Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Since I'm surrounded right now by mountains of boxes & bubble wrap in preparation for our move next week (!),
I've been daydreaming like crazy about the new house!

I thought I'd share some inspiration pics from my files with you :)!!

I dream of lockers like these in a little mudroom!!!
LOVE these!

This kitchen is very similar to the layout of my soon-to-be new tiny kitchen. Love the creamy-white glass front cabinets, wood floors, and matching roman shade and curtain panels!

Could this bedroom be any prettier?! Just gorgeous! And so ME with the brown toile (which goes so nicely with my love of brown transferware!), white matelesse, monogrammed pillow, and pale grey-blue walls. Hubby and I dream of an antique chandelier in our bedroom...too romantic!!

I don't know about you, but Hubby and I are NOT super formal people! We dream of a dining room that is elegantly simple. Perfect for a holiday meal or a fondue party with friends and kids alike!

The panelling is fabulous, and the colors used are divine!
The slipcovered chairs are beautiful & easy to throw in the wash,
and the lighting fixture with the drum shade makes this space seem comfortable and approachable!

(photo: Heather Chadduck)

What an entry space!

That bench, those hooks, & the framed family photo gallery....
need I say more?!?!

(photo: Heather Chadduck)

Ooooh, now you know I just *lurve!* me a great big chalkboard! Remember the big one in my breakfast room here?

A perfect mix of nicer and casual....a great family space!

And do you see a theme here with the colors??? :)

So pretty for a guest room! I have the botanical prints to hang above, and I'm thinking that a soothing color like this on the walls would make a welcoming space for guests! Makes me feel all peaceful!

(Photo: Heather Chadduck)

Such a great family bathroom! Again, I'm loving the colors :)!!
The numbered towels are my favorite thing!

I just love daydreaming about how to put "my stamp" on my home!
Don't you??

I can't wait to show y'all pictures of the new house after we close there!
Boy, oh boy, will there be some "before and after" posts going on!! LOL!!!
It definitely needs some decorating help! :)

Here's to daydreams & blessings that come true!!!

ps...I'm sorry I don't have credits for each photo above, I just pulled pics from my files...


Christy said...

I just love the color used on the bedroom walls (2nd pic up from the bottom). We are painting our room and I've been searching and searching for the right color. What do you think, is that in the blue family? Like a blue/green?

Chele said...

Hello! I came over from seeing your comment on 4 Reluctant Entertainers. What a beautiful blog! I'll be back! I love the lockers, they are awesome!!

Nancy said...

Those are beautiful Stacey! I can't wait to see your new house...I keep watching! Nancy

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...


Yes, I would call that a bluish-green color! I love it also!!

Stacey said...

I think you picked some pictures that are favorites for a lot of us! Heather Chattuck seems to have a style that we all like. Beautiful and homey!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love your inspiration photos!!! :) Can't wait to see your new nest...I know you'll have a blast getting it all set up. :)

Anonymous said...

The brown toile and blue bedroom is beautiful! I am in the middle of renovating my master bedroom and your blog gave me some great ideas. Thanks!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I've been in my home for over 2 years and still am dreaming of making it my own!

Noel said...

I could take so many of those pictures for my home! We must share similar tastes. Several of those colors already adorn my walls. :)

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

I can't wait to see your new house. I just love before and afters! That entryway locker idea is so cute. I love all of those cute ideas! Good luck on your closing!

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

I can't wait to see your new house. I just love before and afters! That entryway locker idea is so cute. I love all of those cute ideas! Good luck on your closing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Stacey,

Those are some great inspirational photos you have. I bet you are so excited to put your stamp on your new home. If you are anything like me, I never get it right the first time, it takes me about 2 years...LOL! Heck, what am I saying, I'm still tweaking:)I look forward to seeing pics of your new home.


Tina said...

such great inspiration. I'm sure you'll run with it and put a personal stamp on your new home. Oh and I gotta get me a big chalkboard with a thick fancy frame.

KarenB said...

I read your comment on Ki's post that you're moving to the Chicago area. You are probably already familiar with it, but if you need a great flea market, head to the Kane County Flea Market in Geneva or St. Charles. I can't remember which. It's wonderful!

Lisa said...

I have that bedroom pic torn out too! It is soooo pretty! A simply perfect space!

Katy said...

Loved gazing through all of your inspiration photos, I too loved them all. Thanks for sharing!
..and yes, it is SO much fun dreaming and planning for our homes.

Anonymous said...

Following some Heather Chadduck tags, I landed here. Great choices for your inspiration rooms. I'm hoping someone can help me...that shower curtain in the last photo...any ideas as to what fabric that is? I'm madly in love and am having a difficult time tracking down something with stripes at that scale.