Monday, September 27, 2010

Lovely Lanterns

I love they used such unique lighting in this breakfast area. It fits perfectly with the farmhouse feel.

What do you think? Do you like the look of the lanterns?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Outdoor Pillows

Target has marked down what is left of their summer patio furniture and accessories. It is now 75% off!

I found these cute outdoor pillows for $3.24 each. At these prices, it is the perfect and cheapest way to freshen up our outdoor furniture!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Utensil Holders

I saw this picture of the different size white pitchers holding the utensils and I fell in love.

(I believe this picture is from Martha Stewart's website)

I have always been one to keep my kitchen counters free of clutter, but I love this look! You can bet, I will now be on the look out for some pretty white pitchers!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Table Love

I am in love with this table shown on here

It's definitely not your traditional end table (which I love). I think it is the perfect size to place a beautiful vignette just like this it!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

What is on my mind lately?

Can you tell what I have on my mind right now? We are finishing up the changes we have made to the house plans and I am making some decisions regarding the kitchen. I have been scouring the www trying to get some creative ideas.

I have decided to do some open shelves so I have been saving pictures showing how others did them.

This is my favorite. I love that they painted inside the cabinets so the white just pops on the open shelves. The whole kitchen is gorgeous isn't it?

Friday, September 3, 2010

PB Globe idea

I love Pottery Barn, who doesn't right? They are quite pricey but you can get A LOT of inspiration by just  thumbing through their catalogs or on their website.

How cool are these globes hanging from the ceiling?

When I showed the picture to my oldest she said, yeah, that is weird. So I guess we probably won't be doing it in our homeschool room, but I think it would be a SO fun and unexpected!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Kitchen Inspiration

I love getting inspiration from Blogland. Can you tell?

A few months back I fell in love with a blog called August Fields. Sara was just finishing up building their new home, something we are about to start, so I was scouring her blog for ideas and tips.

I was so inspired by several things that she did, but the most impressive to me was her kitchen.

Isn't it to die for?

Sara says she was inspired by this kitchen from Sally Wheat (via COTE DE TEXAS). It has been featured  around blogland  for a while now and is such a classic... with a twist.

Here are some more pics of Sara's kitchen...check out the wood beams and the pendant light!

Did you notice the open shelving?

 I SO want this kitchen. It is so lovely and warm and homey. I think alot of that has to do with the color of her cabinets. Did you notice the color?

I have loved white kitchens since Remember these inspiration pictures?

Well, now thanks to Sara,  I am thinking of doing my cabinets in the same gray that she used. It is called Benjamin Moore's Fieldstone.

Other people in the blogland have tried it including Susie. She painted her kitchen cabinets recently and blogged about them here. She even shared pictures of a gray kitchen from Martha Stewart.
So what do YOU think? Would you go gray or stick with the traditional white?