Now that we have the lovely teal rug I’ve been coveting, the living room is finally feeling like it’s coming together, and my focus is shifting to creating the perfect cozy space for the bedroom. We upgraded our mattress to a Westin Heavenly Bed during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this summer, but haven’t yet bought a bed frame. A fabric covered headboard is at the top of my list, with heavy drapes for the windows to keep out the cold; greys mixed with dark walls and bold accessories.
Here’s a little visual inspiration:
via apartment therapy
via designed for life
via west elm
via amanda prior
We’re renting right now but once we’re ready to buy, I know one thing I want is a big kitchen with a million useful things filling it up. Chalkboard walls covered in notes and recipes, pots and pans hung up for all to see, big windows to cook by the light of day, and all my silly little tools organized in all the cupboard space a cook could dream of.
via tasty tuesday
via rural girl
via meggie lynne
What do you dream of?
Now that winter is upon us, I’m starting to nest even more than usual. And spending more evenings burying myself in a book. As our collection grows and grows, we’re going to need a little more shelving to hold it all. Hopefully something like these!
via apartment 34
via marie claire maison
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Blue Chair Fruit Early Girl Tomato Jam + Lemon Marmalade
Seersucker Cloth Napkins
Vintage British Preserve Pan
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Hit the office for a few hours this morning and then did a little shopping with the husband. We bought a Westin Heavenly Bed on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and it has me making a list of all the other things we’re dreaming of, to make this house a home.
Chair / Rug / End Table / Coffee Table / Throw / Sofa / Lamp / Leather Pouf
My darling husband forwarded me a link to this gorgeous little blog called House of Earnest and I spent hours skimming all the loveliness. I saw this adorable DIY and thought, ‘Even I can do this!’ Are they just the sweetest?
Just 4 easy steps! Click here for complete directions.
images via house of earnest
We did it! We found a little house in my favorite neighborhood that we fell in love with! We’re moving in next month and I can hardly wait. The owner is nearly finished with the renovations and it is so lovely! We’ll be renting, so that we can save a little more money before we buy, and so we’re sure this is where we want to commit. But I can imagine us staying in this house for a few years at least!
One of the things I’m most thrilled about is the gigantic back yard. There are three levels (top two shown below). There will be a small patio area, a grassy area above and a huge space for gardening at the back of the yard. I plan on growing as much food as possible! We’re thinking greens and herbs and onions and garlic and… what else grows well in Western Washington? I’m hoping eventually half of what I eat (at least in the summer!) comes from our garden.
images via my iphone
Lately we’ve been spending quite a bit of time house hunting. It is exhilarating and exasperating. The first open house we went to had 20-ish other folks there at the same time as us, desperately filling out rental applications as fast as they possibly could. We took our time checking the place out first, and needless to say, did not get the place. Boo! On to more failures – no shows by owners, the strong smell of animals… it’s been a tough couple of weeks. But we are getting a much clearer picture of exactly what we want in a home (a fresh scent, for starters). Maybe I should just start with getting a coffee table? We’ve been in this apartment two years and still don’t have one.
I want something with a little visual interest, but I’m not great at committing to interesting furniture.
What’s catching my eye:
nook table via apartment therapy
urban outfitters gallery table
or maybe just something simple that fits into my current aesthetic…
rich brilliant table
At this point, anything besides my weird old wood side table things from college would be good idea.