Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Just can't get enough!

I was on Greet's blog "Belgian Pearls," which is my all time favorite blog, and I clicked on one of her favorite sites entitled Rik Storms Ancient Building Materials.  All I can say is I was in heaven, not only with the furniture/building materials, but with the pictures as well.  I am so obsessed with this look!!  Here are five pics from his site:

Belgian style home from "House Beautiful."

Gorgeous French/Belgium room from "Cote Quest."
Loving the cut timbers!

Darryl Carter design

Erin Martin Barn

Erin Martin room

L & M

I love these gorgeous vintage Louis limestone fireplaces!

John Jacob dining

"House Beautiful"  I love those shutters!!!

"Koekken"  One of my all time favorite kitchens!  I would just need a ladder for those cabinets.

Now how would I create this look and where would I find the furniture to create this look?
Bobo Intruiguing Objects!!!
Here are some of their amazing pieces I'm dying to get my hands on:

two door bakery cabinet
They have a larger version as well pictured below

Bapka dining table

Copenhagen dining table

Eneby table

Olav Dining table

Baroque table

Brickmaker table

Saw Horse zinc table

Stockholm Iron light fixture


Bronze Lantern

Crystal Chandelier

Industrial Counter

Greyson sofa

BoBo wing chair

Stockholm Lantern

Regency Settee

Love seat

Go and check out BoBo...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

My blue/green home

I had the opportunity to recently get to know a fabulous photographer named Ashlee Raubach.  I am so impressed by her talent and passion for photography!  Her blog is  Here you will be able to see her amazing talents!  Below are a few pictures she took of my home, which I like to call my blue/green home.

This is my kitchen, I used turquoise subway tiles next to ashy-white painted cabinetry with white carrera marble.

This is my master bath.  I love Bouvet hardware, vintage chandeliers from France, old ladders and soft green sea foam paint.

Ashlee loves to take pictures of detail, which I'm all about when it comes to designing or building a home.  Crystal glass knobs from "Anthropologie" and vintage French details coupled with mercury glass is my passion!

As you can tell my husband and I are obsessed with anything French, Swedish or Belgium.  We had so much fun building and designing this home.  Notice the lumpy, uneven pillows... yes... that was my husband who made the bed right before the shoot; I happened to be out of town at the time.  You got to love the husbands who try so hard :)

Here are some pics Ashlee did for a Bridal shoot... Isn't the Bride beautiful!!!  I love the vintage dress!

Ashlee you're amazing!!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Just Beachy

Every once in awhile I like to post pictures of fun beach homes.  I have a soft spot for this genre of design mostly because of its versatility.

I had so much fun looking through these pictures; it gets me excited for the beach... especially in the months of January and February!


I love seeing the simple and rustic to the colorful and fun!  Inspiration is unlimited when it comes to the beach home!