eclectic & homey

Some inspiration, newly added to my home folder:

These first three photos are from the portfolio of Faith Blakeney, an interior designer I found by way of Old Brand New. In the top one I love all the white with splashes of pattern and color. And the second photo looks like a perfect place to curl up with a book on a summer afternoon. The last photo of the kitchen is charming as can be, but I like it because it reminds me that not-so-perfect kitchens can be cute with the right touch. My husband and I recently decided to put our kitchen renovation plans on hold indefinitely, and in the meantime we’re painting, pulling up vinyl, and dreaming up wall paint colors. Make do with what you’ve got!

This photo is from Chrissy Poitras and Kyle Topping’s home, as featured on Design*Sponge (photographed by Evan Nash). I love the mix of patterns and casual, lived-in-but-neat feel. Below is another photo from their home (oh to have old wallpaper that just happens to be beautiful). My husband is anti-wallpaper, but I’m working on him. I love the white floor, too.

This next photo is sort of a wild card, I suppose, in that it’s full of furniture and other things I’d probably never buy, but I wish I would! Found on The Selby, Alexandre Herchcovitch’s home has a whimsical sense of humor and great colors.


  1. kristen larson says

    thank you for posts like this. it’s easy to feel discouraged, wanting to do a remodel and not having the money and not wanting to do into debt. these photos are so encouraging to me, because they show that, with some creativity and inspiration, old spaces can look even better than a brand new renovation. it’s all in perspective. thanks for the reminder!

  2. says

    So many pretties! Indeed, you gotta make do and tackle what you can. Looking forward to seeing the results of your labors!

  3. Lauren says

    These spaces are so unique, thanks for sharing them! Cant wait to see how your kitchen cabinets look!

  4. says

    I love the oven in the kitchen! My friend’s brother has a beautiful oven from that era and it is just so absolutely gorgeous. I want to get one but fear my frustrations with its impracticality (small oven) would override my love for its beauty.

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