Posts Tagged inspiring


After just coming back from New Orleans, I felt I just had to share with you the inspiring beauty and integrity of this city. After harsh flooding that covered 80% of this city it was astounding for my husband and I to see how much of it has come back to life in many pockets and also how evident Katrina and the aftermath still is.
Those people who are born here and those that gravitate to this city from elsewhere have tremendous pride in their roots and it is expressed through their homes, their music, their interaction with each other. There is pride of ownership, rich diverse cultural history and artistic flavour of the people and how they express themselves in their surroundings that we found infectious. I just loved the woodwork on these homes’ front porches and the brave colours they chose to reflect their personality and the personality of this city.
I love the composition of the round drum and tall reeds. This sugar drum which was used to boil cane sugar in the early 1800s has been re-purposed as a sculptural water garden.
This picture reminds me of Italy or France, not that I have ever been to either of those places, but I glean from movies!! – Sappho


This room was posted on our blog a few weeks ago and not showing it quite complete, was titled “A Room of One’s Own”. These photographs taken today really show what an oasis this spot has become for the busy parents who needed and deserved a place to unwind. This family really embraces their children, so of coarse; kids are always welcomed for a cuddle on the chaise or a good family read on the large king sized bed. Room designed by Henhouse in collaboration with homeowners.


Happy Easter everyone. I thought I’d share with you my own little tribute to the Easter tradition; a table centre piece to delight my two little girls. When these felted bunnies arrived at the henhouse I just had to take one home and plant him in this vintage industrial ice tray along with found bird nests, painted rocks from the Annapolis Valley Sunday Market, a little Easter grass, and tealights. Voila! I think it looks quite festive don’t you think? – Sappho


A fan of henhouse brought these in for us last week as a generous token and they were sooo delicious and cute, we had to share them with you, if not in person then at the very least visually!
Thanks E!