we bought a house!

we are homeowners officially! after five years here, my husband, josh and i finally bought the house we have been living in. this house has been very precious to me for my whole life, as it was my beloved grandparent’s home and the home my father grew up in. i grew up playing here in the creek and had many holidays around the table together with family. now, this house has become equally important to my husband, and he has fallen for it (the dogs also!) it is a special place.

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{a view of the house in the spring}

i am so excited to share more here on the blog as we dream, plan, and renovate the property. as a designer and architect, we can’t help but have big plans on paper already. we look forward to sharing the process and making many (more) years of memories here. it seems like a fitting week to close and be thankful for all that we’ve been given!

follow along on instagram and my renovation pinterest board, if you’d like.

xoxo madeline

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feeling fall

feeling like fall in tennessee….like everyone else, it is my favorite season. we just celebrated my 29th birthday this week, visited a pumpkin patch, drank apple cider, and huddled around a bonfire.

feeling fall | madeline made

{pumpkins at the gentry farm}

feeling fall | madeline made

{gentry farm pumpkin patch}

feeling fall | madeline made

{birthday dinner at margot}

feeling fall | madeline made

{pumpkin branches and homemade psl syrup}

feeling fall | madeline made

{sampson and baxter}

xoxo madeline

handmade adirondack chairs {for sale}

readers may not know much about my husband, but he is an architect and really talented craftsman. he has returned to his love of woodworking in his spare time and is making adirondack chairs this fall! the chairs are incredible – a custom design, handmade from solid cedar like our personal pair. they age beautifully in weather and smell amazing! he is selling them as singles ($300) or a pair ($550). i love these chairs so much – they are incredibly comfortable. local pickup would be easiest here in nashville, but we can arrange shipping for additional cost. comment or reach out if interested! these are perfect for all the fall firepits in our futures. thanks for reading ❤

adirondacks for sale

madeline

josh turns 30! staycation 2015

i love to travel – the further away the better. however in a pinch, it is also surprisingly fun to be a tourist in your own city. my husband and i rarely explore our own city, because we get bogged down in the day to day or we go to our favorites places instead of trying new places. this may was joshua’s 30th birthday – i can hardly believe it! back in june, i decided to surprise him with a staycation here in nashville. we have such a fun city – come visit (i highly recommend the nashville scooter tours)!

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{cork and cow – franklin}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{strolling through east nashville}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{dinner at the pharmacy}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{cream soda phosphates}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{german beer in the beer garden}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{jenis nashville, of course}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{enjoying the omni hotel}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{new omni hotel lobby}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{drinks at the fire}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{omni rooftop pool overlooking skyline}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{omni top floor views}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{kitchen notes brunch}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{nashville scooter tours – scooters named for country music legends}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{las paletas popsicles – 12th south}

josh turns 30 | madeline made

{ended with nashville sounds game with our friends}

happy 30th to my favorite person!

xoxo madeline

a summer of news

i feel like i have so much to update…it has been a summer of new things:

a new nephew august! (now 5 months old and perfect)

summer 2015 | madeline made

summer 2015 | madeline made

a new license (finally)

summer 2015 | madeline made

a new 30 year old (my husband)

summer 2015 | madeline made

new fun projects

summer 2015 | madeline made

summer 2015 | madeline made

summer 2015 | madeline made

a new business – madeline johnson interior design, pllc (officially!)

summer 2015 | madeline made

new branding for mjid by arboreal creative

summer 2015 | madeline made

a trip to our cabin in montana, moose trail (a post coming soon)

summer 2015 | madeline made

summer 2015 | madeline made

summer 2015 | madeline made

and soon a new website(!)…i will be moving my blog to my business website and posting more hopefully.

so much has happened this year and i am so thankful for all the wonderful changes. i am the busiest i have ever been owning my own business now, but it feels great.

i have updated my instagram to username mjinteriordesign…follow me for updates!

much love,

madeline

coffee + creativity

coffee and creativity | madeline made

{coffee + my to do list + a sweet postcard from josh}

coffee + creativity. always the perfect pair. i love drinking coffee and finding inspiration for the day. mornings are my most creative time, when i feel the most possibility and the least overwhelmed. i love this quote below. this can be hard to remember this sometimes when the alarm clock is going off too early or i feel uninspired, but it is a good reminder. when is your most creative time?

fall asleep with a dream{via}

coffee and creativity | madeline made

{coffee + pinterest inspiration}

coffee and creativity | madeline made

{coffee + floorplans}

all images are from my own instagram. more hawaii posts coming this week and my nephew is due any day now!

xoxo

madeline

happy (icy) friday

yes please| madeline made

happy friday from a very wet and icy nashville. the entire united states needs to dry out and warm up so we can all get some time outdoors.

this weekend will be spent catching up on oscar best pictures nominees, reading this wonderful book, and drinking moscow mules. sunday, we are going to measure and photograph a new project site….and of course watching the academy awards! what are you up to this weekend?

off to watch birdman!