…that make the home, and overwhelm the homemaker.
Over the last couple years, I’ve spent a vast amount of time searching for pictures to match the images in my mind. It can be frustrating when you know what you want your home to look like but you can’t find pictures to share that idea with someone else. I’ve filled several sketch books and graph paper pads with my ideas. I’ve used a ridiculous amount of our computer’s memory storing jpeg files, and I’ve compiled two large expandable file folder units with pictures I’ve torn out of magazines and catalogs.
You could almost say I’m a detail junkie. (BeachBoy would leave out the “almost.”)
Last weekend, BeachBoy took me to see the Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, Georgia. It was of no surprise to him that my pictures were mostly of small details rather than of rooms. While the other guests strolled the house chatting about all things Southern Decor, I snapped countless photos of trim, fixtures, and colors. BeachBoy smiled sweetly and struck up conversations with the others since I was clearly too busy to talk.
Doesn’t everyone believe knobs to be a vital design element?
I truly believe a hallway should always act as more, otherwise it is wasted space. In the master suite, Jamie created a walkthrough linen closet in the hallway between the bath and bedroom. In the second floor hall, perfectly palced sconces and art created a gallery outside the children’s bedrooms which would be perfect for family art and photos.
The backsplash in the master bathroom mimics the one found in the kitchen.
Window trim throughout the house is more than the ordinary sqaure box-in.
I’ve lusted over trim mounted outlets for some time and was delighted to see them in the house!
Inexpensive IKEA cabinets were mounted thoughtfully to create a custom look on a realistic budget.
The trim work was fabulous. Need I say more?
Plank walls and ceilings have also been on my love-list.
Buttons and custom rods dressed up the simple curtains.
I’ve been begging BeachBoy to let me use this type of door mounting somewhere in our next home. I was thrilled to let him see a sample of it in person!We’ve been discussing the many options for making use of the space under stairs. The idea house showcased one of the setups we’ve considered.