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Inspiration:: 3 Things to Love

by | May 24, 2010 | Decorating Inspiration, Gardens & Outdoor Rooms, Kitchens

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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}


  1. Tara

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

    oh to dream…

  2. Megan McGhee

    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 =-.

  3. Lesley

    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 =-.

  4. Jillian

    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!!!!!!

    • Melissa

      Thank you so much Jillian!!!

  5. Janine Robinson

    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.

  6. Haven

    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!

    • Melissa

      Aw, thank YOU so much for your kind words!

  7. ella

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

  8. teresa

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

  9. Sarah

    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 =-.

  10. Pink and Polka Dot

    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 =-.

  11. Vee

    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 =-.

  12. Pinky

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

  13. sweet cottage dreams

    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,

  14. Jessica

    What a fun craft area that would be!

  15. Mandi

    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? =-.

  16. Dionna

    I would just live in that sun room. Sigh.

  17. Megan

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


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