Monday, April 9, 2018

Country Weekend Ideas

 Bachman's Ideas House. Hurry. Ends April 16.

Living room,

adjacent sunroom,

and dining room are all pretty in

neutral with hints of pink palette.

Things are growing in the kitchen.

There are

Spring green accents


The entryway is an indoor farmyard with

tire swings,

garden fresh produce,

a clever rug,

tools near at hand, 

and inviting welcome

and nostalgic 

beverage stations.

Upstairs, one bedroom is succulent

and another resembles a conservatory.

The bathroom is the hive of the living quarters.


The third bedroom is for the birds.

And the last bedroom for the bird watcher,

butterfly collector, 


nature lover,  

and horticulturalist.

Downstairs we go again through the kitchen,


for one last look at the layers of detail.

Sorry, can't stay for dinner.

The flowers, kept refreshed everyday are delicious looking.

The living room bookcases feature a trend we hear is all the range. 

Turning books backwards for a less busy look to the shelves.

So beautiful. If we won the lottery.... fresh flowers all the time.

This was a very nice house, but on the scale of how much of a nightmare to dust....

It is about a 9.

We'll be reading up on the newest thing the Scandinavians are doing right* and we are doing wrong. 

 But we are pretty sure the designers did not get the concept of lagom The Lexin Swedish-English dictionary defines lagom as "enough, sufficient, adequate, just right". Lagom is also widely translated as "in moderation", "in balance", "perfect-simple", and "suitable" (in matter of amounts) - Wikipedia, when they over-accessorized this Ideas House.

Oh well, no one really lives here and has to clean around all the clever decor.

And to be fair, due to the very unusual April we have had, the outdoors has had to come in making for a bit of crowding.

Plastic greenery! Real stuff (and taking the tire swings out to the tree) ahead. We hope.

*Hygge. Swedish Death Cleaning.