Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year...

Well, not really...I still consider that between Thanksgiving and New Years, but I always get excited for the Southern Living idea house issue which comes out every August! Lame? Probably, but I get so inspired pouring through the pages and tearing out ideas I hope to use one day. After a brief look I've highlighted a few of my favorite things.



This master bath is so serene and beautiful with its pedestal tub, chandelier, and curved wall. The bathroom is one of my favorite rooms in a house...there's nothing better than a soak in the tub after a long day,



My hubby always says "our next house will have.." In addition to more closet space and a bigger garage he's always wanted a "man room." I think this would satisfy us both.



I also love informal dining rooms- the fabric on these chairs is great. (Have I mentioned I'm addicted to brown?)



Outdoor spaces are so fun to decorate- this town home is wonderful because it has the formality of a courtyard and also has a great side porch. One of my favorite summer pastimes is sitting on the front porch and watching it rain.



If the hubby gets a "man room" in our next house its only fair I get a meditation area....its perfectly ok to use that area for sipping wine and reading In Style too, right?



I just added this because I'd love to have a built in grill or place for our big green egg..

Does anyone else love this issue or already have some favorites from it?

4 comments:

  1. This is the first year I've subscribed to Southern Living so I wasn't aware of this feature. I haven't received my August edition yet, but now I'm looking forward to it. That house is beautiful. We also play the "our next house will have..." game. #1 on our list for our next house is more space! My clothes, shoes, linens and dishes need more room - and so do I!

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  2. That looks so gorgeous! We're planing on moving soo, and I am always looking for new ways to decorate, so I love finding great ideas in those types of magazines. I really like those dining room chairs too. Oh, and I'm totally obsessed with brown. I actually have to stop myself before getting anything brown now, because I have way too much of it!

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    ~ the {secret} *Maybe* Baby Mama

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  4. These photos are so cool! I'd LOVE to have an outdoor courtyard where I could do yoga. How fabulous would that be? Sorry for torturing you with my cupcake posts! Haha.

    xo
    Valerie

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