Showing posts with label inspiration rooms. Show all posts
Showing posts with label inspiration rooms. Show all posts

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Welcome y'all: inspiration

The entry of this house is in desperate need of some personality!

It's so important to make a good first impression when welcoming someone into your home. 

I have always loves stripes. They just bring such a boldness to a space and I can't wait to stripe our entry area.

Just like in these pictures the stripes will need to lead up into the hallway upstairs

All this inspiration.... I am seeing lots and lots of frog tape in my near future!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

What I am loving now....

Can I just say thank you, thank you, thank you????

All your words of encouragement have meant so much!
We are loving the (almost finished) bathroom!!!

Already planning my next room for the one room challenge this coming April!

So... want to see what I have on the brain?

All images are courtesy of
See if you see a reoccuring theme here??


So, we just found out we are having to likely rip out the entire master bathroom... due to a leak we were unaware of when purchasing the home. Fan-freaking-tabulous.

but.... i am thinking this is pretty amazing!

What do you think???

Monday, September 3, 2012

A Kitchen Remodel: The planning phase

The time has come. 
(you may have noticed from my most recent pins what I have been scheming)

If we must stay in this house I am going to make the kitchen what I want and also utilizes every square inch of the 9 ft by 8.5 ft space.

Here are a few of my favorite pinterest inspirations that we are going to use as our guide. 
This first pin is probably the closest representation of what we will be doing with the space.

And I am on the search for either a vintage china cabinet to transform or considering opening an account with British Traditions and ordering one of their stately reproduction pieces. (more on that later)

Hope to either be back later today or tomorrow with a style board for the space. 
I am still waiting on a few more quotes to come in from some vendors, but this has and will be an extensive researched product and a great resource for anyone weighting the cost of stock vs. custom, look alike marble or marble or even formica for that matter.

Stay tuned....

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Guess What I am working on??

Yes it is true... we are FINALLY starting to finish up the backyard!!

Mine will probably not be this elaborate... but anything is better than weeds, grapevine, and kudzu.

Somedays I have dreamed I would die. Death by overgrown in kudzu!

Cant wait to get everything mulched and show off my massive clump of day lillies. 
finally after 3 years of living here I can share the yard behind the guesthouse.

our beds will more than likely look like this, sans the fancy fence. but nonetheless weed free beds sound amazing right about now.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


A new year means newness all around.
Time to purify our hearts, minds, and spaces.
For me, when my home is clean, my head is clear.
I can create.
This is when the lord speaks to me and i am not worried about the dishes or fingerprints or dog hair lying around. 
*time to repurpose some pieces for storage.
*time to FINALLY label what is what
*and even if your closet is tiny like mine, learn to make the most of the space!
*maybe I will find some stuff in my garage sale pile to repurpose.
*and finally finally finally establish my gift wrapping station.
pretty sure i have all the stuff laying around the house and just need the time to put it together.
I mean aren't these spaces amazing....
*and a playroom. man does my little girl need a playroom. 
ps. isn't this space amazing??
I think caving and making a bunting banner is definitely in my future.

Okay friends off to church then time to get organized.

Psalms 51:10 Create a clean heart in me oh god and renew a right spirit in me. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Master Bedroom Inspiration

Our Master Bedroom has been way way down on the completion list since moving in.
But now that the baby's room, and den are done I decided this room now only needs minor accessories to complete.
When my husband and i began discussing what we would do in our room I knew i wanted linen.
SO... in 3 very short days.... I will get my pinch pleat linen drapes I have been dreaming of.
Did I mention my mommy is a WONDERFUL seamstress.
And for christmas she is making my dream drapes...
I am sooooo excited about this. you don't even know!!!!

I have been collecting pictures for my inspiration for some time now. 

In the above picture there is a beautiful beautiful chair....
Well i have a slightly rougher version i found on the side of the road currently living in my garage.
With the right fabric, and a great upholsterer I think i can achieve this same look.

In this picture I am OBSESSED with the lamps.
Now i am just trying to decide if i buy Goodwill finds and repurpose or if I buy really nice lamps i will have forever.
Decisions, decisions....

I am flirting with the idea of adding in hints of yellow.
What do yall think of mixing cream, natural linen, dark walnut furniture and hints of yellow??

This picture is from our local tour of homes show. 
This room was designed by a local store i have forbid myself of going in thus far...
for obvious reasons...
If i go in... i can guaran"dang"tee i will come out with something amazing...
Saw these gorgeous stripes recently on Remodelholic.
I have wanted some sort of stripped walls for as long as i can remember and i am SOOOOO pumped about using this paint/glaze.
**not being paid to endorse this item
this is what was shown in the post on remodelaholic
and i love the outcome so i feel a trip to Lowe's is in my future.
This chenille/jute rug is on sale at Restoration Hardware and I think it would look good in the room.
Should i choose something fancier??
Inspiration photo of my curtains... 
Restoration... you make me swoon.
And this fabric... How do we feel about a tan/cream variation of this for my found on road dead chair???

Or.... (hubby not so keen on this one...) painting the room a soft muted butter color.

Clearly I need some reassurance here....
Curtains decided...
Bedding decided.
Furniture already have.
Walls?? no clue, stay tan?
Fancier rug?? if so... where do i find it?
Hope everyone is starting to relax and actually be able to enjoy the holiday...

*all photo's were googled over a duration of time. some are cottage living, southern living, bhg. most sources unknown. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

.Creating a Ballard Inspired Christmas.

Who Loves Ballard??
{cause lordy knows i do}

Well, I have an idea....

Over the next few weeks I have some ideas up my sleeve that I would like to share with yall on how you can create
The Look for Less.

Here are a few photo's of what has inspired me to create....

Anything you would like to see me do??

I also have another idea for my main christmas tree.. found it in Traditional Home Magazine a few years ago.







Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I have recently found these photos and wanted to share.

Each one of them inspires me to keep going in our home...
holy canole is this room not amazing... 

With a small facelift to the dining room and the screened in porch nearly painted I am finally seeing a little progress on some very large projects!
you have no idea how bad this makes me want to finish the porch....
we spend alot of time out there and I cant wait for it all to be sanded and white and "safe" for my family.
it still kinda reminds me of a dark dungeon right now. haha
would really love one of these antique baby scales to decorate in a nursery one day.
And just because i am in a "holiday-ish" mood I am probably going to make one of these for the door in my kitchen leading into the backyard, i mean hey... i already have some of these things laying around my house.

Hope each of you are having a great week. 

I am in "Baby Shower Mode" and can't wait to share this fun party with yall over the weekend.