Posts tagged "inspiration"

Inspiration for the Kids’ Bathroom

So now that the Master Bathroom is done (YIPPEE!), I will focus our attention on the kids’ bathroom, which was carved out of the old laundry room area.  The contractors convinced us to do both bathrooms at once because it would be cheaper that way, except for the tub I ordered for the kids’ bathroom got...

Kitchen Floor Ideas

When deciding what kind of floor to lay above our new sub-floor in the kitchen, David and I spent a lot of time thinking about our options… Brick Floors Beach Style Kitchen by Santa Ana Interior Designers & Decorators Darci Goodman Design Farmhouse Kitchen by Arrington Cabinets & Cabinetry Timeless Kitchen Cabinetry This was originally...
Paint Colors of 2015

Paint Colors of 2015

New year, new paint colors!  Am I right?  Here’s a look at what top paint companies/ magazines/ decorators/ color-minded people are calling the paint colors of 2015! Pantone   To me, Marsala looks like a light red wine– a claret maybe?– and frankly isn’t too exciting.  I was kind of disappointed by Pantone’s choice.  It’s...
Charlottesville Real Estate

Charlottesville Real Estate

A while back I posted about beautiful farmhouses for sale in the Charlottesville area and I thought I’d share some new ones on the market with you!  These are just to-die-for-beautiful.  (No, I’m not being paid by any real estate company to broadcast these– I wish!– but I just like to swoon over pretty farmhouses...
Inspirational Farmhouse

Inspirational Farmhouse

I know it’s been a while since I did my weekly inspirational blog posts on Thursdays but no better time than the present to start them again! This week I thought I’d share an article from Architectural Digest.  It can be found here.   This 1816 farmhouse is apparently in the Shenandoah Valley and owned...
Inspired to Take On the Pool?

Inspired to Take On the Pool?

The first time we came to look at this house, the sellers had a photo album of the house in its glory days and this is one of the photos from the album:   Aaaaand here’s what the pool looked like before we moved in:   We did a ton of clearing around the pool area...
Inspirational Family Renovation

Inspirational Family Renovation

For this Thursday’s post about something that inspires me, I’ll share what my friend Heidi and then my friend Claire shared with me (great minds think alike!): the story of a family featured in the Huffington Post who renovated their historic farmhouse in only 6 months!  Check out the article via the above link. The...
Harvesting Our Compost

Harvesting Our Compost

A few weeks back, I shared that something was growing out of our compost bin! We got a lot of suggestions that it might be zucchini or yellow squash, and lo and behold– look what it’s grown into! It’s a weird kind of squash I don’t recall seeing before– like a yellow squash but “pimply”...
3 Years Worth of Inspiration

3 Years Worth of Inspiration

For this Thursday’s inspiration post, I’ll keep it short and sweet:   3 years ago yesterday marked the start of our lives together as “Mr. and Mrs.” and I can truly say these past 3 years have been the best of my life.  It hasn’t always been smooth sailing, especially as we learned about “if you want...
Inspirational Bedrooms

Inspirational Bedrooms

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what color to paint our master bedroom.   At first I thought a relaxing, calming blue (that mimicked the calm Blue Ridge Mountains outside the window) would be perfect.  David and I picked up a sample of Benjamin Moore’s Wickham Gray and painted a splotch on the walls....
Charleston Green Shutters

Charleston Green Shutters

When people find out David is from Charleston, South Carolina, they usually ask him why he ever left.  I get that.  Charleston is an amazing, amazing town for so many reasons… the history, the elegant architecture, the friendly people, the beaches… I could go on.  I’ve heard it called a “24/7 cocktail party” and that...
Nursery Inspiration

Nursery Inspiration

I’ve been dreaming about our little baby’s nursery for a few months now– talk about surreal!– and thought I’d share some of my favorite nursery ideas with y’all today! Originally, I really wanted a cream and white colored nursery: very serene, very neutral, and very… well, boring.  David said he didn’t like that because it...
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