8.25.2010

Home Inspiration

I've been inspired lately by so many great home ideas. I thought I'd share some here that I have compiled. Be inspired!

I love the stripes painted horizontally.


Art drawn on a chalkboard.


Wood paneling going so far up the wall.


Rugs placed at angles.


Something about this space I just love. The mix of retro and modern. Classy and comfort.


Glass bottle candle holders.





Artwork hung at seating level.


The simplicity of this bedroom.


Books organized by color.


All ideas from here.

45 comments:

All things nice... said...

Lovely images, I like the book case and the colour coordinated look :)

All things nice...

Little Bear Stories said...

lovely inspiration, some really good ideas. love the wood paneling on the wall and the candles in glass bottles xx

Diana Mieczan said...

I adore those images...The candle bottles are cool...I have to use that idea on my next party and the 3rd space is so beautiful:)

Kisses,sweetie

ceo said...

Love the touches of yellow in the first few pictures...

xxx
CEO

Anna Walker said...

I love the stripes and the glass bottle holders...I have always always always been a fan of both! :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

They're all great ideas. I can't stop looking at the stripped wall. Too cool :)

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Consider me inspired. Especially love the large wall clock in the retro/modern room.

Marcie said...

Great inspirations! I am LOVING the chalk board art with the tree. Brilliant.

And can I have a home library like this?!

xo M

Debby said...

I love the room w/ the artwork hung at seating level! xo

Abby said...

I like the candle holders! Very whimsical. And the chalkboard! I have an obsession with chalkboards. I'm not sure the color books work for me. It might make it hard to find books, unless I remember cover color, haha.

Jen said...

The strip and wood wall are just the best!! Heck, that wood wall is my favorite. How unique!!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

So many amazing ideas here! I love the gray horizontal stripes and the wood paneling. I also want to make those candles in the bottles - what a unique display!

tywo said...

I love all these images. I wish my landlord would let me paint my room..lol.
Have a great night!





LOVE!

STYLIZIMO said...

I love the first picture!

Jenni said...

LOVE the gray stripes!!!!

Style Attic said...

You did some lovely homework here! Great attention to detail, it all catches my eye as well :) I would do the book arrangement...I just need the shelves!

Amanda said...

These are all such lovely inspiring images - I especially like the room with the stone wall, the one with the big wall clock and those beautifully arranged bookshelves - lovely!!!

CatherineLovesRoses said...

Love the idea of being able to change your artwork often, painting little drawings on a chalkboard!!

Have a nice day!

Signe said...

Love the room with the wood paneling. Not especially the wood paneling itself but the way the whole room comes together. Perfection :)

Miles Of Style said...

such pretty images! those scattered splashes of yellow have put a smile on my face now =)

persis.

Victoria said...

Wow! So inspiring, I love all of these, I wish I had my own place so I could decorate! xxx

Hazel Williams said...

Love books organised by colour, I tried to do that in my own home but FAIL! haha!

I also love the mix of modern and retro, when done well it looks FABULOUS!

:) Hazel

Cláudia Murakami said...

The first pics are my favorite!!!! So me!!! Kisses dear!!! Bela.

A Plum By Any Other Name said...

Love the contrast with the chalkboard and the bright yellow lampshade. It's like a fresh start!

Amber said...

Dont you love retro/ antiques/modern all mixed up. Great rooms. We are getting ready to build an extention, so I am loving posts like this at the moment!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Such great ideas!! I would have never thought to do most of those things but it actually looks great! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

photohogger said...

The books by colour reminds me of a hair salon for some reason!!
Love that giant clock!! Me wants :)

Signe said...

I love the room with the wood paneling. Not especially the wood paneling itself but how the whole room comes together and the colors. Just lovely :)

Andrea said...

Love the wood paneling on the walls!

Leah said...

I adore that first room! Those stripes are so chic!

Luvs!

Jennifer said...

I am very inspired by these looks! I love the glass bottle candle holders. And I really want to get a chalkboard like that!

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

I'm having a glass moment too... We're just about to move into a new flat and merge our books - how to organise them? I do quite like them organised by colour.

Zabrinah said...

Beautiful place! I really do love the idea of glass bottles as candle holders!!!!

So unique!

~Zabrinah

The Zhush said...

Such great finds and ideas...lots of inspiration here...thanks!

Gloria said...

Beautiful and so inspiring! I love looking at photos of decor...it just is so calming to me!! Thanks for sharing...:)

Screen Door Prep said...

I got excited about the color-coordinated book look a few months ago after finding the blog E, Myself, & I. (Which is a fabulous blog, BTW.) I have begun it in my kitchen, which has a pink&green thing going, w/ my prettiest pink&green cookbooks on a green shelf over my sink. Next I am going to do a shelf each of blue, red, & yellow in my daughter's Raggedy Ann themed nursery.

All of your finds are lovely, though. You have an eye for fabulous!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

These yellow chairs are stunning, never seen that shade of chairs. Happy and sunny!
Have a wonderful weekend ahead. xxx

Valerie said...

I just cannot get enough of the striped walls right now and that first picture is amazing! I want to live in that room!

xo
Valerie

Steph S. said...

Some of my favorite things! I love the horizontal stripes and the chalkboard! Also, I'm a big fan of organizing books by color - but my husband will not have it. He's a total academic, everything has to be organized according to topic! ha ha :)

tammy said...

thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. the ice cream maker is a treat for us.

love that wood paneling too. so daring!

Inspired said...

I love the green glass with candles...actually I love all these photos!

Julie xo

koralee said...

Beautiful...I am soooo inspired. I love the pops of yellow. xoxoxo

shopgirl said...

These rooms are lovely. I like the last one with all the books and the organized colour.

Have an awesome weekend sweetie!

Annie said...

Great inspiration! :)
2 of my favorite home accessories = colored bottles & candles

Cornflake said...

I love the rugs at angles and the art drawn on chalkboard. Also love the colour co-ordinated books!! I saw this too on AT :-)
xx