Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Day 703's inspiring spaces


Sometimes even the most attainable-looking rooms published in the most attainable-feeling magazines aren't what they seem. Often they're filled with fine antiques, to-the-trade only fabrics, and accessories with price tags that would make your eyes pop out. Or maybe that's just me.


Now, don't get me wrong, I love an interior done to the nines as much as the next person, but what I love more (much, much more) is an interior done by a real person, with a real budget.


Especially if they have great taste, and maybe even access to a really, really great little thing or two to put next to a lamp found at a thrift store.


Such is the case with this little gem, home of Style Director Michael Penney, published in Canadian House & Home (courtesy of Erin at Elements of Style).


Every time I look, there is more to love. And -- even better -- there is that thought in the back of my head that, "hey, I could do that."



9 comments:

Arlynn said...

Ooohhh... I totally agree - I actually feel as if I can accomplish this : - ) Forget the gilded finishes and miles of marble, I'm all for ideas that I can actually put to use!

Thanks!

paula said...

I adore it all, but that kitchen really has caught my eye.

Emily Lilley said...

I want to live in this house.

Blueprint Bliss said...

Such a fun space. And I am with you- I LOVE fabulous interiors- but what I really love is when it's done on a budget. It's great when something seems attainable to me!

bluehydrangea said...

I could move right in this home. Think the homeowners would mind? I love it so much I have ordered a subscription to Canadian House and Home.

bluehydrangea said...

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mb said...

Real life happens in most houses. Most people love to dream, but the same group loves finding a creative solution at a great price.
Isn't it inspiring to have so many options at our fingertips? I am happy.

Pink Wallpaper said...

WOW, love it...i am with you, i love to see how "real" people live...

delightfuldwelling said...

Beautiful spaces! I just love the colors, so serene.