Category: Inspiration

What I Love: A Cozy Kitchen

What I Love: A Cozy Kitchen

Our kitchen is one of my favorite spaces, but it needs a little more warmth. It feels like we have an acre of tile, and so I’ve been sourcing and purchasing rugs to break up, and add insulation to, this…

Double Duty Offices

Double Duty Offices

Is your home office in its own room or do you have a “double duty” room? Frank’s office is in a guest room, which can be a bit inconvenient to move out of when we have guests (something that happens…

An Office in Black, White, and Gold

An Office in Black, White, and Gold

One of the areas in my home that needs the most work is my office. Located in a landing between two rooms and a bathroom, it needs a lot of work. I’m using this stylish and modern desk from The…

What I Love: Lisa Grue

What I Love: Lisa Grue

Photo by Jenny Brandt of Dosfamily. Ah, workspaces. The place where we spend a majority of our days, yet gets the least effort. A leftover desk, chewed up pens, and drawers crammed with papers. I’m ready to declare war on…

Vintage Modern Offices

Vintage Modern Offices

My idea of vintage modern is this kind of decor + lifestyle that combines the modern world (technology and streamlined design) with the best of vintage (nostalgia and quality). What makes up a vintage modern office? Furniture of solid materials…

Gallery Walls

Gallery Walls

Vintage Wood Hanger by French Find. Gallery walls, I can’t quit you. I love your budget-friendly design, bohemian style, your ripped pages and prints. Maybe one day I’ll be over my fascination with temporary art displays in the form of gallery…

What I Love: Tobi Fairley

What I Love: Tobi Fairley

Photo by Nancy Nolan for Designers at Home. For this month’s edition of “What I Love”, I picked this bold & beautiful living room designed by Tobi Fairley for Designers at Home, a book by Ronda Rice Carmen. I couldn’t…

10 Feminine Studio Apartments

10 Feminine Studio Apartments

Photography by Stoffer Photography for Rue Magazine, via Breakfast at Toast. I’m going to let you into a little secret that all married women know. Once you marry the love of your life, ruffles and pink go out the window….

School Spirit

School Spirit

Photography by Rebekah Burder. There isn’t another color combination that says, “Back to School” like red, black, and white. The colors of my high school alma mater, it’s hard not to break into the old “HHS is the best” cheer…

Sunrooms Style

Sunrooms Style

Photo by Amy Neunsinger. We have this amazing kitchen and eating area that has vaulted ceilings, four skylights, three doors, and banks of windows on three of the walls. They all combine to create this amazing space that is filled…

What I Love: Media Room

What I Love: Media Room

Photography by Trevor Tondro for New York Times. In the early days of my Pinterest addiction, I had a tendency to just fly by 1,000 photos a day and go “i like” or “i don’t like” without actually thinking about…

Filling Your Walls With Inspiration

Filling Your Walls With Inspiration

  All photos by Leslie of A Creative Mint, found via Decor8. If you’re looking for a an easy way to add a lot of color to your house, an inspiration board will do nicely. To help you get started, here…

Indian Purple

Indian Purple

Photography for House Beautiful. Are you familiar with John Robshaw? He’s a textile designer with a fascination for Indian patterns and bright colors. One of my favorite parts is how he combines multiple patterns (I counted 6 in one photo),…

Neon Brights

Neon Brights

Photography by Brooke Holm for The Design Files. Neon colors aren’t something that I ever thought I would see used successfully in home decor. Outside of homes in Back to the Future 2 and Cocktails, it’s just not a popular color. Until…

Windowsill Gardens

Windowsill Gardens

Spring is definitely starting to happen here in Ireland! I can see buds on trees and bushes, and some of the early indicators of warmer weather, like daffodils, are lining the back roads of County Kilkenny. It’s still a tricky…

Wanted: A Few Good Trees

Wanted: A Few Good Trees

Photography by Simon Watson for Elle Decor. I had to give up my beloved mini ficus when we moved, and feel the need to advertise for a replacement. “Must love pots, tolerate a bit of shade, be willing to clean air,…

How To: Create A Stylish Bathroom

How To: Create A Stylish Bathroom

Happy Monday friends! My focus this month is to organize and design a few of my “trouble” spots. The first, and easiest, is the upstairs bathroom. It’s the one I use daily, and my toiletries have just kind of spread…

Have a Seat

Have a Seat

I’m in need of chairs, the kind that you can sink into and have a good chat. The comfortable kind, placed across from the couch, in a reading loft, or beside a guest bed. We have none, yes, none, in…

Basket Love

Basket Love

I knew I had a problem when I walked in from a shopping trip with four baskets, and my husband responded with, “I guess you can never have too many baskets?” From wire to wicker, handmade to mass produced, I…

Ornaments and Mistletoe

Ornaments and Mistletoe

Photography by Stacey Brandford and Janis Nicolay. Looking at these photos from House & Home has me regretting the decision not to decorate our home. I put out the very few decorations we brought from the States, but they look…

Square

Square

Photography by Laziz Hamani via Arch Daily and Remodelista. Photography and Design by SR Gamble. Found via Fieldstone Hill Design.

Book Towers

Book Towers

  Photography by Unknown (via Becky Hill) and DWR (via French by Design). Drooling over this book tower, and am kicking myself again for not ordering one before we moved. I have yet to find a version in Ireland.

Hotel Droog

Hotel Droog

Droog, a hotel/work space/branding agency/lab in Amsterdam is blowing my mind. Go check out everything they do and you’ll be blown away as well. Found via Studio G.

Ode to Alcoves

Ode to Alcoves

Photography for Mi Casa Revista via Decorology. A short love letter to little alcoves and nooks. I have at least four in the new house, and I’m discovering the world of possibilities for each one. Nooks are the perfect spot to…

Twinsies

Twinsies

Photography by William Waldron for Architectural Digest. Twin beds used in guest rooms and kid’s rooms fascinate me. It’s such a great idea for a multitude of reasons. One, you have a sleepover-friendly room. Two, they’re more elegant and modern…

A Study in Brown and White

A Study in Brown and White

Can you believe these are digital visualizations by Viz Art and not an actual room? I couldn’t. But if you click here to view the rest of the photos you can see details (like the duvet cover) that are clearly…

Cozy Seating Arrangements

Cozy Seating Arrangements

Photography for Domino Magazine. As we enter late summer, my interests are turning towards cozier seating arrangements with plenty of rugs, fireplaces, pillows and throws. A warm and quiet place to chat with friends, sip a cup of coffee, or…

Attics and Dormers

Attics and Dormers

Photography by Pernille Kaalund for Heyhome. Attic rooms have been my favorite ever since a childhood friend’s father renovated their extra storage space into a bedroom and bathroom combo. There was something about the tucked away space that spoke to my…

Entryway Love

Entryway Love

  Photography for Skona Hem. From the elegant to functional, couches to consoles, entryways and mudrooms greet guests and give them a taste of what’s to come in your home. My favorite entryways have a lot of style with a…

Exposed

Exposed

Double Exposure Painting by Pakayla Biehn.

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