If it has brick around it,
or if it has brick in it,
I turn my head and absolutely love it!
Inside a modern city loft, outside on an historic walkway, or simply a quintessential bungalow; it just works all because of one simple brick layered upon another.

Reminscent of travels and stories past told, a brick wall gives off the coziness of grandma's house and the adventure of a new location.

Bricks are a structurally a simple foundation support that has been around for centuries. Yet somehow our fast past society has allowed bricks to transcend time by creative appreciation because it reflects simple pleasures.

Bricks creatively hold the architectural personality of all spaces, like the idealistic balcony of Juliet or the bay window of a Great Lakes traditional home.

I love the warmth, history, stories, and interests an exposed brick wall gives off. 

Without a brick wall this room would be simply a bed, but it adds a refined character to the space.

A juxtaposition of edgy clear bar stools next to the aged brick island is a perfect balance that makes me turn my head.

I love the patina that bricks bring to the visual asthetic of any space.

One day,
I would love to have a home
with an exposed brick wall. Maybe I could make
an end table out of bricks, or a table?
Possibly just one old brick
borrowed from a European village walkway
to support a patio door?
I will
into my life...
Brick Decor "How To"


The Art of A Forever Flower

I came up with the idea to make lasting floral gifts to the ladies in my family.
Each flower was picked based on the individual's tastes and then I wrote words
of encouragement on different petals that were significant to them.  For the sake
of a unique, allergy-free, and lasting gift; I'd say they turned out wonderfully :)

Some of my all time favorite home inspirations!

Inspiration for a subtle, romantic bedroom :)
DIY Lamp!!!
Below is the inspiration
for several $100 from
an expensive home design website...

Now here is the creation
from Team Meyer for under $40!!!

My husband and I spent over 6 hours in 100 degree heat
in the garage working on this amazing project together.
I bought the books indvidually from a lady who inherited
her mother's library in hues of orange.  She did wonder
why I liked The Hardy Boys and Inorganic Chemistry as the
same person's reading interest! I didn't tell her that I was
planning on drilling a hole through them; luckily the hole
is only 1/2 inch wide so you can still read around the text
if necessary! We disassembled/tore open an old lamp to use
for the wiring.  While I put the books on the post, my husband
was trying to get the wires to cooperate.

A bit of glue, patience, and creativity; we were able make a
successful and beautiful new lamp!