Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Design Philosophy, or what my house wants to be when it grows up

One of the things I've been having the most fun with since I bought the CB (... let's be honest - even well before I bought the CB) is scouring the internet for inspiration pictures to help me design my dream house. I love natural colors*, light, airy rooms and clean lines. These pictures capture some of what I hope to bring to my house in the coming months.

I can't get enough of mid-century design right now. Hello, bandwagon, I'm here, but I do like the straight lines juxtaposed with the egg-shaped lamp and the round footstool and curvy chair.

(I stupidly did not make a note of where I found this image - if anyone knows, please tell me and I will link to the site. I suspect it's from Design*Sponge or Apartment Therapy.)

I also love rustic fabrics and textures with more classic pieces. Stay tuned for my burlap Roman shades for the front room, coming soon.

(via Design*Sponge)

My new kitchen is not this big, but I love pretty much everything about this one.

(also via Design*Sponge)

I'm planning a breakfast nook something like this for the corner of the front room nearest the kitchen. How great are the topiaries?

(Design*Sponge. Are we seeing a pattern here?)

Check out the powder room on the left - I'm digging a darker color in the bathroom set off with bright, bright white.

(via loving living small)

This is just neat. Again with the bold color and bright white. (I didn't go quite so all-out with my bedroom wall color, but I do have white butterfly wall decals from PopWall that I will be graphic-ing things up with a bit.

(also via loving living small)

I named both this and the previous picture "airy bedroom" in my "house and garden inspiration" folder. Don't you just want to move in and curl up with a good book? I do.

(via Apartment Therapy)

So there you have it. I will be on a pretty tight budget for the foreseeable future, so the goal will be to decorate a pretty, airy, design-conscious house on a budget.

Ready, set, go.

*Bright, bright green is a natural color. I have philodendron plants to prove it.


Amy said...

I can't wait to see what the CB is going to look like when it grows up!! It's going to look fabulous, thats for sure :)

Anonymous said...

Cool pics! You know you can load your pics on a flash drive at Walgreen or CVS, right? I have the connector that works on the old desktop, but not on our laptops. We're too modern for it.


Faith said...

Love love love the style you are going with there, lady! How do we heart Design Sponge? Holy cow. It's a daily site I visit. (Perhaps we ARE BFFs who have yet to meet. ;-)

So you are so cute with the swappity swap! You had to go to such great lengths to get it to me! Thank you for that. :-) I'm so excited, I'm bursting with fruit flavor. I cannot even begin to tell you how much i adore getting packages in the mail. Yay for Amanda and her lovely ideas! I shall certainly let you know when it arrives. There shall be squeals involved, I'll tell you that.

Thank you again so much! Oober excited. :-)