Monday, March 28, 2011

A Feeling

There was a lot of college basketball on at our house this weekend so for me that meant a lot of playing on the internet.

I've been thinking a lot about our own home lately. I think it may be spring fever.. I just want to do so much to it! But I have to admit.. I've really come to love our home. When we bought it, I was infatuated.. but it's grown to a deep love as each space is slowly coming along. We are truly blessed and I've developed those feelings that everyone talks about home ownership. Home ownership is a huge privledge and I dont' take it for granted one day. And trust me when I say like any relationship, somedays there are some hate. Like when we had to replace our HVAC system (ouch) and when we found a HUGE water spot on our ceiling (which luckily for us wasn't coming from the roof.. only a clogged drain). And sometimes my husband says "think of the money we'd have if we were still renters!" But we do love this house so much, I wouldn't have it any other way.

Enough with the cheese... the reason I started this post is because while basketball was on in the background, I was playing around with pretty pictures on my laptop. I love going through my inspiration file finding looking that "speak" to me and that I look at and think "I love the feeling of that space."

I went back and looked at some old Lonny's.. I love looking at old magazines because you always seem to discover something new. I remember seeing this bedroom, but I went back and feel more in love with it:


[ lonny ]

Love this "feeling" for the guest room. Light and airy, calm.. but with a little bit of an ethnic vibe.


This bedroom reminds me of our master.

[ Canadian House & Home ]

I just love the styling of these shelves.

[ southern living ]

Family room feeling...



The majority of the posts I write are for you, the reader, but sometimes I write a post for me. This would be one of them :)

19 comments:

  1. Oh, Bryn, you've gotten me so excited about being a homeowner one day. What a lovely sentiment! Til I do own a place, I'll enjoy living vicariously through you! :)

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  2. Love the second bedroom down... really love them all! I can't wait for the day that I own my own home, but until then, living vicariously through your renovations and changes will have to do. There is nothing wrong with a post for yourself... in fact I think most all of my posts are just for me and hopefully you all happen to like 'em too.
    Happy Monday!
    ~ Julie

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  3. It really is a gift to own your own home. It's even better when you love it! We love our little home, too, even though all the "to do's"-can get overwhelming!

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  4. Thanks for sharing Bryn. I see why you love these spaces.
    They are all quite calm and serene.
    Maybe that is just what you need to balance all of the high emotions of basketball.

    Happy Monday!

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  5. Marie-Window Designs Etc.March 28, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Thanks for sharing Bryn. I see why you love these spaces.
    They are all quite calm and serene.
    Maybe that is just what you need to balance all of the high emotions of basketball.

    Happy Monday!

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  6. Bryn I love these images!! Very nice and comforting!

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  7. That Southern Living pic has been in my inspiration files for a while. I love the sunny, airy but comfy vibe of that room.

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  8. I love that you love your home. It's a lovely feeling.

    jbhat

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  9. Well, this reader loved this post! I agree with the homeownership. It's such a whirlwind of emotions and setbacks owning your own home (I'm in the process of buying mine right now-so stressful. In the meantime, we're renting until we can close it), but it's also wonderful to have something that you can truly make your own. That's something renting can't give you:)

    These images are lovely!

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  10. I love that last image. modern + cozy is my fave

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  11. Great post! I got a lot out of it too! :) I recently did a post about my white shelves and how to best style them. I love the shelves you showed- great ideas! :)

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  12. From someone who is house hunting for her first house, this was a really nice post to read. I've become overwhelmed by the whole process, because I want to buy a house I LOVE. And for us, it'll probably be cheaper moving to a house vs. paying apartment rent. Anyways! Gorgeous inspiration photos. You have a great eye :)

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  13. I know wat you mean about being 'in a relationship' with your own home - it really does start out as an attraction you think has potential and then grows into something deeper! But the pitfalls of loving an older home means expensive surprises along the way - we just found out we need to replace all our storm water drains - such a boring thing to spend money on! But I love your images with feeling - especially the dark blue bedroom. So happy to have found your blog, it's beautiful. x Naomi

    www.livebreathedecor.com

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  14. I cried when we moved out of our first house. It's where we went as Mr. & Mrs. and where we had our first baby. After we sold it we had no house so we live with my parents. When we looked at our second house I didn't want it but knew we needed somewhere to go so I made it work. Five years later when I walked into our house now, I knew it would be our home for years to come. I love everything about it, and yes, we have watermarks on our ceiling too and one of my ovens isn't working, and everything is taking soooo much longer to get done than I would like. Even with all the headaches, I love it!

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  15. The Vintique ObjectMarch 29, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    As usual, I love every room you picked and could very easily (don't I wish!) live in each one of them.

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  16. Modern SophisticateMarch 29, 2011 at 12:30 AM

    This post reminds me of what Charlotte Moss once said. "At home, we want a peaceful atmosphere where the objects are the notes and nothing is off-key." These spaces are perfection! Chic Rooms

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  17. Kristine-A Graceful HomeMarch 29, 2011 at 2:23 AM

    I adore your blog! I know exactly what you mean! Your post is so true. We've had our home for a little over a year and you really do begin to develop a deep love for it! All of the time you put into it, the passion for doing projects and making it the most beautiful it can be....all of the happy memories! I feel very blessed as well! I've just started blogging and have always found your blog to be so inspiring! It's the first one I read everyday!

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  18. What a wonderful feeling to have about your home! I feel the same way. We just recently went to look at a new home, much bigger with a basement and a 3 car garage, but as wonderful as it was, it wasn't our home. I'll take a bit of cramped space and less storage to keep that feeling!
    Have a great day!

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  19. I know exactly what you mean! I can't imagine anyone else living in our home (the one you grew up in!), even though it would make total sense to downsize and move out of this expensive school district (taxes)...I guess we'll keep working on it ;)

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