The Fat Hydrangea

Sara Michelle - Columbus, Ohio

Dream Home

My Current Home Obsession

House Hunting, Dream HomeSara Michelle B.3 Comments

This beauty recently went up for sale in our area. I lovvvvvve it!It has 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and is 3,400 square feet. It needs some updating and some layout changes, but it has a TON of potential!

The house is overflowing with character and charm. The curb appeal is 100% my style. I love the second floor balcony, the painted brick, and the unique driveway. The inside has so many great details as well. Imagine painting the wood paneling in the vaulted family room a crisp white and brightening up the space. It would be amazing. Imagine reconfiguring the kitchen and taking advantage of the beautiful windows in the back of the house.

I can't even look at the pictures without scheming and dreaming! This house is truly one of a kind.

Pretty great potential, huh?

Source: All pictures via Zillow

Design Details: Pea Gravel Gardens

Design Details, Outdoor Spaces, Dream HomeSara Michelle B.1 Comment

Lately I've been thinking/dreaming a lot my "Forever Home" and the design details I imagine adorning this house! One of the things I find myself drawn to time and time again are pea gravel gardens. They are so simple and understated, yet so incredibly beautiful.  The natural look and feel to these areas help them blend seamlessly into the landscape. Pair them with some boxwood and white hydrangeas, and I'm pretty much in heaven!

Plus, I imagine it won't be too difficult to install or maintain! Always a positive in my book!

Here are some of my favorites:



Send Me a Pic of a Home that Inspires You!

Curb Appeal, Dream HomeSara Michelle B.1 Comment

Do you have any homes that you occasionally decide to go out of your way to walk drive or drive by because they are just so pretty? THIS is that house for me! It is situated on the most beautiful street in Cleveland (in my opinion) and just has so much charm. I love the stone, the grout, the covered porches, the shutters flanking the door, the lush landscaping. Ah, it makes me swoon!

I'd love to see and feature some of your favorite homes! E-mail me a picture at! or tag a pic for me on Instagram! I will feature your submission on an upcoming post!