Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Quiet Elegance in Seattle

Quiet Elegance in Seattle- photographer- Kevin Scott- design addict mom
This light filled apartment in Seattle is very easy on the eyes. There is a quiet elegance about each space and it is clear that each object was meticulously placed. There is a sense of calm as one goes from room to room despite the evidence that the interior designer who lives there, Terry Hunziker is clearly a collector, there is a sense of order to how everything in each space is artfully arranged.

Quiet Elegance in Seattle- photographer- Kevin Scott- design addict mom

Quiet Elegance in Seattle- photographer- Kevin Scott- design addict mom

Quiet Elegance in Seattle- photographer- Kevin Scott- design addict mom

Quiet Elegance in Seattle- photographer- Kevin Scott- design addict mom

Quiet Elegance in Seattle- photographer- Kevin Scott- design addict mom

Quiet Elegance in Seattle- photographer- Kevin Scott- design addict mom

Quiet Elegance in Seattle- photographer- Kevin Scott- design addict mom

Quiet Elegance in Seattle- photographer- Kevin Scott- design addict mom

Such a lush outdoor space- photographer- Kevin Scott- design addict mom
I think most of us are either covered in snow and freezing or if we don't have snow, we're still freezing. Yikes! Stay warm folks. xx


images: Kevin Scott via AD Spain

Friday, January 18, 2019

These Bedrooms are Dripping With Cozy

Love the plantastic design of that wall in this cozy bedroom- design addict mom

The brutally cold nature of this Winter has definitely left me digging deep into my cozy bag of tricks-think plants, soft blankets, ambient lighting via candles and twinkly lights. Though during the day time that morning light does wonders to lift the spirit, especially if accompanied by the sun! These bedrooms are definitely dripping with that cozy factor and I would have a hard time getting out of them...

These Bedrooms are Dripping With Cozy- design addict mom #plants #bedroom

These Bedrooms are Dripping With Cozy- design addict mom #plants #bedroom
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These Bedrooms are Dripping With Cozy- design addict mom
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These Bedrooms are Dripping With Cozy- design addict mom #plants #bedroom

These Bedrooms are Dripping With Cozy- design addict mom #plants #bedroom
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These Bedrooms are Dripping With Cozy- design addict mom #plants #bedroom
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I feel like all I talk about is this dreary weather! I really am ready for Spring, but until then, I'll just try to stay cozy. Wishing you all a warm and cozy weekend. xx

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

A Home Brimming with Bright and Happy Color

A Home Brimming with Bright and Happy Color- design addict mom
This home brimming with fun pieces, bright and happy color in every room is sure to brighten your day, especially if you've been enveloped in sunless skies as I've been for the past couple days. It's been quite depressing really. I love how happy this home makes me feel, and it's obvious the interior designer, Nuria Alía is not shy about the use of color!  I love it all!

A Home Brimming with Bright and Happy Color- design addict mom

A Home Brimming with Bright and Happy Color- design addict mom

A Home Brimming with Bright and Happy Color- design addict mom

A Home Brimming with Bright and Happy Color- design addict mom

A Home Brimming with Bright and Happy Color- design addict mom

A Home Brimming with Bright and Happy Color- design addict mom

A Home Brimming with Bright and Happy Color- design addict mom

A Home Brimming with Bright and Happy Color- design addict mom
So fun, right? xx


Photographer/images: Patricia Gallego via Elle decor/es

Thursday, January 10, 2019

How To Care For Your Lemon Tree Indoors During The Winter

How To Care For Your Lemon Tree Indoors During The Winter- design addict mom
I wonder if the lemon tree I have will grow to such proportions like those pictured above- wow! My Meyers lemon tree had a rough start to the Winter because I forgot to bring it in before the temps fell below freezing. When I finally brought it in (it was already in a container), it had lost quite a number of leaves. However, I've been giving it extra attention and the first thing I did was find  nice sunny window spot for it and now it's looking much better and even sprouting new buds.

How To Care For Your Lemon Tree Indoors During The Winter- design addict mom
I recently shared a pic of my lemon tree on Instagram and apparently many of you wanted to know how to care for a lemon tree during the Winter months. I did some research and here are some great tips from Anna at Daves Garden:  

Choosing The Pot

If your lemon tree was planted in the ground, you'll need to pot it in a container. Dwarf citrus trees do not grow as large as their full-size relatives, thanks to their dwarf rootstock. To accommodate your citrus tree, choose a pot that is slightly larger than your tree’s root ball. Your pot can be ceramic, plastic, or clay, depending on your taste, but keep in mind that you will need to move your pot around occasionally and a lighter material is easier to maneuver.

Watch the Water

Citrus trees like well-drained soils because they don’t like to have wet feet. Hanging around in soggy soil increases your tree’s risk of disease. Most indoor citrus growers can get away with watering only once a week in the winter when your tree is dormant. Keep your pot on the dry side of moist and your plant will thrive. If you’re worried about overwatering, try using a soil moisture meter.

Citrus trees might like drier soils, but they don’t like dry air. Place a humidifier near your citrus tree or put a tray with pebbles beneath your pot and fill it with water. As long as the bottom of the pot is not sitting directly in the water, this will help keep the tree humid.

How To Care For Your Lemon Tree Indoors During The Winter- design addict mom

Citrus Soil Requirements

Citrus trees have their own unique soil preferences. I will be the first to admit that I buy pre-mixed potting soil designed for citrus trees when I can find it so that I am sure I am giving my plants the right mix and soil pH. Citrus trees like well-drained, slightly acidic soils. If you can’t find a citrus mix, add sand to standard potting soil to improve its drainage or place pebbles in the bottom of the pot.

You can also give your plants a boost with a specialized citrus fertilizer. I find that adding a fertilizer once a month is the easiest way for me to keep track of my tree’s nutritional needs and keeps them happy and healthy until the spring.

The Transition

Remember how moving towns as a child felt like your parents had ripped you out of a comfortable environment full of familiar friends and places and dropped you into a terrifying and strange new land? Your citrus tree will feel the same way if you don’t transition it slowly, complete with that same wilting feeling you had on your first day at a new school.

A few weeks before the first frost, start moving your citrus tree into the shade in the afternoon. Do this for two weeks, then leave it in total shade for two more. This helps your plant adjust to the lower light levels of its new indoor environment.

Get Rid Of Unwanted House Guests

Your citrus tree is a Trojan horse for unwanted pests. Right before you bring it inside for good, take the time to do a little cleaning. Spraying your tree’s leaves and trunk down with a hose will remove some of the pests. Once your tree dries, treat it with an insecticidal soap to kill any remaining bugs and bring it indoors.

Aphids, spider mites, scale bugs, and other pests can pose potential problems for indoor fruit trees. Keep an eye out for these pests and treat your tree with a horticultural oil or other pest control method.

Location Matters

 Place your tree by a sunny window, preferably facing south. If you have a greenhouse, sunroom, or solarium, even better, but a sunny window will do for most plants. If you live in a far north climate and want to add more light, install a grow light near your citrus tree to give it a boost.

I hope you find these tips useful. I've found that my lemon tree also acts as an air freshener. I love getting a whiff of it as I walk by the space it's in. xx


images: {pinterest, gardensalive}

Monday, January 7, 2019

Organizational Spree Inspired by Marie Kondo Tidying Up

Organizational Spree Inspired by Marie Kondo Tidying Up- design addict mom
First, a bit late but Happy New Year everyone! The boys are officially back to school today and while I enjoyed the break and being able to spend time with them, I am thrilled to have our usual routine back. This means while they are in school, I can have(well if Cheyenne cooperates) more time to organize! I know I am not the only being inspired by Marie Kondo's Tidying Up series on Netflix.

 I am always thrilled to purge at the start of the year, but watching the series is even more of a motivator to get it done. 

Organizational Spree Inspired by Marie Kondo Tidying Up- design addict mom

Whilst my kitchen isn't in as bad a shape as I've seen in the series, it is probably our messiest space as it is the most used. My problem with this area is I will get it all tidy and organized but it doesn't last. I intend to find a system that works to cut down on the clutter once and for all. I want to make Marie proud!

Organizational Spree Inspired by Marie Kondo Tidying Up- design addict mom

I have been tackling the clothes organization and initially struggled with the caress/thank you part of the process. I just wanted to toss the clothes I didn't want into the donate pile and get it over with. However, I am sticking to the process. Are you also on an organizational spree? I'll keep you posted on my progress. xx

image 1: via houseandhome-photographer: Alex Lukey, designer- Sam Sacks