Entrance Hall by Robyn Karp. (via Life Abundant).
On New Years Day, Things That Inspire created a "virtual home" as a way to pinpoint her current taste in decor in an ever-changing sea of blogger influence. I thought it was a great idea, so here I attempt to assemble and preserve my own set, based on my Thursday decorating whims.
The living room was the hardest to choose as I generally play it safe in real life, but I loved this October '07 cover of Elle Decor featuring Milly designer, Michelle Smith's living room. (via Habitually Chic). It's simultaneously young and sophisticated, wild and subdued.
My dream dining room would be modeled after that of Temple St. Clair Carr, as photographed for Elle Decor So Chic. Unfortunately, I have not yet been able to talk my husband into a Saarinen table, but the mix of mid-century modern and properly traditional is worth emulating.
Windsor Smith's industrial-strength kitchen (photograph via Cote de Texas) was my screen saver for a month. Loving the robin's-egg blue floors.
A pretty bedroom by Barrie Benson featured in Domino is feminine without being frilly. (via Stylecourt).
Maybe it's the cabinetry, maybe it's the clothes, but either way, Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti's Closet is the one to beat. (Photographed for Domino Magazine).
A cozy living room in Aerin Lauder's Hamptons home would be the perfect library with it's David Hicks rug and lacquered walls. (Photographed for House and Garden, December 2007).
So, thank you magazines, designers and bloggers for introducing me to these lust-worthy rooms this past year. You have provided me with enough inspiration and house envy to keep me busy in 2008!