Curb appeal is exactly what our house needs at the moment after months on end with garbage overflow. Planing on doing a major overhaul but for no it will be a quick and dirty: i.e. new flower boxes and tiding up. I wouldn't mind the front ending up something like this though, serious curb appeal!
I love Halloween, must be one of my favorite holidays of the year and although this year there will be no Halloween party I am collecting a few ideas for dressing the house up for next year! I especially love the wreath of wiggling snakes! Pictures borrowed from Martha Stewart.
More fall inspiration by Lexington and their 2011 home collection. A mix of soft fabrics and rough industrial, I like it and on my to buy list is the blue velvet bed spread on the picture in the middle. Hope they do it in the online shop!
I love the old Tolix chairs and stools and am currently on the lookout for a few of the taller variety for the kitchen and the new kitchen island. Below kitchen recently featured in Skona Hem. Our kitchen is much more traditional then this but I think the they will make a great addition.
More compact living and again a home that has been featured in Swedish Skona Hem. The American-Danish family has managed to create a lovely home with a lot of clever solutions on a limited area. Could it be that the husband in the family has served in the US Navy and is used to space saving solutions?
Again Swedish Skona Hem have proven that interior design magazines are not just for the fanciest, biggest multimillion homes out there but a small 1 bed can be just as lovely (just not as big) as a large pad. This home for two, renovated and re-configured by their present owner has it all, a cozy living room, a dining table with stylish chairs and a small but beautiful kitchen. A great inspiration for small space living!
It's the pumpkin time of the year and I have been trying to get hold of
good looking pumpkins and gourds to dress up the front garden, not yet
successful in my mission but will give the local Whole Foods another go.
I love the wreath below, but doubt I will be able to make it... but the
gourds doubling up as planters might be an easier task. All pictures
borrowed from Better Homes & Gardens.
Kitchen extension very soon finished (if all goes to plan!). Only about 8 weeks after set date and now into week 20 of renovations so not too big of an issue. New project is to find a kitchen/ dining table that works in the new space. I like the chunky wooded tables that goes well with colored chairs like the two below from Pottery Barn. I also found one I love from the Dutch company Rivera Maision with a very nice top of reclaimed elm... I'll see if I can find a picture of that too.
The 2011 Ultimate Beach House by Coastal Living is located in Norfolk, Virginia and comes complete will a master suite on the ground floor, a junior suite on the first floor, two living rooms, porches with views of the sea and a self-contained apartment over the garage. I know I want it...
Same more pictures of the same house I shared with you a few weeks back, this time from New England Home. Stunning house in black and white, which would have to be considered quite nontraditional, while still using traditional features and the mandatory views to die for. Just stunning!
One magazine that has lovely pictures and articles on New England houses and architecture is New England Home. I regularly forget how inspiring the homes they have on the site are and get wowed each time I remember to browse through the site, like the below summer pad (that can be used all year round!) The house if new built, but made to feel it has been there forever. Very clever use of space for guest beds, not that it looks like it need to save on space, and love the view!
I would probably describe Pottery Barn's typical style as modern country or possible American Classic. The below reading corner is one example of that. Love the ceiling to floor indws that allow as much light in as possible.
If I could live absolutely anywhere, Northern California would probably be my number one choice. And I would probably live in something like the house below. I can only California Dream about this one. The house is designed by Urrutia Design & Development and to see all pictures use the link. This house definitely convinces me that taupe in the bedroom is the right decision (for now!)
We are lucky enough to have a room 'over' that we can use as a study/ office and it doesn’t even have to work as a guest bedroom. Only issue with it , if any, is that it is on the small side and organizing it in the bestest of ways is crucial. Like the leaning shelves and the shelves/ desk as well as the wrap-around Pottery Barn has created. For more ideas follow the link.
Stockholm Vitt is a blog about interior design with a Scandinavian/ New England theme.
Stockholm Vitt is a shade of white, a shade very common in Stockholm apartments. I have chosen this name as I think it perfectly captures the modern simple Scandinavian design that I love in two words.
For me Stockholm Vitt is white walls, stripped white washed floor boards, modern Scandinavian Design, simplicity and elegance, Stockholm's archipelago, sailing as well as fantastic summer houses in the Hamptons.