Monday, August 30, 2010

A Whitewashed California Beach House!

Carolyn Espley-Miller designed this beautiful beach home in California!
Many of you know I'm obsessed with the clean, soft look of white.
White creates the perfect pallet foundation for cape cod, Gustavian/Swedish, French and Belgian decor.
Thanks to House Beautiful, we're able to enjoy this perfect dreamy beach home!

... notice how Carolyn incorporates the feel of a cafe' in Paris

Such a simple but beautiful entryway!  The little details pop!

... It's all in the details!

This bedroom mantel is made from a wooden French window frame from Lucca antiques.
... incredible!

Notice the barn doors with their original seafoam color make up the bed's headboard.

Nothing I love more than large comfy sofas and vintage dhurrie rugs!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Perfect Mountain Retreat!

I was checking out some of my favorite blogs today and came across a gorgeous post on Zhush!
Many of you have probably seen this beautiful cabin on this fabulous blog, but I had to post these beautiful images!  
I have never been into cabins or mountain homes for some reason, maybe because I'm not into winter sports or the cold.  You would think I would be more open minded due to the fact I live in Utah.  
All the cabins and homes in Utah are a little stagnant, that is why I'm a little turned off.
Thanks to the mother and daughter team of m. elle, we are all able to see a whole new twist on the perfect mountain retreat!!

... genius!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lake house Favorites!

I just got back from one of the best vacations!
Once a year my whole family takes a trip to Flat Head Lake, located in Montana! 
I grew up in St. Ignatius, MT and moved to Provo, UT at the age of nine.
My father and his family are from Montana, so we all get the privilege of hanging out on the beautiful Flat Head Lake with the best relatives in the world... seriously!!  
We swim, boat, laugh and eat... my favorite things to do in the whole world, especially with people I love!
Every time we go there, my husband and I are always looking for the best piece of property to build a charming lake home.
Searching the internet I came across beautiful rooms that inspire the perfect lake house:  













Look familiar?  Wendy Young's take on the "It's Complicated" kitchen!
I love this....

Which image best describes your lake house?