Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Stairway to heaven?

The main staircase of my dream home has always been difficult to pin down. I would like it in the main entryway of the house but I shy away from the more gaudy, expansive entryways that echo even the smallest of sounds and present a cold first impression of one's home. But the staircase itself I have always wanted to be more dramatic, though not garish. Dare I even hint at the motto of my dream home being simple yet elegant? Hee. Anyway, this staircase is rather tempting to me. It is large and sweeping yet only in its own little corner of the entryway. The railing is gorgeous. I love all the wall space, which I would promptly fill with framed black and white photos of all sizes in my own 3-wall picture gallery.
The landing also is a subject of concern for me because I want it to reflect the beauty of the staircase but also communitcate instant comfort and familiarity since, to me, the second floor of the home is strictly private quarters and is even more intimate than the floors below. Don't you love how seriously I contemplate this as-of-yet non-existant dream home of mine? ;)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Liking this garden layout. Only thing I would change perhaps is instead of a brick walkway I would have it be pebbled.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Untitled A casual outfit for a weekend of sight-seeing or just a luncheon with friends.

Interesting variety of 'splash' colors in this bedroom. I kind of like the white chandelier too.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Espying Elegance

A most charming little home with a very open room plan in order to maximize the smaller space.

The little windows are charming and add a cottage feel to the home.
A simple bathroom but notice the window! I love middle-latched windows that you can throw open!
A very tiny kitchen but neat and very organized.

The dining/living room with double doors at the end.

Friday, January 16, 2009

I am in love with this kitchen! I love the double doors, I love the cabinets and the farmhouse sink. I even love the old school room lights which I normally would pass over. It just seems like such a happy place to cook!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Trying to look for the little things...
1. The wall of pictures, always a hit
2. The gorgeous settee
3. The coffered ceilings painted to match the walls.

Image found here.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Such a pretty little scene! I love the blue and white! Seen here.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Espying Elegance

A charming home that just gets my heart beating faster. It is so inviting and warm but also minimalistic-ly chic.
I LOVE the fireplace and the built-in bookshelves. Also the white tones off set by the wide plank flooring.

Friday, January 2, 2009

I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
(Images courtesy of my sister who was in PARIS for Christmas!!! Jealous? Me? Of course not!...)