Garden Inspiration, Vol. 21

September 10, 2014

Happy Monday, friends! Gosh, it’s already starting to feel like fall here in Georgia. We visited Allen’s family in Misssissippi over the weekend and there was definitely an early fall chill in the air there too. It’s so nice! With the cool weather coming, I’m hoping to get some of my plant babies transplanted soon. I can’t believe I’ve had my prized family heirloom plants in containers for almost a year. Our blank slate garden is going to be gorgeous eventually. I’m getting some much needed inspirations from these cool, fall palettes.

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DIY Closet Progress

We tackled a big closet project last month and we’re so close to being done! I was super inspired by Kelly’s girly glam closet makeover, so I sent the link to my husband and father-in-law so they could get excited about it. :) Here’s what we did to make over our roomy, reach-in closets.


Our “before” closets weren’t terrible, Allen’s was basically two rods and a couple of wood shelves. Mine was actually all wire shelves and no rods, which was bad because I had to hang hangers in the wire and couldn’t slide anything around, you know?

closet before

With Kelly’s awesome closet inspiration, I drew up an idea of what I wanted in my reach-in closet. An area with shelves and drawers in the middle, rods on each side and lots of spaces for shoes. My awesome father-in-law took on this project and helped us with everything while Allen and I were at work. :)

diy closet sketch

We started with an unfinished, oak base cabinet from Home Depot to build the whole thing off of. My father-in-law, Charles, is a construction guy, so he had all the measurements and pieces figured out to have shelves above the base cabinet, rods on either side, and shoe shelves on the bottom right side.

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Thinking About Built-Ins

For our family room, we’re thinking we’ll cozy the room up with some built-ins on the back wall. It’s the left wall in the photo below. It needs some cozy-ing since it looks empty, huh! Yes, I am showing you a photo of the empty room before we moved in because I hate the way this room looks right now. :)

empty family room

Big chunky shelves built around the window on the back wall of the room will feel really lived in and homey, I hope. I’m imagining walking into the room… a plush rug, a comfy couch and a backdrop of pretty books and special trinkets, layered with art and lamps. I like it. Here’s some of the inspiration I can’t get out of my head. Plus, this is a long term plan for the room, we’ve gotta settle on furniture first!

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Martha Stewart Living

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Little Green Notebook

Sneak Peek

September 9, 2014

This is a really, really fun sneak peek of a little project that the Curtis family has been working on over the past few months. I’m not going to share too much just yet, but I promise I will soon! How gorgeous are these photos by the lovely Sawyer Baird? Absolutely stunning, right? Eek, I can’t wait to share more about this project!

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Photos by Sawyer Baird

Coming Back

September 8, 2014

Happy Monday! How is everyone? Since I started this blog four years ago, I have never taken more than a week off at a time to refresh, but more than a week? Whew! We’ve been working a lot and making progress on a few projects around the house. Custom closets! More posts coming this week to update you guys on what we’ve been up to. Even if I don’t get to spend as much time as I would like on this space, thanks for reading!

blue brown palette dinner party


PS – Isn’t this the loveliest table setting? Our friends Jay & Jeanette hosted a fabulous Labor Day dinner last weekend. So pretty!

Floral Giveaway

August 18, 2014

Remember the Garden Guide column we did in the spring with talented illustrator Michelle Schneider? Today we have a really fun giveaway from Michelle! You can win your favorite floral print or a notecard card set - your choice!




Hyacinth, Illustration by Michelle Schneider

Or choose a lovely 6 card notecard set. Send an old fashioned, snail mail letter to a friend!

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Giveaway ends August 25. Enter here:

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Michelle was kind enough to offer a coupon code for her shop this week too! Just enter code “CURTISCASA” for 10% off your purchase. Coupon code expires August 25, 2014.