17 September 2009

neutral inspiration

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So my handsome husband is away again.

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And you know how much I love making changes around here when he is away...

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Some of my very favorite, inspirational blogs is helping me add a bit more neutrality to our home. (insert dramatic groan on behalf of my children here...)

Min Lilla Veranda is a blog that I always wish I could read as I am sure it is just as interesting as it is beautiful!

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Jacqueline of Home has such an incredible eye for beauty. She finds photos that make me want to run out and find more fabulous vintage finds for our home. Case in point, this pantry~

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This pantry photo is the exact feeling I want guests to have when they spend time in our home. I love how comfortable it is - how welcoming. I also tend to focus on food quite a bit. I love for people to leave and be inspired to cook something fabulous, or bake something delicious~

I love Shannon Fricke for her incredible styling, but also because of photos like this~

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We have a huge, black baby grand in our living room. My husband loves that piano. He plays it beautifully. However, it doesn't exactly go with "my" decor... Thankfully, when I see photos like this, I see that it is possible to make it work. Thank you Shannon!

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Those girls down under really know there decorating, don't they? I adore Ness at Marley and Lockyer for her endless gorgeous inspiration. I do wish we were on the same seasons, as now that she is going into summer, she is lightening up, while I am cozying and nesting. I will simply have to go back through her old posts to find some winter inspiration!


Valerie said...

Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!


Kasey said...

yes...beautiful inspiration Kimberly.

Bonnie said...

I love neutrals! Thank you so much for the eye candy. :)

Note: If you go to Google Translator and put in the link of the page you are trying to read, then you can read anything you want. Hope this helps!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I am moving into our new home in less than a month and am so excited about using more neutral with pops of color for my "Whimsy French Cottage" style. I love all these photos...thanks for the inspiration, just what I needed!

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs to you,

Philigry said...

thanks for all of these links! i love all of these pictures and i am so excited to check out some new blogs!

The Little Red Shop said...

Oooh...thanks for the Min Lilla Veranda recommendation..so pretty! I can understand it a liten bit!

: )

Julie M.

Morning T said...

Thank you so much for sharing these amazing blogs with us! I did a post a few weeks ago and some of the same incredible Aussie blogs that you mention here- love them!
Great post.

Jolijn said...

The inspiration... What a lovely pictures, thanks for sharing them!


The Consummate Hostess said...

Beautiful images- both serene and peaceful.

VictoriaArt said...

You know, I love those neutral rooms, but I am such lover of colors, I just can't stay away from them, but it is so nice to see it elswhere beautifully done.
Very lovely pictures!

Kate said...

From the 'foodie' - I love the holidays to Cook something delicious and get the kids involved. Hubby is an ex chef so I do have a bit of inside information. Combinig taste, nutrition and making it visually appealing is a winning combination. A glass of bubbles can also be an essential item in the mix (spotted in your beautiful pantry pic! Kate x

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

wonderful photos -love their calmness.

LuLu said...

Youe post gave me so much inspiration!
thanks for sharing the photos!

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

OMG, I just want to go out and buy pitch forks for my wall right now. How cool are those?!

My hub is aslo very frightened of what changes he'll find when comes home from trips (hence the fab art Joe made BH). He just needs to pipe down ;)

GREAT eye candy finds, as usual--keep it comin'!

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling, please forgive me for not visiting your lovely blog this week… life was very hectic at Rose Tea Cottage!!! Hopefully things will calm down this coming week.

Have a sweet and lovely weekend.

Love & Hugs
Duchess ♥ ♥ ♥

la fille vanille said...

absolutely inspiring - will save som of these for inspiration :-) Have a lovely weekend xx

good goods & co said...

Hi-i read your blog so often and finally had to post. I, too, look at the Swedish/Norwegian blogs and finally figured out how to use "Google Translate". I can finally read what they are saying (almosot-the translations are a bit cryptic!!) Oh dear-just saw that Bonnie posted the same information!!! well...never mind!

Your blog is lovely by the way!!

Mr.Blogger 1971 said...

Nice pictures, perfect for white inspiration. Thanks