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!

Inspiration – Becca’s Dorm

On Yesterday’s post I promised to show you some of the inspiration behind her dorm design.

Becca loves pink… Hot pink in particular. She mentioned that she would love to use her favorite color in the dorm and I immediately thought of a popular color combo, Navy and Pink.

Basic color theory dictates that a great color scheme is either analogous (colors next to one another on the color wheel) or complimentary (colors opposite to one another on the color wheel). Combining a bright warm tone like pink with a dark cool tone like navy is a complimentary color scheme. And I think you’ll agree that these colors certainly compliment one another.

Of course there are variations on this color combo. Some combine light, blush pinks with navy.

While others use a more rich, dense hot pink.

These photos in particular inspired the accents used in Becca’s room.

We loved the colors and patterns used in this room by Centsational Girl, Kate.

And we wanted to incorporate the color scheme into her desk area.

Last, we decided to add fun accents like accent frames in turquoise.

I am very excited to reveal Becca’s dorm but that will have to wait until tomorrow!