Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Inspiring REAL Home Offices

via Lonny Magazine

via Lonny Magazine

via Lonny Magazine

via Apartment Therapy

via Apartment Therapy

via Apartment Therapy

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bring In Some Orange

Starting this week off bright and exciting! Although orange can seem like a scary color to work with, I wanted to show you some inspiration today that might make you change your mind about loud colors in general.  I actually always try to incorporate some orange in my office, because it supposedly boosts creativity! Used in the right way, it can stand out beautifully:

We'd love to relax with our favorite book in this calming nook! See more pretty rooms: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/remodeling/architectural-details/home-design-ideas-distinctive-ceilings/?socsrc=bhgpin022713orangewindowseat=10
via bhg

Smitten Studio

angles, curves, perspective + juxtaposition = one snazzy vignette

Friday, July 18, 2014

Blogs I'm Loving!

Check out some of the amazing blogs I've found recently that are definitely worth a read:

This dinning room screams glamorous to me! The glass above the fireplace makes a huge statement and the rest of this Victorian house tour is lovely - check it out at styleinsideuk.


I am anxiously waiting for one of my favorite bloggers books that's out on preorder now! Erin Gates from Elements of Style has always been a great source of inspiration for me.

Bloesem Living | The Veggie Collection - posters from Vontrueba

Bloesem also featured this new veggie collection of prints by Carmen to spice up your walls! This is a great way to add some color and life to your space.

Love this bar inspired by old crafstmen table, and built from reclaimed pine.  Check out more amazing reclaimed art projects at Sikada Creative.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Layers of color: how to break away from monochrome and embrace color

Sometimes, you can describe what you mean - you need to a picture.  I think the following examples are a great way to describe how to layer different colors in a space to create a harmonious and memorable room.

I've been thinking of painting my office a peachy pink, so it's nice to see real examples.

via Pinterest via House Beautiful

via Lonny

via BHG

Scared?  Start with the guest bed bedding to try your hand at mixing colors.  From their you can build the confidence to work with larger spaces?

Anyone here a master at mixing colors?  Or are you afraid?

via unknown

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Adorable, picturesque Bruges: Continuing on with my summer 2010 backpacking trip

Bruges, Belgium is not to be missed.  It is so cute and charming, and just the right size that you don't feel like you are missing anything.  I'll let the pictures do the talking though.  In the meantime, if you want to read more about Bruges, check out the wikipedia page.

The Market square

The famous Belfry

Unique and adorable houses abound

Anyone reading been to Bruges?  Look like a place you might enjoy?

Thanks to wonderful hubby for all of the fantastic photography he did during our trip!

Here's that list again of all my posts from our travels that I've posted -


•Introduction to my European backpacking trip and a list of places we visited
• Galicia - Baiona and Isle de Cies
• Galicia - the coast, some charming vineyards, and Pontevedra
• Santiago de Compostela and gorgeous hidden beaches
• Gorgeous mountain lakes of Picos de Europa
• Stunning mountains - Picos de Europa
• Bilbao and San Sebastian
• Beautiful Barcelona
• The amazing Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona
• Art Nouveau dream house by Gaudi in Barcelona


• Not to miss - the gorgeous rocky coast of Italy's Cinque Terre
• More from my summer traveling Europe - amazing Rome
• From my summer in Europe - amazing Pompeii
• Turquoise ocean and vineyards on cliffs - the amazingly stunning Amalfi coast
• My Summer in Europe: Pictures from lovely Florence, Italy
• Enchanting Siena
Lake Como, Italy

Jungfrau region, Switzerland, Part 1
Jungfrau region, Switzerland, Part 2

• One of my favorite cities from my European backpacking trips - Ulm, Germany
• Lake Constance
• Cute HOUSE Overload - the charming medieval homes of Germany's Romantic Road
• Regensburg, Germany, and Salzburg, Austria  

• Salzburg
• A charming lakeside village, Hallstatt
Beautiful Vienna
Kunst Haus Wien in Vienna

Budapest Part 1
Budapest Part 2

Czech Republic
Stunning Prague





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