Monday, March 21, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Newfoundland love...

A few years ago I took a trip to the coast of Newfoundland and fell in love...it's like another world out there. You truly feel as if you have stepped back in time, and it felt just right to me! Mr Mouse and I would like to one day own a home out there right on the rocks where we can hear the crashing waves...

But for now I will post this homage...

The purely landscape photos are my own, the rubber boot inserts can be found here, the skirt here, and those fantastic pillows here

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Twin love...


It must be something about the symmetry, but I find that a pair of pretty twin beds makes for the loveliest guest bedroom. I'd be happy to stay in any of these... 







How about you?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fancy the Cotswolds?


Some of my favorites from the new Cotswold Interiors catalogue...


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Planning a bedroom...

Well, the days are counting down till the day we take possession of our gorgeous 90 acres in the country...May 2 is getting closer! Sometimes I have a hard time making design decisions simply because I love so many different looks, and sometimes it's just hard to choose. But with our principal bedroom I know I want to keep things serene and elegant, nothing too frilly and girly...left to my own devices I would paint all the furniture white and probably do a mix of aqua and pink accents, but I sense that is a tad too girly for Mr Mouse! I think a principal bedroom should always be tailored to suit the tastes of both partners, so I'm looking to a palette of soft greys, charcoal, champagne, and perhaps a touch of yellow to brighten the space. 



Most of the changes in the new house will be cosmetic, but the very tiny bedrooms will necessitate one structural change; we plan to knock through one wall and create a separate but connected bedroom nook and dressing room area. I really want to create a cozy feeling in the sleeping area, and I'm going to be relying on fabrics to do the job. The upholstery on our headboard will likely change once I've decided for sure on the color scheme, but the thing I'm most excited about is the bed curtains. If you've been reading this blog for a while you'll know that I looooove bed crowns....but alas most pictures of the beautiful concoctions show a space with high ceilings...which we do not have! Canopy beds swathed in fabric are beautiful, but they can really make a space feel small if they are out of proportion with the room. But the other day I happened on this picture...


Solution found! Isn't this brilliant? So cozy, so inviting and so perfect for our future bedroom. I can't wait...

54 days and counting...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Every room needs some black...










Don't be afraid of black...it can do such wonderful things!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sweet Paul...




How did I not know about the amazing online magazine Sweet Paul? It's full of mouthwatering images and recipes like these. Check out the newest issue to see more deliciousness...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A beautiful mess...


Sometimes a little mess can be good for the soul...