Wednesday, July 29, 2020

A Tropical Inspired Home In Bali

A Tropical Inspired Home In Bali- design addict mom
 I am an avid color lover and despite its neutral demeanor, this home still makes me happy. The natural and woven texture of the materials adds depth and interest to the design. Plus the surrounding landscape is so tropical and lush. Beautiful eye candy all around! You can read more details about this home renovation HERE.

A Tropical Inspired Home In Bali- design addict mom

A Tropical Inspired Home In Bali- design addict mom

A Tropical Inspired Home In Bali- design addict mom

A Tropical Inspired Home In Bali- design addict mom

A Tropical Inspired Home In Bali- design addict mom

A Tropical Inspired Home In Bali- design addict mom

A Tropical Inspired Home In Bali- design addict mom

A Tropical Inspired Home In Bali- design addict mom
xx

images via Homes To Love

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Art Filled and Airy in Paris



Art Filled and Airy in Paris- design addict mom
It's hard to believe that this beautiful art filled, brimming with light Parisian apartment used to be an old workshop.  Dubbed Chez Amélie and designed by the architecture and interior design firm, Batiik Studio, this transformation is a delight for the eyes. The high ceilings make the perfect backdrop for the art and those insanely beautiful gallery wall displays. The neutral palette  sprinkled with different materials make this home far from boring.

Art Filled and Airy in Paris- design addict mom

Art Filled and Airy in Paris- design addict mom

Art Filled and Airy in Paris- design addict mom

Art Filled and Airy in Paris- design addict mom

Art Filled and Airy in Paris- design addict mom

Art Filled and Airy in Paris- design addict mom


Art Filled and Airy in Paris- design addict mom #gallerywall

Art Filled and Airy in Paris- design addict mom

Art Filled and Airy in Paris- design addict mom

Art Filled and Airy in Paris- design addict mom

Art Filled and Airy in Paris- design addict mom

Art Filled and Airy in Paris- design addict mom

Photography: Giaime Meloni via elle.es

Artist Jean Jullien Adds Whimsy In The Garden

Artist Jean Jullien Adds Whimsy In The Garden- design addict mom
Seeing these whimsical statues by artist Jean Jullien in these gardens is an immediate mood booster.  How fun! I'd love to have that orange one above or really anyone of these would do! You can see more of this installation and learn more about this project HERE.

Artist Jean Jullien Adds Whimsy In The Garden- design addict mom

Artist Jean Jullien Adds Whimsy In The Garden- design addict mom
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Friday, July 3, 2020

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

A Tour of Our DIY Garden - design addict mom

You know what's therapeutic -gardening? It's been a couple weeks since my last blog post, but I needed a mental break. I've posted on IG, but even there my posts have been infrequent.  Being mindful about slowing down, unplugging and finding joy in gardening and Summer time pleasures with the kiddos have been priority. So today, I'm going to show you LOTS of pictures of the garden and talk about what we did. This is the area in the yard where the chickens used to live. Unfortunately, they were all killed my either a fox or coyote last year.  With the soil ideally fertilized by the chickens, we thought this would be a great spot for the veggie garden. Those trees pictures exist solely from propagation-we didn't plant them and they provide amazing shade.

Happy July 4th and Our Garden Tour

Before Pics  and A Bit About The Process


At the beginning of April:

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour
We had some left over wood in the shed and decided to use them to make raised beds. The hubby built the beds, then we transported them down to the area where the garden would be. 

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour


Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

We used soil from the earth in this spot since it was so fertile and mixed it with the store bought soil. We also used newspaper that I had in my hoarding stash in the shed from when I taught 5th grade years ago to line the raised beds. They are great as a weed barrier plus they naturally disintegrate.

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour
And then it was time to plant all the veggies. These pics were taken around April 10th. We planted some kale, squash, lettuce, tomatoes, scotch bonnet peppers(habanero), bell peppers, mad hatter peppers, basil, oregano, corn, sage, thyme, peas, string beans, potatoes, cucumbers, parsley, and we had mint, rosemary, and chives that were from prior plantings

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour
This was taken about a month later.  Since we enjoy coming down here to not only pick produce, but to also relax, I decided to spruce the are up a bit more by laying down some pea gravel. It was a lot of work but I love the way it turned out. The kiddos hanging out here, especially Cheyenne. She is a bush girl just like her Mama. Here are some pics taken at about the 2 month mark since we planted. 

2 months later: 

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour


Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour


Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour


Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and A Tour of  Our DIY Garden Tour- design addict mom

Happy July 4th and A Tour of  Our DIY Garden Tour- design addict mom
hubby built a bench addition onto the third raised bed(also pictured above) and it comes in so handy

Happy July 4th and Our DIY Garden Tour

Happy July 4th and A Tour of  Our DIY Garden Tour- design addict mom


 We hope you enjoy the long weekend! We'll be staying cool while eating our veggies :-) xx



images- first image and before  pics by me- other pics-Lea Hartman Photography