Decorating & House Inspiration

Decorating & House Inspiration

I know most of us are just about to be up to our ears preparing stuffing and sweet potatoes or a holiday project of some sort, but I am still thinking about my upcoming move! It is looking more and more like we will be moving to a newer house rather than the 1920s and 1930s houses I’ve lived in most of my life. This will be an interesting new adventure!

While it could be awhile before we buy another house (since we have to sell our existing one first), I know the day is coming, so I am pumping myself up for how much fun this will be. Yes, I’m daydreaming. When I should be packing. Or preparing ahead for my Thanksgiving meal.

Decorating & House Inspiration

I know you all have heard me say this before, but I look at lovely pictures because I get inspired by the possibilities. While we will be cutting back and downsizing in a major way, and will be buying a pretty average house, I can still get ideas from fancier houses in magazine photos.

Decorating & House Inspiration

No, it doesn’t get me depressed to look at beautiful rooms! I know my new house won’t be magazine cover worthy, but I can find ideas by studying photos.

I notice things like the way the light comes in a window. Reminds me how important light is to how a home feels and I need to watch for that when I house hunt. I notice wood ceilings and paneling on walls. I watch for details I can add over time to give a house character. I notice striped rugs. I love the beachy look they give.

Decorating & House Inspiration

Decorating & House Inspiration

I notice pleasing color combinations, achieved through paint, fabrics and accessories. I zero in on the creative way they furnished a home, how things have been layered and ideas I can replicate myself with a can of spray paint or a trip to the thrift store.

Decorating & House Inspiration

I am getting more excited about moving and all the adventures ahead! I wish I could fast forward through the moving part and get on to the creating of my new home! I will feel blessed no matter where we hang our hats. Ok, back to the holidays. Thanks for indulging me in my daydreaming!

PS. My HomeGoods post today is up! See one of my favorite year round and holiday accessories in my home!

ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF THE FEATHER YOUR NEST APRON DRAWING!

USING A RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR, GINA HAS CHOSEN #59 MELISSA MASHBURN! WOOT WOOT! Congratulations, Mel! Email me your address and you’ll be looking so cute for holiday baking!!

All photos: House Beautiful

Before and After Room Makeover: Painting Brick

Before and After Room Makeover: Painting Brick

Just wanted to show you a quick before & after from the House Beautiful website!

I thought this was a great example of the power of paint (well, OK, and some new furniture)! What a difference, huh?

Before and After Room Makeover: Painting Brick

Photos House Beautiful
Before and After Room Makeover: Painting Brick
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