Monday, June 27, 2011

Dream House

A lot of my friends have been posting improvements they're doing to their house, or photos of things they want and projects they want to do and it's all making me crave a place of my own again!
I'm definitely ready to stop migrating around and have a house of our own (as in, buy one) but we're not nearly ready financially so to appease myself I have created a binder in which I am constructing my dream house.
It's the cutest little purply/flowery/scrolly binder you ever did see (the 3-ring binder version of the notebook on left), and within it are pictures, lists, and (eventually) floor plans. If I can't have my dream home I can at least make sure everybody knows what it would have looked like!
So the following are a lot of pictures of room layouts and colors that I love, room designs I'm going to steal, and set ups that are just genius. Enjoy!

I want at least one window in my kitchen that looks like this:

I refuse to do dishes, clean up, cook, all that icky stuff and only have a teensy little window to look out of because, of course, the view will be spectacular!

and the shower in the master bedroom? This. Very much this. A bajillion times this (except different tile and bathroom, of course. we're just talking the shower system here)

I love the look of vessel sinks. Like the old school pitcher-and-basin system of washing your face and hands but without the country pottery designs (and the convenience of modern plumbing, of course. Hellooooo warm water). Now I don't like the stand it's sitting on or the handles on the faucet, but I love the sink itself.

I want every single floor to be hardwood (except bathrooms, perhaps. those could be tile) and I would LOVE something like this, I love the color:

and walk-in closet big enough to run around in? yes please.

That rug will be black, the ottoman will be red, and we'll quietly get rid of all that animal print stuff (I don't have anything like that anyway.)

Kitchen! Lookit the ceiling on this beast. I love those timbers. and that fireplace style stone around the stove? yummy.Gas range, of course.

I don't like the color scheme, I want a mostly white kitchen with cobalt blue accents everywhere. That window needs to be wider, of course (see above) and there would be a little shelf along the window near the top that would be lined with a plethora of various sized blue bottles and vases (light shining through blue glass!) 

Floor will be light tile, and the chairs aren't really my style. I would probably opt for a plain white, straight back style, nothin' fancy. And don't get me started on the rub-sandpaper-on-brand-new-furniture-to-make-it-look-old style. I fail to see the benefit in paying for brand new and having it look old. Why not just buy old? Search flea markets and thrift shops, not only will you save a bundle but the furniture you find will have actual character!

In the interest of leaving some more dream house details for another post (because baby, I've got lots!) I will leave you with this image. That's right. Break out the Peach Mango candles and Real Simple magazine. Where's my glass of Riesling?


  1. We now are the proud owners of a utility sink again. The best thing about the whole project was the cleanup, which I did not have to do in the downstairs bathroom sink.

  2. great dreams!! i love them!! you've got style girl!! i'll come visit when you get all your dreams!! :)