Welcome to the end of August! It’s been a week of back to school for most of Colorado and, even though we survived another intense heat wave, I can smell and see autumn in the air. If autumn has a sound I’ll never know because a Biblical amount of cicadas hatched recently and they sound like a million home fire detectors going off at once. It’s so loud that in order to have a conversation in our backyard in the evening you have to shout. I am not exaggerating; it’s quite remarkable.
Our backyard looks less “rental car parking lot” now and more like we’re going to open an outdoor cafe thanks to the string lights that I had Dave hang up. Come have a seat in our cafe: the dogs will shed and drool on you, the cicadas will serenade you at epic volumes and you can sit and wonder when the food is coming.
I would like to renovate the remarkably small main bathroom in our house next summer (or maybe this winter?!) and I keep getting sucked into images of paneled bathrooms. I am a traditionalist at heart and I love the look of painted, paneled walls in a bathroom. It seems like a warmer, friendlier atmosphere than tiled walls. I’ve compiled some images to support my argument and give you some inspiration for adding some traditional character to one of your bathrooms!
I love the black paneling in the above photograph and I am a big believer in the power of either black or white paint. It’s a simple, easy design choice and you can pair any color with either one.
Taylor Swift’s new album dropped today and I know what I’ll be listening to this weekend. Here’s one of my favorites so far: