We’re moving from our little, nondescript, mid-century apartment into a spacious, 100-year-old “farmhouse in the city”, and I’m overjoyed! I’m so pleased to finally have space to entertain and land to fill with flowers, medicinal herbs and rows of Brussel sprouts, and a home that I can truly decorate! While our current, temporary space and wonderful neighborhood will always have a special place in my heart, I am so ready to say goodbye to the cramped square footage, beige carpet, beige walls, and beige laminate kitchen….oh, and the 80s atrium/giant terrarium (??) in the hallway with its faux ivy wrapped around a protruding water pipe, plastic palm trees, (possibly real) rocks, and a pair of sometimes functioning spotlights, illuminating the cobwebs that I can only assume belong to tarantulas.
I’ve been squirreling away a few things for our future home over the past year, and it seems there’s going to be a lot of white, a handful of green and a smattering of rustic wood accents. I’d like at least the living room and kitchen to have a greenhouse/botanical, farmhouse, Scandinavian meets industrial feel to it…if you catch my drift. Here are some photos from my inspiration folder. (Except I assured my somewhat concerned husband there wouldn’t be as much patina and opportunities for tetanus in our real home, beautiful as these photos are!)
If you haven’t seen the Design Sponge post about Bakeri in Brooklyn, you should really check it out. There are definitely elements from Bakeri that I’d love to incorporate in my home. And if you’re ever in Sydney, Australia, be sure to check out the Grounds of Alexandria, a restaurant/cafe/market/florist/roastery (!). As soon as I set foot in their floral shop, I pretty much wanted to crawl under their display of ranunculus and live there, with their patterned tiles and rustic and industrial decor with a romantic, Old World twist. Their interior designer must be my spirit animal…or at least I aspire to be her spirit animal!
(Above image source: the amazingly talented interior stylist, Cleo Scheulderman)
I have this green pendant lamp I found at an antique shop. (Image source: Toast)
Image source: Studio Aandacht
There will definitely be religious artwork, crosses, etc. (Image source: Amelie Holmberg’s home featured in Skona Hem)
Image Source: Vibeke Design
The Grounds of Alexandria, Sydney, Australia. (Image Source)
Image source: Cleo Scheulderman
I’ve had these herb boxes sitting in a box for a couple of years, and it’s time to dust them off! (Image source: Country Living)
I bought a few battered, bentwood chairs that I’d like to refinish or paint and add to the dinner table. (Image source: Lovely Life)
Image source: Crazy Mary