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

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woodland nursery progress

woodland nursery | madeline made

in january, when visiting my sister in houston, our main goal was to get the nursery ready for the arrival of their first baby in march. her ideas for the nursery were all centered around woodland creatures, buffalo check, and outdoors. the nursery is inspired by her husband who is a true ‘man’s man,’ a skilled woodworker and outdoorsman. it was really fun to share a pinboard over the past eight months to pull ideas. here are some of her progress photos.

woodland nursery | madeline made

josh and i made a mobile (based on the one from etsy’s redbirdshop). this is the one she picked out and we figured we could make one for our nephew that would be just as meaningful.

woodland nursery | madeline made

some of the weekend was spent painting a dresser and changing table for the nursery with annie sloan chalk paint. we decided on the napoleonic blue paint with dark and clear wax. we changed out the hardware for some brass knobs. the dark wax darkened the paint into a pretty navy. i am excited to share more pictures when it is done. mostly, i am thrilled to be an aunt! we can’t wait to meet you, little one!

woodland nursery | madeline made

glider / pouf / mobile / remington print: vintage / penant / rug / crib / fox / sheepskin / pillow / garland: target, last season / wall flag / chalk paint / lamp

p.s. on a sad note, yesterday i had to say goodbye to my cat of 22 years, sky. she passed away in the morning after having a rough couple of days. i got sky when i was 6 years old and she was always the sweetest, most beautiful blue-eyed girl. i am so sad to say goodbye to her, but so thankful that my family had her in our lives for so long. life is not perfect, it’s actually quite hard, but there is no option, but to be grateful for every day.

madeline

fall skies and happy news

i have only been gone three months. no big deal. there is much to make up for in the area of updates, but my most exciting news is that i am going to be aunt. my only sibling, sister and one of my best friends, natalie and her sweet husband matthew are having a baby boy, due march 6th! i am so happy for them and cannot wait to meet this little guy! the other thing i can offer is the most beautiful fall we have had in tennessee. here are some snapshots of our fall skies.

 

fall skies | madeline made

{bright pink skies on our anniversary}

 

fall skies | madeline made

{sunsets over franklin}

 

fall skies | madeline made

{last green on the trees}

 

fall skies | madeline made

{franklin in friday night lights sunset}

 

fall skies | madeline made

{magical clouds the night of my exam}

 

fall firepits | madeline made

{firepits on cool nights}

 

fall | madeline made

{pumpkin tree branches for fall}

 

fall studies | madeline made

{my desk for the past 3 months}

 

we celebrated our three year anniversary this week, it’s my birthday month, and josh and i are both finishing up our exams {which explains the long absence). lots more to share soon. much love.

 

MADELINE