Inspired – Wood Ceilings

I love the warmth wood ceilings add to a home. I am especially drawn to lighter shades of wood. It’s so important not to forget your “fifth” elevation when designing a room! I always address the ceilings when working on client projects.



I love Lee Kleinhelter’s simple, graphic spaces. I wonder if she’ll be relocating from her city dwellings anytime soon, I always enjoy seeing her latest projects!



Isn’t this ceiling gorgeous? House Beautiful
Painting the wood white creates a crisp and clean look!
Images: Traditional Home, Pinterest, Lee Kleinhelter – Cottage Living {oh how I miss that magazine!}, Pinterest,
Elle Decor, HB, Pinterest, HB, Pinterest, Cottage Living, House Beautiful

Currently loving…

my new “hands free” baby sling, {thank you to my dear friend Lauren C.}, it is the only thing allowing me to steal a few minutes to scan the web and post my blog these days {I’m still officially on maternity leave}..here are a few more items on my favorites list this week!

Ines Fressange’s style sense {I’ve actually admired the fashion model’s layered style savvy since seeing her home in the final issue Domino} these images are a great motivator for me to whip myself back into shape.{although I will never look this tiny, I like food too much!} images: The Selby

My chic new diaper bag, from Stella McCartney’s line for Adidas. {it’s not actually a diaper bag, I think that’s why I like it sooo much!}


Today’s post on Fric and Frac. Every image lifted my spirits. I keep reminding myself that Spring is around the corner!


{i would switch out the bulbs for a round style}

All the goodies on Fyndes…these are a few of the items that would work at my house right now. Style Court initially brought my attention to this fabulous site full of vintage {some are actually affordable} finds…

Hope you are having a great day!

I LOVE VERMONT

I’ve mentioned in the past my parent’s have a casual weekend home in V.T.. It’s such a treat to escape to the calm and beauty of Vermont. It’s pastoral setting is the perfect respite from the chaos {and traffic} of my daily life in Massachusetts.

I’ve always wanted to visit Vermont Salvage in White River Junction. The weekend before last I had the chance to do so.
Vermont Salvage would be the perfect “go to” for someone restoring an old home. They have a vast selection of interior/exterior doors, french doors, claw foot tubs, hardware, and architectural columns. It costs a fortune to duplicate the craftsmanship found in homes of the past, Vermont Salvage is a good starting point if you are looking for older items. They also sell a small selection of imported and old furniture + found objects.

What they didn’t have: I thought they would have a better selection of vintage lighting. They had some, but I would love to see more. I’m sure their inventory is always changing. They did have a number of vintage school lights.

Here’s a peek inside.
Imported Items
They have a wide assortment of benches, similar to the one photographed. These could be fun in a mudroom or foyer. Some looked old, some did not. Think of what you could do with a little paint and a fun cushion. They were only $125.00 each.

They had a number of armoire’s and cabinets. Again, some of them didn’t look old, some did. I thought they were a bit over priced.

another bench

Crystal door knobs

Pulls

Sometimes they acquire entire sets of stairs

The view from my parent’s place. My son loves to run around outdoors.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

Mix it up: Vintage Tableware

There is something so fresh and fun about mixing
vintage tableware in with your everyday
china + porcelain! Below I’ve listed a few websites that sell
only “vintage tableware”.Another option is to discover your
own goodies at a yardsale ormaybe you desire a repro
that just looks old, but has nevergraced another table…
in any case..
Happy Hunting!
Photo credit: Bohemian Girl – Flickr
Searching for the perfect piece!
Photo: Ange Soleil, Flickr

Cabbage plate! This pattern looks great, mixed with modern
white pieces + chunky goblets

Vintage Hotel/Restaurant ware:http://www.parishotelboutique.com/
Image: The painted lady, Chicago.
Vintage place settings available

Vintage Hotel Silver, Source:http://www.poshchicago.com/

Hotel China: http://www.parishotelboutiqe.com/

Anthropologie has a great selection
(sorry for the small scale, I wasn’t able to enlarge these images)