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Finding Cottage Style for a 70’s Ranch

Lately, I’ve been pondering how to add a little bit of cottage style to our 70’s ranch. I know it seems an odd match, but I think it could work. Especially if I work in a few beachy accents. I’m…

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

Studio Bomba

Studio Bomba

Do you dream of being a shop owner someday in the future? I do. I think it’s the type of job where Frank and I would excel. And these photos of Studio Bomba in Western Australia do nothing to squash…

Black, White, and Gold All Over

Black, White, and Gold All Over

Photography by Stoffer Photography for Style Me Pretty. If you work from home, you know a well-designed space is a must have to find the right balance between work + life. This Chicago home of the Everygirl co-founder Danielle Moss…

7 Ways to Add Apartment Syle

7 Ways to Add Apartment Syle

Photography by Eleonore Bridge. Odds are, your first apartment in college is going to be a few steps down from your parent’s home. It’s part of expanding those wings and flying out of the nest. You don’t have the finances…

Travel Guest Room

Travel Guest Room

Photography by Rebekah Burder. When you live internationally, guest accommodation is a must have. And when you love to travel, you collect a lot of random knick knacks that don’t really go with anything else in your home. Enter the…

A Dalarna Farmhouse

A Dalarna Farmhouse

Photography by Magdalena Björnsdotter for Lantliv. I have this dream for a country cottage that hasn’t been met. My ideal second home would contain simple, uncluttered, homespun decor with hardwoord floors perfect for bare feet. There would be a porch…

A Greek Cottage

A Greek Cottage

Photography by Aiolou Architects. Do you dream of owning a vacation home in sunny Greece? I do. Especially if it’s this completely modern Greek cottage in the hills of the Taygetus mountains. The home was built on the ruins of…

Charcoal Gray Wall via Design Sponge. Designed by Jess Lively.

Gold is the new Gray

Photography by Daniel Peter for Jess Lively and Design Sponge. Gold is the new gray of 2013. It’s everywhere, and while at first I didn’t like it, the metallic color has grown on me. Mostly because I follow blogs like…

Pink Couch via Style me Pretty Living

A Modern Home in Coral Pink

Photography by Courtney Apple Photography via Style Me Pretty Living. You know a home with a coral pink couch is going to be bold and colorful, but what if I said it could be modern and fresh as well? If…

Pops of Color in a French Flat

Pops of Color in a French Flat

Photography by Julien Fernandez for Style Me Pretty Living. A bit of addition on the blog today. Add one professional colorist to a former repair shop, family renovation team, and indoor courtyard. What do you get? A modern flat filled…

Copenhagen Color

Copenhagen Color

Photography by Jenny Brandt for Design Sponge. There are some home decor images that go viral on Pinterest and blogs, and the image above of the purple dining room table with a colorful map wall behind it is one such…

modern turquoise sofa

A Colorful Mid-Century Home

Photography by Laure Joliet Photography for Design Love Fest and LA Times. What do you get when you mix a design blogger with a professional decorator? A colorful mid-century home filled with bright pops of color and vintage details. Details…

Naturally Lit Homes

Naturally Lit Homes

Let’s talk about natural light, as in, so many homes have too little of it. Windows are covered up with blinds and curtains, instead of showcasing the view, we hide it. I say enough!  Get rid of those asthma causing…

wood paneling antler chandelier

Blue Ridge Retreat

Photography by Brie Williams for Garden & Gun. The Blue Ridge Mountains have long promoted a simple lifestyle that is comfortably austere. Utilizing simple furniture built with natural materials and garden gates made of naturally weathered wood, this vacation home featured…

A Large Scale Living Wall

A Large Scale Living Wall

Photography by Jessica Antola for Dwell. Here in Ireland, the days are getting noticeably longer, the sun is peering through the clouds more frequently, and my sweet pea seedlings have been planted in their plastic miniature greenhouses. But it’s still…

Gray + Brown Bedroom

Gray + Brown Bedroom

Photography by Rebekah Burder for Honeysuckle Life. Our last home was DIY focused because we had the space, tools, and supplies to do so. Here in Ireland, we haven’t invested in the tools required nor have we sourced supply options…

Office Space

Office Space

Photography for Burfors via My Scandinavian Home. My home office consists of a borrowed desk with one drawer. My books and magazines are downstairs, art supplies are in another room, and nothing is designed, and I’m really missing my little…

Sweet Carolina

Sweet Carolina

Photography by Stacey Van Berkel-Haines for Garden & Gun. When a blogging friend shared this party barn from Garden & Gun on Twitter, I knew I had to share. While dead animals staring at me from a wall have never been…

Imperfectly Perfect

Imperfectly Perfect

I’ve been thinking a lot about decor blogging, and how it relates to how I view my home. I think it’s easy to view images of someone else’s perfectly decorated and styled home, and believe that your home would never…

Quirky Parisian

Quirky Parisian

Photography and Styling by Laëtitia & Philippe Rissetto for e-mag deco. Quirky. It’s the best word I have to describe this Parisian loft owned by Anouk Dossin, a real estate agent. From the giant egg to the perfectly miniature child’s dining…

Vintage Christmas

Vintage Christmas

Photography by Frederikke Heiberg for Lantliv. Found via My Scandinavian Home, another simple Swedish home full of holiday cheer. I absolutely love the amount of light this home has. As well as the pine cuttings and simple decor, like the cut-from-the-forest…

God Jul

God Jul

  Photography by Carina Olander for Lantliv. The simple and natural Christmas decorations in this Stockholm home, as well as the love that is so obviously displayed in this young family, has me tearing up. This past year, and the…

My Living Room

My Living Room

Photography by Rebekah Burder for Honeysuckle Life. I posted a few images of our living room on Instagram, and then realized that I wanted to share on the blog. We live in a completely renovated cottage just outside of Kilkenny,…

Modern Dublin

Modern Dublin

Photography by Donal Murphy Photography for Design, etc. Located in Sandymount, a suburb of Dublin, this century-old nest has been completely renovated, painted in greys, and feathered with quirky accessories that make me smile. Owned by Carla Benedetti and Jason…

Julie Pointer

Julie Pointer

Photography by Julie Pointer. I’ve had this home tour bookmarked for several months now. I’ve seen it pop up on a few blogs, and wasn’t sure if I wanted to share. But while I scour the web for content every…

Belgian Farmhouse

Belgian Farmhouse

Photography by Romain Ricard for Elle Decoration. There’s something about this farmhouse, featured on Style Files, that seems almost unreal. The way the book lays on the floor by the rug, or the lack of reflections or shadows. I honestly…

Modern Nadmorski

Modern Nadmorski

Nadmorski by Loft: Magdalena Adamus. Another beautiful design by Magdalena Adamus.  What I love most about her work is how she mixes Ikea (the chrome floor lamp) with higher end design (Muuto). I’ve spent a few minutes each day in her…

Church Family

Church Family

Photography by Sara Svenningrud for Residence. A refurbished church turned into a creative space for a small family to grow, with a large scale Christian Peneff piece and a focus on simple design. Just lovely.  

Sweet Farmhouse

Sweet Farmhouse

Photography by Patrice Hauser for Côté Maison. Details to drool over in this Brittany farmhouse: the vintage farmhouse door refurbished into a table, metal hooks lining a hallway that runs the length of the house, and double beds in the…

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