Because I am sure it’ll be fun to look back years from now and see how my taste has changed, I thought I’d make a list of some of the design-related things I’m in love with right now.
1. This living room by Jimmy Stanton in Atlanta Homes Magazine.
Yes, do click the link, because the whole house is pretty nifty. Lots of Belgian-y inspirations like linen slipcovers, warm colors (think burnt mocha, graphite, and deep cream, and driftwood), natural fibers (rugs, curtains, fabrics), stone galore, bleached woods, and over-sized statement lighting.
2. Tennessee Wall Art
Found at The Old Try, a printmaking company that’s closed on Sundays, even online. 🙂
3. This. Just all of it.
Found at Better Homes and Gardens. Can’t you picture it decorated for any season?
Love the found chairs unified with a common paint color, the well-worn drawer, the faux grain-sack-stripe armchair, the vintage Red Cross poster, the industrial-style lighting, and best of all, Old Glory. The source is from this foreign website, but I wasn’t able to find the actual original.
5. I love the details on this slipcover. I’d love to have the skill to make something like it someday!
I found it on the website (of a talented designer) that, fair warning, has a name featuring a not-so-nice word. Don’t click on it if language bothers you. Here it is.
6. This generic example of the kitchen design I love no matter what.
Here’s an easy recipe for a kitchen I’ll love for sure: Bead board on the ceiling; white, navy, natural, or gray cabinets, always shaker-style and flush mount, sometimes mixed with open shelving; corbels a-plenty; a bead board or subway tile backsplash; concrete, carrera marble (honed), soapstone, or butcher block counters; simple nickel or bronze pulls, an apron-front sink placed beneath a window (with or without a skirt); and warm, wood floors (not the super-trendy, nearly-black, wide-plank, hands-scraped look, though).
7. So many bathrooms…
This one from AH again… CLICK THE LINK; the whole thing is perfect.
This dream from Perfect Cococozy.
8. This beauty from Lucas Studio, Inc.
You can find the whole house by clicking on over to their amazing website here.
9. Once again, I don’t know the source (sorry, guys).
11. This Pottery Barn bedroom.
12. Vignettes like this:
Once again, the link is worth your “click.”
12. Salvaged architecture as artwork.
Nabbed this Magnolia Homes beauty from Miss Mustard Seed’s glorious blog. 🙂
13. Impressionist artwork. I know this particular love is life long.
Sundown in Spring, Kellie Castle by John Henry Lorimer, found here on the BBC’s website.
14. Ethereal abstract artwork, like this piece by Sarah Otts
Go look at her website right here. In her About Me section, she writes, “My paintings are an illustration of my restless enthusiasm to make the most of every moment of each day.” Happy sigh.