five things

here are a few fun snapshots from my week.

1. barcart flowers

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2. barista parlor’s colorful signage

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3. the best cilantro margaritas at saint anejo

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4. winning $4 on powerball..oh well

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5. the new five daughters bakery and cronuts

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how is your week going?

madeline

2015 in review

happy 2016! we are getting busy back into work over the past two weeks after a long holiday. 2015 was, in a word, transformative. 2014 was a tough personal year for me, so 2015 came as a surprise. i am two weeks late to the ‘2015 best nine’ game, but i thought i would share my highlights. sometimes it’s hard for me to absorb all that has happened, but i am so very thankful for everything.

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  1. made the decision to freelance and left job in a large firm.
  2. started my own interior design business.
  3. my beautiful nephew august was born.
  4. travelled to d.c. for the cherry blossom festival with wonderful friends.
  5. finished my licensure exams and became ncidq certified.
  6. celebrated my husband josh’s 30th birthday with a staycation.
  7. travelled to our home in montana with siblings.
  8. we bought our house!
  9. had the opportunity to work on so many amazing projects with the best clients.

also, my husband started his own architecture and development business!

how was your year?

follow along this year on instagram.

decorating for christmas

decorating for christmas | madeline made

{boxwood wreath similar here / door hardware similar}

one of the simple pleasures of the holiday season for me is decorating for the season. i look forward to it each year and we have made new traditions each year. we love picking out our tree, turning on a christmas record, drinking eggnog, and stringing lights. these pictures are really poor quality and it may not be what the holiday season is truly about, but it sure feels festive. merry christmas!

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{fairy lights / rug similar here / basket similar here / sunburst mirror similar here}

decorating for christmas | madeline made

{lighting the japanese maple}

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{dining and barcart}

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{wooden garland}

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{garland similar here / christmas memories book / deer figurine}

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{red berry branches trader joes / the best candle / snowglobe}

decorating for christmas | madeline made

{picking the perfect tree}

decorating for christmas | madeline made

{and the tree all lit up}

even our office is feeling the cheer…

decorating for christmas | madeline made

{parsons desks / file cabinets}

happy holiday season!

madeline

week in review

sharing some scenes from my week and from thanksgiving visits

my week in review | madeline made{dining room ‘new’ salvaged table and our eames knockoffs}

my week in review | madeline made{sketching plan concepts for our house}

my week in review | madeline made{my favorite little guy, my nephew}

my week in review | madeline made{introducing my nephew to old friends}

my week in review | madeline made{ombre leaves from our yard}

my week in review | madeline made{installing this gorgeous shade at #12thsouthreno}

my week in review | madeline made{business development lunch at marche}

madeline

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

interiors : jenni kayne’s contemporary california home

home tour: jenni kayne

when i came across fashion designer jenni kayne’s beverly hills home tour on architectural digest, i knew immediately it would go in the ‘dream home’ file. the modern clean lines, the soaring wood ceilings, the custom millwork, and the steel frame windows won me over. i will be referencing this one as we design our new home. hope you enjoy!

home tour: jenni kayne

home tour: jenni kayne

home tour: jenni kayne

home tour: jenni kayne

home tour: jenni kayne

home tour: jenni kayne

home tour: jenni kayne

home tour: jenni kayne

home tour: jenni kayne

home tour: jenni kayne

home tour: jenni kayne

home tour: jenni kaynefound on: architectural digest // design: standard arch

big sky montana

montana | madeline made

in july, we visited our family’s cabin in dillon, montana about an hour outside of bozeman near yellowstone national park. we met my husband’s siblings there and spent the weekend relaxing in the quiet, cooking together, playing card games, flyfishing, and racing around on the polaris. it was perfect. the house, near where lewis and clark camped, was dropped off the union pacific railroad line that ran through the town and was built from a kit! here are some photos from our trip if you’d like to see.

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{the bunkhouse}

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{historied buildings on property}

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{polaris adventures}

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{valley view}

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{big sky}

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{nights by the fire}

we visited a nearby ‘ghost town’ bannack state park, which reminded me of a movie set.

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{the saloon}

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{the old schoolhouse}

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and of course the sunsets were incredible…

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one of our favorite parts of the week was wade-in flyfishing, so relaxing. you will have to take my word for it – we took lots of fun pictures of flyfishing, but lost our gopro during a fun, crazy adventure in tubing the beaverhead river (oops). we miss you already montana!

madeline