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Manic Monday

Happy November. I hope you had a great Halloween weekend. The last week of October was full of great design and inspiration. Manic Monday posts are all about rounding up and sharing the images that spoke to me the most so here they are!

This is a great end of October photo from Watson Kennedy - such a creative and attractive way to display pumpkins!

I was definitely feeling farm vibes over the week. I have always wished and hoped for an old house that has a barn attached. The home and barn in this photo from HILARY would be a dream come true. Charming.

This garage/barn/house designed by Patrick Ahearn is gorgeous.

I am a sucker for cedar shake and a screened in porch. I also love the red barn door at the entrance to this house by A G Interior Design, classic elements with a modern take - so attractive.

These red and white chairs from Michelle Nussbaumer Design might just be the most attractive outdoor seating I have ever seen. This entire patio designed by Robin Henry is fantastic.

Moving inside to some serious kitchen inspiration. The stone in these kitchens is the star.

The gold island and the countertop and backsplash stone in this kitchen designed by Author are stunning. I love the way the faucet and lighting are minimal to allow the island and stone to sing.

This kitchen is small and mighty. The backsplash is extremely attractive, as are the hanging lights and sconces, the beams, and the color of the cabinets. I am also a huge fan of the cookbook shelf above the refrigerator. This design by Crystal Sinclair Designs provides maximum impact in a minimal space by keeping everything, with the exception of the backsplash, very simple.

The polished concrete countertops with the drainboard in this kitchen by deVol are beautiful. Concrete countertops are a hardy choice for the kitchen and can be poured to a thickness of your choice. The thickness and color of these caps off the dark island perfectly.

The waterfall island countertop in this kitchen by Studio Fortnum is absolutely exquisite - it is unique and a piece of art all on its own. Amazing.

The stone wall and sconces in this kitchen by Trickle Creek Designer Homes make the space feel warm and welcoming. The simplicity of the range hood is spot on too.

These next two images are from the kitchen of Katie Rosenfeld. This kitchen is a starry night containing multiple elements that truly elevate kitchen design. The light fixture over the island is unexpected (and gorgeous), the sconce over the artwork to the right of the range hood is charming. The furniture type cabinet to the right of the stove with cutouts adds instant character to the space. The color of the cabinets surrounding the range match the color of the range which is a phenomenal (and unique) detail. Terra cotta flooring and soapstone countertops are always favorites of mine and their combination in this kitchen is stunning. Lastly, the navy paneled island and upholstered stools at the island are spectacular.

A kitchen element worth noting.

One of the houses my family lived in when I was growing up had a fireplace in the kitchen and I have dreamt of having one in my own home ever since. This kitchen fireplace by Vincent Holvoet is definitely something to dream about.

A couple of beautiful bathrooms.

This is a handsome bathroom. The color of the tile, the artwork paired with the vanity made from a converted chest, and the lighting make such an attractive combination. Design by PrepFord Wife.

This bathroom by Heidi Caillier is full of inspiration. I love the floor, paneled walls and color of the cabinetry. The wood ceiling, placement of the double sinks, layout of the cabinetry and its hardware, and the light fixture all combine to make a layered and eye pleasing design.

Two beckoning bedrooms.

This log walled bedroom with its comfortable looking bed and green wicker bedside table (which has plenty of books to choose from) is the ideal setup for a guest room (I'm daydreaming that this is in a vacation home). Design by Emily Janak Interiors.

I am inspired by the fabric on the headboards matching the wallpaper pattern in this bedroom by Isabel Lopez Quesada. I also want this bedside table, please - gorgeous!

Some attractive elements that elevate their spaces.

The simplicity of this fireplace wall is stunning. Design by Lauren Smyth Design.

The fireplace screen in this room designed by Joanna Gaines is fantastic - just incredibly attractive. Period.

The oversized double hung window (I'm guessing there are two, with one behind the sofa also) is substantial and stunning in this high gloss blue. Design by Robert A.M. Stern Architects.

The slatted interior room partitions, that pay homage to the home's exterior that you see through the window, are perfection in this project by McClellan Architects.

I am always singing the praises of original and unique artwork and this showroom space by Gerald Bland brings that view to life - this could easily be a room in someone's home. I am also quite fond of the ceiling color and sheen in this space.

Small additions to make a big impact.

This hanging light by deVol that plugs in and is moveable would be a great addition to a lot of spaces - mudroom, laundry room, bedroom, library.....

Baskets make everything better and these from Euro-Linens are fantastic.

My favorite of the week. I shared a glimpse of this room designed by Sarah Bartholomew in an earlier Manic Monday post because I loved the mix of fabrics in a close up shot of the ottoman, chair and sofa. Now that I see the entire room I love it even more - the artwork above the console table (behind the sofa) is fabulous, as is the millwork and sightline into the kitchen. So pretty.

Hopefully you are feeling inspired and excited to start the eleventh month of this year - yikes. I will be back tomorrow with an On Trend Tuesday post. See you then.

Thank you for starting your week off with me,





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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