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Monday Inspiration: Dream House & Garden

by | May 1, 2017 | Decorating Inspiration, Gardens & Outdoor Rooms

Monday Inspiration: Dream House & GardenTraditional Home – Kindra Clineff

Yesterday our family spent the afternoon wandering around a local garden nursery (Sky Nursery in Seattle). It was so relaxing to just walk around, enjoying all the plants! I love this time of year! We came home with some veggies and herbs to plant a kitchen garden. I’ve been missing our old backyard where we had filled so many pots filled with edible plants, veggies and fruit (you can see our old backyard here). I loved walking outside and grabbing some lettuce for dinner. I can’t wait to get my container gardens started this week!

When I got home with my little plants I was so inspired to garden that I started looking for ideas (a future post in the works!). As I was scrolling Pinterest I ran across this amazing dream home and garden (above). It definitely stopped me in my tracks. Gorgeous exterior and garden, yes? I’d love puttering around in that yard.

While I do miss all those potted container gardens in our old yard, I love our new backyard even more. I am so glad that we have beautiful established trees and plants, it will make gardening and adding my own personal touch so fun.

Are you getting excited for gardening? Happy May Day!

If you’re looking for a pretty spring door basket for May, you can check out mine here!


  1. Kay

    That house is like our Dutch colonial on steroids! Stunning! And yes, I always say that the first day of plant shopping is the happiest day of the year! ;-)

  2. Donna

    Gorgeous home and landscaping! I guess the Dutch in me is drawn to Dutch design…ha! We have had buckets of rain here in central Indiana and hopefully it will dry up soon so we can get back to gardening. Plant shopping is more fun than anything…also very tempting to buy several of everything.

  3. Karen

    I have a lot of stuff blooming in my yard right now making it a treat to sit outside. Scattered amongst the roses and salvia I have established oregano, rosemary, lavender and chive plants. Love using fresh herbs from the garden. Can’t wait to see your container gardens!

  4. Deanna Rabe

    That house and garden is inspiring! Wow!

    I have some things to pot up today! I love this time of year!

  5. Anna

    What a gorgeous house and landscaping! So much green!! Makes me wish we didn’t live in Los Angeles..

  6. Jo Jo

    We’ve already put in our veggies and herbs in our garden and I’ve planted my flower pots which are kblooming! Wehen we moved here last spring ( new build) we put in a lot of perineal blooming plants and shrubs and are already enjoying some in bloom just this week! Can’t wait to add more. Your photo today is amazingly inspirational! I’d love to meander thru that home’s gardens! ???

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      You are so on top of it, Jo Jo! It usually takes me a few years to get started on gardening in a new place. It must be fun to see everything you put in last year starting to blossom! Enjoy.

  7. Debbie - MountainMama

    I love having fresh veggies and herbs right outside my door – I can’t wait to get my herb gardens planted again. I was hoping some of the perennial herbs would come back, but it seems only the sage and chives were hardy enough. Sigh.

  8. Denise Palugyay Alvarado

    I love Sky Nursery, planning a trip soon for some veggie starts for our garden beds — I didn’t have it together enough to start seeds this year!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Me either, so veggie starts it is! Sky Nursery had a lot of plants, so it was fun to browse.

  9. Ivory

    Wow, I love everything. So beautiful. I would love a garden this fabulous. And your home, I would never leave a house this gorgeous. Ok, maybe to go walking in the lovely garden.

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