I want my future guest bedrooms to be a fun room. I want it to be bold but still have a bit of the hotel vibe to it. I want my guests to feel like they are on vacation, not staying in just another bedroom. Guest bedrooms are not lived in on a daily basis. I think that gives us a little more liberty to have fun decorating the room.
I must have cabin fever worse than I thought. Unless it’s normal to still feel inspired by this gorgeous spring weather. Our apartment complex has a little lake on site. My Australian Shepherd, Taz, and I have started sitting outside on the benches (well, he sits on the ground, but you get the point) more and more lately. Taz definitely enjoys the breeze that usually lingers around the lake, watching the fish jump out and the turtles swimming by. Sometimes we’ll sit on our patio. I got these comfortable chairs from World Market last year when it went on sale. Like the end of summer kind of sale. The link shows a beautiful lagoon blue chair that I wish I had room for. But as it is, I still love the yellow ones I got, which doesn’t seem to be offered this year, but it looks exactly like the lagoon chair. Anyway, we don’t always sit out there because we have a noisy kid in the next building and-I have nothing against kids- that just kind of kills the mood for me, especially if I’m trying to read. It makes me wish even more for a place of my own, where I could create a fantastic outdoor retreat. I have rounded up a few of my favorites. More inspiration.
Sorry about the delay in getting this post out! It’s been a busy week!
It looks like spring is here to stay and that usually strikes a lot of spring inspiration. For me, the particular inspirations are floral and botanical patterns.
I don’t know exactly what it is about arch doors and windows that makes my heart melt. Maybe it’s because it has a European touch. I believe this trend started in Rome. Maybe because it’s what you picture in fairy tale homes. Maybe it’s because I think they’re inviting. It could have a lot to do with the fact that it’s not standard here in America and it makes me appreciate arches that much more.
Apparently this is from Better Homes & Garden, but I can’t find it. However, I love this cottage look and the arch door just completes it!
Hopefully this time next year, we’ll be looking for our first house.
This entry way serves as my inspiration for my hopefully-not-too-distance future home. I love the wow factor of the wallpaper and I would love to try something this bold in my entry way. Now whether it’ll be yellow or not remains to be seen.
The Beautiful Elements
Welcome to The Beautiful Elements. The very definition of beautiful is to please the senses or the mind aesthetically. When your surroundings, your elements are aesthetically pleasing, you feel better. It’s like taking a deep breath and feeling like you can take on the world.