June 30, 2011
June 28, 2011
The stylish living room of Sabrina Moyle (co-founder of Hello!Lucky letterpress printer and design studio) doubles as a play space for her twins (photo: Kelly Ishikawa). See more at Anthology.
June 25, 2011
June 23, 2011
June 22, 2011
June 20, 2011
An old cottage in Gloucester, Massachusetts, is the charming, breezy, inspiring setting for a beach wedding. See more of Caroline and Cornelius' lovely wedding at Snippet & Ink.
Photos by Alexandra Roberts.
I love this dining scene: Just a touch of toile (featuring a unique boats theme) on the table runner in a minimalist setting (Photo: Polly Wreford for Red).
June 16, 2011
June 14, 2011
June 13, 2011
Happy Monday! Hope you had a nice weekend. I spent the past few days house hunting and wish I had come across a place like this open and refreshing house in Ronneby, Sweden. This is the charming, c. 1947 home of Jossefine, Andreas, and Snuff the dog (photos: Maria-Isabel Hanson for Hus & Hem).
For even more inspiration, check out Jossefine's vintage, industrial, and handmade wares shop, In My House.
June 9, 2011
Here's a photo of my master bath. The marble counters were culled from an old dormitory that was being renovated at the University of North Carolina. Along the lines of the form versus function debate, I'll offer that the reclaimed wood floors may not be the most practical choice here. Instead, I would try painted wood floors or tile. Two of my favorite magazine baths show these alternate options:
From the (sadly) now defunct Domino magazine, the bathroom of the amazing and talented designer/homeowner Sheila Bridges (photo: Laura Resen). This bath, where Bridges painted the wide plank floors a high-gloss white, is in Bridges' guesthouse. The 19th-century Colonial cottage overlooks the Hudson River.
From Southern Living, folk art color in a Georgia bathroom with classic, mini hexagonal (aka "chicken wire" patterned) floor tiles.
June 7, 2011
June 6, 2011
Here's a photo I took after bidding farewell to our hydrangea bush. It was dead at the roots, but a few blooms were hanging on. I clipped them off to enjoy them inside while we could and hand out to neighbors. We replaced it with a butterfly bush that grew really quickly and actually attracts beautiful butterflies (lots of them)!
What's blooming in your garden?
June 4, 2011
June 3, 2011
Today, I've got a peek at another fellow blogger's beautiful home. I'm so impressed that Lisa from Toronto not only has a great eye for design but also gets in there and does some of the dirty work! In her board and batten hallway project (finished product pictured above) Lisa did the taping and the mudding for the drywall before completing the work with her husband. Check out Lisa's blog for the step-by-step details (including photos).
See more renovation pics, DIY projects, and furniture makeovers on Lisa's blog: Recaptured Charm.
June 2, 2011
Blogger and country design and gardens enthusiast Trina chronicles the restoration of her Pacific Northwest home in her blog, aptly called A Country Farmhouse. Trina and her husband are doing beautiful work as they turn this old farmhouse into a stunning home. Pictured below are "after" shots of the dining room, bathroom, and kitchen. Be sure to visit the blog to see the "before" shots as well as the entryway, living room, and lots more!