Website Inspiration

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Happy Monday, guys!  Did you have a lovely weekend?  I wanted to share with you all today a sneak peek at my inspiration board for the new website!  This is a small selection of the images I wanted to guide our site design.  They all portray a feminine outdoorsiness with a classic foundation and a hand hewn touch.

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I chose these photos to guide the inspiration of the design because of how they relate to what goes on here on our farm. The new site will focus a little more on the day to day life here at the farmhouse and how we’re making this property and this type of lifestyle resonate with with new trend as well.  Although the land we live on isn’t farmed anymore, we still relish in the open fields, the gardens, and the wooded trails.  Our house is a victorian, so it’s hard not to notice the classic undertones of everything we do here. It’s all about blending the old with the new, respecting and re-vamping tradition, and working with our hands.

So, in the meantime, I’ll be working on more of the ‘behind the scenes’ website work over the week, but I wanted you all to have a little dose of what’s inspiring me today! More to come!

 

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By The Seaside

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I spent the weekend in Chicago and whenever I’m there (or New York, or San Francisco) I remember how much I love being by the water. I’m not a huge water activity person – I don’t love swimming or boats – but being near the water makes a noticable difference in the atmosphere, doesn’t it?

Although I am back in Columbus today, I am still inspired by the sea, with its mix of greens, blues, and specked darkness. There is a sense of peacefulness that comes with the water and I’m aiming to carry it with me through the busy work week.

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These three beautiful images just popped out at me as being very sea inspired.  Obviously the top one IS a body of water, but the bottom two might give someone a sense of being on the water even while being landlocked.

I hope you have a serene, peaceful week ahead!

 

Photos: Laura Murray Photography | New Ravenna Tile | Leif bowls

Hidden Treasures: Beaufort House Inn

Another year flies by… another monthly hidden treasure from Lacey Anne!

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This month my hidden treasure isn’t the thrill of a steal, a piece for the wall, or a pair of accent chairs.  I just returned from a long weekend at the Beaufort House Inn in Asheville, NC.  While my husband planned the details of the long weekend, I reflected on the end of a big year for us and couldn’t wait to nestle up in the mountains and ring in our last New Year’s Eve as two… for in just a few weeks we will become three.

This hidden treasure is not tangible, it is the blessing of truly slowing down, stepping into a photograph I would save in my folder of inspiration, and quietly reveling in the reflection of where we have been and where we will soon be headed.  It is difficult in the bustle of the holidays to really take the time to slow your heart rate and get away from it all, but that is just what we did.  I will always be cherish my wonderful husband, and remember this trip as our last before we become a family.

The Beaufort House is a true hidden treasure and would recommend it to anyone if you are looking for a place to sit down.  How often do we sit down and simply be at peace?  No tapping our foot, checking our email, or thinking of all the other things we could be doing.  This is my treasure I hold so dear right now and thought it would be the perfect thing to share as a new, shiny year is before us.

Wishing you and yours many moments in 2012 when you can sit down and snuggle your own hidden treasures, take a breath, and have a moment to center yourself and your priorities.  And if you can head to Asheville to do it, Beaufort House is just the perfect place… A claw foot tub awaits your arrival for a soak…

Cheers,

Lacey Anne

Happy Month of Erin!

 

Although I don’t normally post on Saturday, I wanted to wish you all a Happy Month of Erin!  My birthday month is January, but in my opinion, it’s the 2nd worst month of the year preceeded on only by February. I’ve decided my ‘month’ would be October.  For the eighth year in a row- lets celebrate!

Have a FESTIVE Weekend!