Monday, January 4, 2010

Some New Year's Inspiration...

So, it's official. The new home = obsession with all things home related.

It's a new year, so I might as well come clean: I am a "House Beautiful" addict. The magazines spill over from every room in our house with dog-eared pages making the issue look ten times more full than it really is. I was in Barnes & Noble yesterday and looked down and I had 4 magazines (two of which were British, what good does that seriously do me?!?!) that I had picked up and had convinced myself I needed to buy, meanwhile I was holding a copy of Regency Redux in my hands and was also convinced it needed purchasing. Thankfully, a little thing called "two mortgages" persuaded me against such a decision:)

But in the meantime, we are working on putting the "magic" in our house and we have stumbled across a few steals and deals that were totally worth the splurge! For a long time I've been dreaming of entryways that look like this:

Design by Windsor Smith

Design by Kelly Wearstler

Design by Ashley Whittaker

Design by Jonathan Berger

So then this last weekend, while at Home Goods (really, to all who know me - when am I NOT at Home Goods?!) Ty and I found this steal of a mirror on clearance. Perfect amount of Asian influence, ornate detailing, and G-O-L-D! Midas ain't got nothin' on me;) Can we say the perfect start to our entry, yes we can! Here she is:
I figured I'd share my inspiration pictures and "blogument" my artistic trial and error as we really delve into getting the house put together. Let's keep our fingers crossed that my inspirations match up to my aspirations - I'll keep you posted!


Joye said...

Happy New Year to you and Ty! While I will say that your mirror is beautiful, I will also say that i'm in LOVE with your shiny wood floors! :)

Julie Kiefer said...

Um, I'm with Joye...the mirror is beautiful, of course...but can we discuss your floors?? WOW!

Kelley said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! I really like how thick the frame is how much detail it has. Beautiful choice, my dear. So excited to see it all together!

Megan said...

Consider me inspired! I love the mirror and the pictures of your inspiration. :) Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!