Monday, December 9, 2013

Cottage Style

Happy Monday!  The to-do list this week is packed with client projects, personal projects (moving in 21 days), Christmas shopping.  

Lions and Tigers and Bears ... Oh My!  
I am feeling a little like Dorothy ... but I am still spinning in the tornado.  
Looking forward to a safe landing on December 30th!

As I am certain many of you will understand I have been decorating our "new" home in my head for a month now.  I have walked through every room in my head when I should be sleeping.   Over and Over.  It is exhausting. 

I pinned this little cottage over a year ago.

This image spoke to me  ... how welcoming and warm ... and I just tucked it away on my Home Board.

Well as I have been scouring images on line and in magazines for small space inspiration ... I found the INSIDE of this home!

I would like to say that we will be moving into an "old" home that has some of this character.  Seems we keep ending up with a home built in the 60's.

Nothing wrong with the 1960's by the way, 
They just don't have the patina.
I like old things.  

Notice the pop of red?  Still considering that pop for our kitchen.  
Not sure I can pull the trigger though.

Definitely working with a smaller space.

And this under the stair thing.  I definitely have a place in mind!!
With good fortune, it won't be housing some major support beam that cannot be touched.
I hate obstacles.

Antiques and Painted Floors. 

The Mirror Gallery Wall is perfect in this tiny space!

We will be inheriting a dormer wall just like this in our master bedroom.  Not certain how I am going to address that quite yet.  

But we are moving from a King to a Queen Bed.  How do you feel about that?
Yeah, I'm not sure either.

Gettin' after it  ...

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.




  1. That cottage image is sooo charming! I can't wait to see what you do in your new house, Kim! I know it will be fantastic!

  2. I lived in a 1960s Cape cod before my current house and they have unique decorating challenges on the second floor. All of those angles and nooks make it difficult. Good luck!

  3. I am excited about it all for you...really charming cottage! I am all over smaller spaces except the queen bed...that might be a tough one! LOL Happy Holidays!! Exciting stuff...

  4. WIth inspiration images like these your new home is sure to be beautiful! Can't imagine moving the stress of moving around the holidays. P.S. Love dormers in bedrooms!

  5. I have no doubt your new home will be oozing with charm and style in no time!! We have a queen in our little old bedroom and even share it with Rio, cozy for sure, but the sacrifice you make for an old home!

  6. My husband and I went from a king to a queen 2 years ago. We are now back where we can have a king but kept the queen. Makes hotel stays a little more exciting :)

  7. My husband and I went from a king to a queen 2 years ago. We are now back where we can have a king but kept the queen. Makes hotel stays a little more exciting :)

  8. Good luck with the move, Kim! I am so excited for you!! That cottage is so charming... I love old too, but somehow we ended up with a home built in the 1970s.

    The Glam Pad

  9. Your inspirations are all perfect Kim! I truly cannot wait to see your new home! love your updated profile picture by the way - love your smile and all the bling!

  10. No matter what, it will be great! What a fun challenge and great new outlook for your things. I love the cottage feel and how cozy it is. Best of luck these next few weeks.. Call me to scream if you need to! xo Nancy

  11. Your new home will be perfectly you. You have such a nice way of decorating and making things cozy. After 20++ years of marriage, we would not survive in a Queen bed. That would be a deal breaker for me.

  12. What a sweet and charming cottage! Thanks for all the inspirations, Kim. Our Maine home has a few dormer walls, too. I'll be very interested in seeing yours, and how you treat it. Look forward! Good luck. xLoi

  13. It's going to be wonderful, Kim. I too have this exterior home image on my Pinterest board and so excited to see the inside - as charming as the outside. Also, great new picture!!

  14. So excited for you.. except for the switching to the queen bed thing. I couldn't do it. The 30th is just around the corner! Just click your heels;)

  15. I am very excited after see the design. I am very happy to read your blog and will visit regularly in your blog also. Living Room Decor Ideas

  16. That si one fabulous little cottage, everything is just done so well!!!

  17. This is exciting, a blank slate to be creative with. Great ideas - I hope you can incorporate at least some of them. King to queen, though, not sure I could do that :)

  18. Las fotografias trasmiten, son geniales. Ha estado un regalo el visitar tu bloc, es genial, te invito visitar el mio y si te gusta espero que te hagas seguidora.

  19. I hope you go for the red in your kitchen! I have a hard time pulling the trigger on red in my home. I really want to trim my hall drapes in red but i'm such a chicken with my own home! Why the heck is that!


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