Archive for ‘home inspiration’

March 6, 2013

sweet cabin makeover

This awesome little cabin makeover is totally inspiring. It doesn’t hurt that it’s on the beach in New Zealand either. Wouldn’t it be amazing to achieve a makeover this small, yet this effective? Have you ever done any makeovers to your own place? I’d love to hear what you did. Lately I’ve been dying to.

BEFORE – (after they ripped out the carpeting)

before inside

AFTER – painted white

after inside with white paint

With a cozy bed nook

after inside

The beautiful details

after details

BEFORE Outside (so cute – so much potential)

before outside

inbetween outside

AFTER Outside (awesome paint job)

after outside

Check out the view!

outside beach view

Feeling inspired yet? More pictures and the full story of what they did, can be found here on the owner’s blog.

P.S. Moseyman was totally disappointed that the owners painted over that gorgeous dark wood floor – thinks they should have restored it. Do you agree?

February 13, 2013

house obsession

Hello there! Today I’m unusually obsessed with a particular house that SF Girl By Bay posted about. I seriously just emailed the owner and asked him to contact me if he ever thinks of selling it. Which is funny on a few levels.. I mean, a) It’s definitely way beyond our price range and b) We live in NYC, not San Francisco.

Anyway. Here’s the photo that stole my heart. That deck, that view, that… feeling! Do you see it too? The pull of home? Or is it just me and my crazy hormones?

dream home


December 5, 2012

window seat excitement

We’re planning on getting a window seat built for our tiny living room in the next few months with some much needed drawer storage. I’ve been noticing every home decor photo that has one now and this shot really captured my interest. I love the way it’s styled too, with the blue lamp, different cushion and rug textiles and a cute little table set. Do you have a (built-in/makeshift) window seat in your home?

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(image found here and learned about from here)

November 22, 2012

happy thanksgiving weekend!

What are you guys doing for Thanksgiving this year? Moseyman and I are actually eating at an awesome NY diner called Veselka with some friends. I’ve never eaten Thanksgiving dinner in a restaurant before, have you? I think we’ll finish at our place with some yummy cups of hot chocolate and veg out. Here are some of my favorite pins this week. You can find more here.

Love this man with dog. Isn’t it sweet?

Thinking of decorating with these tiny starry string lights

We just ordered this overdyed pink rug. I’m so excited!

I love this skirt and cozy sweater look with the brogues.

Love Emily Henderson’s solution for making this living room kid friendly yet still stylish

Hope you all have some yummy food and a lovely weekend!

June 12, 2012

a few of my favorite chairs

I’m always on the lookout for beautiful pieces of furniture. I mostly just love to look though. Here are a few of my favorite pinned chairs this week.

Love the shape of this beautiful mint barstool

West Elm’s new John Vogel chair

Little oak wood bench with a pop of color

Can you tell I’m into minty green lately? Cafe colors bar stool

June 5, 2012

this week’s favorite living room pins

While waiting for the novelty of Pinterest to wear off, here are a few of my favorite living room pins this week.

1. I have an ongoing obsession with Emily Henderson and her inspiring thrifty styling.

2. I’m into the floating storage and casually framed wall peeking out behind the sitting area of this living room.

3. Feeling the warmth of the light shining through the pretty linen curtain panel. It creates the coze in that reading nook.

4. So small, so white and so cute. This living room tells me weird shaped spaces can work out really well.

April 24, 2012

this week’s favorite bedroom pins

I’m still pinning like a crazy person – constantly looking for new, beautiful ideas to fill our new home with. Here are my favorite bedroom pins this week.

April 15, 2012

DIY coat rack

It has been a busy weekend so far. Yesterday Moseyman and I trekked out to the lumber store and picked up some wood so I could start working on some projects for our entryway. As Apartment Diet would say… “start with a corner.” So I picked the corner where our coat hook and bench would go.

Today I worked on our DIY coat rack. I bought some wood that would make a pretty backboard, then asked the nice hardware store worker to cut my wooden dowel into 5 3″ pieces to make ‘hooks’ or ‘pegs’ as I call them.

Once I sanded, glued and screwed everything together, I painted the tips of the pegs with orange-red acrylic paint and voila!

It’s a start right? Next project coming up… the DIY bench!

March 16, 2012

window seat & a new place!

I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog because a few weeks ago we moved into our brand new, very own, apartment. Although everything is new, it still needs a lot of love and attention to make it feel like home. Making it feel like home is actually taking much much longer than I thought it would.

The first thing I really want to do (besides get a new couch, a rug, TV table, bedside tables and decorate the balcony) is get a window seat built in to warm up our floor to ceiling windows. I’m dreaming of a long bench with drawer storage – here’s my inspiration so far. I hope to share my extremely slow transformation on my blog so tune in (very slowly).







August 31, 2011

painted pallets and pale palettes

Nice pallet! Ingredients: found pallet, home depot wheels, off-white paint, books/magazines, vintage candle stick, framed minimalist art.

via the beautiful soup via hegegreenall

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