Chasing Dream Houses

The Inspired Room blog - Family Room and Kitchen

I love going to open houses and being invited in to snoop around :). Ya'll probably love to do that too, right? Does your area still host a "Street of Dreams"? That was my favorite house-related yearly tradition for years and years (we moved so I … ** Read more **

New Plantation Shutters

The Inspired Room Dining Room - Copper Lantern Plantation Shutters and Ikat Curtains

I've always been in love with classic plantation shutters. I had them installed in my last two houses in Portland and they were always one of my favorite features. They make me feel like I'm living on a coastal plantation, with the ocean breezes … ** Read more **

Master Bathroom: A Simple Refresh {update}

The Inspired Room Simple Bathroom Paint Refresh - Before and After

This post is in partnership with Homewerks. A couple of weeks ago I shared that I was ready to paint my master bathroom. We've lived in this house for six and a half years and hadn't painted our walls in the bathroom at all. They were still the same … ** Read more **

{Small Spaces} My Upstairs Hallway Bookshelf

The Inspired Room Blog - Hallway Bookshelf

Earlier this year I started looking for a small cabinet or bookcase for the top of our staircase in our hall. You can see this little spot all the way from downstairs in the entry, so it always felt like it needed something more interesting than just … ** Read more **

Beautiful Collections {Wooden Spoons and Spatulas}

Wooden Spoons - Dreamware by Polders Old World Market - Old World Kitchen

I've always been sensitive about our home. I don't mean sensitive in that I'm self-conscious, easily offended, or that I cry all the time or have a bleeding heart, but rather that I feel like I am particularly aware of how things look and feel around … ** Read more **

Set the Mood: Small Backyard Party for Two (& Giveaway)

The Inspired Room Backyard Corner

This post was created in partnership with TIKI® brand. All photos and opinions are my own! I love creating special backyard spaces. My little "secret garden" corner of our yard is far from finished, but I dream of the day it will be bursting with … ** Read more **

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