Five Friday Faves #4
Sorry for the lack of Five Friday Faves last week (if anyone even noticed). We had a really, really crappy week last week as far as home ownership goes, and the last thing I wanted to think about was interior design and decor. In fact, I almost threw in the towel with this blog altogether because if I hated our house and hated owning it so much, why even blog about it? Yeah, it was that kind of week.
But no fear! This week has been 100000x better, and I’ve decided to keep up the house-decorating, and blogging about it. So here are five images that are inspiring me this week:
I’m not huge on this all-white-walls trend that’s been going on, but this space is definitely an exception. Normally I find that all-white rooms look cold and drab and sad, but the wood tones throughout this room balance out the white and make for a warm, inviting space. I also love that the shelves are actually holding books, that aren’t color-coded or coordinated at all! One of my biggest pet peeves in the home blog world is when people fill their bookshelves entirely with tchotchkes and decor, and don’t have any books. We have one shelf like that in our house right now, and that’s only because all of our books are still packed in boxes in my office. Once we build the built-ins in the living room, though, the books are coming out.
I love, love, love the classic black and white of this exterior, with the brick porch and portico and the simple green landscaping. This is really making me want to paint our front door black!
This is a little more country than I normally go in my decor, but I love the way all the patterns in this image play off of each other — from the pillows to the window valance to the table settings to the beadboard — I just love it all. And it looks so cozy!
Another family room that I’m in love with. And again with the white wall trend! I don’t know what I can even say about this image; I just love everything in it.
Here’s a DIY kitchen makeover that I really love. All she did was take the doors off two of the cabinets to make open shelving, decorated the countertops, and added a rug — but it makes a huge difference in taking a space from builder-grade-looking to custom and homey. It’s crazy what small changes can make such big differences in a room!
What are you loving this week?