This week I've been stuck at home pretty much most of the time nursing the worst case of allergies ever. That, coupled with having left my cell phone charger at my cousin's house that lives a few hours north, has kept me pretty much on the DL for days. Don't worry though, my time hasn't been idly wasted, I've been putting Blake's old toys up on eBay, doing (a little bit of) laundry and surfing blogs while I watch countless episodes of Moving Up, Designed to Sell and Color Splash (if David Bromstad wasn't gay, I would so kidnap him and keep him locked in my house until he succumbed to my feminine wiles, I'm just saying).
I love this room. I’d love it so much more with paint on the walls. Say, turquoise for instance:
image via BHG
What a perfect little breakfast nook. All that light! The turquoise French doors have me squirming in my seat.
I’d love the floor if it were blue, but what really gets me about this space is the view. I love the tree outside the window (is that a willow, cypress?). I would be so content to retreat to this space to drink tea and read a good book.
I am terribly in love with this bed, and have been looking for an old fireplace mantle since I first saw this in print form. I found one last year at the Habaitat for Humanity ReStore, but they wanted $200 for it and I refused to allow myself to spend that.
And the letters? Love.
(Do I regret not busting out that $200 now? Yes. Yes, I do.)
Images via BHG
I totally love the idea highlighted in Coastal Living linked from The Estate of Things. I would absolutely love to use this washbin idea in a kids bath or in a garden sink corner (yes, I want an outdoor working sink in the back of my dream house by the gardening area so I can wash my hands constantly without having to go inside). - side bar, I had to correct the word "sink" in this entire post because I posted it as "sick". Freudian?
Image via The Estate of Things
I would have never thought to use these colors together but I absolutely love it. They’re really uplifting
Image via Cote De Texas
I interrupt this blog to talk about how much I LOVE this look:
Image via Wifestyle Files
I am in LOVE with this bathroom mirror anchored by these beautiful windows with such a magnificent view. I really, really want it. Kind of bad.
Image via Wifestyle Files
I loooove the use of these mounts. The sheds make me swoon. One of them will become quite relevant in future posts:
I am in LOVE with this home office:
Image via Made By Girl
You know, the more design aspects I find and fall in love with, the more I worry that it will keep me from ever really being happy without having everything I want. I get so excited by something that catches my eye, but then with equal fervor, I WANT IT!!
For now though, I am content working on my own home's current redesign. I hope to be "done" soon (is there ever really such a thing as done?) and I'll post photos. I've gotten several pieces refinished so I have a lot of projects to show off.