Thursday, November 16, 2017

Once Upon a Time

I don't remember what I was looking at recently, but something prompted me to House Beautiful's site where I stumbled across an oldie but super goodie.  I am pretty sure I remember seeing this home in the magazine when it was first published and I think bits of it were splashed across many of the blogs I read back then.  The design elements in Lindsay Reid's cottage, to me, will never go out of style.  All of these images are from House Beautiful.








I think a lot of design from that time period speaks to me because we had our first home that we were beginning to renovate, and the spaces just all feel casual and homey.  While I love the dramatic look that is becoming popular I prefer a more comfortable feel at home.  Can't you just picture yourself curled up on that window seat there!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Blushing Beauty

Sometimes a Monday needs a rosy start!

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I have plans to make this a great week!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

When More is More

So, I have written before about how much I like simple spaces and that the call of minimalism is strong.  Probably because I have two kids who do not hear the siren song of fewer things and simplicity.  They want MORE and BIGGER and LOUDER and ALL THE TOYS!  As I believe most kids do.  And in all honesty, they probably come by it honestly, since despite my many professions of love for restrained design, I also tend to lean towards a highly layered look.  In my house it frequently translates as clutter, but when done well maximalism can create a very rich and eclectic look.

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It's a fine line but it sure can create a magical effect!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Here's to Monday!

I know this looks more like a Friday night, but sometimes this is just what Monday mornings actually feel like.

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Here's to a stress free and productive week!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Autumn

I love fall, and it is actually beginning to feel a little like fall somewhat consistently here in Savannah.  I also love all the fall decorations but I am not really into changing everything up all year round.  I don't have time for that since I had kids, so I need my decor to not date itself by the month.  But I did want to round up some rooms that feel like fall to me without a lot of kitschy decor.

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Yay for cooler temps and cozy spaces!  And lots of comfort food and loose fitting pants!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday, Monday!

It's an up and at 'em kind of morning but I would much rather be here!

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Happy Monday!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

New spaces by Holly Mathis!

I love Holly Mathis's designs, pretty sure I have mentioned that before, and I totally understand the why's but I am so sad that she doesn't blog as much as she used to.  BUT!  Her portfolio has been updated to include some new work!  And these projects are GOOOOOOOD!  All of these photos are from her portfolio.

Her Small Town Victorian, I remember seeing a few glimpses of this one on Instagram maybe.










 And the Memorial Refresh.












I love how finished and just, pretty, all her spaces are.  And they are approachable, it really feels like families live there, they aren't just show houses.  They are aspirational but reachable!