House Crush_Victorian Farmhouse

I’m crushing super hard on this Victorian Farmhouse that belongs to a pastor and his family in Portland (as recently seen on Design Sponge).  I have a thing for homes; specifically homes that have soul.  The soul of a home.  Houses are pretty, but homes have soul.  You know, the homes you visit that have personality.  Personality in their collected pieces that tell this story and that, until all stories collide and tell “the story.”  The story of the home and it’s people.  How they grew, where they went, what they saw, who they were and who they are becoming.  The homes that have a feel that is all their own.  Peaceful.  Fun.  Restfull.  Quiet.  Creative.  Loud.  Quirky.  Relaxing.  Inspiring.  Interesting.  That is the soul of a home.

I’ve never been in this home, but I just have this feeling, this hunch, that this home is one of those.  And, I think that is why I’m so attracted to it.

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I’m crazy over this little catchall corner.  I’m working hard to create spaces to catch and contain all of the crap (sorry there is just no other word).  I’ve long been coveting expensive bins and racks and shelves, somewhat similar, but not as interesting as this one that looks like it had another life in another place or someone ele’s space.  But, it got me thinking….this might not be too difficult to make (or have someone make).  It’s going on my list.

Here’s what else is making my list, inspired by this home . . .

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Netherlands Farmhouse via La La Lovely Blog

Netherlands Farmhouse via La La Lovely Blog

Netherlands Farmhouse via La La Lovely Blog

I’m house crushing, currently, on this old Dutch farm in Workum in the north of The Netherlands.  I loved the look of this worn, warm, modern space the minute I layed eyes on it, and to find out it was in Holland made me love it all the more.  Lately, Holland has been hollering my name.  Sometimes, I seem to fall in love with places before  I’ve ever been to visit and this is one (It happened that way with England for me).  Maybe it has something to do with being part Dutch, or maybe just that my siblings loved it there and my friend told me it’s like the land of fairies with all the flowers and the bike bells ringing.

Anyhow, there is just something about this home that says…home.  Come in, get cozy, lets share a cup of coffee (or tea) with some toast (chocolate sprinkle toast to be precise).

I know you’ll want to see more, so click through . . .

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April 9, 2015

pink floor trend via la la lovely

pink floor trend via la la lovely

Have you ever thought of colored floors?  I love my white floors, and haven’t thought much of other colors beyond grey, but now I’m thinking pink.

I’m majorly crushing on this office space, located in Moscow.  The pink, although bright, really works as a neutral as well as a pop of color.  Design inspiration was drawn from Wes Anderson, so It’s no wonder I’m oohing and ahhing.

 

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March 19, 2015

vegetarian cottage via lalalovelyblog

Don’t you love a good window?  What about one that you can see in as much as you can see out?  I’m always taken by older homes, traditional in design and build, with a very modern element or addition.  This home, called The Vegetarian Cottage designed by the English architect firm, Cousins and Cousins, caught my eye a few weeks back and I had to know more.  Clearly, I have exteriors on my mind, at the moment.  And, England on my mind, always.  Because lush back gardens.  Because they name their homes (I’ve given my home a name – have you?).  Because old cherished.  Because new mixed in like it fits old like a glove.

I love the look, I keep seeing over and again, coming out of England

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Last week, i included this kitchen in an inspiring rooms post and made mention that it just might show up as a house crush.  And here we are, already, because I can’t get this pretty abode, belonging to Levi, Claudia + Eve and featured on the Beetle Shack,  out of my mind.

Everything about this space catches my eye.  It’s calm and collected.  It’s not fussy and has a touch of fun.  It’s lived in and brings life from the outside in.

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