Posts tagged ‘bedroom’

May 18, 2011

wishful wednesday [whitecross farm]

by kmcopeland

Mark and Sally Bailey, a couple who have made a living for the past 25 years by “upcycling” industrial scraps and other peoples’ trash, share this home in the English countryside. Called Whitecross farm, it was built in 1764 and now serves as their home and boutique. You can tell from the pictures that they have a sincere appreciation for the character inherently present in older things – from the furniture they collect to the house itself.

I am usually not a fan of the rugged, industrial look because it just never feels or looks cozy to me, but in this case I can admit I’m wrong. The small collections, earth toned palette and beautiful textiles bring a definite feeling of home. My hands down favorite room, though, is the bedroom. The African textiles set against a background of white walls and old yellow paint peeking through in the ceiling is, in my book, absolutely perfect. You can read more about the house (in Swedish) here at Sköna Hem.

Gamla fruktlådor har arrangerats till hyllor på väggen. Det gamla elementet är bevarat i sitt ursprungliga skick.

Från trappan ser man ut i både köket och mot entrén, med det vackra gamla stengolvet som en röd tråd. Över dörrarna till bägge rummen har paret Bailey satt in glas, för att ljuset bättre ska släppas in i huset.

I matrummet står ett gammalt långbord som ingen längre minns varifrån det kommer. 1700-talsstolar i almträ, modell English wheelbacks, följde med gården i köpet. De får samsas runt bordet med några udda trästolar. Över bordet hänger glödlampor i enkla fattningar. Oljelampan i hörnet från Ealing studios.

Katten Lily är på jakt efter bästa platsen för en tupplur i sängen som Mark och Sally själva tillverkat av vattenledningsrör. Afrikanska mattor och plädar hänger runt om och fungerar även som överkast.

April 18, 2011

take five [moss green]

by kmcopeland

Via Bolaget

I have been thinking that moss would be the perfect color for the bedding in our new place, and today I decided to find justification for this whim in my take five Monday. Needless to say, I was not disappointed. Cozy? Check. Inviting? Definitely. A bit unexpected? I think so.

But wait, there’s more!…

via decor8

I love how it can be both feminine and masculine, and I was pleasantly surprised to see how well it paired with a wide range of colors. I am especially loving the idea of keeping our walls stark white and pairing it with teak like in the first picture. How perfectly Scandinavian of me. What are your thoughts? Do tell.

via Busy Being Fabulous

via vtwonen

via pretty green blogspot

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April 6, 2011

wishful wednesday [hus & hem]

by kmcopeland

I saw this home a while back at Hus & Hem, and I keep coming back to it. It’s so light, airy and happy, I can’t help but be cheerful when I look at it. And, as you know, I’m really feeling these soft pastel colors right now. What’s equally impressive to me is how color coordinated the entire house is. I’m way too ADD to do this, so this woman’s ability to stick to it just impresses the shit out of me. She even matches her outfits to her house. That, my friends, is dedication.

April 4, 2011

take five

by kmcopeland

Inspired by this pretty painting by artist Frank W. Benson. Here’s to sun-kissed Mondays!

pictures from here, here, here, here and here

April 1, 2011

inspiration room [lonny]

by kmcopeland

So I’ve posted about this room from the last issue of Lonny before, but I really can’t stop thinking about it. I want to take that couch and breed it so I can have one to call my own. Wouldn’t mind the dining set, either. It’s just a very ballsy design that works so well.  In fact, I like this room so much that I am considering doing something inspired by it in our bedroom.  Here are initial thoughts:

Since this is, in fact, a fantasy, I felt obligated to put really expensive things in here that I would never be able to afford in real life.  Yay for living in pretty fantasy worlds! What do you guys think? Back to the drawing board?

Green Curtains, $50 [Z Gallerie]; Mirror, $300 [Z Gallerie]; Headboard, $350 [Urban Outfitters]; Black & White Stripe Pillows [Madeline Weinrib] Pink Pillow, $24 [Urban Outfitters]; Praying Mantis Pillow, $60 [Furbish]; Blue Cane Lamp, $300 [Clayton Gray Home]; Side Table, $200 [Anthropologie]; Striped Rug, $300 [Ikea]; Eames Lounge Chair, $800 [Room & Board]; Green Striped Pillow [Madeline Weinrib]  Cowhide Ottoman, $400 [Furbish]; White Cabinet, $1700 [Clayton Gray Home]

March 23, 2011

wishful wednesday [deko]

by kmcopeland

This week’s installment of wishful wednesdays features a home from Deko, a Finnish magazine I found through this blog that I love.  Things I love about it include: 1) that they put their records on display and have a giant A on their wall (you might also remember that I’m really feeling this color palette lately);

2) the chevron floors (duh) and painted legs of the dining room table (a nice alternative to the painted chairs that you see so often these days);

3) the light, bright and airy kitchen;

4) that amazeballs wallpaper that I want likerightnow;

5) that ridiculously cute elephant vignette and monkey hook in the kids room; and,

6) everything about the simplicity and rustic feel of this balcony (porch?).

This lesson is concluded.

Photos by Jorma Marstio

March 16, 2011

A Good Dose of Color

by kmcopeland

I stumbled across this apartment today and it made me smile. I found a section of Marie Claire Maison called Visites Privées, and though I can’t remember most of the French I studied, I’m pretty sure this means “Private Viewings.” So, I think it’s a private look into Europe’s elite, which I am totally down for (if you recall I kind of like to stalk people with more money than me). This is the home of Anne Geistdoerfer, a Parisian architect, and I just love her use of color. The colors she uses are bold (see lime green and fuchsia), but they are tempered by lots of neutral features so it’s not at all overwhelming. I dig it.

Seriously, who wouldn’t want a bright pink sink? What are your thoughts?

February 5, 2011

Liberation

by kmcopeland

In the fall of 2010, my husband and I made a big decision. We would sell our house and all of our possessions – that’s right, ALL of our possessions – and move to Sweden.  Overwhelming? Of course. Exciting? Yes! But most of all, liberating. A tabula rasa; clean canvas; blank slate. Oh the freedom! I could now justify getting rid of those 1970s-in-a-bad-way dressers, that guest bed we hated but it was free, that “artwork” my husband couldn’t possibly part with…

I can hear your collective gasp of excitement! I too am ecstatic about finding that perfect flat and creating the house of my (ever-evolving) dreams. While in the house of my reality (a 300 square foot flat that is virtually empty), I will amuse myself with daydreams of all the things I will do when that day comes.  I invite you to join me on my adventure!

We begin with some wishful thinking…

 

Those windows!

 

Nice and simple

 

Those antlers...that green chair!

 

Sigh. That is all.

 

Now this is a bookcase.

 

Kitchen envy

First four pictures courtesy of Bolaget. Last picture courtesy of Bülows.

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