Living on Inspiration

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The Office Nook

{Before} It was somewhat an unused space. The laundry room hides behind those doors, which is so nice. But, the rest of the area was pretty much just storage. Due to the fact that I am a firm believer that every home needs some sort of office space, this was immediately where I decided for it to be.The desk, chair & lamp were chilling in the second bedroom. It fit perfectly! We found the white desk organizer at TjMaxx on clearance {booyah!} The space is nothing to be desired, YET! I have someĀ  big plans for wall decor, especially to cover up the switch box. We will have to be somewhat strategic, because the walls are all cement. {Hammering nails isn’t a cup of tea!} I will keep you posted…no worries.



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our dream home: wallpaper {jk}

There are some fancy-shmancy wallpaper patterns out there that I absolutely love. However, I would never wish upon my worst enemy the time consuming challenge of removing {or hanging, for that matter} wallpaper of any sorts. I am a firm believer in finding a way. Thankfully there are many creative ways to add pattern, texture, & design without fooling around with the wallpaper challenge. One day, when we are designing our dream home, I can check back on here for some inspiration. Here are some of my favorites that will inspire the incorporation of {faux} wallpaper in any space. Enjoy!

Have you completed any {faux} wallpaper projects?? I think as long as I have some sort of stencil, I’m good to go! signature

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all the trimmings


I love this new series I’ve started, “our dream home.” While I’m living my island life, I’m dreaming about my future home. This series allows me to document ideas & designs that will one day be incorporated into our dream home. Today’s post is all about the details. Character. And lots of it. Incorporating trim work, molding, & tons of woodwork is where it’s at for me. Every room. I love every one of these inspirational photos!

molding + gallery wall

crown molding

Check out the detail in the molding. OMG.

crown molding inside tray ceiling

This picture is all me. I am a huge fan of tray ceilings, significantly high baseboard, & a rounded archway. AH!

Molding Wall Tutorial

I wish that I could have found an after picture of this room. Although this wall alone captures me.

BM Chelsea Gray.  This color keeps popping up a lot for entry ways. Loving the molding

Simple & elegant. I’ll take it!

Love the blue polkadots, molding and the banners

I just became an 8 year old girl again. I love this room…but more importantly I’m dying over the vertical trimmings.


Again, the molding detail. Wow.

floor to ceiling board & batten molding + mantle + marble surround + texture- the strange Native American.

Do vertical and horizontal planks, separated by molding.  Even easier, buy the 8'x4' sheets. for sunroom - ceiling

Mixing both horizontal & vertical details is very risky. This works. !!


I don’t know if I’ll be gutsy enough to do a difficult pattern, but this is cool.

Love the contrasts here: mid-century chair, minimalist fireplace, classic wall molding. Goregous.

This is dreamy. One of my favorites.

Are you drooling yet? I am. Not many people dream about molding & woodwork. I do.


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our dream home: interior black doors

I love Pinterest. Like, a lot. I mean, the endless inspiration is one-of-a-kind. My dream home gets put together day-by-day, pin-by-pin. Due to the fact that we are apartmenting it up on the beach, my some-day home is on hold. These next several years will allow me time to have this future home all nailed down…ready to get to work when the time comes. I will start posting on a regular basis, plans/ideas/decor/colors etc. that I will one-day incorporate. Here’s to post uno.

Interior Black Doors

Home by Heidi

The Yellow Cape Cod

Live Beautifully

Chris Kauffman

Manhattan Nest

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My style is a fantastic duo: classic-contemporary. I love the classic charm, with the clean contemporary feel. These black doors just make me grin, ear-to-ear. One day…sigh!