Cottage Style

Happy Monday!  The to-do list this week is packed with client projects, personal projects (moving in 21 days), Christmas shopping.  

Lions and Tigers and Bears ... Oh My!  
I am feeling a little like Dorothy ... but I am still spinning in the tornado.  
Looking forward to a safe landing on December 30th!

As I am certain many of you will understand I have been decorating our "new" home in my head for a month now.  I have walked through every room in my head when I should be sleeping.   Over and Over.  It is exhausting. 

I pinned this little cottage over a year ago.


This image spoke to me  ... how welcoming and warm ... and I just tucked it away on my Home Board.

Well as I have been scouring images on line and in magazines for small space inspiration ... I found the INSIDE of this home!



I would like to say that we will be moving into an "old" home that has some of this character.  Seems we keep ending up with a home built in the 60's.


Nothing wrong with the 1960's by the way, 
They just don't have the patina.
I like old things.  


Notice the pop of red?  Still considering that pop for our kitchen.  
Not sure I can pull the trigger though.


Definitely working with a smaller space.


And this under the stair thing.  I definitely have a place in mind!!
With good fortune, it won't be housing some major support beam that cannot be touched.
I hate obstacles.


Antiques and Painted Floors. 


The Mirror Gallery Wall is perfect in this tiny space!



We will be inheriting a dormer wall just like this in our master bedroom.  Not certain how I am going to address that quite yet.  

But we are moving from a King to a Queen Bed.  How do you feel about that?
Yeah, I'm not sure either.

Gettin' after it  ...

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.

xo,

kim

Old ... is new Inspiration to Me!

This past weekend I had the WONDERFUL opportunity to read some magazines.  I love blogging, y'all know I do.  And the inspiration ... it makes my day to catch up with favorite bloggers and see what DIYing they are up to, what they cooked for dinner, or just getting to know them better.

But the Magazines.  There is something about the rag that holds me captive.  Some people save their copies for years.  I am a RIPPER!  I try not to destroy them, but I find favorite things and before I know what has happened ... RIP!  

I do keep a notebook of my favorites RIPS ...  I should put more on Pinterest.  But I am a toucher.  A feeler.  And want to do it over and over again!

Here are a few of my favorite images from this addition of Traditional Home.

What draws us in?  Do you know what really makes you smile?

Here's what really strikes me when I am looking for inspiration:

Window Details and Floors ... 



Neutral? Yes, but look at the subtle color in the chair fabric and the texture in the wooden table that brings in the warmth ... and can't you just FEEL the linen on that stool? ... 


And here, if it weren't for the happy punch of Color and Gloss this dining room would be BORING ... but no snooze here ... 


  I like so many styles, so it makes it very fun for me to really look at the images that I have ripped away and discover what draws me in.

What draws you in?

Making the World More Beautiful ... One Room at a Time.

xo,

kim