With a deep rooted passion for finding beauty in all things, I look forward to working with you. On here, I share my work as a interior and home-design brand photographer, but also glimpses into life at The Cottage.
Happy Spring to you all. I can’t wait to share some of the gorgeous spring views at The Gray Cottage with you. It’s been quite a few months since I’ve shared anything on the blog! WHOOPS! I have a new project in the works and it may or may not involve a new website. 😉
We’ve been doing a lot of work around our house which has been keeping us very busy on the weekends. It is mostly in the backyard and I will show off that hard work later! The weather has been warming up in North Carolina and I have loved seeing the new growth on our landscaping we completed last fall. I love Aubrey Heburn’s quote “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” The sun and fresh air does wonders for our soul – get outside y’all!
As I mentioned, we installed the front landscaping OURSELVES last fall. We started on the border wall in July – don’t recommend doing that in 95 degree heat and humidity. Learn from us — save those projects for the fall and spring. We installed the plants at the first of September so they could get established before winter. It has been so fun to see their fresh leaves and blooms peeking out this spring.
Coming down the front walk, we have two gardenia plants that have been there for 4 years now. They smell amazing during the summer heat as you walk up the front porch steps. I will need to divide the Heuchera plants this fall. They have very tall stalk-like blooms in the early summer – definitely recommend. The copper lanterns have been a great addition to our gray stonework. They stay out year round.
I made the front door wreath 2 years ago with a collaboration with Afloral — you can see that tutorial here.
And, because I know the question will be asked a thousand times — here is the link to my previous post about our EXTERIOR PAINT COLORS.
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the spring views around The Gray Cottage. I’ll try and share our plant list soon. Be sure to check out our daily life on Instagram @thegraycottage