Hello. I hope you enjoyed your weekend. In addition to sharing my curation of inspiration from the past week in this post, I am also sharing the first post on my new and improved website. The home page has been changed to include some more rotating photos at top and there is also now a place where you can look at blog posts based on the series they fall into - like "Manic Moday"or "It's All In the Details", or "Either Or" to name a few. You will also find a portfolio now featuring some of my past design and decorating projects as well as a page with information on the services I offer in design. Please take a look around before or after looking through the awesome Manic Monday inspiration.
This cozy room has so many great design elements incorporated into it. Fabric paneled walls that match the window treatments and window seat fabric - check. Antique grandfather clock - check. Bamboo table - check. Brass floor lamp - check. Pattern mixing - check. Chunky jute rug - check. Overall charming - check, check, check!
This chair is a fabulous statement chair and it brings back my Furniture Fever in full force. Love this chair.
This desk space is calming and stunning. The slats on the cupboard doors, the interior wooden window shutters, and the thatched and beam ceiling are bones that would make anything look phenomenal. I think one could get a lot of work done in this space.
This mudroom is charming. I love the way the bench is built to span the stairs, the sconces and hooks in the bench nook, and the open shelving all around. Mud never looked so good!
The simplicity of these black box shelves to hold the glassware and china in this kitchen is stunning.
I have always loved the look of a lamp (big or small) on the kitchen counter. This green lamp, blending with the greens on the cabinetry is beautiful, as is the entire kitchen.
Wow is all I can say about this kitchen. The veiny marble leaves me speechless. It looks to me like the veins become someone sitting crosslegged with his arms outstretched beneath the hood. Do you see that? So cool and so dramatic.
I love this boy's bedroom. The fabrics and artwork used bring red, white, and blue to a new, sophisticated level for a child's room. The trick will be for the child(ren) to keep the beds made to look like this!
Speaking of sophisticated spaces for boys. This "hangout" space is fantastic - I love the pegs on the wall for hanging treasures. (I have shared my love for pegs before here).
The rustic hanging lights and reclaimed wood door in this bathroom balance out the modern feel of the stone sink and horizontal casement window. Stunning.
This may be the most sophisticated (masculine leaning) bathroom I have ever seen. The trestle table used for the sink and the leather chair - oh my! Gorgeous.
I was blown away by the before and after of this house. The red brick "before" is a perfectly nice house, the "after" house is one with perfect curb appeal. It shows the difference paint and new shutters can make, to start, and the benefit of great design vision and landscaping to "take it home" as it were. Remarkable indeed.
As you know, I have never met a McAlpine House house that I did not love. The shutters, always the shutters - amazing!
I hope you are feeling inspired and I hope you like the changes to the site. Please let me know! I will back tomorrow with an On Trend Tuesday post. See you then.
Thank you for starting your week with me,