We decided to give our backyard a mini facelift by painting the 90's brick dark charcoal. This project was definitely time consuming, but oh so worth it. One question I've gotten quite a bit is about temperature (since black typically gets hot) but so far we haven't noticed a difference. Brick in general gets pretty hot as-is, so the color isn't excelling that by much. I've listed the materials we used below if you want to try this yourself! Here is our newly TLC'd pool now:
Sometimes on weekends, Jason and I will hop from new model home neighborhood to new model home neighborhood, walking each of the models. Why? They are absolute HEAVEN for inspiration. Think about it, these are companies that have 1 shot with 1 layout to show you the absolute best this house can look. Budget be damned. So the layout, product, and every tiny detail is meticulously thought about. One thing we noticed as we kept walking the newer neighborhoods is that all of the
I really needed to cozy up the stair landing in our upstairs. It's an odd space, in that it's wide enough to look noticeably empty, but narrow enough to not fit a large piece of furniture. I toyed with the idea of a console table, but I'm all about function over fashion these days. So the idea of a storage bench seemed perfect. Those bins now hold shoes, jackets, toys, all the misc things you typically have around because they're used frequently, but it's too annoying to put
Ex Interior Designer turned Mom of two boys. Firm believer that your home should just be a reflection of what you love; people often overthink it.