This year for Ernie White’s spring parade entry, I decided to do something a little different. I actually rented out all of my main living furniture to Ernie White. My family was really sitting on lawn chairs for a while!
My furniture felt so cozy and welcome in this Highland in the Woods home of Mindy Miller and Jevin Herman. What a great couple to get to work with! Mindy is hilarious with her dry humor and Chicago charm. Yes I say charm because anyone who is not from Polk County sometimes just feels neat and trendy. Mindy has such a clean, casual modern flair that I adored. Basically it was all geared around a home conducive to raising her two adorable boys. These boys are the most mannerly boys I’ve ever met! She’s a super educated woman who is taking the time off of work to raise her boys and raise them well. She’s my biggest fan.
Ernie’s construction here was so clean and open. His carpentry work on the office walls was flawless not to mention the tilework from the main patterned floors to the mix of patterns in the baths. The back porch will be the highlight of entertaining for years to come with the stained wood ceiling, stone fireplace and stately pool by Pool Blue.
Now, my furniture that I rented out is a mixture of Mingama’s old console or a treasure I found and redid from the side of the road; pieces given to my husband and I over time and some you just make work because they have a story. Seeing my furniture in this home was an extra treat that made me want to build an Ernie White home just like it!