Just a quick report on the Earthy Modern Boho progress: we’ve made a few large purchases and a couple of small tweaks and I think it’s coming along nicely. The space, itself, is taking shape – just a few more things coming in, and then we’ll get to my favorite part — moving things around and styling.
Out of the Starting Gate
Just to refresh your memory, the befores are here. This canvas wasn’t blank and we had a really good place to start, don’t you agree?
First, we added legs to the amazing vintage cabinet that sits between the fireplace and the kitchen, adjacent to the dining table:
Some might think that roses are more appropriate for Mothers’ Day than for Fathers’ Day. I think that beauty, in whatever form, is for everyone and is appropriate for every occasion. So here is a little Lagniappe for Fathers’ Day Weekend.
Did you forget?
Now, if you’ve forgotten that Fathers’ Day is this weekend and you’re all “Oh, no! What should I do for my dad?” Speaking as a father (and a grandfather), I can say with authority: Quit freaking out. You’ve got this.
All your dad really wants is to know that you thought of him – hopefully kindly, hopefully with something like gratitude. And, usually, he hopes to be worthy of those thoughts.
If he’s not worthy of those thoughts or doesn’t want to be – and there are those who aren’t and don’t seem to – find someone who is and wish him “Happy Fathers’ Day!” By caring enough to try, he’s helping make the world a better place.
My dad died a couple of years ago. He cared and he tried and I think of him – kindly and with gratitude – every day. And I believe that, somehow, somewhere, and on some level, he knows it. I’m pretty sure it makes him smile. I know it does me.
Even if you’re not a dad and even if your dad doesn’t deserve kind thoughts or gratitude, I hope your weekend is peaceful and pleasant and all you want it to be.
It’s the beginning of summer and that brings with it a lot of family activities. You might think that would mean that progress comes to a halt on the remodeling & design efforts at Hildring House. Nope. They’ve slowed, somewhat, but certainly haven’t stopped. A lot of what is going on now involves tweaking, though. You remember the shelves in the library. We’re still rearranging but I think they’re looking quite nice, don’t you?
Stockholm is a lovely, bustling, vibrant city. The old town – Gamla stan – is situated on an island that offers winding narrow streets clad in smooth cobbles and iconic buildings, some dating from the 13th century. Sometimes you can wander these medieval Stockholm Alleyways – alone in the hush of early morning and imagine yourself in a different time. Here are a couple of pics of just such a time and place. They’re this Wednesday’s lagniappe.
Wherever your travels take you today – literally or figuratively – I wish you peace and success in all your endeavors. And remember: from here to the weekend is all downhill!
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A new project! This one is going to be SOMUCHFUN! I love this couple and they have a really great design sensibility. When we met to discuss the project and started throwing ideas around, we were able to distill it to: earthy modern boho – sounds great, right?
Happy Tuesday! As we draw the Merry Month of May to a close, I thought I’d share a couple of shots of trees from Carmel By The Sea – just a little something extra for your week. Hope your June is all you want it to be and the start of a wonderful summer.
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Debra is working on a couple of posts that I think you’ll really like. In the meantime – thanks for reading!