Posts filed under ‘inspiration’
Nick and I often daydream about our little cabin in the woods that we’d love to own someday. I’m not sure how this obsession started necessarily, but it grew over time with vacations to places like Eagles Mere, PA; Jackson Hole, WY; Maine; Hudson, NY; and Bear Mountain. The little modern pre-fab that we want to build has yet to be fully fleshed out in terms of what it we’d like to build or even where we’d like to build it. But I know that one day…we’ll figure out the how, when, and budget. This nebulous style of cabin that we’d like to live in is what I loosely refer to the style as “modern rustic.” I am telling you all this because today I found some beautiful inspiration of what may be close to perfect.
Isn’t this little cabin to die for?! I mean, we’d probably need to modify a few things. Such as where is the bathroom? I’d want a real fireplace vs a wood-burning stove, and perhaps a slightly larger kitchen and deck. But otherwise, I love it’s tiny footprint. It remindds me of another one of my favorite little houses, the Shot Trot via Hometta. This one is designed for warmer climates, but again…perhaps could be modified for mountain retreats.
Does anyone have any other inspiration that you’d like to shared? I’m sure that I’ll be collecting images of my dream modern/rustic cabin for quite a long time before we’ll ever get to build one!
I’m currently feeling this grey/blue color for my master bedroom. (Imagine this mixed with the other bedroom inspiration from before…)modern bedroom design by san francisco architect Feldman Architecture, Inc.
I’ve come to this conclusion after attempting two other paint colors that were dismal failures. I let my fiancee pick the color that I painted two days ago, and it turned out to be a form of acidic yellow. Wouldn’t you know that I have a very strong aversion to yellow on my walls? I didn’t even know it until now. Well, hopefully this nice, calm grey/blue will work better. Right now my walls are four different colors. I’ll have to take a picture and upload it to share.
And I’m obsessed with this image for the moment.
photo by Nick Steever, of course.
Thankfully I know the person who built this. Maybe I can convince her to show me just how to re-work it for my own mantle… Hmm.
photo via YoungHouseLove.
First, let me be transparent in saying that this is a re-post from a great blog All Things Lovely. This guest cottage from Robin Brown that she posted about is absolutely outrageous. How can I be jealous, envious, sad, excited, in love and filled with lust all mixed up in one? I don’t know…but these these photos elicit major emotion in me. I want to be there. I love the owner, and hate her all at the same time (because she’s not me). Is that wrong? *sigh*
Anyways…here’s the house porn.
Do you think Nick will mind if I cheat on him with a pink refrigerator?
Hello Mr. Built-in, please meet my vintage bone china collection. Oh…no…it’s MY pleasure!
Dinner party al fresco? Okay…why not?
I mean…c’mon. Vintage sofa? I don’t love all this kind of fringe normally…but I could prop my feet up on this and eat nachos. No problem.
Welcome to my garden! (ssshhh! This used to be my headboard!)
Too hot outside in the garden? Then let’s hang on the porch and drink some lemonade.
Omg…true love just happened. I hope that Nick isn’t too upset with me. Thanks again to All Things Lovely for sharing these with us [originally].
It’s wonderful being surrounded by creativity each day. And I can truly say that one of my favorite creative / talented individuals is my friend Nishat Akhtar. In the process of trying to work on my own wedding invitations, I love stopping by to see what Nishat is up to…and this little something just made me smile so much that I felt compelled to share it with the rest of you.
She created this daily love note box for her newlywed friends. It was inspired by old slide & specimen containers. The box contains 365 tiny envelopes, each containing a note about love, excitement, or adventure, one for every day for their first year of marriage! How amazing is that?! I absolutely love it. How much would you love to have one of these for yourself?
See more about Nishat and her talent here.
In the midst of enjoying (and obsessing over) my own porch, I saw this post over at Apartment Therapy DC and had total porch envy!! As much as I love my own porch, how awesome would it be to have one that I could sleep on as well!! Oh. My. God.