Happy Rooms

August 19th, 2013

Hello friends. We had a lovely dinner on Saturday and I finished painting and tiling the other half of the hall bathroom. I’ll post some pictures tomorrow. Today I wanted to share some inspiration I’ve collected for a few weeks: images gathered from family homes that pop out at me because they just feel warm and happy.

For those of us that love interior design, we look at hundreds of images a week perhaps even thousands if you’re on Pinterest and the style of the spaces vary greatly. The following rooms are happy rooms in my eyes because of the color, quirk, or personality present.

sara hicks entry via decor8

Sara Hicks Malone via Decor8


A rug can completely change the feel of a space. Soft and neutral would be pretty of course but the playful stripes in this rug bring this work space to life. Have you considered a brighter rug in your home?

bright striped rug bhg

Better Homes & Gardens


I’ve shared another version of this dining nook before, but I keep coming back to it because of the colorful chairs, the medley of fun fabrics, and the personal gallery of photographs on the wall, such a happy inviting place to sit.

happy home 2

The Design Files


A skateboard and brass birds and mod fabrics = happy.

happy home 1


A rainbow of dishes and a grouping of mismatched painted stools = happy.

colorful kitchen accents katie did

via Katie Did


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BOTB 8.16.13

August 16th, 2013

Hello all, it’s another fine summer weekend! We’re excited to attend a farm to table dinner tomorrow at a friend’s ranch, party of ten, as a way to say farewell to summer since the kids are back to school next week. Also I’m working on a painting project I’ve been putting off for ages, so there’s a full weekend of activity ahead.

Time for another Friday round of ‘Best of the Blogosphere’ where Amanda and I scout out our favorites, here are our picks gathered from around the web, enjoy!

Tour a beautiful craft and family room makeover in muted shades of gray at The Creativity Exchange.

craft room the creativity exchange


Here’s a great tip on how to lengthen drapes by Courtney at A Thoughtful Place.

how to lengthen drapes athoughtfulplace


Simple yet stunning is the result with this IKEA Tarva dresser makeover at Smitten Studio.

smitten studio online ikea tarva makeover


We’re all asking where can we get a diamond bulb to make a wood and diamond pendant like Gretchen Gretchen.

wood ball and diamond light gretchengretchen


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