kitchen of the day

one of my fave design firms is quintana partners. they do the best job with either keeping the original features that work and are timeless or they do an extraordinary job making it look like they do. things like original tile, beams, and peeled off wallpaper are laid out with a mix of vintage and modern furnishings. it me.

this kitchen and house are here. but have a peek around all of their spaces.

friday things

so many good things.

so much love for gabby deeming’s H&G home tour from the other day.

if you don’t follow her on insta you should. also i messaged her about that perfect warm brown paint color and she told me it was “caddie” by paint and paper library.

speaking of home tours i really like this one too. i like leanne ford’s style. i could live in this house. i’d rethink the some of the lighting (don’t really go in for the exposed bulb vibe) and not in love with the dark finish on things throughout. but other than that…YES!

has anyone tried kin euphorics? hmmmm. read this.

kumquat makrut lime spanish g&t. so pretty. (although makrut lime is really just kaffir lime which is asian. not spanish but whatevs.)

love these melamine tumblers from anthro. into this literal leopard and cc: cats the most.

did you know i have an mfamb faves on amazon? i’m adding things slowly but surely. follow it. live your best life.

i like this whole shebang. (this company customizes which rules.)

5 awful plants for the front yard. not only true but very funny.

i got lots of DMs about the grass seed i use for fluffy perfect grass. this is it.

what a pretty tray.

BM raleigh peach. i’m into it. glossy front door on a dark house with brass errthang.

i’ll be making this sheet cake minus the roses for easter.

this is a vacation rental. on the amalfi coast. i’m speechless and dead.

and finally for those of you (me) wondering wtf was up with the sink in kim and kanye’s bathroom here’s the answer.

have a great easter weekend. i’ll be getting down with cake and jesus juice.

around the yard

i am genuinely doing the most and the least right now in my yard.

my yard is too big for one person to maintain. i haven’t even planted my seeds in my veg beds because i am focusing on weeds and ivy. have to get while the gettins’ not swarming with mosquitoes.

i’m never not looking at inspiration for areas in my yard that need a little attention and direction.

here are a few that i’ve pinned and still want to incorporate in some way…

roses on fences forever.

i love a long lush grass situation. ecolawn is my favorite to achieve this lewk. the problem with it is me. you have to water constantly until it’s established and re-seed over and over. i am notoriously bad at watering things. so we have patches of it around the yard where it established and it is truly spectacular. you don’t ever have to mow it. and once it’s established you never have to fertilize it or water it.

i have been asking mike anderson to remove too-tall gardenia bushes (more like trees) from the front of the house for ages. i want to replace with oak leaf hydrangea. don’t @ me about the gardenias. i hate them.

cute. but really into that potted plant. what is it? anyone?

besides having the house painted the number 1 top of list to do is replace the retaining wall that goes all the way around the front and side of our 100 year old house. the retaining wall is as old as the house so…you can only imagine the state it’s in. i love a stacked stone look. but it’s also crazy expensive. so many remodels i see use that engineered stone shit and i can spot the sham a mile a way. but, it’s also affordable so am guessing that’s the reason it’s fucking everywhere. ugh or railroad ties. i can’t.

would someone make this for me? a stone bowl of succulents? cool. thanks.

yes to jasmine. yes to vines climbing up your house.

i’d love it if you all could share your favorite garden/yard/landscape sources. blogs, pinterest boards, online mags…etc.

thanks friends.