Living in Texas, you just never know what the weather will look like from day to day. Over the summer, the temperatures rise above 100 degrees, while in the winter we’re known to get snow and ice one week, and 80 degrees the next. With warm and sunny days throughout the year, a beautiful pool view, and a movie projector for nightly TV watching, we knew we would use our back patio year-round. We started with painting our siding a matte black to make the space feel more modern. Next, we added a cedar ceiling that my Dad, Father-n-law and husband actually did themselves. Copper accents were the original inspiration for the space, so I picked up a few copper side tables, lanterns and sconces to finish off the look. But if you ask me, the first two things you notice when you walk out on our back patio are our new Haiku…
It’s fall y’all! I have to admit — fall is one of my favorite times of the year. Although I have to put up with hours and hours of annoying football (and the pre-game on ESPN – sigh), the cooler weather and pumpkins cascading from the front porch totally make up for it!
So much has happened in a year. Hudson just turned 11 months old and I’m somehow just now posting about his nursery! We moved into our “new-to-us” house last January and have been renovating every square foot since July of 2016.
Summer is here and I’m so excited to be a part of the Simply Summer Home Tour series brought to you by the very talented Nina Hendrick from Nina Hendrick Design Co. She’s pulled together some of the best home design bloggers to give you guys some serious inspiration to get your homes “summer ready.”
If you’ve been keeping up with our kitchen renovation, then you know by now that there’s been a LOT going on. Since last fall we’ve demoed the entire kitchen and rebuilt it from the ground up. We’re so close to being finished and (believe it or not) we’re actually starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
It’s been a long time coming. Last summer we met with our pool company (Pulliam Pools) to design our pool. Construction began in the fall (you can see the entire process here) and the pool was finally complete by November. We installed our much-loved turf grass shortly after and since then we’ve been SO in love with our new backyard. The only thing missing was that finishing touch – the decor.