Admittedly, I have not had time lately to peruse Pinterest that much for inspiration. We’ve been so busy that taking time to just observe has been a luxury. Last night I did however, and ended up down a rabbit hole of inspiration and landed squarely on Tim Barber’s portfolio and could not believe how many inspirational spaces I found on his site. His clear respect for the beauty and detail of old homes mixed with interiors by some of the best names in California interior design makes for a totally overwhelmingly gorgeous grouping of work! Feast your eyes on these awe-inspiring homes:
This entire home top to bottom is insanely good. Interiors by Artistic Designs For Living. Photos by Laura Hull.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m on a quest to complete my house in the next 2 months. So I’m still looking for inspiration for the finishing touches in my spaces and came across this wonderful spread in Southern Living of designer Alison Allen’s home in Atlanta. I adore the mix of about 80% traditional items with 20% modern touches. And the use of neutrals in such an interesting way. There is nothing boring about this living room, and yet there isn’t much color beyond the greenery and some blue and white pottery! I want to be here, don’t you???
I have total litestyle ADD. I love that we live in a suburb close to the city in which we are walking distance from everything– coffee, restaurants, my office and the subway. But I TOTALLY hallucinate/ dream of a life in more of a country setting… would I be able to deal? I think so. Especially if there were miniature farm animals involved. But for now I’ll just have to follow the work of designers living that life or design for that life. Here are two I am totally inspired by:
I LOVE following Cynthia Weber Design on Instagram– her little situation up in Canada is the stuff my dreams are made of. Historic stone house? Check. Miniature horses? Check. Gorgeous country-chic interiors? Check.
I have a massive design crush on her entryway ALONE!
I have been OBSESSED with this room at the Lake Forest Showhouse by Wendy Labrum since the moment I saw it on Instagram. Those green lacquer walls and the mix of modern and traditional is PERFECTION. This color is HOT HOT HOT right now. I’ve been seeing vendors like Ballard stocking sofas in deep green velvet, so you know it’s a color that is en fuego .
Sorry this is so late you guys- between my renovation, Henry, work and LIFE I’ve been running behind on everything for the past few days. Which I hate. But at least I’m showing up, right? :)
So I saw this picture on Susanna Salk’s instagram last week (btw her new book about dogs and their designers looks so awesome)- and I just fell in love. It’s an old image from Elle Decor’s 2010 Showhouse and this space is by Suzanne Tucker….and it’s so damn charming. Granny-chic is making a fast and furious comeback in a BIG way these days (more on that another day) and this room is a great mix of that and some more modern colors. I’d love this kind of scheme for a tween/teen girls room. The beds are killer (probably vintage) but I found some nice alternates below.