Episode 177: Elsie's Historic House Mood Board

Episode 177: Elsie’s Historic House Mood Board

This week, Elsie is sharing the imaginative and prescient she has for her new residence. She’s breaking it down and sharing all her temper boards, plans, and present initiatives. 

Elsie can be sharing an embarrassing story as a result of she is aware of you all find it irresistible when she appears to be like like a clown. Lol.

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Present Notes:

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Listed below are some photos of Elsie’s temper board for the brand new home:

-We point out Low cost Previous Homes

Colours + Wallpaper:

-Inexperienced, somewhat little bit of pink, purple, blue, and somewhat little bit of white

-Nova’s lavatory is Oval Room Blue from Farrow & Ball

-Goldie’s room is Sulking Room Pink from Farrow & Ball

–Try William Morris Wallpaper and Home of Hackney Wallpaper

-Spooky decor from Anthropologie


-Shopping for antiques and a few new furnishings

-A roll-top desk for the workplace

-Vintage piano


-Mid-tone or darkish flooring

-Stained diamond wooden flooring within the entryway


-Utilizing ceiling tiles in three rooms


-Elsie acquired this artwork piece: Tall Lady by Julie Blackmon

-Oil portray portraits of individuals from Etsy and eBay

-Authentic artwork from favourite artists

-DIY artwork (like a portrait with eyes that transfer)

–Youngsters artwork

-Try our Child’s Artwork Body DIY


-Including a pool

-A bit home for the pottery kiln

-A firepit

Here’s a sketch of Elsie’s new yard:

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Episode 177 Transcript:

Elsie: You’re listening to the A Lovely Mess Podcast, your cozy consolation pay attention. This week I’m sharing the imaginative and prescient I’ve for my new residence. I’m breaking it down and sharing all my temper boards, plans, and present initiatives with you. I’m additionally sharing an embarrassing story as a result of I do know you all find it irresistible after I appear like a clown.

Emma: Who doesn’t love a clown? 

Elsie: Okay, so earlier than we get in, I needed to only acknowledge that this week has been like a really, very, very laborious week for our household and the entire group in Nashville as a result of we had a faculty capturing. I don’t know if it’s the primary one we’ve ever had, nevertheless it’s the primary one which I can bear in mind since I’ve lived right here and it was a really traumatic occasion. I at all times knew that finally, it will occur in my very own group. Simply based mostly on the statistics, and when it did, it was weirder and extra horrible than I imagined it will be. So I simply wish to ship my like to all dad and mom all over the place for the large weight that we’ve to dwell with always. Yeah, that’s all I’ve to say about it, it’s horrible. We are going to put within the present notes a technique to assist the individuals affected within the college. There’s useful resource, so yeah, we’ll put a hyperlink to that and it’s at the very least one thing, displaying assist it’s at the very least one thing. It’s simply the worst week ever. 

Emma: Yep. Just about. 

Elsie: Properly, I suppose we’ll simply get into the podcast. 

Emma: Yeah, truthfully, I wasn’t positive I used to be studying the define, and now that I do know it’s your embarrassing story, nice. However I used to be uncertain, so I used to be fascinated with what’s my embarrassing story. Yeah, so I’ll have a bonus one on the finish since we began with one thing necessary however heavy. I’m simply teasing for the top. Anyway, let’s speak about your home and transferring.

Elsie: Okay. Yeah, I really feel a variety of love for Nashville proper now, like I at all times do. However yeah, transferring, it’s like further unhappy proper now. Okay, so this week I wanna share about my complete temper board for the entire new home. So I’ve not shared very a lot of it but as a result of I’ve been making an attempt to recap my present residence. A few month or two in the past, Emma stated to me, she was like, when you don’t share manner, far more of what you’ve carried out on this residence, that is rather like a waste and you want to do this. It’s bizarre while you don’t actually discover. It’s laborious to understand what you’ve shared from one other perspective. Are you aware what I imply? I’m tired of my home trigger I’ve lived right here for 3 years virtually. I felt like I had shared it lots, however as soon as I acquired into it and began making, extra movies, extra earlier than and afters, and issues like that, there was a lot extra. So I’m actually glad that you simply inspired me on that, Emma and that’s actually the one purpose that I haven’t began sharing my new residence but is that I simply needed to wrap that up and form of like preserve issues so as. However I’m virtually carried out and so I feel this week I can start sharing extra about our new residence and it’ll begin with this podcast episode. So within the present notes this week, I’m going to place some temper boards that I’ve made. Just a few private stuff, some photos. I’ve this little pocket book that I carry round always that has the drawings of my yard and it has the ground plans and issues like that, and it has temper boards in it that I printed out and issues like that. So I’ll simply type of put a bunch of that within the present notes so you possibly can simply take a look at it and a few of it may not be tremendous coherent or organized, however at the very least it’ll provide you with a visible thought. The primary factor I wanna convey with this episode is the temper that I wanna go for within the new home as a result of there actually is nothing completed to point out but. It’s really like fairly constructiony trying in the meanwhile, however I’m excited to speak about it cuz I feel I’ve stated little issues, however that is the primary time to commit a complete episode to it. So it feels actually particular and it is vitally thrilling. Regardless that I do know to the web, it in all probability looks like I simply began, I really began like a complete yr in the past once we had been nonetheless pondering of transferring to New York. That’s after I actually began designing this residence as a result of I began designing a historic residence at the moment. And just about the entire concepts had been translatable to our new residence as a result of I didn’t ever have a house picked out. I used to be simply designing for the concept of a subsequent residence and realizing that it was gonna be an previous one. 

Emma: Yeah, let’s begin with colours cuz I really feel like that bleeds into every little thing else and we are able to additionally speak about wallpaper with colours cuz I really feel type of like what’s occurring the partitions, however colours are extra than simply wall colours, however nonetheless.

Elsie: Sure. Okay, so I’ve to provide a shout-out to our buddy Elizabeth whose Instagram is affordable previous homes as a result of she is like my greatest texting buddy about previous home stuff and she or he helps me a lot. So anyway, she can be designing her dream previous home. We had been like in the identical boat, in the identical time of life, and I despatched her photos, or possibly it was like a video tour of my new residence and I used to be like, what do I do? How do I make it really feel just like the one factor I didn’t love concerning the residence once we first checked out it in photos on-line is that it simply felt very modernized and plain on the within, whereas the skin is gorgeous? The skin is like considered one of my favourite homes ever, however the inside, a variety of the rooms, there’s not a variety of unique woodwork occurring, there’s simply not lots, it’s fairly easy. It’s been modernized through the years and issues like that. 

Emma: And may you remind individuals in the event that they didn’t hear a number of the final episodes? I feel everybody in all probability is aware of you’re transferring, however are you able to remind individuals of the age of your property and what’s the unique period? 

Elsie: Sure. Good thought. So it has type of a spooky historical past to it, which I’m unsure I’ve shared but. But it surely was inbuilt 1904 after which it burned down virtually fully within the Nineteen Twenties. So it was just about rebuilt within the Nineteen Twenties. So in some methods, it truly is extra of a Nineteen Twenties-style home. 

Emma: Proper. A lot was rebuilt trigger you fired. 

Elsie: And I feel that after I take a look at the images and the staircase and it does really feel somewhat extra craftsmen and somewhat bit much less Victorian. So I type of felt like for me it was a permission slip to type of use these complete 30 years nevertheless I would like, which I really like as a result of I like a variety of moldings and stuff from the Victorian period however I additionally actually just like the Nineteen Twenties. I just like the kitchens, I just like the fireplaces. I actually like craftsman-style woodwork too, and I truthfully assume they mix collectively very well. Lots of previous homes have a mixture of each, so it’s type of between these two eras. 

Emma: I find it irresistible. 

Elsie: So yeah, Elizabeth’s recommendation. So after I despatched her the images and I used to be like, what do I do? She stated, the one factor that first involves thoughts is that It would really feel a lot extra historic when it’s not all painted white, it’s really painted like gentle grey, however the entire home is like gentle grey, and I feel that’s like a factor that makes a home really feel modernized. It’s a factor that individuals didn’t accomplish that a lot up to now that they do lots now it’s simply portray the entire home one colour. So one of many first issues we’re doing is including quantity of colour in. I don’t assume we’re going full hundred p.c, we’ll nonetheless should layer in additional later. However I put in as a lot as I felt actually assured about, and I did do some white simply because I didn’t wanna do a daring colour that I wasn’t positive about, some white simply to freshen it up, after which a variety of statement-colored rooms. Among the colours that we’ve used, a few of our earlier colour schemes, like our present residence, the colour scheme is like a variety of inexperienced, somewhat little bit of pink. I suppose that’s it. So I’m nonetheless utilizing these colours, however I actually needed so as to add purple as a result of I’m actually impressed by the house alone home with like all of the inexperienced and purple.

I actually simply needed to strive it not all over the place and never at all times inexperienced and purple collectively in the identical room, however I don’t know I simply really feel like it’s in a variety of historic properties, you see a variety of purple, so I’m giving {that a} strive. After which the opposite factor I’m giving an opportunity to is blue, which I attempted right here for the primary time in my children’ library. 

Emma: I’m extra shocked by that than the purple. That’s humorous as a result of blue’s like such a impartial. Actually? However I’m like, you’re doing blue. I had no thought.

Elsie: I’ve an issue with royal blue, however I don’t actually have an issue with gentle powdery blues. Within the children’ library, it was known as a silent movie and it’s like a powdery uninteresting blue and I really feel prefer it was fairly, I preferred it. Yeah, we’re doing it in Nova’s lavatory, it’s like a cute little clawfoot tub lavatory and we’re doing oval room blue, which is sort of a historic colour. From Pharaoh and Ball after which in Goldie’s bed room we’re doing, that is so dramatic, good for her sulking room pink is what the colours are known as Oh my gosh. Isn’t that good? 

Emma: Sure, sure. Cuz Goldie is a lot drama in all one of the best methods, that’s good. 

Elsie: Yeah, she actually is. We’re very excited and I really feel like, so excited to only go extra all in with colour, with paint, and positively with wallpaper too. So the wallpaper that we’re selecting, I used to be actually proud of the William Morris wallpaper that we utilized in our present residence. So I wish to discover someplace to make use of that inexperienced one once more trigger it was so particular and I actually preferred it. The one which’s type of by the hidden library armoire. After which apart from that, I needed to attempt to discover some wallpaper with somewhat tiny, like conventional feeling, however somewhat tiny edge to them or somewhat little bit of like a spooky. I feel I wanna push my fashion somewhat bit away from whimsical and somewhat tiny bit in direction of haunted trying just a bit bit. It simply feels proper, and it’s in my soul, it’s the factor you need beneath the factor you are feeling like it’s best to do, type of factor.

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Emma: Sure, I’m really this, I do know this episode is about your home. However I additionally simply need, since we’re speaking about spooky, and giving your self permission to do some spooky. I’m type of making an attempt to do one thing with my workplace. Elsie can see it proper now as we’re on Skype whereas we report. It’s only a clean canvas, which is good since you might do something however I’ve been in the home now for 5 months and I really feel like, okay, you want to at the very least begin making a plan to make this an inspiring area cuz you’re employed in right here each day. So anyway, I’ve three wallpaper samples coming they usually’re all spooky. That was one of many searches. I used to be issues on Spoonflower cuz I simply love their wallpaper. Yeah. And I used to be like, spooky, bones, bats, Halloween. I used to be simply seeing what choices they’d for these search phrases and I discovered three that I used to be type of inquisitive about, they’re spooky, however like delicate spooky, the place considered one of ’em has principally flowers, however then there are just a few bats flying round in there. That’s my best choice however we’ll see as a result of I’m gonna hold the samples up and type of see. After which there’s one which’s like, it simply appears to be like like an summary, neutrally with somewhat pink, however while you take a look at it intently, it’s all ghost. It’s like every little thing is definitely a ghost, however while you stand again, it simply appears to be like like an attention-grabbing texture. I’ve one which’s like potions, it’s bottled with like type of flowers, it’s actually fairly, they’re all like fairly and have like extra upbeat colours, however all of them have one thing spooky about them, if that is smart.

Elsie: Lovely, that sounds enjoyable.

Emma: I really feel like I by no means gave myself permission. I’m going all in for adorning for Halloween, after which I used to be like, you may have one room in your home that’s spooky all yr spherical. So why don’t you simply make your workplace that? However not too spooky, just a bit bit.

Elsie: Yeah, just a bit bit. I’ve an amazing love for that, in order that’s very thrilling. I can’t wait to see which one you select. 

Emma: I’ll positively present you as quickly as they arrive in and I hold ’em up, I’ll be like, right here’s from this angle, right here’s from this angle. Which one would you like? 

Elsie: Good, that sounds good. Yeah, so one of many wallpapers we had been is from Home of Hackney. Are you aware that model? It’s so cool. They’ve a citadel they usually have an episode on the present, the Discovery Plus Present For the Love of Kitchens and it’s like my favourite one, it’s actually good. Anyway, their wallpaper is considered one of my favorites. I feel we used, I don’t know, possibly I haven’t used one but, possibly I’m simply at all times making an attempt to. Anyway, so there’s this one, this type of like jungley trying, it’s a variety of timber and there’s like very, very delicate individuals figures within the timber and it’s very cool. It’s somewhat bit creepy. So yeah, that’s type of the wavelength I’m pondering. Okay, so anthropology has a variety of actually good spooky {hardware} proper now. They’ve a rest room paper roll holder, a towel bar, some lighting fixtures which have little palms, there’s a hand holding a light-weight bulb. There’s a hand holding somewhat rod that holds the bathroom paper, after which there’s only a hand that simply stands out of the wall as a hook, so I acquired a bunch of these. I’ll hyperlink them on the present notes after which from, I can’t bear in mind the place else, however there was one other place that had some sconces that had palms that had been actually simply actually fairly and traditional. Like actually traditional trying and actually delicate. So I acquired a complete bunch of these and I’m utilizing them in two places. So yeah, I simply really feel so excessive on this theme cuz it’s enjoyable. It’s like a secret double that means as a result of I simply love spooky stuff with all my coronary heart.

Emma: I agree. You must inform them concerning the Julie Blackman piece you bought for your home as a result of it’s not spooky, however I feel it has a vibe. 

Elsie: Properly, sure. Okay, so when you haven’t heard of the artist, Julie Blackman, simply look her up. She has a stupendous espresso desk e book, Emma acquired it for me as a housewarming reward and she or he lives within the neighborhood the place I’m transferring. So, after I was there a few instances in the past, we had been capable of go to a present within the neighborhood of her artwork and see them in particular person actually huge, which is thrilling as a result of there are a few locations round city which have them hanging up and also you’ll, every so often you’ll see them in individuals’s homes, nevertheless it’s fairly uncommon. They usually’re high-quality artwork, they’re very costly. I used to be joking to Emma as a result of we purchased one for the Airbnb after which she acquired it at our home and she or he was at all times like, oh, we’ll share it and I used to be joking, such as you owe me one and so once we acquired in there, she was like, you should purchase one. It was so joyful. I used to be like so excessive. I used to be like operating round all of the rooms fascinated with it and so I ended up getting this piece known as Tall Lady and also you’ll should look it up, you simply should see it. And it’s my first piece of legit high-quality artwork for my residence ever. So I really feel actually enthusiastic about it and it’s within the pink home proper now. It appears to be like manner, manner, manner too huge for this area. So I’m excited to maneuver it when I’ve an opportunity. However yeah, I really like her work. I’ve at all times beloved it since I first heard of it in faculty, so it’s been a very long time. She’s unimaginable and it’s simply cool as a result of it’s native artwork, which is absolutely particular. 

Emma: Yeah. It’s native, however she’s definitely internationally recognized, and yeah, her work is so distinctive, as Elsie stated, it’s like high-quality artwork pictures, she’s a photographer. It’s lots about childhood, there are usually not a variety of adults in her images. It’s not that there by no means is, nevertheless it’s principally targeted on childhood. Additionally they really feel very timeless. Additionally they type of like play with some form of like darker, heavier themes at instances, which is absolutely attention-grabbing. It’s simply very cool what she makes of the world round her. So love her artwork, and I really like the one else you picked out, Tall Lady. I can’t wait to see it in your new home. I imply, it’s actually cool within the pink home. However yeah, I feel it’ll match higher in your barely spooky new home. It’s gonna be stunning. 

Elsie: It suits in my theme, Halloween all yr is certainly. Okay, so let’s speak about furnishings. So at this level, I ought to point out that we’ve an episode developing in just a few weeks known as Promoting Our House Totally Furnished as a result of proper now on the time of this recording, our home is underneath contract and you understand, I’m somewhat so I’ll wait till it’s absolutely bought to launch that episode and discuss concerning the particulars somewhat bit extra and it’s nearly our expertise. However our home in the meanwhile is underneath contract to promote as absolutely furnished. So, it does come into play although for what we’re speaking about, cuz the following factor I wanna speak about is the furnishings. 

Emma: So now you understand why she’s like, I’m getting a variety of furnishings. And also you’re like, don’t you have already got a variety of furnishings? Properly simply await an upcoming episode, you’ll see. 

Elsie: So yeah, we’re not transferring hardly any furnishings, we’re transferring like two issues and my pottery kiln and mattresses and stuff and a ton of private stuff. However yeah, not hardly any essential furnishings. So type of from the start I knew that if I had an opportunity to get a historic residence I actually needed to do historic furnishings as a result of I simply assume it suits the home completely. And Emma and I’ve this bizarre obsession with the knives out at residence. I feel that’s type of the trail I wanna go down somewhat bit like a model of that. I really like antiques a lot and shopping for new furnishings there’s nothing unhealthy about it, clearly, I’m gonna purchase just a few issues new, however I simply love previous stuff with historical past, the sensation that it brings into your room is totally different. It’s prefer it has a soul or one thing. Perhaps I’m being too bizarre about it. For instance, the little swan mantle that I simply acquired, that I feel I’m gonna have the ability to use in our kitchen. It’s so distinctive and particular and has a narrative. And it got here from a complete different state and it’s historic. You might make one thing that seemed prefer it was a reproduction and nonetheless someway it may not really feel the identical. There are simply little imperfections and stuff. So I’ve recognized for some time that I needed to get primarily previous furnishings, and I feel we’ll get just a few issues combined in there which might be new, after which we’ll get numerous stuff. However I feel for the furnishings, it’s simply, it’s really easy in Missouri to search out vintage furnishings. We have now wonderful flea markets, the Fb market is fairly good there, I feel for the scale of the city, it’s actually good. 

Emma: I might agree with that. 

Elsie: There may be extra purchasing all over the place you possibly can drive round. In case you are keen to drive a few hours in any route, there are extra antiques. So yeah, I’m planning to gather just about all the brand new furnishings. There’s one piece from our home that we simply acquired, which is that this little vainness for Marigold’s bed room. We acquired it after we knew we had been transferring with the intention of taking it to the brand new home. In order that’s the one factor we had been taking with us, and it wasn’t in our actual property pictures, so it doesn’t actually matter because the absolutely furnished factor.

Emma: You’re not pulling a quick one on anybody.

Elsie: Proper. Proper. I’m actually excited by the concept of getting furnishings that matches the age of the house, and in addition simply the method of accumulating stuff. I went to relics the opposite day and I used to be simply trying on the little using desks that I might use as an entry desk. And there have been ones with moldings on them that had been like animals. And there have been ones that had the claw foot, the lion-looking toes, like bathtubs half. There have been ones like that, however they had been carved out of wooden and it’s simply magical to me. So I’m actually enthusiastic about previous furnishings proper now. I’m so joyful. 

Emma: Yeah, it labored out. So yeah, why don’t you inform ’em concerning the flooring in your home, as a result of I really feel like that’s one of many huge stuff you’re doing earlier than you guys transfer since you’re not doing like tons and tons and tons as some individuals may count on however the flooring are type of an even bigger challenge.

Elsie: Yeah. I can inform you every little thing we’re doing earlier than we transfer in a single sentence, it’s all of the flooring, portray most of it, including one lavatory and Jeremy’s studio. In order that’s it, for probably the most half, we’ll transfer into it and it’ll be just about the way in which it’s now, which is ideal. We needed to maneuver in and never be renovating and identical to actually get pleasure from our summer time, Christmas, fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween all that. After which after the brand new yr, I feel we’ll in all probability do a giant renovation, however I needed somewhat little bit of time to bond with the home earlier than we acquired into it. Yeah, that labored out very well for me in our present residence, was to dwell right here and overthink it earlier than we began. So it’s one thing now, particularly with the kitchen, like when Emma first discovered, she was like, you’re gonna transfer in with out doing the kitchen. And I used to be like, I do know. I do know. I do know. 

Emma: It’s simply such a challenge when you’re in however when you don’t hundred p.c know what you need but, I feel you’re proper. It makes extra sense to dwell with it.

Elsie: I’m afraid I’ll make a mistake.

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Emma: Yeah, precisely, and that’s an costly mistake. You don’t wanna redo a kitchen twice, clearly. No, I feel it is smart. I simply assume while you redo it, that won’t be a enjoyable few months, nevertheless many months. 

Elsie: Yeah. We’ll get to that once we get to it. So anyway, let’s discuss concerning the flooring. So for the longest time, I’ve been like gentle wooden flooring solely. I really like whitewashed flooring, and I’ve carried out it in three homes in a row, and I actually like them. The primary time we did it, it was as a result of we had our pug who sheds lots and it’s actually laborious satirically, now that we’re deciding to do darkish flooring for the primary time in additional than 10 years. We’re additionally planning to undertake a blonde pug as a result of it’s the one canine that Nova desires, and she or he particularly instructed me to not get a black one. I used to be like Nova! So it’s high-quality. I feel we’ll simply have a variety of little hairs on our ground, nevertheless it’s value it. And I can’t wait to be dwelling with a child pug, it’s my fantasy. It’s all of our fantasy. 

Emma: It truly is, a buddy of mine, simply acquired a pug and we went over to their home the opposite night time and I acquired to carry it. I’ve been very like no extra canine till our son’s older. I don’t wanna change diapers and have a pet on the identical time, it’s simply a lot work. However yeah, I used to be holding that little pug and I used to be like, I don’t know, possibly we have to go searching and see if any want adopting. However I’m like, no, no, no, Elsie’s getting one. I’ll simply go maintain Nova’s pug. No, no, no. Don’t do it. However yeah, it’s laborious. 

Elsie: Nova’s fully set. So anyway, yeah, let’s discuss concerning the flooring. So I really feel prepared and excited to do darkish flooring and it’s been such a very long time since I checked out them and was like admiring them however I simply really feel prefer it suits the age of the house and it simply feels actually proper to me, so I’m actually excited. I feel we’ll both be in a mid-tone or a darkish, it positively gained’t be gentle, nevertheless it may not be the darkest attainable colour. It could be one thing type of within the center. So I despatched colours to our wooden flooring particular person this week. And the opposite factor that we’re gonna do this’s particular is within the entryway. So that you’ve in all probability seen these like painted diamond flooring the place it’s like wooden after which painted components. We’re doing that butt with stain, so it’s like they’re gonna be stained diamond in two colours of stain, like a light-weight stain in a darkish. So I’m actually excited to see how that seems. There actually had been nice flooring that had been usable, so there was nothing so as to add. The one ground we needed to substitute was the kitchen. So I actually needed to do like a press release ground, just like the final couple of homes I’ve carried out like at herringbone ground, and it’s so fairly. However we determined that we’d do the assertion because the stain element as a substitute of the way in which the wooden is laid. So I’m excited to strive it. We’re preserving the way in which the rail, the staircase unique would work, we’re preserving that darkish colour, so we’re type of simply gonna select a colour that blends properly with that. So yeah, I really feel actually good about that. And it’s like a giant evolution for me to have the ability to settle for unique darkish wooden and never take into consideration portray it. So I really feel joyful and excited that my mind is lastly developed to that time. 

Emma: Yeah, you’re rising up. No, I’m simply kidding. I do like although that you simply’re type of at all times open to alter. I feel that one of many actually enjoyable issues about you is you’re at all times altering and evolving and it’s enjoyable. I don’t know. 

Elsie: Yeah. You simply by no means know, I prefer it too. I like the concept of one thing you was once so in opposition to, now you fully find it irresistible. 

Emma: I feel it’s neat. Yeah, it’s not even that, it’s like development cuz it’s not unhealthy that you simply didn’t prefer it earlier than. I really feel that manner about issues in my life too, however I identical to the concept of staying open. I suppose it’s type of just like the e book we talked about considerably not too long ago, the like, you understand, assume once more. It’s like, sure, he’s form of speaking about, information and political concepts and all kinds of issues. However I’m like, additionally although residence decor and colours you’ll put on.

Elsie: The enjoyment of being incorrect about wooden ground colours. 

Emma: Yeah, precisely. Assume once more about your ground colour. 

Elsie: Okay, so darkish flooring, numerous assertion colours, numerous molding, numerous little brass palms, and spooky particulars. The following factor I’ve down is, getting my grasp’s diploma in vintage purchasing. So I’m obsessed, let’s simply put it that manner. I’m obsessed and my record is a full-page lengthy factor that I wanna be in search of. And a few of it I’ve been making an attempt to carry off as a result of till our flooring are carried out, it’s type of not good to purchase furnishings as a result of then it must be moved twice. So I’ve been making an attempt to only preserve it at bay somewhat bit. That’s additionally in all probability why I began with lighting. So I purchased all of the lighting type of instantly. It was the very first thing, and since all to my in-law’s home, they introduced it throughout in a truck. It was so magical opening all of them up. Oh my gosh. They took hours to place collectively, all these vintage chandeliers with all their little components wrapped individually in bubble wrap and staples and it was horrible, nevertheless it was additionally so enjoyable. I’m very, very passionate concerning the lighting fixtures and the following factor I’ve been engaged on is shopping for a variety of little wooden element items and in addition ceiling tiles. So I’m making an attempt to persuade our wallpaper woman to hold the ceiling tiles as a result of it’s a distinct kind of challenge and it’s not wallpaper. Yeah, I feel I’m gonna do the ceiling tiles in three rooms, they usually’re actually cool, they’re actually totally different. There are ones which might be type of like wallpaper, like a sticker that you could stick on. After which there are ones which might be product of metallic, and there are ones product of plastic and there are ones made of froth. And virtually all of them could be painted as soon as they’re up there, which is attention-grabbing. I feel that you simply simply should see them in particular person to see which of them you assume look probably the most genuine, as a result of a few of them look lots, in my view, much more detailed and genuine than others. However as soon as they’re up on the ceiling, they could all be fairly good and one thing actually cool. The ceiling tile factor is that you could put it over popcorn, people who find themselves fascinated with skim coating or one thing, or like a few of our ceilings, it’s not popcorn, nevertheless it’s like a texture that they put as much as attempt to conceal how unhealthy it seemed. It’s one other type of texture that’s simply type of like brush stroke trying and we’ve actually previous ceilings. So it’s simply a good way to cowl over ceilings and make them stunning and actually totally different from wallpaper, totally different from portray results. It’s one thing I’ve by no means tried earlier than. 

Emma: Yeah, I feel it’s gonna look actually cool, and it very a lot jogs my memory of our previous retailer as a result of it had the actually previous ceiling tiles it was a very previous constructing. I really feel like I stared at that ceiling on a regular basis whereas I used to be working within the store. So in my thoughts, it’s like ceiling tiles, the purple velvet retailer and I feel they in all probability nonetheless have them, we went not too long ago when Elsie was on the town. Yeah, it’s a tea home now and it’s so cute and busy and superior. We had been like, let’s make this our spot. But it surely’s the place our previous retailer was and yeah. I dunno, I at all times assume while you say ceiling tiles, I simply at all times consider that.

Elsie: Yeah, me too. The opposite place I feel it type of got here from is that I spent a lot time final yr purchasing in New York and a variety of ceilings there have it, and a variety of flats too. I wasn’t planning on getting a brownstone, however I checked out them lots. The brownstones have actually, actually good ceilings and moldings. There are such a lot of of them which might be so fairly. So I feel I acquired an obsession that gained’t stop for that type of ceiling. Like actually, actually detailed ceilings. The vintage record, it’s so lengthy and I’ll simply slender it down to love one or two obsessions. So one factor that I’m fully fixated on is having for my workplace a classic or vintage roll-top desk that the place it’s such as you roll it, it type of hides the floor of the desk with a chunk that rolls down. Hopefully, everybody can simply visualize of their thoughts what it appears to be like like. In my thoughts it’s identical to the homicide she wrote desk, proper? It’s an old-timey author’s desk, it’s very cool. And the factor that makes them further particular is that a few of them, not all of them, however a few of them have secret compartments. And the key compartments, it offers me a tingle in a particular manner that it’s unmatched. Prefer it scratches an itch. Proper? I’m fully fixated on having secret compartments. I don’t know why. I don’t know what I might put in them. I’ve no purpose. You recognize, within the previous instances’ secrets and techniques, it’s a variety of hidden love letters kind. I find it irresistible. I really like secret compartments, in order that’s considered one of my favourite classes is vintage furnishings with compartments, . They usually’re at all times in plain sight, nevertheless it’s identical to a chunk that you simply wouldn’t assume to tug or, you understand what I’m saying? It appears to be like like a chunk of tremor molding normally. And then you definitely pull it out and it’s like somewhat file cupboard. For my second one, we’re leaving our white piano in Tennessee due to the absolutely furnished cell of the home. And truthfully, I at all times hoped it will keep right here as a result of it appears to be like actually good on this home, it’s good. It has a particular spot and pianos are actually, actually costly to maneuver, it’s type of like a pottery kiln really. It’s a lot better when you simply go away it and the following particular person can use it and you should purchase a brand new one in your new spot regionally. And pianos are additionally actually available for purchase used Grand pianos, upright pianos, all of them. So, we had been at all times hoping that the brand new proprietor would need the piano, they usually did, which is nice. So we’re searching for a brand new grand piano for Jeremy’s studio, after which an upright piano to go in our eating room. Jeremy says if the children are usually not in piano classes by the top of the yr, it’s a private failure on his half as a mother or father. He’s very severe about this as a result of he’s a musician and our children are 5 and 7 they usually haven’t began piano but, it’s crucial to him.

Emma: Properly, nice information. I do know of a piano trainer that it is possible for you to to stroll to her home for her new home. 

Elsie: That’s nice information.

Emma: I’ve just a few mates who ship their children to her for a piano. 

Elsie: Oh my gosh. That’s good.

Emma: I do know. It’s an amazing neighborhood. 

Elsie: Yeah, and I don’t know what piano precisely we’re in search of however I do know that I would like it to look somewhat bit spooky. I would like it to look somewhat bit haunted. I would love wooden if attainable, not painted, not black, simply wooden for each of them. However yeah, with the grand piano, I feel it’s somewhat more durable to return by they’re normally black.

Emma: Largely see these shiny black ones. 

Elsie: Yeah, and I feel the for the studio, it’s like he cares a lot about taking part in it, the sound. After which for the opposite one, he could be somewhat extra, as a result of it’s type of for the children. 

Emma: So I do know we already talked about one piece of artwork, however I’m positive there’s different artwork that you simply’re fascinated with in the home. So apart from the Julie Blackman piece, inform us concerning the artwork that you’ve got deliberate. 

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Elsie: So the largest class is that I wanna acquire vintage artwork, unique artwork. So after I went to the Paris Flea market final yr with Sherry, I acquired my first panorama portray. So I’ve been saving that, after which I’ve been accumulating the oil portray portrait of individuals from Etsy and eBay. It’s a very enjoyable assortment. I type of wanna do a wall of individuals someplace. I feel that’s spooky nod kind of assortment. I wanna acquire some unique artwork. I’ve just a few favourite artists and I simply assume it’s thrilling to get just a few items right here and there.

I wish to clearly make artwork for our residence. I wanna make some particular items. I’ve a imaginative and prescient of creating a portrait with ice that transfer. Yeah, it’s crucial. I’m actually excited. After which apart from that, I wanna refill the home with children’ artwork. We have now these actually superior frames that I discovered on Amazon final yr. I’ll hyperlink them within the present notes they usually open and shut like a door. So it’s already in your wall, you don’t even should take it down, and you may open it and put a brand new piece of artwork in and simply shut it. You don’t even should take the order out, you possibly can simply layer it in there and simply at all times preserve updating your children’ latest artwork into the frames. So that they’re actually superior they usually come in numerous finishes. So I’ve the white ones for our present residence and our subsequent residence. I feel I’ll in all probability get the Walnut one they usually are available in units, they make gallery wall. So yeah, children’ artwork for positive. 

Emma: I find it irresistible. What about out of doors areas? You talked about the outside of the home is sort of a 10 outta 10, however I’m positive you’re nonetheless planning issues for the yard or simply issues sooner or later. 

Elsie: Yeah, so the entrance of the home and the entrance yard are a ten, outta 10, they’re so stunning. There are a variety of large mature timber alongside the sidewalk main as much as the house that I can’t wait to fill with pumpkins, line with pumpkins, and issues like that. However the yard is definitely fairly near extra like a zero out of 10. It’s type of nothing. Yeah, you’ve been again there. The facet’s fairly cool. The facet has somewhat fireplace pit space and you may put a eating desk and there’s like a sizzling tub. The yard’s identical to a storage. A storage, proper in your view from the kitchen, and that’s it, after which nothing else actually again there.

Emma: It’s good that you’ve got a storage, however Yeah, it feels prefer it’s not put collectively but. It’s simply naked bones. 

Elsie: True. So one of many largest questions individuals ask is are you going so as to add a pool? As a result of I’ve been romanticizing my pool in our Tennessee home appears to be like so laborious for 3 years.

Emma: Certain. Properly, your ladies have at all times had their swim classes and also you guys use it lots. So I get why persons are at all times asking that. 

Elsie: Yeah, I feel there are individuals who have a pool of their home after which they understand it’s not for me. After which there are individuals who like actually find it irresistible and I really feel prefer it, it’s a factor, I actually find it irresistible. So we would love so as to add one other pool and we’ve been engaged on designing it. Our buddy Sherry instructed us to, she principally stated to design every little thing earlier than I do my first assembly. Have an image for every little thing and like simply present them precisely what I would like. In order that’s what I’m making an attempt to do to arrange to get a quote. I do not know how a lot it’s going to price, I’ve no clue. So I couldn’t even guess. So we’ll see when that comes round. However yeah, we’ve a reasonably intense plan for the yard and we kinda wanna transfer every little thing round and have a stupendous fence, stunning timber, and hopefully, a stupendous pool. And I actually wanna put somewhat home. This sort of is a home there, however I’m unsure if it will match, however is a spot for the pottery and I used to be pondering it might be like gardening and in addition like a pottery kiln. I feel it must be indifferent from our home after experiencing what it’s like, it’s fairly fumy. And a hearth pit after which identical to part of the yard for the children to run round. So I’ll put up an image of my sketch, it’s so humorous. And also you’ll in all probability be like, wow Elsie. I made it on an airplane. And yeah, if it really works out that I can afford it and it seems that manner, I might be amazed. It in all probability gained’t, however we’ll see. Attempt for it, shoot for the celebrities. 

Emma: I’m rooting for it simply because then I can deliver Oscar over each Saturday morning once we’re up, which at present is like 6:00 AM and we’ll simply be over there by 7:00 AM. I’ll deliver you some McDonald’s hash browns and we’ll be in your pool.

Elsie: Oh, hell yeah. That sounds nice. That sounds just like the dream. So let’s go on to the embarrassing tales. You stated you had one, so why don’t you go first? I wanna hear it. 

Emma: Sure, mine’s kinda lame anyway, so I wanna go first cuz I noticed the define like I stated, and I wasn’t positive when you had one or if I used to be presupposed to be pondering of 1. So I used to be like, what have I carried out recently that’s actually silly and so mine is extra like a recurring factor that I’m doing. Okay, so my son’s virtually two and we don’t actually watch a variety of TVs, however once we do, it’s principally like Daniel Tiger and Sesame Avenue. However his particular deal with is he loves automobiles. So we are going to watch like 20 or half-hour of automobiles, not each day, however fairly usually. So we’ve watched all three automobiles, motion pictures, there’s like somewhat TV present, it’s known as Automobiles on the Highway. There’s a complete bunch of shorts, all of the stuff on Disney Plus. So you probably have a child who loves automobiles, that’s simply why I’m telling you the place you will discover it. Yeah, I had by no means seen any of the Automobiles motion pictures earlier than having my son however he simply loves automobiles. Automobiles had been like considered one of his very first phrases. He’s simply at all times been inquisitive about automobiles. We used to take a seat on the porch when he was principally a child and like simply babbling and he would see automobiles and level at them. After which he began saying automobiles, he simply loves automobiles. So anyway, so we watch the entire Automobiles motion pictures. It’s a giant a part of my life. And the embarrassing factor is I’ve observed that it’s simply type of like in my mind now prefer it’s virtually turn into like my faith or one thing as a result of I’ve began relating issues, and I say this stuff to adults. I’m not saying them to Oscar, I say this stuff to adults. I begin relating life stuff to automobiles. I’ll provide you with an examination. It’s so dorky and I type of don’t even understand I’m doing it. After which I’m like, oh my gosh, I’m speaking about automobiles once more, and I’m speaking to love my grownup buddy. What’s incorrect with me? So I’ll provide you with one instance, however I’ve carried out this various instances, however one was I had a remedy session, I’m going as soon as a month proper now and my therapist’s identify’s Kelly and she or he’s very nice. And anyway, I used to be telling her about type of like my profession and the way we’ve been running a blog for nearly 15 years and we’re not the shiny new rookies we’re like on this totally different section and I used to be like, it’s type of like in automobiles three when Lightning McQueen realizes that he’s an older race automotive and he wants to love change up, he can’t be the brand new rookie anymore. And I used to be type of moving into it and I used to be identical to, oh my God. I’m like telling you ways the plot of automobiles three is how I really feel about my life and my profession. I’m identical to, oh, I’m such a toddler mother. 

Elsie: That’s cute, Emma. Oh my gosh, that’s so cute. 

Emma: It’s dorky, however that’s my complete life. Automobiles and Daniel Tiger. 

Elsie: We’ve all carried out it. It does devour you for some time for positive.

Emma: I do know. So if everybody’s like, do you’ve got something attention-grabbing in speaking about, I’m like, properly, let me inform you how automobiles relate to life. No, I don’t. 

Elsie: Aw, okay, my story is an oldie however a goodie and I did get permission to share this story. A very long time in the past, it was in all probability 10 years in the past after I nonetheless lived in Missouri, we acquired an electronic mail, I bear in mind I used to be at work from our, now superb buddy Erin, she has a enterprise known as Solar Woven and it’s stunning weavings and issues like that. And she or he sells different issues it’s nice. So anyway, she emailed for the primary time, launched herself, and requested if I needed to satisfy. And in addition she stated that her husband, Creighton was from this well-known band known as Band of Horses, and I used to be like, holy crap Band of Horses, it’s a really cool band. I used to be very excited to satisfy them. So went to a cute little bar downtown and we had drinks and it was nice and it was fantastic. After which type of in direction of the top of the night time, I noticed Creighton going over to the bar, seeming like he was paying. And when he got here again I stated, Oh my gosh, that was so candy of you, you didn’t have to try this, we weren’t anticipating that, thanks. And he type of stated nothing. And after in all probability lower than a minute, a few minutes, somebody introduced us our invoice. So, it was very embarrassing. After which the following day magically they invited us to hang around once more after which guess what? They paid for it and it was so embarrassing that made it even worse. And now we’ve been mates for a very long time, like 10 years. So it’s not a giant deal. And she or he claims that she doesn’t even bear in mind it, which I feel she’s in all probability mendacity about. However possibly not as a result of it’s like your embarrassing second different individuals don’t at all times care. So anyway, that’s mine, simply thanks. Thanks a lot. Oh my gosh. So candy. 

Emma: I wasn’t anticipating that. She in all probability doesn’t bear in mind. She’s in all probability telling the reality. Though she could be very good. So she might simply be letting off the hook. However I do really feel like, I bear in mind awkward issues that I’ve carried out years in the past, like after I stated one thing awkward to somebody and there’s no manner they bear in mind. It’s simply burned into my mind of like, sure, oh my gosh, why did I do this? And it’s like not a giant deal, however it’s humorous. 

Elsie: Sure. The worst. Anyway, that’s our embarrassing story time. Tell us when you like embarrassing tales. Additionally, tell us if there are different segments that you really want us to deliver again that we haven’t carried out for some time. I like listening to requests cuz that provides us concepts and it helps us do issues which might be attention-grabbing to you. Okay, so thanks a lot for listening. In the event you’re having fun with our podcast, we’d actually admire a five-star reveal. Like I’m not ashamed to say it we solely need the great ones, please not the unhealthy ones. Subsequent week we will likely be again with a rewatch episode of Father of the Bride from 1991, Nancy Myers Basic. Within the meantime, right here’s Nova. All proper, I’m again with Nova this week. We have now a joke, proper? Nova?

Nova: This week of the Joke. I’ve like just a few jokes they usually’re all about area. 

Elsie: Okay. 

Nova: How do you get a child to cease crying? 

Elsie: How? 

Nova: You rock it? The place do cows dwell? 

Elsie: The place do cows dwell? The place?

Nova: On the moooooooon. And the way do you propose a celebration in outer area? 

Elsie: How?

Nova: You planet. And when do astronauts eat lunch? 

Elsie: When?

Nova: At launch time.

Elsie: Oh yeah. That was joke. That was a complete bunch of jokes. All proper. Do you wanna inform everybody to have week? 

Nova: Have week! 

Elsie: Bye.

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