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Inspired By: A Lovely Life

by | Feb 13, 2017 | Decorating Inspiration

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Inspired By: A Lovely Life

Phoebe Howard Design – Coastal Living – Tria Giovan Photography

Did you wake up today and think, “wow, I can’t wait to leap out of bed, it’s going to be such a lovely day!”? I hope you did (but I know Mondays don’t always feel lovely or the most inspiring way to start out a week).Nevertheless, I want to be inspired to live a life of more loveliness, so today I’m sharing a few photos that spoke to me.

I try to envision the kind of mood I want for my life and create that in my home, too. I want a home that is not only lovely look at, but one that means so much more than that to our family. One that inspires us to feel a sense of belonging, peacefulness, joy and comfort.

Have you thought about the kind of life you want to live and how you could reflect that in your home?

Inspired By: A Lovely Life

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Inspired By: A Lovely Life

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I hope you have a lovely day, friend!

Inspired By: A Lovely Life

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  1. Linda Stoll

    I’m headed over to check out those bathrooms one more time … who knew that color could be so compelling?


  2. darlene weir @fieldstonehill

    I just LOVE the word “lovely!” It makes me pause and think on whatever is true….

    xoxo, Dar

  3. Andrea

    “I want to be inspired to live a life of more loveliness.” A yes and amen to this! I love reading your posts to get ideas of how to do this with those little touches in the home. Looking forward to what you share this week!

  4. Kathleen

    Hope you don’t mind one more comment on your green bathroom. Other than the needs-to-be replaced vanity, I think the main problem is the color of that tub. I had a bathroom in a 1931 Cape Cod with that rose-beige color on the tiles (done “in mud” like yours, and with ox blood trim!) and while the tile was pristine that color NEVER looked clean. And, as someone mentioned, the pink of the tub doesn’t seem to match the trim. Maybe just resurface it in white. And here’s something else – sometimes your light bulbs affect the color, if they have too much yellow or blue in them. Good luck; I would be happy to have the green bath in my house.


    Lovely and simple elegance are buzz words for my home and they are what I try to aspire too! Look forward to your suggestions, you always inspire me!! I need to go and read one of my older post on making a home lovely, it is always good to be reminded!! Always love your ideas. I sent you a few inspiration picts. for your bathroom on Pinterest, I hope you got them. I hope tomorrow is a day full of loveliness for you!!
    xo Kathysue

  6. Evy Williams-Burr

    Yes, please have the tub surface professionally resurfaced in white. It can be done, but will need to be treated more gently when cleaning. Be sure to get references from the company you choose., and call them. It should have a guarantee as well, if they are reputable.

    I am a professional designer and have had it done for my clients. Update the floor with a small white hexagon or penny tile, with charcoal grout. ( easier upkeep ) and find an antique piece to make into a vanity with a white sink. ( a small dresser or sewing cabinet) Put a white top of marble or soapstone.

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