Homes & Gardens Inspiration
Looking for a little roomspiration today? I have some beautiful rooms that I'd love to share with you that have appeared in previous issues of Homes & Gardens (UK) magazine. Are you a regular reader? I usually find my copy at the train station here and really love many of the rooms that they feature. Let's have a look together below at just a few of them. If you'd like, you can tell me which ones you favor and why. I'll number them to make it easy for you to reference them in your comment. Ready?
(1) This space feels very warm and glamorous to me. I really like the trimmed pillows and that mix of lilac and yellow here. The painting marries everything below it. So, so welcoming.
(2) I think the person who owns this home clearly has the same obsession with chairs as I do. I laughed a little when I counted 7 in this living room, in 3 separate groupings (which is how, I imagine, the owner justified owning so many chairs). I like the scale of this space too, it's very grand and palace-like. The crown molding, mirror and curtains are so insanely beautiful! Come into my parlor for tea, ladies...
(3) What's not to love here? First, that green wall. Wow. And those petite chairs, like the ladies perched atop them must be size zero as they look almost like they'd break otherwise. Like dollhouse furniture... The lighting is extraordinary as well. And then, with so much perfection you have a very imperfect floor and a cover tossed over the table to appear almost like a casual break for tea and cookies... And aren't the seat covers unexpected?
(4) This is so serene and I like how the fabric is acting as a headboard here. A very low-budget DIY way to make a bedroom beautiful with a striking focal point. And it's smart, because if you tire of the fabric you can swap it out for something different. I also like that the lamps aren't taking away the powerful print of that fabric - clear glass just seems so perfect for the lamp selection. And then you have all that mint and beige, and the bed that is slightly messy... I want to do a running jump onto it right now in fact.
(5) Here we go again, pastel hues that feel so feminine and welcoming... And what a sweet sofa, the bottom cushion looks like silk doesn't it? Maybe raw silk (my favorite)? Whatever it is, I love this choice for the sofa as it could look too serious otherwise. The stripe adds personality.
(6) I think this room comes closest to my style, because it's very calm and casual, almost beachy-in-the-city and since I was raised on the beach and spent my adult years in the city, I know why my style is a little of both. I love the chair and the curtains, and of course the blues and violets with shades of creamy white..
(7) This room is a bit more modern, less relaxed but more curated... I imagine the owner to be a very posh socialite or something. (not me). Doesn't that rug look like heaven for the feet? Yellow and gray works so nicely in this space...
(8) Another well edited space. A little too perfect for me to actually live in, but if I add a few of my own touches here I can see myself enjoying this living room. The shelving is a nice choice for a small room like this, and I like the small white table near to the chair, the scale of it is perfect for placing a cocktail or some magazines.
(9) I'm going to cheat with this one because what I like most is the lighting and the view! Look at the balcony railing, it's so ornate and reminds me of London for some reason...
(10) I love this sofa and the pillows on it. I imagine this room much differently if I were to occupy it, but I could see myself working in that sofa somehow. It would be fab in a bedroom that was large enough to have a sitting area, wouldn't it?
Okay, your turn! :)
(images: homes & gardens uk)