Monday, September 27, 2010

The Society, Inc.

She tells in an interview here of how she leaves beach finds in her bathtub and she never tires of combing through them. I LOVE this, though not very practical with a soon to be one year old.

she makes clutter look so pretty

What a wonderful store. From the layout of her web page to the design of her apartment I am thrilled by Sibella Court's eye for decor. She has a very casual and rustic way yet inviting and intriguing. She has designed many fine layouts for many fine publications as you can see here (you must have a click around to experience a bit for yourself). Her store located in Sydney, Australia is said to peek your interest and inspiration. It changes completely four times a year based all around a specific theme of colors and stylings. They change everything even the front door changes. She also has a book that I will (hopefully) own someday soon Ecetera, etc. I would love love love to visit and one day experience this wonder for myself. Plus, a visit to Australia in general wouldn't be so bad.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Beauty and function out of trash

These bags I happened upon here in an evening of endless searching, full of inspiration. I am fond of and very excited by finding a great treasure that someone has discarded to be trash, especially one with history. I am intrigued by seeing great things come of these salvages. What Leslie Oschmann of Swarm has done with these salvaged vintage paintings is fabulous. What a wonderful idea that turned out beautiful and quite strong and durable too I'm sure.

WOW...wouldn't you agree!

p.s. I strongly recommend clicking on the swarm link above and scrolling through Leslie's gallery of creations. She goes way beyond bags with her reclaimed canvas'.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

For my mommy...

My mom just loves tiny buildings. She has had a many built, called one home and dreams of building more. One is in the design process right now, a tiny sanctuary on the Bayou Teche for her to spend her free time in silence among nature. It is her folly as she says. Her passion. So this post is for her to add to the burning inspiration she has for building and dreaming tiny. An unconventional idea of space made functional and even comfortable. Also, this post adds inspiration to our very own tiny market, Bayou Bohemian, that will be ready for business very soon. These tiny functional spaces often make me feel that anything is possible.

I hope your day is filled with possibilities!

Click on images for more!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Poor man's linen

I love burlap. My hubby just salvaged like 60 or more coffee bean sacks that are in excellent condition. We have a growing list of ideas of what we can create using them. Cushioned and tufted headboard, dog bed, bar stool seat, wall covering, curtains(I wonder if they offer privacy at night with the lights on???). Personally, I like the part of the sack with words best. Who knows what their new life will be...we will have to wait and see.

Click on images to view my source for each and for other inspiration!

I like the idea but I am imagining a curvy wood frame and a tufted cushion...?

painted on

Have a look at this article for more on burlap.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Excited with inspiration

I am so inspired and excited with ideas for our new home, specifically the kitchen today, that I feel like I just might explode. Well, maybe its the coffee too but I have only finished half my cup because I am busy searching pics for ideas. I am (always) drawn to primitive, olde world, country farmhouse styles. Yesterday I painted our cabinets antique white and sanded for that primitive appeal...I likey likey! Below I share some pictures that inspire me today! Hope your day finds you excited to create, whatever that may be.

I love these drawer pulls and I think I have some similar somewhere hopefully I can find them

natural and rustic

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Getting ready for change.

We have been spending most of our time lately preparing our new home to move in. We are quite excited about the change and are looking forward to the extra space. Last week we painted the bedrooms and ripped up the vinyl tile from the kitchen floor. This week we will be working in the living room sanding the floors and putting sheet rock and plaster on two of the knotty wood paneled walls. We will also be working on the kitchen floor and cabinets. Next will be the bathroom. Lots to do but mostly we are enjoying it. It is very nice that it is so close to where we live already.
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