Archive for the ‘Inspirations’ Category

Dream Destination: The Wild Rabbit

Monday, August 18th, 2014

I saw this incredible inn mentioned in the weekend Wall Street Journal Magazine and had to look it up based on one little picture. I’m glad I did. The Wild Rabbit is in the Cotswolds (reminds me of The Holiday) in England and appears to me a PERFECT country getaway.  The images on the site are incredible and I had to share because there is just so much inspiration here:
Terrace at the Wild Rabbit


Feminine Touch.

Monday, February 17th, 2014

A while back I showed you the nursery (check it again- so good) of Bijou & Boheme blogger Christine Dovey, and now we get to see MORE of her amazing home thanks to Style Me Pretty Living.  Her space is such a great mix of vintage and modern, whimsical and bad-ass. I’m not sure I could get this much pink by my husband, but I adore the feminine touch in a lot of these images.


Oh that island……


Love this hardware so very much.


I mean, woah. That is some amazing lighting and I adore the mix of modern chairs and table with the vintage fixtures and traditional wallpaper panels.



Under the Canopy

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

I’m pretty sure all little girls dream of having a canopy bed draped in curtains, a perfect way to create a private little fort within their bedroom.  I know I certainly grew up feeling that way. And I still do as an adult! There is something so grand and lovely about sleeping in a canopy bed, even those without curtains.  I was lucky to snap up the awesome one IKEA used to make and have it in my guest room now.  Sometimes I go in there and think ” I kinda wish this were my room”.  As we prepare for our addition I have started thinking about what kind of bed I want- and seeing as the current master will become the guest and the guest room with hopefully someday become a nursery I’ll be without any canopy beds- so why not put one in the new master? We’ll have high ceilings in there and it could be perfect and totally dreamy.  Let’s peruse some inspiration- from feminine to modern and everything in between!




interior designer,



Inspired By: Canadian House & Home

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

No matter what the internet bring I still love me a new glossy magazine!  This month I LOVED LOVED Canadian House & Home! I found so much inspiration in the pages! Here are some of my favorite spreads:

I adore this kitchen renovation- it proves that small spaces can have BIG style and impact! I mean just look at that floor and those metal famed glass doors!!!!


This seating idea (and the faux brick) is kind of genius for a narrow space without much architectural interest.


Perfect grey grout on the subway tile and the floorplan showing just how small this galley kitchen is!


And this patio right outside of the kitchen doubles the space in the warmer months!


Loved the bold color and pattern of this living room.


As well as this KILLER striped banquette paired with black chairs and modern art and lighting! ADORE!


Another awesome kitchen with brass hardware!


This home was more traditional but equally stunning. The neutral palette is so calming and clean and that tan/white marble floor is to die for.


I can’t tell you how much I adore this bench!!!


This makes me want to paint my little window in my kitchen black!


This simple black four-poster bed is so great with the stripe wool blanket- country modern at it’s finest.


Oh, hello awesome bathroom- the herringbone floor, the wall tile detail, the tub….. I’ve been paying close attention to bathroom details as I plan my own master addition.  I have planned a chevron marble floor, but laying tiles herringbone is about 1/3 of the cost because it’s less labor (cutting) for the tile installer (just an FYI!)


The mix of chrome and natural accents is such a great mix!


This library with high-gloss navy moulding and walls is pretty much everything. Especially love it paired with that rug (reminds me of Andrew’s office in my house in color palette).


(all images via House & Home February 2014)


A Modern Rustic Makeover

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Now that my house is pretty much done and decorated, I of course have the itch to redecorate. I’m not going to because I just spent so much money on this place (and I do think it looks great), but I can’t help but feel the desire to start switching out a rug here, pillows there…. you know?  In particular, winter always makes me want a more rustic interior.  We get all cozy inside and have fires and it makes me want to whitewash some wood and throw up some farmhouse inspired pendants- I can’t help myself!  This spread from Country Living, showcasing a really awesome interior in that vein, only feeds the flames.  And how I LOVE a good before and after! The owners of this Pennsylvania home happen to be the force behind Acre Creative and looking through their work I was pretty inspired!

This kitchen is a great example of a budget renovation- the cabinets are IKEA!  Love the fresh, white feel with the rustic ceiling and vintage island.


Such a great example of how you can turn something gross into something stunning.


Love this open, bright living room space. Decor-wise, I would have done it a bit differently ( a big linen slipcovered sofa somewhere!) but I adore the mirror and the ceiling!


Look how bland it was before- they added SO much character to it!


Some fun detail shots.


Love this bedroom, the beamed vaulted ceiling (which I want to do in my new master suite when we do our addition) is so airy and lovely.  And it such a good idea to treat the low wall as an extended headboard by applying a different material to it!


This vintage chair the homeowner covered in sheepskin reminds me SO much of this new West Elm chair I’ve been totally obsessed with since it came out a few weeks ago! I personally would go nuts having to look at the contents of my closet all the time and would probably have added some great curtains to the opening here to close it off.


The before shot. I mean, DAAAAYYYYUMMM.


The showstopper- the bathroom. Just scroll down and see the before and then come back up and let’s discuss…..

YEAH. I mean, it’s pretty awesome.  I have too many issues to feel comfortable showering in the open like that- I don;t need Andrew seeing me shave my legs while he’s brushing his teeth, but I love the idea of a space like this!




This little vintage sink is too cute.


The guest room/ office is so adorable. Love the black walls offset by the white wood ceiling and the curtain separating the bed from the office space is just beyond cute (and smart).


The guest room before- the blew out that wall at right to extend further and create the sleeping nook!


Get the look of their home with some of these ideas!

Photos via Country Living/ Max Kim-Bee