Inspiration for the New House

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Most of you know that I get a lot of my inspiration from traveling. Wherever I go, I love to check out the local design scene and to see what the trends and styles in a particular city or area are. During our road trip, I picked up D Magazine in Dallas and I fell head over heels for the featured house.

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I just love the soft palette.

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And I’d love to try a mural like this somewhere in my new house:

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It could be a good alternative to my de Gournay dream!

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And last but not least, how gorgeous are these vignettes:

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We have 3 built-ins in (what will hopefully be) our new house and I can’t wait to get my hands on them.

This house is a pretty far departure from my Seattle house but it just spoke to me on so many levels. I’m sure it’s because I have my new Southern house on the brain. And I haven’t even moved in yet! Can you imagine what’s going to happen when I do?!


  1. mise says:

    For me, this has quite a French vibe, so I can see why it appeals to it. At first glance it's a modern clean look, but the soft colours and the lived-in look are a nod to country style. I love it – the perfect balance between clutter and a sense of home, and with such elegant touches in the detail and the curves of the furniture. I think it's a great start for inspiring your new house.
    .-= mise´s last post ..with my compliments =-.

  2. i am sure i speak for everyone when i say- goddamnit woman get your ass in that new house of yours and show us the pictures of it already!!!! if you do ANY of the above in there you will most likely hear the moans of a collective orgasm eminating from the universe of design bloggers.
    .-= my favorite and my best´s last post ..jesus franklin =-.

  3. Piper says:

    Your inspiration photos have such soft yet clean lines. And the pops of color against a neutral background draw me in. I love the use of color on the curtains. I want to curl up in the living room with all the windows!!

  4. Jessie says:

    Wow, I'm so surprised that I love this too! There's something so Southern about the lush- and comfiness, but nothing else screams 'Deep South' to me. And that's why it's perfect! All of those mirrors combined with the soft color palette is definitely inspiration-worthy. You never fail to amaze me with your keen eye!
    .-= Jessie´s last post ..Color Me Pretty =-.

  5. jess says:

    I can't wait to see what you do with your new place. I love southern homes and combined with your style, I'm just waiting to save your photos in my inspiration files!

  6. So much to talk about. #1 I love your new name and look! #2 I am in love with the contrast between the purple curtains and the green in the chairs and #3 I am also in love with that wallpaper.
    .-= Jessica at Lavender & Lilies´s last post ..I Won! =-.

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