Monday, January 4, 2010

Finding New Inspiration

I hope everyone is having a wonderful 2010 so far. I have thought long and hard about resolutions and I am keeping mine short, but not so simple for me. I am going to try to live in the moment- really focus on the present, to continue to work hard and grow my business but keep my life more balanced and continue to grow my faith. I saw this in Square Books in Oxford on New Years Day and I thought it was a great thing to read to start out the new year....
And for a little house inspiration.......
How great is the red against the black and white? This house designed by Steven Grambrel has so many ideas I am saving to use.
Did you notice the walls and floor above?
Love this kitchen, the dark windows, the benches, the floors, the hood, the backsplash....
Yep, I wouldn't mind my days starting in that shower.
I am still planning on doing my dining room in a high gloss, hopefully in January.
I know, I know....
All home images Elle Decor.

25 comments:

Blueprint Bliss said...

Love that last photo. Let's catch up soon!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

That kitchen KILLS me! Happy New Year!

Brooke said...

This is that bathroom I was telling you about! I thought of you instantly! Happy New Yr~

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DesBisoux said...

well...i think you've picked a great goal! it is so hard sometimes to stop looking back or forward and just ENJOY what we have now...but it is a wonderful feeling when you get there!
happy new year!

Lauren said...

awesome resolution!! we've been working on it (we need constant reminding) for a couple of years now & it really does make life better.

JMW said...

Love the piece by Nadine Stair - what a great sentiment! And, the red frames on the walls are fabulous. I love being surrounded by family photos and that would such a chic way to do it.

Katie said...

Happy New Year! I am jealous you were in Oxford and at Square Books! Love the room inspiration! Especially that kitchen!! :)

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Great resolution, it is probably the wisest way to approach life and yet the hardest...

Love the kitchen with the two benches! Ah to have that much room!!

Janell

Kristin said...

Wow, that shower!! The most beautiful ever! Thank you for an inspiring blog :)

short southern momma said...

Thanks SO much for stopping by! I am loving your blog and you have GREAT taste! Hope your having a great day! = )

Dallas Shaw said...

love the block doors in that one shot
dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Henley on the Horn said...

My parents have the prettiest living room with high gloss and several layers of green paint that give the walls texture. I will try to find a pic. As a decorator, you would love it! Happy 2010! You have great resolutions.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Oh I love it all. Happy New Year!

botanical brouhaha said...

Saw the picture of that hallway just yesterday while hanging out at Barnes & Noble with my husband...we are definitely doing that in 2010! What a great way to display LOTS of photos...

carlee said...

What beautiful images, hope you're having a wonderful New Year!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

These images are so beautiful! I have not made any resolutions for the new year but I like yours.

Aaron@CheapThrillsDecorating said...

Love these!...and thanks for the comment about Dwell Studio for Target's nursery stuff...it made me take a second look and that's what I ended up getting!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

Loooove that bathroom.

You better hire someone to skim coat your walls before you paint them high gloss, unless you lucked out with an old house with smooth walls:)

I did a semi-gloss in our old bathroom. It was a dark raisin color. I cried. It showed every bulge, every nail head, every microscopic scratch. We had to do a do over.

Southern Aspirations said...

LOVE that kitchen and wall especially! And your new years resolution. I was a bit cheeky in my post today but I too am going to really try to make the most of each moment. Sad that we have to sometimes remind ourselves to do that!!

Developing Designs said...

Love this space, love your resolution more :) Awhile back I saw a bumper sticker that resonated with me, "BE HERE NOW". I remind and repeat this to myself every time I feel like I'm losing the concept. As simple as it might sound, it does the trick. :) Happy New Year. xo

PS~Erin said...

Wonderful inspiration... You've provided me some much of that since I came across your blog. Thank you.

That kitchen! Those floors! Love it all!

Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

That kitchen was another highlight from this months Elle Decor, my fiancee channeling his inner "gay best friend" even commented on how fly it was. Happy New Year!

LindsB said...

I'm obsessed with those walls in the bedroom, they are so lovely and make me want to paint mine asap!

Furniture removalists said...

Oh! I love the bath room, the wood color looks stunning and the glass partition looks gorgeous very sexy bath room.

Display homes said...

I’ am in love with that kitchen and the bathroom is divine! I love it.