MY BACKYARD MAKEOVER
Summer is over people and while I know that means the cold is coming for many people, it ain't here yet so wipe those tears and frolic your way into Fall with me! I am an October baby and a Halloween aficionado so perhaps I'm a tad biased but I really believe that Fall is the best time of year to get outdoors! Something about the soft bite of crisp Fall air, the nostalgic scents reminiscent of hot apple pie baking in the oven and the warmth that envelops you as the leaves fall from the trees overwhelms me with fuzzy feelings. If you didn't feel the same before, I hope that elaborate sentence helped get ya one step closer!
While LA sadly isn't known for its parks strewn with multicolored Fall leaves, it is known for its sprawling space. Obviously not by comparison to many places, but compared to other cities I've lived in (New York and Toronto), it's got space in heaps. If you've read some of my previous posts like New Home, Like-New Shoes or Party Tutorial: Elegant Housewarming then you know, this is my first year in my new home and I am mega house-proud in my own "Domestic Badass" way. I love decorating my home and I believe that any outdoor space you're lucky enough to have should be utilized as an extension of your living environment. Who needs walls when you're surrounded by the most beautiful art every created, nature!
Being a homemaker doesn't mean you have to own a home, it doesn't mean you have to be traditional and it sure as hell doesn't mean you have to spend a ridiculous amount of money to create a beautiful space. Your home should be your own personal sanctuary and personal touches paired with staple pieces that will last for years to come is the key! I have decked my house out in my own version of a modern industrial meets rustic mashup with a kick of rock and roll flair. Yes, those are skulls everywhere. But don't they look badass and chic?