So all is well with sweet baby & mama. Tired, but so happy & so blessed, she says.
In other news, many of you have asked about my sister, Jennifer. She is doing so well–she thanks you for all your thoughts, prayers & gifts.
She has had the journey of her life! Here we are years ago with our niece, Jordan.
and more recently…
And now, with short hair (and coming back sooo curly, too!)
Whenever I post pics of Jennifer Kesler Photography, I’m talking about her….(like a recent pic below she took of our dining room)
She is crazy-talented. By day she is an art teacher (and a mom–but that’s all the time), in her spare time she takes photos, paints, sculpts….amazes me.
She can now add to her list breast cancer survivor. I guess you never realize how strong you truly are. They got it all, AMEN.
Jennifer is moving into a new (old) place soon. It has character and is in a great location, but is definitely in need of some lovin’.
I can’t wait to help her bring life & love into this place. And color!
Here’s a snap of its beigeness:
My sister’s style is somewhat similar to mine. I’d call her a boho/ vintage/ artist/ mod.
I’m a boho/ modern/ country so we meet in the middle.
I know you know this look, but pictures display the style so much better than me.
If her new place was an outfit…
and the kitchen, perhaps:
Oh, and her favorite color is orange (a close second is blue). So for the bedroom, maybe:
She has tons of her own paintings, charcoals, pencil sketches, etc.
I’ve got to get her to let me throw them up everywhere! (example: Serena and Lily)
And she will need a little nook to create….
Can you picture her pencil books and boxes styled like this along with her pottery from art school?
And an eclectic place to eat:
I love this dark and rich dining space:
The bathroom, maybe keep light with a bold stripe, a plant and some wood:
The best thing about boho design is you can stretch a dime (what we will be doing….). The look is collected, warm, and old pieces mixed with new.
Roman and Williams are boho masters. Love them!!
Find a vintage rug, two rattan chairs at yard sales, some modern pieces, and splurge on lighting, of course!
Would love to frame some Les Indiennes papers or recreate some ourselves.
I think such a beautiful contrast to her beloved orange is a smokey/ blue/ gray/ green wall. (like below)
Three paint colors I am suggesting to her to achieve this look:
Hazel/ Sherwin Williams
I’ll keep you posted, of course.
I have to post the song below. My sis stayed with us last weekend and we blasted this and sang out loud with our kids. They are still young enough we can get away with it.
If you don’t yell, “F I R E!!!!! W E C A N B U R N B R I G H T E R, T H A N T H E S U N N N N N N!” then you just don’t have a pulse.
band’s site: ournameisfun