Dream Home Inspiration: Dark vs Light Bedroom

Who doesn’t love a bright and cheerful bedroom? I would think it would be more motivating to wake up to and get out of bed. But I can’t imagine anything more cozier than a dark bedroom when going to bed at night or in the colder weather. I’m constantly back and forth on which way I would like to go when we get a house, so I decided to do a little round up to see if it sways me one way or the other.

For the master bedroom curtains and bedcover, a Rose Tarlow print, Sea Leaves, "strikes the right balance between femininity and masculinity," Thomas says. They hang from custom Morgik metal rods. Shams and linens, Hillary Thomas Designs.
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15 Circular Conversation Seating Areas: 4 Chairs Around a Coffee Table

Having some chairs in a circle surrounding a coffee table is a refreshing way to mix up seating arrangements. Typically there’s a couch or two involved in seating arrangement. I find it somehow more intimate and inviting to have conversations in this set up.

Via House of Turquoise

I don’t know about you, but this makes me want to gather around and gossip!

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Dream Home Inspiration: Wallpapered Powder Bathroom

Powder rooms are full of surprises these days. They’re the perfect space in your home to put up that daring wallpaper that you couldn’t bring yourself to plaster on in your living room. I think it continues to surprise all of us that these tiny rooms can handle more than a punch of personality. But it really shouldn’t. It’s not like we’re in there all day, so that little punch of boldness is all that we need to remind ourselves that we have our own little punch of boldness. We rarely have just one type of personality or one type of style. The living room and the kitchen is where we display our main personality, and we leave little rooms like the powder room and the laundry room to displaying our spontaneous sides.

The Blue and White Chinoiserie Bath:

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Dream Home Inspiration: Guest Bedroom

I want my future guest bedrooms to be a fun room. I want it to be bold but still have a bit of the hotel vibe to it. I want my guests to feel like they are on vacation, not staying in just another bedroom. Guest bedrooms are not lived in on a daily basis. I think that gives us a little more liberty to have fun decorating the room.

Have you ever seen such a bedroom in all your life? This beautiful bedroom was designed by Jamie Meares, the mastermind behind the blog, i suwannee and the online shop Furbish Studio.

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Dream Home Inspiration: Outdoor Retreats

I must have cabin fever worse than I thought. Unless it’s normal to still feel inspired by this gorgeous spring weather. Our apartment complex has a little lake on site. My Australian Shepherd, Taz, and I have started sitting outside on the benches (well, he sits on the ground, but you get the point) more and more lately. Taz definitely enjoys the breeze that usually lingers around the lake, watching the fish jump out and the turtles swimming by. Sometimes we’ll sit on our patio. I got these comfortable chairs from World Market last year when it went on sale. Like the end of summer kind of sale. The link shows a beautiful lagoon blue chair that I wish I had room for. But as it is, I still love the yellow ones I got, which doesn’t seem to be offered this year, but it looks exactly like the lagoon chair. Anyway, we don’t always sit out there because we have a noisy kid in the next building and-I have nothing against kids- that just kind of kills the mood for me, especially if I’m trying to read. It makes me wish even more for a place of my own, where I could create a fantastic outdoor retreat. I have rounded up a few of my favorites. More inspiration.

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