I wanted a rustic centerpiece for my dining table, similar to this one here from Lenny and Jenny Designs on Etsy. Photo courtesy of Lenny and Jenny Designs, Etsy The problem is, my table is over 8 foot long, and it’s very hard to find a box planter that size. I also wanted a white […]
There’s always that one project that’s like the gift that keeps giving, but not in a good way! For us it was our master bathroom remodel. When we bought the house the bathroom was very dated, cramped and poorly maintained. We knew we needed to remodel it, we just didn’t plan on it taking over […]
When we moved into our house in 2016 the master bedroom looked like this… The previous owners had installed a new carpet, which we kept. The walls were blue, and the room lacked any real character. Apart from the new carpet and paint the room hadn’t been touched since the 70’s. We wanted to inject […]
Fall (or Autumn as it’s known in my home country) is one of my favorite times of the year. Although I love Summer and enjoying the weather and being outdoors, I probably prefer the winter, with the snow, log fires, warming food and cozy-ness. So for me Fall reminds me that in a few week’s […]
Elements of Design The elements of design are: space, line, shape, color, light, texture and pattern. Space refers to the volume of the room that you have to work with, not just the floor space, but also the height of the ceilings. Line is the visual nature of the elements working within the space and […]
I’ve been deliberating now for a while about doing a course in Interior Design. When I say ‘a while’ I mean about sixteen years! As I left high school and was considering what degree to choose, I deliberated about doing a degree in Interior Design, but after much back and forth I opted to study […]
Hi, welcome to my blog! I’m Joanne Hanson and honestly, this is the first blog post I’ve ever written (despite working in Marketing Communications for over 10 years!) So far, all I know is I’m crazy about all things interior design, and I’ve been told I have a good eye for it, but I’ll let […]
You may be wondering “why country?” There are so many design styles out there, and yes I do love a very many of them. But for me country is who I am and what I grew up with. It’s home.