A Daydream

Someday, I want to own a home with an epic door knocker — the type that is so perfectly unusual it makes you question if you’ll be stepping into another world on the other side of it.

I want door knobs and keyholes that look like intricate puzzles, waiting not only a key but a password or secret knock for it to work properly.

The garden in the back will be heavy with time, for there it slows and speeds up and slows down again, until you lose all sense of what hour it is and what you’re supposed to be doing.

There are no “supposed to”s or “should”s allowed within the house, only dancing and indulging in your senses. The kitchen transforms at different hours of the day from bakery to café to gourmet kitchen. Dinners always have candlelight. Afternoon tea involves a stack of books and laughter. Breakfast can be eaten at any hour, particularly if it’s some variety of french toast or pancakes.

And yet, the interior is surprising unassuming and modern in its simplicity. You are more likely to get lost in art or a sunbeam than in the cushions of an old sofa or amongst decorative objects. The rooms feel both a blank canvas and a warm inviting place for solace and entertaining and dreaming.


The Greenhouse in Big Sur

As if Big Sur didn’t already call to me, I discovered this earlier in the week.


My worry: if I went there, I might never come back.


I don’t think that would be so bad though.


{photos and architecture by Mickey Muennig; featured on Tiny House Swoon then Design Tripper, and found via The Innocents Abroad}

All the Right Curves


Before the cold weather and snow hit last night, I spent a good portion of my weekend outdoors. I even got a bit of sunburn.

But that time in the woods, surrounded by trees, started me daydreaming, and when I came across these natural wood floors, cut along curved uneven lines natural to the wood itself, I found myself seriously lost in thoughts of a warm home, surrounded by green…



They just seem to flow perfectly into the landscape, don’t you think?

P.S. Thank you all so much for your wonderfully encouraging comments on my Friday post. I can’t wait to tell you more soon!

{all images — and floors — from Bole Floor}

Little Touches

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I’ve been working with some awesome bloggers and creatives recently, helping them make their websites even more amazing. And…well, I’ve been so inspired by some of them, I just had to gush. And Emily’s beautiful ceramics seemed like a brilliant place to start.  Aren’t they the sweetest?

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Jane Reaction

(logo and original branding) is a graphic design and art director who works with with small businesses and creative entrepreneurs, creating cohesive and interesting brands and websites.

Carrie Coleman

(photography) is a wedding photographer, whose goal is to capture the visual expression of a couple's love through timeless, organic images. She is based in Charlottesville, Virginia.