Architecture Love

Architecture Love | |

It’s not often an exterior shot speaks to me, which is why it’s been eight months since I last posted about them. I’m drawn to many different styles of architecture from the very traditional to some kinds of modern and especially something in between. I love the English Tudor styling of the above home. Such a charming look.

Architecture Love | |

Very modern, very rustic, very amazing. Carefully landscaped lawns can be beautiful but I really do love a wild field. This is the sort of setting I can imagine myself retiring to one day.

Architecture Love | |

I stared at this picture for a long time when I found it the other day. I love this home. It has traditional bones with a colonial feeling, but the gray painted brick makes it modern and fresh. Not to mention the gorgeous black framed windows and adorable circular ones as well. And those dormers! So cute and symmetrical and I want it. Click here to see the picture full size in all its glory and here to see the inside of the home!

one | Oliver Chabaud via desire to inspire
two | Enflo Arkitekter via blood and champagne
threeRegan and Zach Carlile via Bijou & Boheme

Delicious Kitchens

Delicious Kitchens | |

White meets black. Modern meets antique. Awesome meets awesome. Though I do believe only a select few humans could actually reach the top shelf of that cupboard. But it’s okay because brass.

Delicious Kitchens | |

The wavy texture of those tiles is wonderful. I would love to cook here with all that sunlight streaming in.

Delicious Kitchens | |

If you haven’t already seen this kitchen you obviously don’t read as many design blogs as I do. It is very popular and with good reason. I think my face metaphorically melted off the first time I saw it. I mean those cupboards. The perfect shade of green with gold detailing. THAT BACKSPLASH. Is the counter and sink all one piece?? And those black floors. Ugh it’s just so beautiful. As one would expect only a celebrity can afford this, and her name is Cameron Diaz thanks to the genius of designer Kelly Wearstler. Though I suppose anyone can afford green paint, right? Would you have the stomach to give deep green kitchen cabinets a try?

oneGisbert Pöppler via dustjacket attic
two | Penelope Loorham via the design files
threeKelly Wearstler via Dicordia Design

Affordable Entryway

I would really like to give my entryway a facelift. Here are some pieces I think would be fabulous for my small space that aren’t horribly expensive either!

Affordable Entryway |

  1. Light Pink Ranunculus ($30) by gabyburger on Etsy – Art is a must in every room as far as I’m concerned and how gorgeous and classy are these black and pink flower prints?
  2. Pink Peony I ($30) by gabyburger on Etsy
  3. Geo Pendant ($69) – I have a quantifiable weakness for light fixtures with a geometric flair, as evidenced by my Keep lighting collection. This pendant by Urban Outfitters is easily the cheapest one I’ve come across.
  4. Hoop Mirror ($198) – A mirror in the entryway is great for quick checks on the way in and out the door. This one has a great look and isn’t a total budget buster especially for being from Anthropologie.
  5. Lacquer Louis Stool ($307) – For a small space this cute stool with many fabric options would be great for taking shoes off and on, though admittedly there are probably less expensive options out there.
  6. Persian Rug ($100) – I would love a larger doormat, and this gorgeous vintage rug is a great size for that. Though in honesty I couldn’t bare to put this down where mud will be tracked over it, even though they’re supposed to be very durable. So this pick is more of an idealistic one.
  7. Marble Tray ($89) – Solid Carrara marble and brass? I’m floored this doesn’t cost three times as much.
  8. Grand Marquis Console Table ($349) – I have a small-ish demilune table right now. It would be nice to have something a bit bigger. This one is lovely and would be fun to style up.

There’s so much more I could have / should have looked for, like coat hooks and hidden storage for winter gear. I might have to do another entryway round up!

Cozy and a Little Bohemian

Cozy and a Little Bohemian | |

Relaxed fabrics, a gentle breeze, and as many potted plants as can fit. Does this photo relax you as much as it does me?

Cozy and a Little Bohemian | |

I just love the irreverence of this. Not many of us can pull off such a time-worn look with partially painted walls. I find shots like this so inspiring. It forces you to stop and consider the fact that someone lives here, and they love it, and why not? It’s so easy to allow your home to be cookie-cutter. It takes much more courage and inventiveness to push the boundaries and try something different and exciting.

Cozy and a Little Bohemian | |

Let’s be honest. This is lovely but it’s really all about those adorable cuddling kitties. Talk about cozy. A cat or two is still my most favorite decor.

one | Isabel Wilson via SF Girl by Bay
two | Ingrid Weir via Design*Sponge
three | Jen of Insideways


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