Inspiration

Foam & Fabrics Outlet

Foam & Fabrics Outlet

I always seem to end up at Foam & Fabrics Outlet unintentionally. I was on the way back from another appointment when my phone alerted me that HQ was about to start.

Swedish Kachelofen, Beautiful Ceramic Stoves

Swedish Kachelofen, Beautiful Ceramic Stoves

Carl Larsson, the Swedish painter and decorator included these beautiful ceramic stoves in many of the paintings of his home.

Inspiration: Swedish Summer House

Inspiration: Swedish Summer House

In Nordic countries there is a history of Summer Houses, a simple small shelter or cottage to stay in when the weather is pleasant. This is a tradition in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland. City families who could afford to had a second home […]

Inspiration: Coastal Colors in Bluffton, South Carolina

Inspiration: Coastal Colors in Bluffton, South Carolina

We spent a week on Hilton Head Island. The little town of Bluffton, just over the bridge from Hilton Head has all these charming little houses. They are also building a lot of new houses with the same Low Country Coastal style. There is a […]

A-Frame House on Hilton Head Island

A-Frame House on Hilton Head Island

We saw this A-Frame house on Hilton Head Island The house has only roof on two sides, so the only windows are on the front and back. They have French doors and air-conditioners in the walls. I’ll bet a lot of heat leaves through that […]

Tree House in Asheville

Tree House in Asheville

Last night on the news they had a treehouse that is a short term rental in Woodfin, near Asheville. They interviewed two guests and the owner, Mike Parrish. Mike says he plans to add 10 more treehouses and a hobbit home, “Something right out of […]

Small One-Bedroom on the Beach

Small One-Bedroom on the Beach

My husband took us to the beach for our tenth anniversary. This is where we stayed. This is the living room. The kitchen has four counter height bar stools at the island. There is a compact kitchen. The living room opens to a small balcony. […]

Ikea Tiny House Inspiration

Ikea Tiny House Inspiration

We spent a day of our vacation wandering around the models at the new Ikea store in Jacksonville, Florida. This model was VERY tiny. The kitchen was open to the living room through two doorways. The kitchen has everything. The cabinets, countertops, sink and appliances […]

Ikea Inspiration: Skadis Pegboard

Ikea Inspiration: Skadis Pegboard

This is one of the pictures we got when we explored the new Ikea store in Jacksonville, Florida. We were looking for inspiration for the new house. This is an idea for my laundry room/craft room. The wall is covered with Skadis Pegboard. It comes […]

Ikea Kitchen Inspiration

Ikea Kitchen Inspiration

They have opened an Ikea store in Jacksonville, Florida. We had a shopping list for the new house, but spent some time wandering through the models getting ideas and inspiration. I like that they show a lot of different style kitchens. Most are pretty streamlined, […]