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Manic Monday

Hello! I hope you had a great weekend. We got some projects around the house done and went to seen Top Gun Maverick (finally!). It was so good! The original came out when I was a junior in high school and if you are close to my age, you have no doubt seen the original countless times. I remember wishing, dreaming, and hoping that one day I would be as cool as "Charlie", living in her awesome house on the beach, and for sure driving her vintage Porsche! The sequel did not disappoint! It was the perfect mix of nostalgia and current day. ***the next two sentences might be a mini spoiler - if you haven't seen the movie and want to, please go to the next paragraph*** Now I can dream about being Penny, who one can only assume is Penny Benjamin, referred to in the opening of the original movie as the admiral's daughter living in the house that Maverick did a fly-by around. I would gladly take Penny's house by the beach, her sailboat, and her vintage Porsche!

Moving on to some inspiring design that has caught my eye over the past couple of weeks....

This bedroom is gorgeous. I have always loved the look of a desk at the end of a bed and this iron bed frame and desk look perfect together.

Another pretty bedroom. The mix of fabrics in this room is lovely.

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A blue and white vessel sink in the powder room? Yes, please!

I am really loving simple, plastered fireplace surrounds lately and these next two are beauties. I especially love the very small scale block of color artwork that adorns these fireplaces. Stunning.

from @zarahome, photo source

Here is a fireplace of a different kind to admire. I love the character this old English style fireplace bench adds to the simple fireplace mantel.

Vibrant colored grasscloth wallpaper stops me in my tracks every time! The fabric on (and the line of) these chairs is super cool too.

I love the idea of adding a window seat into a room if you have the space for it - it instantly adds character (and extra seating) to a room.

Horizontal striped fabric on sofas is a great choice to add visual interest to a room, as seen on this sofa....

....and this window seat. The way the direction of the stripe on the tall curtain matches the upholstering of the long window seat bench is quite attractive.

The open shelving in this kitchen is a great way to account for the differing wall depths in the space - this is a great idea!

Ending in the dining room. I have really been drawn to old fashioned, muted color, large floral fabrics lately and the chair at the head of this dining room table certainly solidifies that love.

The detail on the ceiling in this dining room and the flush cabinetry are both stunning.

This is the end of this installment of Manic Monday. I will be back tomorrow with an Inspiration for my Renovation post. See you there!

Happy Monday, Kerry




Hi, I’m Kerry, a true lover of all things home design.  Thank you for stopping by to check in on the journey.  Please feel free to reach out to me, I love to talk design!

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