Sorry, but nothing new to report today. The weekend, a contractor on vacation, and a very rainy Monday slowed down the progress a little. But we are pushing forward. I keep returning to this quote…
In the meantime, I thought I’d give you a little insight into what inspires me when planning for this house. As addictive as it is, Pinterest is a spectacular tool for conveying ideas. I am no longer required to flip through magazines in the hopes that I will find something I can use as inspiration. That’s not to say that I don’t still love magazines…I still have subscriptions to Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, Southern Living, and Our State, and my mother-in-law lets me have her Traditional Home, Better Homes & Gardens, Veranda, and Southern Lady too! (I’m kind of a magazine-aholic.) But there’s just something about the convenience of being able to pull up an idea on the iPad really quick and show it to the contractor or the painter or my husband.
When it became apparent that we would be owners of the Park Avenue house, I started a Pinterest page that is solely for that purpose. I only put pictures and ideas that I know could someday work in the house. So no massive backyard terrace and pool. No rustic country decor. No guest house. While I like all of these, they don’t fit the house, and I want more than anything to stay true to its character. Here are some that really capture my style and my vision.
For the master suite:
For the kitchen:
For the guest rooms:
For the home office:
For the foyer:
For the formal living room:
For the family den:
For the dining room:
For the mud room:
And last but not least, add some black shutters and a black door to this bad boy and it’s a winner:
A few of my favorite pinners…
Since I started blogging, I have become obsessed with other blogs. My favorite house blogs are Young House Love, La Dolce Vita, Making It Lovely, Emily Henderson, and Better After. It’s interesting to me that my favorites represent such a wide variety of styles. Some of those bloggers don’t share my tastes at all, but I still enjoy reading about what inspires them. Without even knowing it, they have helped shape the ideas I have for my house…and I’m sure I’m only one of many!!