The May 2018 Yard of the Month belongs to Monk and Haley Kreder at 100 Thompson Drive. Here is what they had to say about their yard:
We are so honored to be chosen by the Heights Park Neighborhood Association as the Yard of the Month for May.
My husband and I bought this home in November 2017 and immediately began an extensive remodel of the interior, exterior and an addition.
Many people don’t know how very special the street Thompson is to me and my family. My grandparents Milton and Bertie Newsom lived at 111 Thompson, where they raised my father, his sister and two brothers and where they continued to raise 20-plus grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Although my grandmother has passed, she was my greatest inspiration in my design for our front yard. I wanted a place where I could sit out on the front porch and think of her and all of the fun we would have running up and down the street. She had the most amazing blue Spode China collection that was an inspiration for the interior and exterior of my home.
I love the Southern feel of plush blue hydrangeas and the way they draw out the blue tones in our front door and the Spode vases on our porch. The pink drift roses were the bright pop of color that the white exterior needed to bring cheer.
After trimming back and cutting down a dead tree to bring more sun, we were able to lay all new sod and create more beds in the front with fresh flowers for spring. We are loving the new, fresh look that the yard has and all of the grass space for our 2 year-old to run around.
Andy Littlejohn from Mainstream Irrigation and Landscaping instantly understood my vision and brought it to life. Design by @krederinteriors
Monk and Haley Kreder
100 Thompson Drive