Raise the Roof: Part Two

Click here if you missed Raise the Roof: Part One.

The next type of roof we’re going to look at is the gambrel roof.  Also known as a barn roof.  I guess you could say it’s a little bit of a country style.  But country is not always a bad thing – it can be classy too :)  It is also very popular in the Hamptons, which is anything but country.

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Raise the Roof: Part One

What do y’all think of these two part posts that I’ve been doing lately?  It definitely makes it easier for me to talk about two different categories of one subject (last week it was the skirt).

Ever since I took a trip to Paris (almost four years ago) I have loved/appreciated French architecture and furniture more than any other style.  A trademark of French architecture is the mansard roof.  I love it.  What do y’all think?  When I build my dream house (any day now) I will definitely consider a mansard roof to make me feel like I’m in pretty Paris all the time :)

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Trendy Tuesday

I’m so glad Monday is over.  I’m already looking forward to the weekend (I’m hosting my friends at my parents cabin again!).  Mallory Mathison Inc. seems to be very busy, as usual; and I am thankful, as usual :)…   But I’m still an advocate of a 4 day work week!

These are just some pretty pictures that I had to share.  I discovered them in various places in the blogging/social media world.   There’s no common thread here except that I love them and had to share them with you lucky people!

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The Best Feelings in the World.  I would have to agree with most of these.  Especially the “crawling into bed after a long day”.

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For some reason I looove this house.

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Anne Irwin art gallery - Lynn Johnson

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Love the fabric on this wing chair.  Not sure of the source though.

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Window Wear: Boxed Bouquets

Another cheesy post title?  Probably so… Maybe I should hire someone to come up with creative blog post titles for me… Ha.

Like I said, this week I am writing blog posts that will get us excited about Spring.  Sharing some of my favorite window boxes definitely fits that criteria.  What could be cuter than a box of pretty flowers under a window?   [On Tuesday I shared some pretty branches in case you missed it.]

I have two tiny balconies off of my apartment and I’ve often considered hanging a planter/window box off of the railing like some of my skillful neighbors, but I wouldn’t know where to start.  What flowers should I plant? How should I take care of them?  Maybe I should hire someone for that too… With alllll that money I have ;)  My fiddle leaf fig tree gives me enough stress as it is – and it’s probably one of the most low maintenance plants on Earth!  Like I’ve said so many times before: I don’t have a green thumb :)

Enough complaining from me, now here are the pretties.

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boxwoods in a window box?  THIS is what I NEED!!

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By the way, THANK YOU to Benji for accidentally giving me the name of the branches we used at the engagement party last weekend.  It was Forsythia!

This is what they looked like… about half a dozen of them growing on our neighbor’s land… Shhh, don’t tell our neighbor though.

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Outdoor Dine Time

This past weekend the weather was absolutely gorgeous in Atlanta.  It definitely has me excited about Spring and having a tan line!   Grilling out and sitting by the pool/lake are some of my favorite things to do.  And it’s almost that time of year here in the south.

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Perfection in a front door…

This picture deserves a post of it’s own.  Shingle siding makes me weak in the knees.  And those planters with the round boxwoods… Ahhh.  I love the gray paint color, white shutters, stone pavers.  Not sure who is going to sit in those random klismos chairs, but I’ll take them!  Source unknown, found on Pinterest.

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While we’re on the subject of architecture…

Let’s talk about shutters!  I’ve been trying to get my mom to get some shutters for her house forEVER.  Not the little plastic kind that are disproportional to the window – I’m talking about REAL wooden shutters.  With hinges and brackets.  My parents’ house in Chattanooga is white brick (my mom says it’s gray, but if you saw it you would call it white) and I just think black or REALLY dark green (almost black) shutters would be so cute on it.  C’mon, Mom, make it happen! :)  Maybe these pictures will inspire you…

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Gil Schafer

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Steven Gambrel

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Vines

This post is probably completely out of season. But like I’ve said a thousand times: I do not have a green thumb. So it really doesn’t matter what I say about growing plants, flowers, or even vines.  My mom has two vines in her back yard that are beginning to grow up the back of the house and they look great!  My great aunt gave them to her (she has a major green thumb).  I love the way a house looks with a vine growing up the exterior.  Maybe my mom will send me some pictures of her vines to share on the blog :)

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Pretty Patios

Last week we looked at some awesome porches.  Today, I want to share some pictures that didn’t quite fit that category:  patios.  Some people might say that porches and patios are relatively the same thing, but it didn’t feel right for me to put these pictures in the “porch” category.  Considering the high today in Atlanta is 80 degrees, I think we have a little more time left to enjoy this fabulous outdoor weather before it gets too col.

This first picture takes my breath away every time I look at it.  Those doors. Those windows.  That view.  Be still my heart. 

Richard Shapiro via C Magazine

 

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 Sooo nobody told me that I completely misspelled the title of yesterday’s post…  Thanks a lot!  Hopefully that means nobody noticed.  I didn’t notice it until I started writing this one late last night – it said “Herrinbone floors”. Maybe everyone thought it was the redneck way of saying “herringbone”, haha.  Next time please feel free to speak up.  I love comments anyway. :)

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Porches

There are only a few more weeks left to sit out on the porch and enjoy this beautiful weather.  So that’s what I’ll be doing with my glass of wine :)  If only my porch looked a little more like one of these…

By the way, can you tell that I love a porch swing?

 

 

 

Absolutely in love with those slipcovers and that ceiling.  Pretty much in love with everything about this picture.  I wonder where this is?  If anyone knows, feel free to speak up.

 

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SR Gambrel — I don’t normally like red so much, but this red and white is simple enough for me.  Not to mention the surround yard looks sooo peaceful. 

 

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