What’s Inspiring Me

I have been absent from my little blog for a while (more on that another day).

I miss my small corner of the blogosphere and so today I’ll be showing you some of the things that have been a source of inspiration as of late. I have mostly been hanging out on Pinterest recently, pinning away. So if you don’t already follow me on Pinterest, I would love for you to join me.



Classic, Timeless, Federal, Georgian, French, Gothic, Italianate, Arts and Crafts, Victorian, you-name-it-I-Love-it … I think Architecture is Gorgeous!






I have spent many moments examining and absorbing these beauties.





And I don’t discriminate against interior architecture… I could get lost in the detail here:




Admittedly, millwork is interior architecture, but the photos in the section above are on a whole different level.

With that being said, the richness of the millwork below speaks for itself!






When we buy a house some day… watch out! Millwork will be moving in with us. Can I get an “Amen”?


Custom Drapery:

Bandings, Greek Key, Cornices… I can’t seem to pin enough of these magnificent window treatments.


Thoughtful design and sophistication



Apparently I should have titled this post craving detail… because I am now seeing an overarching theme throughout. Hmm…


That’s all for now. I hope to be back again soon!

Dramatic Neutrals

Dramatic Neutrals… sound like an oxymoron? To be clear… just because a room has a neutral scheme, does not mean that the space needs to be boring!

Though I am generally a huge fan of the use of color in any application, I have been thinking about updating and accessorizing our Master Bedroom as of late. New lamps, hang curtains, redo bedding, etc. At first I was thinking of bringing in a lot of color, but decided that I would like to keep things neutral… at least while we are still renting.

With that being said, here are some examples of spaces with a neutral palate and loads of drama!

Dramatic Paint Color:

via Traditional Home

via Design Project

via Design Project

Dramatic Contrast in Fabrics or Furnishings:

via Traditional Home

via Peep My Styles

via Traditional Home

via Peep My Styles

via Pinterest

Dramatic Architecture & Lighting:

via Pinterest

via Pinterest

I really enjoyed elements from each of the spaces above. They are calm and inviting yet visually interesting and appealing.

What do you think? Is there a space in your home where neutrals reign supreme?