Monday, January 30, 2012

{Old} Magazine Inspiration


First of all, thanks for your input and thoughts on what I should do with my chairs.  I'm still trying to decide for sure and would welcome more input if I haven't heard from you!

So how was your weekend?  Ours was relaxing and productive-the perfect mix!  Ray & I enjoyed a date night Friday evening while the kid's spend the night at their grandparents' house and yesterday we had Ray's parents over for lunch.  I made this cake and it was delish!  There was none left by the time the day was over.  

My big accomplishment for the weekend was that I checked #7 off of my list of goals for the year.  My closet is clean, hallelujah!  I could not stand it one more day so I tackled it while the kids were gone.  It feels 3 times bigger now!  No pictures...the before was way too embarrassing and there's nothing special about the after...it's just clean!

Anyway, as I was cleaning out I came across a stack of old magazines that I flipped through one more time before I pass them on.  Here are a few photos that caught my eye.  I find it interesting that even though most of these pictures are several years old, the design is still appealing and attractive.  That's successful design in my book-
classic and timeless. 

Bright, beautiful kitchen-
Southern Accents November/December 2005

Another fantastic kitchen-love the paneled island, open shelving that is styled beautifully, and the bamboo shade.
Southern Accents November/December 2005

Such a fun idea for a girl's room!
Southern Accents November/December 2005

I'm drawn to the colors of this room, the patterned rug, and the gold coffee tables.
Architectural Digest November 2006

It's a secret what I liked in this room...but doesn't it look sleek and sophisticated?  
And colorful?
Architectural Digest November 2006

The arrangement of the books on the shelves, the oversize candles and the bunch of leaves gathered in the middle of the table. 
Southern Accents November-December 2006

Gorgeous ceiling and double sided see-through fireplace.  Grand.
Southern Accents November-December 2006

Molding detail on the ceiling and that yummy chandelier dripping with bling!
Southern Accents November-December 2006

Green chairs and matching lantern.
Veranda April 2010

Love this mix of table and chairs.  And the ceiling.  And the chandy.  And the styling.  Everything!
Veranda April 2010

Yes, please.  I'll sit outside all day!
Veranda April 2010


5 comments:

  1. LOVE that green & navy room! I have clean closet envy! Notice you haven't seen any photos of mine!

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  2. I love weekends like that!

    And what beautiful inspiration pictures!

    xo

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  3. And this is why I tell my husband they are fun to save. Look at some of those details!

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  4. Jennifer, this reminds me that I am sooo behind in looking at my magazines! I've some still in their plastic wraps! It's so sad. You've picked some great rooms from your older magazines. So I guess the question is did you really pass them on?

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  5. It's fun to see what was in style and what has stood the test of time. That moulding on the ceiling? Gasp! How gorgeous!

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