors this summer and all the seasonal beauties.
Today’s install ingredients:
20 Dinner Plate Dahlias
list goes on and on...
I live for these installs. It’s always a vision in my head that I can see and just have to get out and bring to life. Love all my @thevenuereport peeps and the bday gals 😘 thanks for letting us break in!
Special thanks to @nathanmmueller for collaborating and planning this amazing surprise for his team and my hardcore flower power troopers @kelleytran & @ruby.bloom for getting up so early to flower their hearts out! Luv you guys!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
When we arrive here every summer it appears untouched. Give us a day to settle in and this summer home looks as it should. Bikes tossed on the walkway, beach rafts waiting for there next walk to the land and flip flops tossed like you just don’t care. #summerday#summerhouse#lakelife#puremichigan
Just over here patting myself on the back for making it through prime day AND all of todays Target deals without buying a single thing. 🤪 One day sales stress me out because I usually need 3 to make up my mind. 😂 Did you guys get anything good??
back home with all our friends...shop max’s playroom with the @liketoknow.it app + screenshot this photo. ps, our @luluandgeorgia rug ships free right now with code FREESHIP! http://liketk.it/2wBiT #liketkit#LTKhome#LTKfamily#LTKkids