Sunday, March 31, 2013


happy Easter!

Wishing you much love and joy this Easter Sunday. 

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead" Peter 1:3

"And this is the promise that He has promised us-- eternal life."
1 John 2:25


"when nothing is sure, everything is possible" 
-Margaret Dabble

I came across this quote earlier.  The hope contained in these words spoke to the current feelings of my life.  Isn't it magical how words can do this? I don't know Margaret Dabble (an English novelist who is now 73), but I do identity with her through her words.  Words can express sentiments and feelings that remind us we are all human and many of us experience similar feelings over the course of our lives.  There is a unity that prevails when words speak truths like the one above.  The context in which Dabble said this might be (and most likely is) entirely different than my own context... but the effect is the same.  Her words remind me there is hope when I am sitting at my desk pondering the direction of my life (i hope this is a normal thing for a graduating college student).  I find myself completely blown away by the possibilities for next year.  It is daunting to consider the directions in which life could go. Yet I don't sense that Dabble was referring to the daunting nature of the statement "when nothing is sure." Rather, I feel certain that Dabble wanted to urge us to focus on the latter half of the quote -- "everything is possible."  EVERYTHING.  what if we really believed that? what if we believed we could all live a big life ? what would you do ?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

simple white.

"simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"
-Leonardo Da Vinci

how lovely are these simple white images.  i love color but sometimes white is just enough.  it makes one feel at peace. white exude simplicity. 

happy Wednesday !! 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013



How was your day? Warm I hope. I spoke too soon about Spring. Nashville today was not only cold-- it was snowing! I held onto my warm coffee cup for dear life as I walked through the snow to class (coffee makes everything better, right?). Anyways,I couldn't help but post more pictures of the weather I wish was here. Today's images are all about the window. In each picture, we are looking outside through a window from the interior of a room. I love the sunshine's effect in all these room.  Notice also that every window is so different-- some stand in contrast to the room while others seem to effortlessly transition between the wall and the outdoors. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

outdoor spaces

I have always been drawn to outdoor spaces, and the arrival of Spring in the South has had me dreaming of them constantly.  These are the most wonderful types of spaces because they allow us to be outside and enjoy the world around us while still feeling at home in a specific area. Whether the outdoor spaces is a threshold to the interior of a building or is itself a destination, they are all perfectly lovely.  Courtyards, porches, gardens-- these are the best places to rest and admire the world around us.  

the threshold 

those stairs and boxwoods. 

 simple elegance




“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” 
--Rainer Maria Rilke

"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it.  i want to have lived the width as well." - Diane Ackerman

I hope this blog will provide the space to explore the width of life.  Life is for celebrating the beauty of God's creation.  For me, celebrating God's creation means appreciating the small things the take each day a gift.  This blog will delight in the beauty of design, architecture, food, and people... just a few of the gifts that make life wide.
My name is Katherine and this blog is my creative journal.  About to graduate from college, this blog is a part of my journey as I pursue my passion for all things lovely.  I hope that you will enjoy walking with me as I continue to explore design in all its forms-- interiors, architecture, landscapes. I hope this blog will be a place to come admire and learn about some of the lovely creations of this world. Hopefully this blog will inspire you to appreciate the world around you in a more intentional way.


Sunday, March 24, 2013

“Ah! There is nothing like staying at 

home, for real comfort.” 
Jane Austen