Inspiration:: 3 Things to Love

1. A Charming Cottage Kitchen

Inspiration:: 3 Things to Love
{Cottage Living: My Home Ideas, above}

2. A Happy Craft Area

Inspiration:: 3 Things to Love

{Coastal Living, above}

3. A place to kick off your shoes

Inspiration:: 3 Things to Love{Southern Living, above}

Inspiration:: 3 Things to Love


  1. Love the craft area! That is a pic to save!
    .-= Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish´s last blog ..My Patio Book Nook Transformation! =-.

  2. Yes…Yes…Yes!
    .-= linda@LimeintheCoconut´s last blog ..Summer moves in with ego in Florida… =-.

  3. The red/orange accent color used in the craft room really POPS. A color choice I wouldn’t have considered, but now I know it would have been my loss.
    .-= Laurie-Jean´s last blog ..An ivy metal bowl, candle holder and a SNAKE! =-.

  4. Loved the craft corner…love your posts, Melissa!
    .-= sharon´s last blog ..The beauty of old Mangalorean homes: A photo feature =-.

  5. Love the place to kick off your shoes!!!
    .-= Stephanie´s last blog ..Happy Anniversary NINE Years! =-.

  6. I’m pretty sure I have all 3 of those in my inspiration files…

    oh to dream…

  7. Sigh! That porch… I love to sit outside – that porch is my dream : ) So inviting! Thanks for posting…
    .-= Megan McGhee´s last blog ..Easy, Yummy Recipes =-.

  8. I love all three of these spaces. It’s hard to pick a favorite but I always try! I think it’s that pretty porch. It just looks like the perfect place to relax.
    .-= Lesley @ The Design File´s last blog ..A colorful kids room to inspire your own design =-.

  9. Jillian says:

    I ALWAYS love your posts!!!!!!!! I get on and check them every morning! I loved the cottage kitchen-it is so me! I am also a Southern Living rep, so your posts always inspire me, and give me some great ideas for my next shows-Thank You!!!!!!

  10. I love the kitchen and am looking for a small island like that one. Thanks for the inspiration.
    .-= Jean´s last blog ..I am featured today on Tip Junkie! =-.

  11. I love the idea of a special little place to unwind and curl up with a good read. I always remember one celebrity house that was featured and the lady had a “flower room” … just her own pretty little space to entertain friends or snuggle on a recliner to read her mags. Would love a little “flower room” too :) Sigh!!! Nice to dream.

  12. I love the kitchen!
    .-= Mrs.Rabe´s last blog ..Happy Birthday, Nate! =-.

  13. Melissa, I cannot tell you how much I enjoy your blog! You are a talented lady and really know how to inspire! Thank you so much for beautiful pictures and inspiration!

  14. Ohhh the kitchen is PERFECT… all the windows! I’m swooning!!
    .-= ella @ LA DOLCE VITA´s last blog ..Porches =-.

  15. Love the last pic! I can imagine spending a lot of time there!
    .-= desiree@lookiloos´s last blog ..Willow Glen Cottage Remodel with Modern Flair =-.

  16. I would love a porch like that. Maybe someday.
    .-= teresa´s last blog ..My Dads house- =-.

  17. Love the lighting in the kitchen – urgently need lights for my own kitchen but the ceiling is too low for that style!
    .-= Sarah @ Natural History (and Passementerie!)´s last blog ..Striped Rugs Galore =-.

  18. I love all these inspiration photos! I just hung pendant lights over my island in the kitchen…i’m trying for a cozy cottage kitchen. It’s getting there.
    .-= Pink and Polka Dot´s last blog ..Kitchen Lights =-.

  19. Wonderful wall color in that craft room! Are those plate racks right over the kitchen windows? Wonder what that looks like from outside and I wonder how windows are washed. Hmmmm…
    .-= Vee´s last blog ..Memorial Day 2010 =-.

  20. My fav is the place to kick off your shoes….that is totally my style!!!

  21. Oooh, I’d take any of the three, but right now I think that fabulous sun porch takes the prize! Bliss : )!
    .-= Shelley in SC´s last blog ..The House Across the Street =-.

  22. now that is a craft area to get lost in!
    love the colors……

    oh wish, wish, wish! wishing for a lovely craft room someday!

    thinking of you,

  23. What a fun craft area that would be!

  24. Me too! To all three :)
    .-= Eileen´s last blog ..Featuring Layla & Kevin of The Lettered Cottage =-.

  25. I love the craft room – fun and tidy!
    .-= Lynn from For Love or Funny´s last blog ..Cleaning unearths clues that I’m insane, so I don’t clean anymore. =-.

  26. You’re right. I could move right into each one of those rooms and not have to touch a thing.
    .-= pam rosenberg´s last blog ..Thank You Cathy at Check It Off =-.

  27. I couldn’t agree with you more, on all 3! (But *especially* loving #1 and 2… <3 <3)
    .-= Mandi´s last blog ..Anyone Want to Buy a House? =-.

  28. I would just live in that sun room. Sigh.

  29. I want all three of those rooms duplicated and put in my home! Dreamy.

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