Saturday, January 16, 2016

HOME DESIGN INSPO

Maybe it's because I'm getting to the point in my life where I will be owning a home soon (or at least living in one on my own) or maybe it's just because I'm getting older in general but I am obsessed with all things home now. I just took a break from writing this post to enter HGTV's contest for their HGTV Dream Home and the only time I ever watch TV nowadays is when I'm watching Love It or List It or Property Brothers (or Fixer Upper.. let's be real). I never thought I would have the interest that my mom has for decorating and making a house a home but now I cannot wait to get out of school simply so that I can do so.

Because of this recent love affair, I'm plucking some of my favorite inspiration pictures from my Pinterest boards to share with all of you today! My Pinterest is that of a thirty year old right now. You need to go look at it. My 'home' boards are split by room. It's bad. Alright enough talking about nothing and more talking about my dream home!! Let the pictures begin!

     

Exterior: I love bungalows and I'm partial to the craftsman style (minus any tapered columns) and I think that kind of home begs for a grand, welcoming porch area decked out for the time of year you're in.

     

Living Room: light grey on the walls across the entire home with a feature fireplace (that arch and herringbone back is my absolute favorite) with both warm and cool neutrals everywhere within it.

     

Kitchen: Simple and still grey. Some sort of marbled or light quartz countertop with grey glass subway tile backsplash, silver fixtures and shaker cabinets. Counter decorations and the food you cook can supply all of the needed excitement and color into this otherwise-bland kitchen. That's why light grey has been my favorite color for the last eight or so years— it sets anything it's with up for success with it's ability to pair with everything!


     

Bedroom: I want the bedroom to have more depth with deeper tones in the furniture and decor. Makes it more cozy and is a pleasing contrast from the rest of the home. The richness will invite sleep so easily each night!

     
     

Bathrooms: I still need to figure out exactly what I would like in a bathroom— particularly a master bath. I'm not sure my vision is completely cohesive just yet but I've definitely come a long way. There are a lot of different bathroom trends that I love but have had to narrow down. I think a marble subway tile is something that all bathrooms in the home could share and that shower floor tiling.. whatever it is.. is BEAUTIFUL. It may clash but I will need to find a way to work it into the shower floor. If it means nothing else can have a fancy finish then so be it. I LOVE that floor!! Porcelain wood tiles in a herringbone pattern or more marble tiles because I desperately want herringbone incorporated into the home but I'm not sure if either will be too busy. Maybe just normally laid porcelain wood tiles. The bathrooms are a work in progress.

While we're at it… let me throw in some of favorite Instagram liked photos for inspiration as well. Too many home photos can't hurt a person ;)

     

I love a great statement door. Also, the decorations on that bungalow are truly the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. That's one of my favorite photos on Instagram. Soooo cute.

 

Great wallpaper in a half bath and ARCHES. I loooooveee archways in homes.

I've got a good amount of time before I will have a home to call mine but let me assure you when that day comes, I will be READY. I cannot wait to move onto this next chapter in my life. I would love your feedback on this post! Leave me a comment down below and I'll be sure to respond to ya.

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