A Home In The Country

A Home In The Country | pineandcuttlebones.com | design-vox.com

I am forever daydreaming about moving to the country. Fresh air, open fields, long country roads, and beautiful country homes that show their age and offer a simplicity and sense of calm. Just being surrounded by more nature would improve my daily mood.

A Home In The Country | design-vox.com

I’m not quite as in to all white rooms as I used to be but this collection of white serving dishes and linen is a dream. Because everybody needs three big soup tureens and four matching pitchers, right?

A Home In The Country | flickr.com/photos/felixgein/ | design-vox.comA Home In The Country | blog.freepeople.com | design-vox.com

I’m not the only one that positively swoons over ragged old perfectly aged architecture, am I? I wish there were any homes as old and classy as this where I live. The US is just too young of a country. I want more old things. I realized that so many of my favorite Etsy shops are selling vintage items from Europe, particularly France. That’s where all the good old stuff is.

A Home In The Country | archdaily.com | design-vox.com

Although some new build homes in the country are pretty alluring too!

A Home In The Country | design-vox.com

I hope your weekend is as warm and comfortable as these images make me feel!

one | Pine & Cuttlebones
twoJeanne d’Arc Living
threeFelix van de Gein via blood and champagne
four | Free People Blog
five | Arch Daily
six | Unable to find source

Bedrooms To Spend All Day In

Bedrooms To Spend All Day In | instagram.com/hummusbirrrrrrrd/ | design-vox.com

It has been a little too long since I last blogged and for that I apologize although those of you with keen memories may recall that I am getting married next month holy crap. Pretty much as soon as I realized it was March my brain went severely into wedding mode and almost all of my free time has been spent on either planning or decompressing from all the planning. I have missed so much in the blog world and today I dipped my toe back in and remembered why I love reading and writing about interior design! There’s something about beautiful images that I find so therapeutic. Even though I’m not lying in that perfectly undone bed, imagining it is calming and puts a smile on my face.

Bedrooms To Spend All Day In | piotrczyz.info | design-vox.com

One of my favorite things to do is scroll through my Pinterest pins because it puts me in such a delicious, mellow, inspired mood. Obviously I love photos of interiors but all sorts of things inspire me so today I thought I’d interject a little bit to flesh out the visual story of this post and give you some more pretty things to enjoy.

Bedrooms To Spend All Day In | milkdecoration.com | design-vox.com

It seems most people could use more sleep than they’re getting and I am no exception. A long vacation spent lounging on a gorgeous bed like this sounds about right.

Bedrooms To Spend All Day In | etsy.com/shop/AnnaLawskaJewellery | design-vox.com

Bedrooms To Spend All Day In | sfgirlbybay.com | design-vox.com

Ready for that nap yet?

one | Brigette Muller
two & fourAnna Ławska + Piotr Czyż via Miss Moss
three | desire to inspire
five | sf girl by bay

Imaginative Children’s Rooms

Imaginative Children's Rooms | stylebyemilyhenderson.com | design-vox.com

Classy wallpaper and a lucite crib. Wow. I wonder how many fingerprints they are constantly wiping off that crib. I can’t quite decide if it would be worth it.

Imaginative Children's Rooms | thedesignfiles.net | design-vox.com

I adore the palest pink hue of these walls and the rustic styling.

Imaginative Children's Rooms | 100layercakelet.com | design-vox.com

Now that is what I call a bassinet. Everything about this space is just perfect. For a lot of people the wallpaper may be too “out there” but I absolutely love it. It’s so perfect for a whimsical nursery.

one | Emily Henderson
twoTamsin Carvan via The Design Files
three | The Hostess Haven photographed by Jamie Street via 100 Layer Cake-let

The Beauty of Old Things

The Beauty of Old Things | studiomrs.com | design-vox.com

Lately I’m finding myself drawn to old things. Old objects, old furniture, old architecture. Even if something isn’t genuinely antique but it’s made in that style, chances are I’ll favor it. Sometimes new things are just too shiny and pristine. They don’t have the same character and depth.

The Beauty of Old Things | thedesignfiles.net| design-vox.com

Starting with an older building makes a huge difference in accomplishing this sort of lived-in vintage look. I had a bit of a moment yesterday when I was thinking about this and realized that when Chris and I start looking for our next home I am probably going to have a mental struggle with the age of the homes. I’m fully aware that the older a home the more likely it will have all sorts of problems and be a headache, but I can’t picture myself in some cookie-cutter brand new digs either. We’ll have to find some sort of happy medium, I suppose. Man would I love some original crown molding though.

The Beauty of Old Things | Sibella Court| design-vox.com

We stopped at a local bookstore yesterday and of course I wandered over to the interior design books. There was a used copy of “Really Rural” that I kept picking up. The photos of the few remaining (in the ’90s) authentically rural homes in the French countryside were so enchanting. We’re talking seriously rustic homes with stone walls and fire pits in the kitchen. There is a part of me that would happily move into a home like that and spend my days cooking and cleaning and tending a garden. As long as there’s wi-fi. Got to have wi-fi. (P.S. Apparently you can rent the above home from Sibella Court?! Oh my. I was just drooling over one of her books at the store yesterday.)

one | Studio MRS via desire to inspire
two | The Design Files via Design Stiles
three | Sibella Court via blood and champagne

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