We are so ready to get out of our little apartment this Spring! I’ve been thinking about bigger spaces and checking out Craigslist offerings a lot lately. Hoping that a cute house will come available when our lease is up. A place with a yard is a must (Oliver says so) and we are hoping to find a home with a basement or even a loft/attic to use for a studio or hobby area.
Looking at rental homes has only led me to dream about what my ideal home would look like…and about being a homeowner. Whenever we actually start looking to buy, I would love to have a basement with blue-stained concrete floors. I saw that picture in the upper left earlier this month, and haven’t been able to stop thinking about how gorgeous that would be to look at and walk across everyday (obviously, that will be a renovation we have to do, but so worth it). I’d also love a huge kitchen with a gas stove…and white brick walls. Plus…tons of greenery and flora outside with a deck that overlooks the Puget Sound. Pretty lofty, I know — especially in this pricey market — but one can certainly fantasize.
Would love to have that top one in my home. Matthew creates such great textures in his work!
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Three is such a nice number. It’s not a crowd at all…in fact, it’s just right when it comes to putting a round-up together (odd numbers always look best, eh?) In keeping with the “UNPLUG” theme, I thought it fitting to share a grouping of items that I would love to see in a windowed-corner as a reading area. I adore that side table with the built in storage, the chair is right up my alley and would be quite comfy with a blanket and ottoman. To round things off, a reading lamp is a must.
I actually have a stack of art and design books I’ve been wanting to pore over. I’ll come back and share the ones I like here with you! :)
PS – thank you so much to everyone who took the time to comment on my previous post about disengaging from social media. My shoulders have already felt lighter and my mind more free. You all are the best!
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It’s always a good weekend when I get to log some extra hours in bed. Got the blue painting done that I had mentioned earlier (it’s up above the bed now) – yay! It was supposed to be representative of being underwater in the ocean and looking up at the light. Which is how I feel a lot of the time. Not so much in a negative sense; more that I’m always in pursuit of enlightenment and bettering myself. But Henry suggested that it also looks like the light of the moon shining through on a cloudy night. I can see that…and of course, I love the night sky, so that was a welcome appraisal. A calming piece for the bedroom.
I’d like to absorb the entire inventory from this Belgian furniture gallery. Great curation – go have a look.
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This is probably one of my favorite rooms I’ve posted in a while. I just never tire of clean, Scandinavian interiors – and those lamps are gorgeous. I’ve been missing the ocean lately, and there is something really special about these two bodies of water that meet, but don’t mix (in the Gulf of Alaska). You can read a bit more about the science behind it if you follow the link below. Happy Monday!
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Bed. That’s pretty much where I’ve wanted to be all weekend. We just got a new mattress (HEAVEN) – my poor old crippled back and sad shoulders (wah, wah) have been thanking me for finally caving/making that purchase. Wouldn’t mind relaxing in that bedroom above – can I have that chair please? And that view — yes. There was one foggy, wonderful day earlier this week, and it just made me so ready for fall. I even got to fall asleep to the sound of rain the other night! Bring on the cool weather, universe. It’s sweater buying time.
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Hey there! It’s nice to finally be back! Well…we moved over the past weekend, are are now living in West Seattle – we LOVE it over here. It has a small town, beachy feel…and there are tons of great little shops, bakeries and restaurants in walking distance. Settling in happened really naturally and easily, which is always pleasant. I’ve loved every second of decorating the new place – it actually looks really similar to the style of the photo above (although we don’t have a a beautifully battered Chesterfield)…lots of black and white with touches of green, and shades of blue for a really tranquil feel. I’m so happy to have white walls again; everything feels more open and clean.
The view here is of Monomy Shoals in Massachusetts – it was taken from a biplane – aren’t the colors and natural patterns in the water exquisite?
I just wanted to mention a couple little things changing on the blog too; I’ve had some time to think during my break, and I want to reconfigure things around here to keep this blog manageable and true to who I am. So from now on, ‘On the Table’ will still be around, but it isn’t going to be a weekly feature anymore. With the TMJ, it’s been tough to try and create meals that aren’t all mush, because I really can’t eat them. So that will be a more sporadic column, along with my ‘Musings’ feature. I always want to make sure those posts are coming from the heart, and I feel that I’ve done a really good job of that thus far. I don’t want ‘Musings’ to ever become forced when I’m not having a very insightful week.
You know, I’ve never been really good at sticking to routines when it comes to blogging, which I’m sheepish to admit. I like to blog in a more organic way, as inspiration hits…which is usually in ebbs and flows as most things in life are. Instead of trying to fight it, I think I’ll work with it – why not?
I hope you guys are cool with the changes to come. I’m excited to get back into the swing of things and share some inspiration! I’ve got some more awesome people coming up for ‘Objets de Valeur’, so stay tuned! And thanks again for hanging in there while I took some time off. :)
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I’ve gotta major crush on that jade colored wall. Add a mountain/lake scene in, and boom! — perfection.
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Utah is a state I’ve always wanted to visit. It’s rugged landscape looks so beautiful, and the Great Salt Lake (which is sometimes pink!) is just stunning. This room is pretty incredible too…the beams and windows are so, so good.
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