Home Ideas | Dream Home

by on September 24, 2011

My husband and I currently live in a teeny tiny 550 square foot house, but even though its small, I absolutely love its location and charm. But I think like many newlyweds, I definitely dream of the day when we finally own a house of our own mainly because I’m itching to renovate and decorate something. I watch a lot of HGTV in my spare time, and I’m always storing away new ideas for the time in the distant future that I actually get to put them to use. Side note–has anyone ever noticed how tall all of the women are on that channel?

My favorite designer is by far Genevieve Gorder because she fits my style to a T–rustic and purposeful with a hint of modern and shine. And, of course, she’s also ridiculously tall… Anyway, lately, I’ve been watching a lot of the new show The High Low Project where the designer designs a room using high end pieces (think a $30,000 bedroom) and then recreates it for about $3000. I love it because it’s exactly how I decorate and shop too–I find inspiration in magazines or online then search for a less expensive but still quality version. There’s something about the thrill you get when you save money on something that makes the search totally worth it.

Since I’m a bit of an obsessive planner, I’ve actually been creating a word file with images of some of the favorite design elements or rooms I’ve come across in the last few years, so I’d thought I’d share with you a few of my favorites.

I love the layout of this bedroom plus I’m in love with that mirror in the back, the white furniture, and the cozy chair (IKEA).

bedroom

I love the open shelving in this kitchen and the unique cupboard colors (from The Lettered Cottage).

Kitchen

I love the openness of the ceiling and entire space in this kitchen plus the amazing table and chandelier.

Kitchen

Again, love the openness and the rustic table and chair pairing.

Kitchen

Love the nailhead dealing–and thanks to HGTV, I know how to make something like this! (West Elm)

bedframe

Wouldn’t these be fun hanging in a window?

geranium

Love the organization and rusticness of this (Pottery Barn).

Organization

I just start creating another word document of my “dream wardrobe,” so stay tuned!

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