Category Archives: Someday

Inspiration Files/Maybe Someday: painted floors

We have hard wood floors all through our house, and I love them. They could certainly be updated and refinished, and maybe they will be some day. I also really really love the idea of painted floors…maybe not everywhere, but somewhere. Maybe someday!

*image via In My House 

*image via Dreams & Happy Things 

*image via Alisa Burke 

*image via House Beautiful 

*image via La La Lovely 

*image via Food Colours 

*image via White Oak Attic 

*image via Really At Home 

*image via Ariadne at Home 

*image via Bohemian Homes 


Inspiration Files: Built-ins

Today I’m thinking about built-ins. I have always loved pretty much anything that can be classified as “built-in” – bookshelves, window seats, decorative alcoves, banquettes – anything. Our living room has a built-in bookshelf next to the fireplace, which makes me happy…and on the opposite wall, which is the front of the house, we have a single window that would be perfect for a built-in window seat and flanking bookshelves. Maybe someday.

I love this mix of cabinets and open shelves.

*image via Tar Paper Crane

I love the color on this built-in, and the mirrored back gives a great touch of glam.

*image via Lonny Mag

Ooh, I actually like that this is not a full-height built-in. Gives you great surfaces for display.

*image via Houzz

The curved facade is really sweet on this one.

*image via Houzz

Oh, I love how rustic this one is – and I love the ladder!!

*image via Country Living


Someone’s in the kitchen…somewhere.

Last week, we talked about my  kitchen and “someday”. I’m gonna talk about that some more. As mentioned, there’s been very little updating to my kitchen over the years, and nothing has been done to it since we moved in. Here’s what we’ve got:

I feel the need to reiterate that this is what we moved into. I did NOT choose that color palette. Now, clearly, it needs help. It could be an amazing space with the help of an expensive professional – especially if we combined the kitchen and dining room into one big awesome space. But, with expensive professionals being, you know, expensive – I don’t see that happening. So, someday, I think we (Mr. and I) could do a basic re-vamp. New counters…paint/refinish the cabinets…switch the locations of the stove and refrigerator for a better flow…get a working dishwasher….add a few more wall cabinets…redo the color scheme to something more cheery and fresh. Time for some inspiration!

*image via Decorology

You really can’t beat crisp white finishes!

*image via Decorology

I’m on the fence about mirrored cabinet doors. It’s kinda fun…and would definitely bring lots of light to the room. I don’t know…intriguing.

*image via Decor8

I really like that soft grey-blue wall color.

*image via Decor8

Gah, those floors! ♥

*via Leslie Hoggatt on Pinterest

See, I think we could make our cabinets fun like these – fresh paint and fun hardware! Add some wood trim for the depth! I think if you describe it in short sentences and exclamation points, it makes it easier and more fun to do! Right!

While I was looking for inspiration, I came across this fun quiz at Stylish Home: Style Maker – it’s a visual quiz, and just takes a minute. Try it!

My style, apparently, is “Antiquated Espresso“. Who knew?

Details…

An intimate home of modest proportions. The “sit down” kitchen connects with family, friends and life style. Build a roaring fire and jump into your cozy bed. Connecting to the handcrafting of the artist, you sense a skill and some chance. Modern subtleties extend to your table. Afternoon caffeine breaks to change your point of view. Pre-war, upper east side attitude. A den of discussion for artists and intellectuals..

Suspected “Antiquated Espresso”

– Tom Waits
- Humphrey Bogart
- Kathryn Hepburn

What’s your style? Leave me a comment!


Someday

*image via Kim Berry on Pinterest

Hi there! Doing some mental decorating lately, thinking about stuff I’d love to do around here someday. Someday. Something I have thought about for a while is finding some sort of portable island for my kitchen. My kitchen needs all sorts of updating, which may happen someday, as well. (Someday is gonna be a seriously big day whenever it comes around.) My house was built in 1954 and there’s been very minimal updating to it over the years. It’s a decent size, and just a basic square layout, but not one big enough to have a permanent island. However, a small island on wheels would be great to use when I’m on a baking spree – good for extra surface space as well as storage – and then I could just roll it away somewhere when I’m done. Yay!

I know there are tons of little wheeled carts that can be purchased to serve exactly that purpose, but I don’t want one of those. I want something that I can re-purpose – maybe something a bit industrial, and definitely something with some history and character. So – someday – I’ll start looking for that.

In the meantime, here are some pics for dreaming…

*via Remodelista

*via DesireToInspire

*via Decorology

*via Flickr – Repeatable Collection


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