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?


  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!

  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!

  3. Our journey has begun!... secretly though =)

    If I’ve left you this message, you’re a follower of my original blog. Though I won’t be revealing who I am just yet – until we’re TO and THROUGH the first trimester! Just getting the word out about our new site – further explanation of all the secrecy and what we’re about on my first post now up. I’d love for you to stop by. Exciting things going on around here!


    ~ the {secret} *Maybe* Baby Mama

  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.