4 Steps for a Healthier Pet-Friendly Home

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Romantic Interiors Inspiration

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Romantic Interiors

Romantic interiors probably mean something different to everyone, but to me they tend to always have a foot in the past, wether because they were designed to look old and have a story to tell or because they really are.  I also find that they tend to be slightly “imperfect,” and full of layers of texture and ever so slightly indulgent.

romantic interiors

Okay, so this isn’t an interior, but isn’t this one romantic exterior?  How could you not want to see the inside of this house?

romantic interiors

Old wood floors, and iron chandelier, the space to be able to diagonally position one’s desk!

romantic interiors

How amazing is this intricately carved and beautifully styled console?

romantic interiors

Hope you don’t mind another exterior thrown into the mix.  I grew up with Dutch doors so they’ll always be nostalgic and romantic to me.

romantic interiors

Open shelves to show off a beautiful cream ceramics collection.

romantic interiors

This iron canopy is what inspired this post. The molding and flowy drapes pooling on the floor clinched it too!

What makes an interior romantic in your opinion?

Want to see more romantic interiors? Check out this earlier post of a romantic white loft.

All images via Dering Hall

Ideas for decorating around exposed brick

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Exposed Brick

Exposed brick is a beautiful thing.  Being a beautiful thing you can just leave it on it’s own to shine, but setting it off with great decor, lighting, and furniture arrangement is paying it the homage it deserves.  The spaces below do just that.

exposed brick

I love that the brick in this room is made more sophisticated by moulding and columns.  Adding the floating shelves between columns is a nice touch too.

exposed brick

How STUNNING is that chest? And the play of all the linear directions between the chest, brick, and shutter is really cool too.  It’s also inspired me to re-style my shelves and dressers!

2 images above via DecorPad

exposed brick

In this entryway the modern wallpaper with the aged brick is a beautiful contrast.

exposed brick

Painting this brick white keeps it from clashing too much with the polished counter top.

exposed brick

I love the simplicity of this space and the mixed materials between the fireplace, brick, wood, and glass.

exposed brick

Modern but warm

4 images above via Dering Hall

Want more brick?  Check out Brick and Wood

 

Unique Nursery Designs

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Unique Nursery Designs

These days it’s tough to find unique nursery designs, I admit even the ones below- while darling, aren’t thinking too far out the box. But I did try and find some that weren’t the typical all white and/or pastel.

unique nursery designs

This nursery got bold with a large bright wallpapered accent wall.

via Project Nursery

unique nursery designs

Not crazy about the beach wall but love the warmer wood tones and rug.

via Instagram

unique nursery designs

Love the use of leather for the knobs and shelf brackets.

via Project Nursery

unique nursery designs

Via Table and Hearth

unique nursery designs

Never seen an iron canopy crib but it’s so pretty!

via Holy City Chic

unique nursery designs

The use of shiny rose gold is unexpected in this nursery.

Via Project Nursery 

unique nursery designs

via Copy Cat Chic

Incredibly chic and elegant homes

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Chic Homes

With a toddler boy and another little boy due October 16th, a super polished and elegant homes like the ones below aren’t in my immediate future.  That doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy feasting my eyes on reflective finishes free of little fingerprints, floors free of tiny toy cars, and countertops free of mashed bananas…

chic homes

The sconces are amazing, as is the herringbone floors and moulding.

chic homes

I’d prefer a wood floor over a concrete one, but for me that chandelier really steals the show…

2 images above via Adore Home

chic home

This space is crisp and tailored but the mix of hard and soft keeps it warm.

chic homes

Pretty much love everything about this white kitchen.  The subways tile and contrasting black island are perfect.

chic homes

The carved desk is AMAZING.  And the textured white wall behind it is an unexpected focal point.

chic homes

More gorgeous moulding.  The pure white with the wood floors is gorgeous.

2 images above via Cottages and Gardens