Saturday, 24 May 2014

Saturday Morning Lust



Forgive me as I cheat fantastically.  I have been getting behind in my blog reading, though not for the lack of trying to keep up.  I woke up today with the intention of trying to make a dent in some of it.  I think the main challenge to my blog reading is that I am sleeping better these days.  More sleep means less time lying awake at 3am reading blogs.  Anyhow, I woke today and dressed for a casual Saturday at home but I did happen to put on one of my favourite red shirts.  So I was delighted when I saw the link up party at Mis Papelicos because most of the time I am a dismal failure at participating in link ups. 

So here I am in my Saturday blog reading outfit, peering at you over my granny reading glasses and getting ready to share a blog post of my own inspired by what I read on another blog today.


One of the blogs I follow but rarely comment on is a blog with a huge following and a very dedicated focus on bohemian styled homes called Moon to Moon.  Every once in awhile it features a home that makes me gasp in the way that any man might hope to make me gasp.  Today I made such a gasp and I can't tear my eyes away.  These images are really what I want my own home to look like.  I already know the two significant things I lack and which I have wanted from the moment I bought my home: white walls and wood floors. 

I've always loved colour and at one point in my life favoured coloured walls.  I still love them but now prefer them in small accents, because I prefer to collect a colourful life and place it against the backdrop of a white wall.  Being a colour enthusiast, I am well aware that there might be fifty shades of grey but there are a million shades of white.  I prefer a warm one, not too yellow and not too pink, just a softer shade of warm off white works best for me.  My pinterest board is full of ideas and paint samples.

I don't care what is trendy in wood floors I will always love best a sort of medium to medium-dark oak floor.  My preference there, since I lean towards a rustic look, is for wide planks, but I live in an apartment so rustic is not necessarily the right aesthetic.  I won't be pretending it's a farmhouse or beach cottage, as much as those might appeal to me. 

In the meantime, I will work at getting the walls painted and keep saving for my dream floor, but at least I inherited a neutral carpet.  It could be worse.  It could be that damned funky green and brown cork throughout the whole place!

The original source of the photos is here and on Apartment Therapy

I'm just sharing three of them to give you an idea and if you want more you can use the links I've provided. 


Some of you asked for more photos of my own home.  A blog post is coming.  It will be a good before/after photo shoot for me.

17 comments:

  1. Whenever I see these types of fancy interior I always think "Great, more stuff to sweep the fust from"... can't help it! :D
    Can't wait to see the home photos ^_^
    And my oh my, those jeans are fierce! You look hot in homewear, I'm jelly!

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  2. I agree there are a lot of dust collectors here and I think the kitchen sink area is a bit unrealistic or the person who lives there does not wash anything in it. I'm sure it's styled for the photo shoot. But the overall vibe of this place is one I love.

    You made me laugh. I do not feel fierce in these jeans but now that I know I can possibly fake it I will. Off I go to make more coffee feeling hot and fierce.
    xo

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  3. ''it features a home that makes me gasp in the way that any man might hope to make me gasp.'' lol!!!!!!! i love that house too! White walls as backdrop to rainbow...yes girl you and me on the same wavelength for sure xxxxx

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  4. There's absolutely no reason at all that you couldn't create a home like this ... at least it's another apartment and not a 10 bedroom country manor you're aspiring to ... should be easy ;0)
    I love white walls too ... they make it so much easier to display things ... and so much more forgiving if you change your mind and want a new look.
    I'm still hankering after new wood floors ... I wonder which one of us will get them first :0)
    xx

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    1. LOL-well let's see, there is a lack of money working against me, but as I am single I don't have to convince anyone else of my plan or my choice so that's in my favour.
      xoxo

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    1. Oh hi! So glad you popped in. Isn't Moon to Moon amazing?
      xoxo

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  6. I am very excited about your home photos. Can not wait to see them!! :)
    Your Sunday outfit is great! This top is super beautiful, the color and the different lengths. Also, I really like your jeans.

    have a wonderful and sunny day
    Dana
    http://danalovesfashionandmusic.blogspot.de/

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    1. Thank you Dana. I hope your weekend is lovely and full of sunshine and music.
      xoxo

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  7. I love Gabi's blog, so much interior porn!
    Like you I'm a lover of mostly white walls and Jacobean oak floors, the perfect austere backdrop for the madness of our collections.
    that red top is stunning on you, no wonder its a favourite. xxxx

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    1. My first venture into blogland and with a blog of my own was more home interior oriented. That was mainly the kind of blog I read and my own blog was geared more towards that.
      What I like about the red top is those ruffle thingies because it's really fun to shimmy. I privately shimmy all over the place at home where the cat can admire it.
      xoxoxoxo

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  8. Such a cute top - you look pretty adorable in your blog reading outfit! :)

    I guess I have a bohemian style then - these photos look like my home (mine is much messier though). I love colors and lots of tschotschkes. Warmth, layers of everything and a bit of a mess. That's pretty much me. Thank you for the link - I'll look into it. xxxxx

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    1. It doesn't surprise me if you have a bohemian style home. You don't have someone hired to clean it and style it for a photo shoot so I'm sure it looks more real than this one!
      xoxoxo

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  9. cool reading outfit - just the right stylistic incongruity (sometimes google translator is a magic thing....) !!!!!
    i found moon to moon over you and actually used it to help hubby styling his little home office. it´s not finished now, but on a good way after 2 years of neglect.....
    so thanks for that :-)
    xxxx

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    1. Google Translator is either amazing or total crap. LOL I hope we will get a peek at hubby's home office when it's done! The woman who puts together the Moon to Moon blog is really dedicated and it's one of my favourite sites for inspiration. I look at most of the images and think, yes yes yes, that is what I like!
      xoxo

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  10. SO much colour! Do you know, you remind me of Sir John Soane- he liked to play with the effect of light in his house! It is the most wonderful museum now- I loved it!x

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    1. I am glad I remind you of Sir John because of light and not because of my looks!
      xo

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