The Arbor!


We finally got our arbor up!!  The wisteria was already waiting for it since I'm an impatient crazy person and put it in last year.

The front of the house looks better too.  We added in more shrubs & hydrangea.

Before:

Now:


Please ignore the toys everywhere, but here's a pic of the arbor leadinginto our back yard:



I'm off for a crazy day but hope you're having a great week!! 
Thanks so much for the kind words about the fabrics.  I'll let you know as soona s they're for sale.


xoxo, Lauren

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29 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Love the arbor, it goes perfectly with your lovely home!

Comeca Jones said...

Lovely

Acquired Objects said...

Your home looks wonderful yuo guys have really dressed it up!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I love your new arbor, it looks perfect there! And the before and after is quite dramatic esp. with the new paint color. Beautiful!

Londen

Allison said...

Looks great! I think that the cars look adorable parked next to eachother, lunch break from play day.

Melissa said...

Wow the arbor looks great as does your house. So fun to look at the before and afters and see such a great trasnformation. Love the boys trikes also!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! Your house looks amazing, I know part of the "then" and "now" difference is the season, but with the new paint, cute door shrubs and arbor, the outside of your house looks as fantastic as the inside. I want to picnic in your yard.

CHIC HABITAT INTERIORS said...

Beautiful! Such great curb appeal, especially given what you started with! Great job. :)

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I love this arbor! So pretty and inviting...says: this way to Rest and Relaxation...your yard looks so restful!

Maria said...

lovely arbor! wonderful job!

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Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

I'm having one built as we speak!! So fun to see what yours looks like!

Ruthie

MissDMarie said...

I love the arbor and how you decorated the exterior of your home (even the toys) =]. So nice!

Gaidig said...

Actually, the red toys provide a great pop of color in the photo.

You house looks so fabulous, now.

Annie said...

The red bikes in your photo are precious and add just the perfect pop of color against your gorgeous greenery!

Barbie said...

Your house is so so cute, Lauren. I love what you've done with it. The lush greenery around it is gorgeous!! And your fabrics are beautiful as well. Talented girl you are!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- What a beautiful entrance. And Wisteria to welcome it, as well!

We moved to our "70's-contemporary-with-a-walk-out-basement-and-a-creek" around the time when you moved into yours, and I feel a kinship, even with the landscaping. I brought a rose bush with me when we moved, and just this week lashed it up to it's new support!

But of course, your yard looks SO much better than mine. it's so welcoming and wonderful.

Loretta

Boo Hazard said...

I love how lush and green your yard is!! Jealous!! I just have busted up concrete slabs at the moment... Your yard looks great though. And can't wait to see your fabrics online! Gorgeous! - BOO

Ory said...

The arbor is beautiful. MY prayer for you is that you will be holding a small child upon your hip as you wonder about all the beauty that the beatiful flowers and vines that grow upon it will bring for years to come.

Leah Moss said...

ahh Lauren, it looks fabulous. An arbor (and plants for that metter) has been on my home to do list for almost 3 years. Yours is beautiful. Can't wait to hear about the wisteria. I'm afraid to plant it but I love the look!

bazaarofserendipity said...

Oh my goodness,the improvements are to die for!!! You did such an amazing job. What a beautiful home!

Seven Gates Farm said...

I think its a good year for Wisteria. It will be just gorgeous on your new arbor. Great job. Debi

shopgirl said...

Your before and after pictures are just amazing!

Have a lovely day! Rambles with Reese

Rachel said...

The renovation and enhancement really suited the place and the house! Great tips on buying newly-renovated house can be found too at home finder .

Allison said...

I love the Arbor, and I love the paint color on the house! What color did you use?

Morning T said...

Your arbor is fabulous as is your yard, including the toys!! :) Enjoy the weekend!
xo~
T

Anita Pillai said...

love the arbor and the yard...the transformation is amazing. I love the before and after image.

Sheila said...

Wow Lauren, this is really nice. I love what you've done to the exterior, and your arbour is perfect. Such a nice setting.

Karen said...

Wow, your home looks great. I love the arbor and what you've done to the front yard...BTW, love the toys, its what makes it look like "HOME".

Karen at Garden, Home and Party dot com

Shelly said...

Your house looks so cozy and inviting! I want to put an arbor like that on our backyard gate as well. So many projects to do before that one though. Looks lovely Lauren!