I wasn't sure what I wanted to blog today but since I have the prospect of a new house on my brain these days I thought I'd share some inspirational photos that I think will be a big help if and when this new house materializes. (The reasons why nothing has happened yet are complicated and well, frustrating but I'm crossing my fingers it will all get sorted out very soon). I was going to include some drawings my husband did of a design for the new house that we really like but because it's multi-levelled, I thought the drawings were a bit too confusing. So instead, I'll just stick to some photos of spaces that are right up my alley and in line with what I want for the house. I'm still hung up on lots of black and white and natural wood, a bit of Scandinavian, modern, industrial and ethnic all combined to create a hopefully somewhat cohesive but eclectic home. Oh - and check out something I picked up recently that fits in with the new house vibe, and happens to looks pretty sweet in my current living room - on my page.
I would die for windows like this, with a thick black frame. Likely too expensive but a girl can dream.
This workspace is amazing. The industrial light fixture, rough planks of wood for the work surface, funky chairs...
This storage unit would be simple to build, would hold alot of my crap, AND double as a cat climbing structure.
The ethnic vibe of this bedroom is fantastic. Awesome colour combo, and would look even more gorgeous with my moroccan wedding blanket hanging on a wall.
I am shocked to realize I really love the unexpected look of gold fixtures in a bathroom. It's a bit of old world glam that could look hot if done right (ie. below).
Can't go wrong with black mosaic tiles, white walls and rosewood.
I am head over heels for simple lighting solutions like this one hanging over a set of bookcases. I would really love to replicate this somewhere.
A large, deep, round window probably costs a fortune but would be so much fun for the cats... and maybe even me.
I hate everyday ugly things like outlets and light switches. This is a perfect solution for a clean, minimalist look.
I just love everything about this. The lighting solution would be so cool over a kitchen island too.
I'm absolutely DYING to finally own a cool vintage trough-like sink. I've been (passively) looking for one for years and have never found one. I'd settle for some type of quirky vintage sink in the powder room.
I have been without an actual entrance for 5 years now and I've had enough. This bench/storage combo is perfection. And the slat wall could come in handy.
I've been in love with this backyard since I first found it on Dwell's site. It would be the PERFECT transformation for my backyard once the house is complete.