i’ve loved christine dovey’s, of bijou and boheme, home the first time i laid eyes on it, several years ago. it’s always been good and gorgeous, but it just keeps getting better. christine’s style is feminine, modern, glamorous and yet refreshingly unfussy. i’m totally swooning over her latest feature on SMP Living and her newly designed website.
one of my favorite things about christine’s decorating is that she never misses a detail.
i’m beyond loving designer caroline z. hurley’s home featured in the latest edition of rue mag. i’ve long been crushing on caroline z. hurley’s work and now i’m head over heels for her home.
that couch is like my dream as far as couches are concerned. big. squishy. pillowy.
do you live in a small space? what are you secrets? i love the bed above the kitchen (above). why not?
this 3rd small space edition by rue and it is a gem of ideas for small spaces. you can read the full issue here.
today i’m crushing on the newly renovated studio space that belongs to jeanette lunde of by fryd (la la love that blog). this space was a dilapidated old barn . . . can you believe it? now it is a bright and beautiful space where jeannette can create, dream, design, and blog. i’m dreaming of one day having space like this.
i’m crushing on the home of elise joseph of pennyweight. it wasn’t long ago that this home was featured on design sponge, so maybe you have seen it? but, perhaps you have not. either way, it’s calm, inviting and carefully curated. and it’s the thoughtful details that i’m so taken with.
i’ve been crushing big time on this dreamy swedish home which belongs to sophia of, the blog, mokkasin. i really can’t seem to get this beauty out of my head.
i adore this home for a few reasons . . .
(click thru for more)
i must have the netherlands on the brain. i’ve been dreaming of my very own dutch bike, and yesterday i was talking all about holland with the owner of an antiques store (where i bought this little pretty). my brother and sister have both visited before. and, naturally, being part dutch, i think a trip is in order (one day, right!). but, for now a little visual trip will have to do.
click thru for a fun floor idea + a bit more on dutch design
outdoor spaces are clearly on my mind these days as it’s that (short) time of year where we can pretty much live outside. i’ve been trying to make small updates to our space and thus scouring inspiration. i came across the home of denise bovee over on a beautiful mess and fell pretty hard for her relaxed kid-friendly bohemian outdoor space.
the patio set, lighting, daybed (i need a cat), kids table, record player . . . well you can see all the goodness for yourself. i feel like a lot of magic and creative moments happen in this space.
are you making any updates to your outdoor space? i’ve added this table + these chairs from ikea and i’m dying to do a little thrifting to add some interest to my space. i need a few mixed matched chairs to add to the table and perhaps some lighting.
also, i’m sharing a few tips on stylish family outdoor living check out my article here.
p.s. if you are looking for new instagram inspiration (i am – so tell me your faves) than follow denise. she is an instant new fave of mine.
more house crushes right here.
images : a beautiful mess
i came across this crazy amazing eclectic spanish loft over on decor8, which you may have already seen. i just couldn’t help but re-post it. it is one of those spaces that i like to study and go over with a fine tooth comb. you know, the kind of space where you take in each and every little detail and then go back again only to see something that you missed the first time.
i think them mirror turned sideways (and scribbled on) is such an unexpected element. and do you spy the birds hidden up in the chandelier? this would be so fun (and easy) to mix in for spring. and i have to say, i just really love those black and white dogs with the pops of red next to them.
as much as there is a lot going on, there is still something very relaxing and calming about the space….i say it has something to do with all of the beautiful white tones. do you find this space inspiring or is it too eclectic for you? i’ve always loved eclectic style. in fact, i came across an eclectic decorating book i bought back in the late 90′s. i love seeing how some styles just stick with you, over the years. more lovely photos after the jump.