Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kitchen, Bed, and Bath ideas

Here are a few more ideas that I have gathered up for Kitchen, Bed and Bath. For the Kitchen, no matter what, I will most likely be making it "my own" and so there will be remodeling going on at some point, if not right away. We cook almost all of our meals at home, and rarely eat out, so the kitchen is the heart and hub of our household. This space is a main buying point for us (as well as closet space, and work space) and if the kitchen is outdated, it is a must that it be brought into "the now", so it  has got to have potential, and not be small. Like I said, we cook a lot, and we don't mess around. (kinda like the guy below here...but we aren't serving human! LOL!! But seriously...I LOVE MADS! He is awesome!)
Anyone else watch this show and totally just drool over the amazing dishes he is making...and then realize...OMG...wait!! Is that HUMAN?? LOL!!! I love how they totally mess with our heads!!
Hannibal making up some sausage...hmmmmm

I swear if this man did not eat people, he would be ideal! He dresses amazing, is super talented,Can write music, draw,  UBER SMART, and is passionate about cooking! PERFECTION...


ANYWAY...back to my Kitchen ideas...(giggles abound!)

A set on Polyvore that I put together...All the elements I want in our new kitchen

OMG...PERFECTION!!!

I am totally freaking out over that sink!! In LOVE! This kitchen has everything!



My new obsession...brick style tiles in marine colors!! 

This has Pantone colors!! PERFECT!

Dreamy


YES

I would love to put some of these under our island. This would be perfect! We eat a ton of fresh produce, so it would be nice to have it all there at the island to wash in the veggie sink!

Viking products are my favorite....in addition to Viking men!! ;-)

A MUST! again..we eat a lot of fresh food! We can have chickens if we want where we are moving (which cracks me up considering the area how nice it is. Think Martha Stewart and NOT The Beverly Hillbillies!) and we have thought of having a few for the fresh eggs. We will see. The poop can go into the compost for the garden! SEE...I told you! We don't mess around when it comes to what we eat! If it's not fresh and healthy...FORGET IT!




Oh god yes!! I CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE NATURAL GAS AGAIN! I miss cooking on it so much!! Right now we have electric, and if we wanted gas we would need to put in a propane tank. 

MY DREAM!




 And here are some ideas for Ciarra's room and for the master bedroom....

Ciarra likes this color on the walls

This is good too...

FOR MY ROOM! I love how relaxing and calming this is!!

Like the little sitting area there

Another icy green...so pretty


 And for the Bathroom...
For the master bath...this is fantastic!!

Check out the shower!! WOW!

Possibly the kids bathroom?

Kids or guest bathroom...

I am loving this...again...this would be the master...

I just had to show this...I think it is amazing. I wonder if the people who own this house are nudists?? LOL! It's like "HELLO! LOOK AT ME OVER HERE! I AM NAKED IN THE BATH!" I guess if you got it...flaunt it! LOL

If you want to learn more about all of the photographs shown here, and what they used in creating these amazing spaces, please check out www.houzz.com. It is such an amazing website!
Click HERE to go directly to my lookbook on Houzz.

I can spend hours looking at everything here, and I love how the actual designers and architects can answer your questions! They also have all the amazing home products, which you can purchase directly through the site. If you are into interior design, this site is so for you!

I hope everyone is having a great week!
Until next post,
Amy

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Gathering ideas....

Hello all!
Yesterday I found out that my proposal was selected for a team project we are doing in my designing career class. 3 project ideas were selected out of everyone who submitted them. As it turns out, I am also the team leader for my team (team 3! My lucky number!) We have to put together a project proposal for the idea I came up with. This is going to be interesting for sure. Needless to say I will be very busy with school over these next 19 days.

Before I found out about my project proposal, I started putting together some idea boards/designs for some of the rooms in our new place. I only was able to start ideas for the living room and my office. I found that putting together these "sets" took a lot longer for me than putting together fashion sets. Why? because with interiors of your home, you have to make super thoughtful choices, because you will be looking at all of it a lot longer than you would an outfit in your closet. You don't just completely change the interior of your home with each season. You usually have it all in place for years before you even consider doing something new.

These are my ideas and likes. I would also have to pass this by the husband first. I care what he thinks, as it is his home too...however, he is usually pretty cool about what I pick. He has never said no to anything I have picked out. He even didn't mind it when I painted our bedroom shell pink! He is a good guy.

Here is what I came up with for our living room...
I really LOVE mid-century modern type furniture. I think it is fun! I also love lots of light, so of course I gravitate towards the more pastel colors, as they don't absorb as much natural light, but instead reflect it.

For my office, I want it totally girly and feminine! It's my office after all, so I can have as much pink as I please!!
I love the chaise lounge, pink macbook, and pink chairs!! When I was a kid I was in love kitty cat clocks, so when I found this one on Polyvore, I just had to add it!! Not only is it pink, it also has eyelashes!!! LOL! So cute! When Ciarra was looking at this start to my office ideas, the first thing that came out of her mouth was, "The last thing you would want on your pretty pink chair, is a black cat!" LOL!! Ah yes...gotta love the cat hair! Always thinking ahead she is! ;-) I will have an office "mascot" for sure...what I am not sure of yet, is what it will look like! :-)

So I will be posting up more rooms later once I complete them. There is a lot to think about! I still have no idea what color I will do our bedroom. Ciarra already has somewhat of an idea for hers, but Soren is not sure yet either. I know what sort of a kitchen I want, and then there is the great room/family room. That room will most likely be in the same sort of colors as the living room.

I am having a good time putting these together. It is so exciting and fun to boot! I need to start scouring flea markets, and furniture shops soon, so I can get an idea of how much things will cost. A budget is a must!

Time for some breakfast!! I hope everyone is having a great day!!
Until next post,
Amy


Thursday, April 3, 2014

MORE of what I am loving...On the home front!

Today I am posting up some more of my loves...This time it is all about the "outdoors." My family and I can't imagine living our lives without being surrounded by nature in one way or another. We love to have meals out in the open air when we are able, and we adore just sitting and watching wild animals, birds, and insects do what they do best.
The focus of this post is the surrounding outdoors areas of the home, and bringing the outdoors in!

Beautiful edging near a fence, Perfect for my area

A most epic outdoor living space

For those ice teas and mint juleps in the the summah! 

Bringing some of that outdoors in!

Awesome window box. Love it!!

Adorable

Beautiful succulents!! 

WOW

Here is that sunroom again from yesterday's post. Bringing the outdoors in.

These grow so beautifully here where I live. This is a must!

I have always loved white picket fences

LOVELY!

brining the motion from the ocean into a walkway

ivy

HEY KITTY! GET OUTTA THERE! LOL!

A must at my house as well.

Nice idea for decorating pots

A doggie shower!

Beautiful

Yes

For summer eating alfresco 

I love my blues...

PERFECT

Outdoor kitchen

Beautiful



Lovely

For Ciarra


Reminds me of my Grandfather's house


Outdoor shower!!

I would love to sit here and read....

yes



I will plant these for my daughter...My grandchild will be named Daisy.



Veggie Garden





I love these...

Summer dining....





Perfect door....

Nice for entertaining... 


awesome



And in the fall...snuggling here with some hot chocolate and my family!! A perfect end to a perfect day!!

I look forward to planting and setting up our outdoor living spaces. I love to watch the birds, and in the summer we enjoy the beautiful light displays from the fireflies!!

Until next post,
Amy