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Manic Monday

Happy first Monday in October! The leaves are starting to turn here in Ohio and that first true sign of fall is always bittersweet. I love fall, I do not love the view of winter beyond it though. I will focus on enjoying each day this fall of 2021 has to offer and then hopefully I will be fully in that habit when winter rolls around lol. Today, I am going to share the images that inspired me most last week!

Starting with living rooms. This living room designed by Leah Lane is so welcoming. The mix of furniture invites you to come in and make yourself comfortable and I love the small ceiling light fixture in the center of the room.

This room in Greece designed by Isabel Lopez Quesada is a knockout. The matching blue painted floor and ceiling are lovely and peaceful, and the addition of the day bed to the mix of furniture in the room is inspired - perfect for a house in the Greek Islands!

At first I saved the image of this next room designed by Joanna Gaines because I spied leather X benches under the window - a piece of furniture featured in Friday's Furniture Fever post. The more I looked at this room though the more beauty I noticed. The simple light fixtures on the easel (and hello, an easel in a room is close to perfection on its own) and next to the sofa, coupled with the wide chandelier, work so well together; and the magnifying glass on the coffee table makes me think of the light in place of the "I" in the Pixar logo which makes me think of WALL-E, an all time favorite movie of mine! The magnifying glass is such a great accessory and makes this coffee table come alive. This room has a lot of standout pieces that when combined turn it into an absolute stunner.

I saved this next image because of the minimal kitchen island lighting. The fixture, in this kitchen designed by Steen Huyse, almost disappears and looks like something that should be in a museum, so attractive.

I am completely in love with the combination of this soapstone sink, soapstone backsplash and dark cabinetry in the studio of artist Josh Young. The small lamp and white pottery behind the thin brass rail on the shelf only add to the beauty of the space. Artwork where artwork is created!

Moving on to some details worth noting.

I am intrigued by this mudroom designed by Amber Interiors. The open closet space with hooks (and no doors) and the bench, storage cabinetry, and countertops on the opposite wall is functional and quite attractive. I also really like the way the millwork and trim are all painted darker than the walls and the stone floor is gorgeous. Great ideas in this mudroom!

I thought the collection of baskets hung in the stairwell of this entry designed by April Tomlin Interiors was so attractive. I am a big fan of artwork that is not "artwork". The reclaimed wood used for the stair treads is also an amazing detail in this entryway.

Love the use of both window shutters and drapes - a great detail. Design by Sean Anderson, a master of detail.

The barn door you can see through this window is exceptionally good looking. House designed by Cornerstone Architects and interiors designed by Andrea Leigh Interiors.

Love this Lewis & Wood wallpaper!!! Bedroom designed by Alice Grace Interiors.

I love how the exterior doors in this room look like double doors and open as a single door. Unexpected details make me happy! Design by Sean Anderson.

This carriage house turned into a lounge area is just plain beautiful. Design by McAlpine House.

I think I am developing an obsession with glass walled pantries. Look at these!!! The first is designed by Tony Woods and Plain English Cupboard Makers; and the second by Berdoulat (note the minimal ceiling light!).

My favorite of the week is this living room by Angela Wheeler. Although I am usually drawn to rooms with more "layers" of accessories and darker walls, the simplicity of this room - with the jute rug, linen slipcovered furniture, single piece of artwork, minimal mantel and coffee table decor, and the fabric on the drapes - is calling out to me. Everything works so well together. This room is a hug waiting for you.

I hope these images have you feeling manic - the happy kind - like they do me! I will be back tomorrow with the images that I saved as inspiration for my renovation. See you then!

Thank you for coming by today,





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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