Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A Girl Can Dream

Slowly but surely I've been buying or making things to help our house really feel like ours, and get it to reflect the style(s) I love. It's a long process. Probably one that will never really be complete. There are tons of photos to be found online of beautiful, inspiring rooms, and I thought it'd be fun to put them all together to create my dream house. Here goes:

You can't go wrong in the entry with a beautiful gallery wall of a mixture of frames and canvases. And who doesn't love a pair of hot pink chairs?!

Onto the formal living room. Which is most decidedly not formal. What can I say? I'm just not a formal kind of girl. But I do love some exposed brick, a comfy couch and bright, happy art!

Even the formal dining room is on the informal side. While the fireplace and chandelier could look rigid in other spaces, the chalkboard wall and mismatched table and chairs keep it from being stuffy.

Turn another corner and you can check out the kitschy kitchen. I love the mix of patterns and colors. There's something about aqua, yellow and white that just makes me happy!

Head upstairs and you'll see a fantastic nursery that carries on that color scheme. (Please note: I am NOT pregnant. I just like the room.)

Across the hall is what I'm sure is meant to be another nursery, but I'd take it for the master bedroom. I love, love, love that light fixture, not to mention the chevron curtains and the velvet chair.

That bed can go in the master. I even like the bedspread. The artwork wouldn't make the cut though.

And here's the master bath. I can't decide what my favorite part is - the checkered floor, the sweet roman shade, the subway tile behind the sink or the raspberry-colored clawfoot tub that I imagine is just out of frame.

And in the spare room, we can pull double duty, with a guest bed on one side and an office space on the other. Aw heck, let's just make them two separate rooms. This is my dream house after all.

The last stop upstairs would be the spare bath. I know, I know. That sink is epic. Don't be jealous! Instead, take a look at my family room.

I'm not quite sure who those people are, but they seem to be enjoying the space. My favorite parts? The shell chair, the couch (and throw) and that awesome staircase.

Last up is the sunroom, which Charlotte and I use for arts and crafts. We also throw some pretty spectacular parties in this room, hence all the serving pieces you spy in the background.

So what do you think? Which room is your favorite?


Erin @ His and Hers said...

I like all of the COLOR that each of these rooms has! So fun and cheery. And those people probably should be informed that they are in the wrong house ;)

Mel said...

I like four poster beds. I've never slept in one or even sat on one and I'll certainly never own one but I can dream. :) I'd have a big patchwork quilt on it, the one from The Brollys. (Children's TV programme) In fact, I have every intention of having the quilt, even if I don't have the bed. Have to get someone to make it for me though, I'm no good with a needle and thread.

Overall, I'd love for my house to stand on its own little bit of land. I'm not saying I'd want to be isolated, although sometimes I think that would be quite nice on a temporary basis. But I would like be able to take a reasonable number of steps in each direction without ending up on someone else's doorstep.

Don't think it'll happen though. The house valuation on any property like that would be astronomical.

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