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.

xo,

kim

19 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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  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...

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  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!

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  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!

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  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 :)

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  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 :)

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  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.

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  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!

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  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

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  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.

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  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

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  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!!

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  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;)

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  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

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

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  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 :)

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  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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