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} 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’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


Sometimes they acquire entire sets of stairs

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


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:
Image: The painted lady, Chicago.
Vintage place settings available

Vintage Hotel Silver, Source:

Hotel China:

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