How are you doing this first week of October? It’s been a tough week for our country. I’ve been staying away from the news as best I can as it’s upsetting to hear about the details from this last weekend. People look for meaning after things like this and I think that evil really has no meaning.
“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” Albert Einstein
Here’s a great segue for you because this is a design and decorating blog after all. We have a new hot tub that will be installed this weekend just in time for the possible snow on Monday – exciting times. Hot tubs aren’t the easiest thing to style around unless they’re inset into your deck or landscaping. Ours is just plunked down there on the deck right now. It is next to the pond, but it still looks like a giant thermos set into the landscape. Have you ever looked up hot tub decorating ideas? Blech! No need to really – above ground hot tubs are not typically integrated very well with the rest of the yard and they are a little bit rednecky in flavor. I am allowed to say this because I have one now.
The only above ground bathing/relaxing type of situations I can find that I like the looks of are outdoor bathtubs and showers. Why not use them as inspiration for how to make an above ground hot tub look romantic and Pinterest worthy?
I think one key theme for all of these is a “romantic” source of light via lanterns or candles, hooks for robes or towels close by and an attractive privacy screen. Romantic lighting can help pretty much any situation.
I don’t usually like fake plants, but I do like the looks of a faux boxwood privacy hedge when it’s done well. I was thinking about erecting one of these on one side of ours to cover up an electrical panel. However, since it is imitation, it could potentially up the redneck factor….what do you think?
“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?” J. B. Priestley