Home Inspiration


You wouldn't guess from the content of my posts but I'm supposed to be knee deep in home magazines, madly looking at decorating ideas for the house we are about to build.
Our previous house was modern and streamlined and now I'm really wanting to go back to my childhood home of wide verandas and weatherboards. I'd like to have colonial sash windows, floorboards ~ everything wood. It's so soft and inviting, I love it.
Anyway I've included a few pictures that I'm drawing inspiration from, along with those bloggers who post regularly on home and decor! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas.









































xxx
credits: 1 chris everad via sarah kaye, 2 -9 via house beautiful, 10,11 Michael Luppino, 12 gridley and graves.

31 comments:

Tracey said...

Good morning..it's about 4;45am and I'm up getting hubby ready to leave. I love you pictures, the enamel oven, soft big overstuffed chairs, beamed ceilings and all that wood! I really like the garden gate as well. Good luck in your planning. With your eye for style it should come out GREAT!

Nora Johnson said...

Dear Moonspinner!
What dream houses - I'm moving into the top bedroom - my basket would look really cute there!

Seriously, Lola needs help! (Yes, a first, Iknow!) Having MAJOR problems with the computer - couldn't access HH's site just now or Miss Frenchy for some days!! ((I can't access my blogpal in Ontario either - this is an EMERGENCY!) You've had problems yourself - do you think it's those dreadful North Koreans trying to hack into our computers? (Are they after all Lola's beauty secrets?) So can you please pass on a message to both blogpals above (in case they don't catch this) that I've been targeted by cybernauts & service is temporarily (I hope) suspended?
Offnow to check out iMacs etc. HH, any feedback?

xxxLOL LOLA:)

Heavenly Housewife said...

OOOH, lola is going to buy an imac!!??? I highly recommend them! They make all other computers pale in comparison. My advice is just to buy the best specs u can afford to future proof it (u save money in the long run).I love the big 24 inch screen. It looks amazing, but u also can see things so much clearer! Once u go mac u never go back LOL
Moonspinner, good luck with your home. Hubby and i got our first house like 3 years ago. We had a lot of things redone, and it is a labor of love and absolute frustration. My best advice is to really scruitinize who is doing the work. Get recommendations from several people. You dont want some dingbat who's work u have to have redone (take this from someone who learned the hard way).
p.s. the kitchen is almost like a country version of mine. (same colors, wood floor, but mine is super modern).
p.s.s. look into corian, its an awesome material.

Caroline at Caroline's Lost and Found said...

Your kitchen pics are exactly what I have been picturing for our kitchen, when renovated! Good luck with all the planning! Take care, Caroline

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh such beautiful inspiration!
I just love that first kitchen photo, just how I want our kitchen to look when we move house.
Thanks for all the yumminess!
love
Alison
x

Marie Reed said...

Just looking at that huge comfy bed makes me yawn and want to snuggle into mine with a good book (probably not going to happen with three little boys at home for summer vacation) ! Gorgeous!

Kelley Anne said...

Oh this is wonderful! I really like the bathrooms, kitchen and courtyard with the rod iron gate. Sigh...I can't wait until we have our own house to decorate:)

Maggi said...

I love those kitchen shots! Good luck getting the perfect look for your new house, how exciting!

Gigi said...

I love so much about these photos: that bathroom in the fourth photo (gorgeous window), the grey dining room walls, those kitchen pics. What lovely ideas are swimming around in your very creative head!
Have a lovely day!
xo

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

So lovely to hear from you and you have a seriously beautiful blog here. Love all those interior shots that are inspiring you. And a photo of Clive Owens.....you had me!

NicNacManiac said...

All of these shots are fabulous. I love the bathroom arches and the bedrooms are all so inviting!!
What a amazing journey you have before you!! Have fun!!

Randi Troxell said...

oh i love all those ideas in the pics... so pretty, all kind of dainty but still not too cluttered! happy friday!!!

Simone said...

Fabulous photos.....very stylish, I love them.

Thanks for your comments on my blog....we are clearly of the same mind!

Have really enjoyed reading - and discovering - your blog this week.... :)

gina said...

OOOH I really love the bedroom with the paisley wallpaper.

Simply Mel said...

I want that egg shaped tub and the gate entry key to that fabulous pool!

Happy weekend to you!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

oh lucky you! sounds like a fun project ahead of you...i love your inspiration pictures!
xox
www.froufroufashionista.blogspot.com

OceanDreams said...

I love the lightening in these photos and that gate photos is so pretty! I hope you have fun redecorating and building your new home. Sounds just wonderful.

OceanDreams said...

Oops, *lighting. Have a great weekend!

Brunch at Saks said...

Oh my goodness- I am completely in love with these photos!!! You have such a great sense of style- your home is going to be just gorgeous :) xoxo

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

What gorgeous inspiration! You have exquisite taste in fashion and home decor...can't wait to see what you decide on.

Hugs,
Karyn

LandGirlontheHomeFront said...

congrats, so exciting! Exquisite images (as always). I especially love the kitchen pics. Excited to see how the plans unfold!

GypsyFox said...

wow what great fun, building a house & decorating it!!! I cannot say which picture I love the most as they are all lovely :)

Dustjacket attic said...

Oh girls you are all so encouraging and kind, thank you. I will be round to your places to share the love!!

Seriously thank you, each one of you.xxxx

Courtney said...

What a perfect collection of gorgeous photographs! I really am in love with that dress too. Best of luck in your new home. You seem to have impeccable taste so I'm sure it will be fabulous!

Millie said...

I've experienced 1890's Victorian, 1920's Tudor bungalow, 2000's Minimalism & now 1970's Disaster! Each has it's own merits & foibles, but each has been fun, just as you're about to find out! To really arm yourself well with knowledge before starting the building process, The House That A-M Built has it all. The best of luck to you & enjoy the process.
Millie ^_^

A-M said...

Oh a woman after my own heart! Love your style. I have added you to my blog roll immediately. Don't let my horror stories put you off. If you can find a good site supervisor, that's all you need. Mine had a contempt for hard work, detail and customers so we battled all the way.... but I am going to do it all again... and soon. I am determined to enjoy the next one! I'll join you for your exciting ride in the meantime! A-M xx

Jessica Cangiano said...

There is such a thread of soothing elegance that runs through each of those timelessly lovely rooms. I certainly see their gorgeous appeal!

Wishing you a superb weekend, sweet soul!
♥ Jessica

Rebecca June said...

I would like the grey dining room and the large living room with the grey sofas please. Thank you.

xoxo

Rebecca June

Sasha said...

Your blog is beautiful and inspiring.

I love these pictures, especially the kitchens and the fluffy beds.

-http://fortheluvoffood.blogspot.com/

Marta said...

I love colonial, rustic stile with a minimalist twist... I don't know how else to describe it, but something that's cozy, comforting, nostalgic but never crowded. I'm sure there's a much more eloquent design word for it!
Good luck with this new building project, it must be a hectic time!

Pretty Things said...

That last bathroom is so crisp and clean that I must have it -- even though I'm normally more apt to art everything up with a ton of color!