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A Rundown Mill, Pink Walls and a Brood

On Black Friday, my brood opted for a walk in Sweetwater Creek State Park and came across this awesome rundown shell of an old mill. I love the architectural details of old brick, stone walls (often built by slaves and ubiquitous in the South) and strong wood beams.

 Rundown Mill at Sweetwater Creek

Rundown Mill at Sweetwater Creek

These details can be reflected in interior design even if your space doesn't have the big wooden beams and exposed brick walls you might covet (guilty!) in magazines and catalogs. I love this photo below from Crush Cul de Sac. The gallery wall of scenic paintings is beautiful and, juxtaposed with the Eames Eiffel chairs and glam capris chandelier, it is perfection. The wood floors and table are, of course, critical to the rustic feel but the pink walls and flowers keep it from seeming masculine.

 natural inspiration crush

natural inspiration crush

A freebie picture of my brood. I have this thing about being in front of the hiking line. Always... must ... be...first. Bonus of leading the way, however, is that you can look behind you and see this glorious sight.

 Family Hiking

Family Hiking