Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Design Inspiration: Keep It Cozy

Home is the most important place in the world. So sayeth IKEA, so sayeth I, so sayeth we all*.

our street, front steps, urn on porch

In many of the blogs I follow I enjoy looking into other people's lives. A big part of many people's lives is where they live...in their homes. Many of the bloggers I follow are at some point along their journey of home building, remodeling, decorating and designing.

entry hall, festive front door, dining area

For example, Fiona, of Cafe Cartolina, shares daily photos of home decor inspiration. A woman with wonderful taste (so similar to my own..*eh hem*). I always leave her a comment because I always see something I like. Liz, over at Mabel's House, frequently shares photos of her home. Simple and cozy with a slightly cottage style...plus her writing is engaging and full of amusing stories of life.

living room and office

So, today, for anyone that might have wondered, I am posting a few photos of OUR home. Like many of yours, it's always work in progress. We're very big on the cozy factor and try to incorporate as much of it into our 900 SF as we can. We used to be all beach-cottage style but are now slowly morphing into a modern-traditional look. Or, more simply translated = Pottery Barn on an IKEA budget.

snippets of kitchen, bedroom and bath

So, if you're following along and writing your own blog, be brave and show me where you live. Leave a comment to let me know when you've posted so I can come take a peek!

*Kudos to anyone who caught the BSG reference! ;-)


Mea Culpa Bath and Body said...

Its beautiful! I have no imagination what so ever how to arrange the house...and btw - I LOVE Ikea :-)


TheresaJ said...

Your house is lovely! The only photo I posted of a spot in my home is my work space back in 10/07. Here's a link to the post: http://theresaj.blogspot.com/2007/10/above-is-picture-of-my-jewelry-making.html. My house is in transition at the moment, but I'll work on photos as things progress.

Thanks for sharing. :)

V. Morsse said...

Your couch definitely looks cozy ... and I love the snowmen trio!

fringe said...

What a gorgeous home! So beautifully decorated! I thoroughly enjoyed all the photos you have shared here.

I love working on my home too, as does my husband. He has an amazing talent for woodworking and he has made all the beds in our home, as well as my desk and bookshelf in my office, and more. One day I'll get my act together and share some photos!

I adore your black and white wedding photo. It's pure magic.

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons!

Angie said...

Ooh, your house looks lovely cozy. :)

Pfeiffer Photos said...

MeaCulpa: I love Ikea, too...so glad they opened one in Portland last summer. It spurned the decor overhaul in our home!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

TheresaJ: I love seeing other people's work spaces and studios (because mine is far less than I would like it to be at present)...thanks for sharing your link!

Pfeiffer Photos said...

VM: Funny you should mention the couch; it is the biggest piece we have and we splurged so it IS an actual Pottery Barn item. Worth every penny for the comfort (and washable slip covers on all parts!)

Pfeiffer Photos said...

fringe: Oh, to have a DIY hubby...I'm the DIY person in our twosome. Thanks for the compliment on the wedding photo--I'll be sharing more of those in a future post so come on back for a look. :-)

Pfeiffer Photos said...

angie: Thanks for coming by to say hi!

Char said...

I'm so glad you dropped by today! And yes, what woman doesn't want to be a princess? *smile* Always glad to meet another blogger and I look forward to following yours!

cartolina said...

Thanks for the shout out Tina!
You have wonderful taste too - just look at your home!
Happy Holidays,

Pfeiffer Photos said...

char: Thanks, and welcome to my blog!

fiona: You're welcome and know I enjoy your blog on every post. :-)

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