Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bedroom Inspiration

The next room that we're turning our attention to is our bedroom.  Cool creamy whites with touches of warm gray and burlap is the palette that we're invisioning.  I'm hoping that I can talk my mom into painting a rustic barn scene on a canvas to frame over the bed. Can't wait to share the progress with you!
a. burlap table lamp shade / b. gillian candlestick lamp base / c. lorraine tufted headboard / d. barn & pond painting / e. platinum quilted coverlet / f. wire bowl / g. mason jar soy candle / h. charlotte lined wire baskets / i. stratton dresser / j. ruffle linen pillow

Monday, October 29, 2012

Seafoam Kitchen: From Inspiration to Reality

For the past few months I've been collecting seafoam colored accessories for our kitchen.  You may remember this post showing some of the images and accessories that inspired me. It's still a work in progress, but below are some instagrams of details to see how our kitchen is shaping up!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nautical New England Photographer

Lovely Little Details is a daily blog read for me, and as soon as I saw the link to Stacy Hedman's Photography blog I was hooked.  I began to think about my favorite east coast beaches, collections of buoys, and my brother's future New England wedding.  I can't wait to see how Cory and his fiancee's wedding planning forms and I'm excited to see this photographer's future blog additions!
[Photography by Stacy Hedman]

Monday, October 22, 2012

Color Palette: Cider, Yarn, & Planks

There are few things better in the fall than chunky sweaters, hot apple cider, and warm wooden floor boards under your feet.  I wish my fall wardrobe was as deeply colored and as richly textured as these cozy images.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Monthly Take-Away

After an absolutely crazy week, it is so nice to be able to type this post while looking at the autumn leaves dance on the trees out the window. During the past 30 days I've started blogging again, sketching again, and going to church again.  There will always be weeks where work will be intense and I'll get behind on housework and other things, but I know that I need to make time to simply contemplate, pray, walk outside, or listen to nothing but silence.  I'm beginning to realize its more about balancing myself- after a big rush needing a quiet moment, or after pushing myself giving myself a rest. Make time to write a hand written thank you, call a friend you haven't spoken to in a while, and listen to that song that you've forgotten about. Have an amazing week.
Image Courtesy of Busy Being Fabulous

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Room of the Week

This interior makes me want to live in the city.  I love how the large windows make the buildings next-door seem like beautiful canvas paintings.  The tall ceilings and overscale mirror draw your eyes up to the gorgeous round chandelier.  The light wooden floors provide the perfect backdrop for an inviting lilac sofa and the red dining chairs.
Image courtesy of Bungalux

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Winter-washed Nautical Tablescape

I think a snowy white nautical inspired tablescape would be perfect for the winter months.  Gray seersucker placemats would provide the perfect backdrop for richly textured dishes and natural driftwood.  A light wooden table with chunky legs would ground all the accessories and provide an inviting warmth as it gets chillier and chillier each day.
hideminy porcelain lace bowls / west elm seersucker placemats / driftwood inspiration / interior inspiration

Monday, October 8, 2012

Gallery Walls

One way to warm up your walls this fall is to create a gallery effect with a collection of various size frames and artwork displayed together.  Thanks to Pinterest, I've collected so many great ideas to get inspired from.  Seeing all of these different styles and layouts makes it seem like a not-so-daunting project.  I'm thinking of framing different sketches by family members and friends and displaying them in different sized black frames with wide white mats. Tell me if I'm crazy, but I was thinking they would look really neat as a collection above the towel rack in the guest bathroom.  It would be a little way to dress up a sometimes overlooked space. I hope everyone can get some Monday morning inspiration from these little gems, no matter what your style :)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Glass in Interiors

There's something so fresh, clean, & contemporary when glass is used in interiors.  Here are a few of the latest glass trends I'm loving.
rbw bright side lights / thinkglass countertop / water carafe / glass barn doors

Monday, October 1, 2012

Room of the Week

Simple gray walls paired with crisp white trim and wide plank floors make this space the perfect combination of masculine and feminine.  The natural accessories and floors are balanced by a soft  palette.  The kraft colored chair provides a quiet pop of color that makes this interior so inviting.
[Image courtesy of House to Home via Brunch at Saks]