2018 Spring Home Tour!


You know, the seasons are my favorite excuse to decorate. Especially come Spring time, when the frost begins to melt and you have a renewed sense of energy and enthusiasm to start with a clean slate.

I’ve always looked forward to coming up with new ideas for the different seasons (like this fun Spring shoot I did a few years ago) and sharing them with you guys here on the blog. I also get so much inspiration from other bloggers & designers who do the same, and I realized how selfish I’ve been lately by holding my designs back from the world. There are people out there struggling who need those fresh Spring 2018 ideas, and what kind of a person would I be if I kept them all to myself?

This past weekend I finally took the time to shoot a video tour of our apartment, filled with new inspiration from our travels and a design style you’ve never seen before (I promise). I was worried it was too early to share it and that the world wouldn’t be ready for this, but I think you guys can handle it:

So… did you gain some inspiration? Or at least feel a little better about your own home? One day, we’re going to remember this termite infested apartment, the nights sleeping on the living room floor with a cat that has pooped and puked and stained our furniture, the amazon boxes piled to the ceiling because we thought we’d only be here six months but now we’re stuck here because our house burned down and it feels like we’re NEVER going to have our own home… and we’ll look back and say… look how far we’ve come. We think about this day all the time, and although it feels so far away, this time will be gone in the blink of an eye. We are grateful for every second of it—messes and all. I don’t know about you, but that’s all the inspiration I need 🙂

Have a beautiful Spring, friends.

 



31 thoughts on “2018 Spring Home Tour!

  1. Love the tour of your new apartment! Good to know you have such a great sense of humor! I can’t believe the apartments aren’t more concerned about the termites!

  2. Oh my gosh, I am in LOVE with your Spring Home Tour. I really want you to come and design my place just like it ;). We kinda had an apartment like that when we were first married, black mold that they just painted over.

  3. Jenna! I laughed soooo much! Yes and definitely yes, I want you to do a welcome to summer home tour! Seriously, I love seeing your progress and ideas. I hope the insurance company will quickly issue you a check so you can get started with all your plans!

  4. Oh, this was so well done. Great job on a good laugh for the day.

    Thank you for not keeping all that talent hidden away! (Um, look behind you. I think the cat just gave you a present.)

  5. It’s great, Jenna. I saw the short version on Instagram and I’m so glad I didn’t pass up the full version thinking I had already seen it. What a challenge but if you traveled the world safely you can survive this, too. I hope the insurance company comes through with the best possible outcome for you.

  6. This was hilarious! You made my day. Surely, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. At least you have your travel experiences to fall back on, hopefully to keep you from going completely over the edge! Thanks so much for the laughs.

  7. So, if the house stuff doesn’t pan out, totally keep in mind doing comedy shorts. Hilarious! And as usual, Susie adds her two cents.

  8. That was great. Love your sense of humor! I’ll be watching for all of your updates on your summer tour. Hope the termites will be gone🙂

  9. Absolutely Genius . The juxtaposition between reality and our dreams. Speaking of dreams: that handy man…ooh la la. Congrats on the engagement. When the smoke clears (my bad) i’m sure whatever you do will be amazing. I cant wait to see your Phoenix rise.

  10. This was spitoutmycoffeefunny:)
    Loved your good natured take on your difficult situation – you guys Rock!

  11. This is hilarious! I’m so glad you’re keeping a sense of humor about the situation. Remember this is only a season and some day you’ll look back on these days with fondness. As far as cardboard boxes go who ever thought there were so many uses 🙂 Love y’all.

  12. too funny, and I hope that making the vid lent y’all a bit of the lightheartedness that you must desperately need in the face of all that stress! Courage: this too shall pass.

  13. This is hilarious. You all are poster children for making the best of the situation. So awesome. With your positivity, there is no doubt that things will all work out for the best. Great job.

  14. too funny! it’s times like this that will make you appreciate your future home! thanks for sharing, you are too funny! 🙂

  15. haha that was so funny. I love when you put the cat in the box. glad you can see the humor through it all. love you guys.

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