return of domino

i have a case of the mondays. luckily, i have an endless supply of magazines and parks and rec episodes to keep me occupied tonight. have i mentioned how excited i am about the return of domino magazine????

return of domino | madeline made

here are some recent pins from the new issue including the closet makeover from the amazing jenny komenda. i love her and she will be a contributor for the magazine.

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love all of it. have you checked out the new issue and website? will you be subscribing or buying off newsstands?


all images via and my pinterest.


date night: bruce monro light

bruce monro exhibit | madeline made

for date night on friday, we finally visited the bruce monro outdoor light exhibit at cheekwood botanical gardens in nashville entitled ‘light.’ it was a beautiful night with cool crisp air, bourbon apple cider, and fiber optics. ‘field of light’ was especially beautiful with 20,000 optical spheres. this reminded me so much of the synchronous fireflies in the smoky mountains that twinkle in unison (has anyone seen these?!) every piece of the exhibit resembled a dream, something out of the wizard of oz… i will let the images speak for themselves.

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this last one was my favorite of the night. i could not stop staring at it – reminds me of the nike of samothrace at the louvre. these are floating fiber optic spheres on a reflecting pool. the indoor images were chandeliers installed inside the cheekwood mansion. we had a crepe breakfast visit with my aunt this morning and sitting out in the adirondacks till dark. what did you do this weekend?


month in instagrams: october

i hate winter. i guess i just haven’t been ready to say goodbye to october yet….it is my favorite month, the best weather, and also happens to be when we celebrate our anniversary and my birthday. this is my formal bid farewell to fall and a summary of our month in instagrams. second anniversary * 27th birthday * natalie and matthew visited * catbird seat * started this blog  * neighborhood party * trip to chattanooga. farewell october. you have been the best!

anniversary | madeline made

{celebrated our second anniversary sept 24th, almost october}

downtown franklin | madeline made

{hot air balloon season in downtown franklin}

iron gate | madeline made

{lighting shopping for my birthday at the iron gate}

bests birthday | madeline made

{dinner with my best friends}

mason jar salads | madeline made

{mason jar salad experimenting}

pumpkin pancakes | madeline made

{pumpkin pancakes, naturally}

concert confetti | madeline made

{michael buble concert “all you need is love” heart confetti}

plaid season | madeline made

{plaid season in chattanooga}

have a great saturday. we have family in town staying with us (aunt lark!) and headed to the dog park today. rundown of the bruce monro exhibit tomorrow! top image: kate murphy photography, the rest are my own.

xoxo madeline

fall drink: mulled wine

mulled wine | madeline made

when the weather gets cold enough, i love making festive fall drinks. this mulled wine recipe is one of my all time favorites – given to me by my sister-in-law, brittney. you can add whiskey if you like the flavor or keep it simple. josh and i will be enjoying this around the firepit this weekend.

mulled wine

1/4 whiskey or brandy, optional
1 bottle red wine, i use cabernet sauvignon or merlot
1/3 cup honey or sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
1-2 oranges, sliced
7 whole cloves
1 tsp allspice or ginger, can also add star anise

combine all ingredients in a large saucepan, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 20-30 minutes. add brandy or whiskey if you like the flavor. strain and serve, serves 4-6. enjoy!

xoxo madeline

dining room dreaming

dining wishlist | madeline made

just dreaming about different schemes for the dining room tonight. i am very drawn to the brass and gold mixed with the natural print (love these deer beds, they remind me of my childhood), a neutral light rug and bright accents. i bought this lovely print from ohmydeer etsy shop of a hemingway quote from a moveable feast. it will be perfect nested above the barcart. happy almost friday!

sources: satellite light from dwr/deerbed print from katherine wolkoff/delta lamp from lampsplus/rug from loloi/credenza from organic modernism/barcart from cb2/print from ohmydeer etsy/chair from overstock/table from cb2

xoxo madeline

inspiration: dining room

since we have been working on updating our dining room this month, i thought i would share some images that have been design inspiration to my husband and myself. between the two of us, being an interior designer and him being an architect, it is difficult to reign ourselves in. we get so excited about all the design possibilities. i am taking a little bit from each image to create our look and this week will also be sharing our before photos, ideas, and progress photos. i am excited to finally move forward with some new design ideas for the space.

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