3 little Miracles

3 little Miracles

Friday, October 23, 2009

Inspiring spaces

I LOVE picking up new magazines on the newstand or getting ones that I know I already love in the mail.  When I have a free moment, with the boys down for naps or off playing with Grandma, I curl up on the sofa with one of my favotire interior design inspiring magazines and pour over the pages.  I usually hold onto these jewels for several months, exploring their pages over and over again, until it is time to make room for new friends and inspiring pages.  When it is time to say goodbye, I pour one more time through its beautiful images and tear our my favorite ideas and then I laminate some, pin some to my design board in the office, and place others in my dream file for future reference.

Today was one of those days when I had a few moments to myself and so I used my time wisely to carefully go through 2 French Country magazines and 1 Southern Lady and wanted to share a few of the inspiring spaces that I fell in love with.  First, is this DREAM KITCHEN from Southern Lady magazine May/June 2009 issue.  I love this space so much, the beautiful detailed white cabinets, the highly detailed crown molding, the surface space of the counters, the amount of storage, it all screams COOK IN ME!

My next inspiring space is from French Country magazine.  This is a room I dream of having ONE DAY, a room that is so cozy where the sofa screams to me "come curl up with a book and a cup of hot tea" so casual and welcoming.  I love the white, yellow, and red, so warm and inviting and yet clean and uncluttered.  Sadly I could not get the other half of this picture scanned in well, there was a white wing chair facing the sofa with a yellow and red damask print back pillow in it and the slip cover a tiny bit of red embroidered detail near the top of the wingback.  IN addition, their was a large red and white buffalo check sofa floating in its  own space.

So what magazines and spaces inspire your inner interior decorator?

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, I love your design board!! I can tell you and I have similar tastes, but - now that I live out in Arizona (beautiful desert design) I find very little French Country or Shabby design so I've learned to LUV rustic and comfy lodge look! However, when I'm back visiting family in NC, GA, or FL I savor every minute of the softer side of design! Also, I love the look of your blog!
    Sweet Blessings!