HOME-SPIRATION: Outdoor Fireplace

So in recent months I have done A LOT of outdoor fire pit and patio posts. I think it is due to the fact that having recently moved to Dallas I am realizing how many months of the year outdoor spaces can be utilized here! I mean its October and today the high is 90 degrees! Yes I do miss the leaves changing and bundling up for fall activities, but I definitely do not miss the snow and cold! I love the idea of an outdoor fireplace for these late fall months in Dallas. It does get cool at night and I can imagine me and David having a place in the future with a gorgeous outdoor space, drinking wine and enjoying an outdoor fire. Here are some of my favorite home-spirations…

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

I think anyone who knows me knows I think everything is better in white!

I think anyone who knows me knows I think everything is better in white!

I just love this ceiling! Imagine enjoying a fire while it rains on that tin ceiling! LOVE.

I just love this ceiling! Imagine enjoying a fire while it rains on that tin ceiling! LOVE.

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Eating and entertaining outdoor space. LOVE.

Eating and entertaining outdoor space. LOVE.

I love this and the wood storage next to it!

I love this and the wood storage next to it!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

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HOME-SPIRATION: Painted Ceilings

From my extremely limited painting experience, I have come to realize that painting the ceiling is possibly the worst and most difficult part of the whole ordeal (so naturally David is the one who has painted all of our ceilings! Thank goodness for him!) This home-spiration, while back breaking, is such a great way to bring color and a bit of quirk to any space! Plus the idea is perfect if you only want to paint one wall, why not the ceiling? Here are some of my favorite home-spirations for painted ceilings.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

Stripes! I can imagine you would need a professional for that, but they are so fun!

Stripes! I can imagine you would need a professional for that, but they are so fun!

Understated gold for your living room.

Understated gold for your living room.

Painted ceiling with fun wall paper!  I love this color contrast!

Painted ceiling with fun wall paper! I love this color contrast!

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What a fun pop of color for your bathroom!

What a fun pop of color for your bathroom!

Subtle gray. LOVE.

Subtle gray. LOVE.

 

REINCARNATION: Rustic Chic Living Room

This reincarnation look comes from lots of inspiration searching for our living room. I am craving a cowhide rug and sectional, and on one of my many searches I came across this great living room!

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Here is how to get this look at home…

The CARLISLE UPHOLSTERED Sectional with Chaise from Potterybarn, in Twill Cream for $2939

The CARLISLE UPHOLSTERED Sectional with Chaise from Potterybarn, in Twill Cream for $2939

This is the perfect neutral cowhide rug. The LIGHT NATURAL COWHIDE RUG from World Market on sale for $314.99

This is the perfect neutral cowhide rug. The LIGHT NATURAL COWHIDE RUG from World Market on sale for $314.99

 

WICKER BASKET PENDANT LIGHT for $149.99 from Dot & Bo

WICKER BASKET PENDANT LIGHT for $149.99 from Dot & Bo

This is the perfect rustic coffee table from World Market. The AIDEN COFFEE TABLE on sale right now for $289.99

This is the perfect rustic coffee table from World Market. The AIDEN COFFEE TABLE on sale right now for $289.99

Glass Cloche Terrariums from World Market ranging from $19.99-24.99

Glass Cloche Terrariums from World Market ranging from $19.99-24.99

REINCARNATION: Something Blue

I spend hours hunting down the best accessories or furniture for the spaces in my home, and I love doing that for spaces that aren’t mine as well!  Here is a stylish bedroom, with a little something blue, and where to get similar pieces for your own space.

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I love making a statement with color, and this is certainly a gorgeous statement to make! ROYAL BLUE TUFTED BED $1059.99 from Hayneedle.com

I love making a statement with color, and this is certainly a gorgeous statement to make! ROYAL BLUE TUFTED BED $1059.99 from Hayneedle.com

A fantastic neutral textured rug for any space, HONEYCOMB TEXTURED WOOL RUG in Ivory from West Elm for $699

A fantastic neutral textured rug for any space, HONEYCOMB TEXTURED WOOL RUG in Ivory from West Elm for $699

A just LOVE this bedside lamp, a touch of gold makes every room complete in my book! This is the PACIFIC COAST LAMP from Macy's on sale right now for $139.99

A just LOVE this bedside lamp, a touch of gold makes every room complete in my book! This is the PACIFIC COAST LAMP from Macy’s on sale right now for $139.99

This is a versatile bench, great for the end of the bed or a front entry way! The BJURSTA Bench from Ikea for $99

This is a versatile bench, great for the end of the bed or a front entry way! The BJURSTA Bench from Ikea for $99

This is the splurge for the room, the AUBURN 6 LIGHT CHANDELIER by Arteriors for $1800

This is the splurge for the room, the AUBURN 6 LIGHT CHANDELIER by Arteriors for $1800

A unique bedside table for a low bed! It offers great storage and a stylish look, RHINO TRUNK AND CASE from Wayfair.com for $205

A unique bedside table for a low bed! It offers great storage and a stylish look, RHINO TRUNK AND CASE from Wayfair.com for $205

A great herringbone throw for the end of the bed bench! This is the THRESHOLD HERRINGBONE THROW from Target only $17.99 and it comes in two more amazing colors!

A great herringbone throw for the end of the bed bench! This is the THRESHOLD HERRINGBONE THROW from Target only $17.99 and it comes in two more amazing colors!

 

 

HOME-SPIRATION: Concrete

This week is a huge week in our renovations, we finally have floors! Not just any floors but beautiful amazing hand scraped hardwood floors. So this post is an ode to the three months that David and I spent with concrete floors. Here are my favorite home-spirations images of concrete in your home! Hopefully we will never have to see that much concrete ever again, unless its in this beautiful way!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

 

REINCARNATION: Sectionals

Right now I can’t even believe that I just wrote the word sectional out in my design blog. I have always hated sectional! The word just reminds me of an overstuffed lazy-boy in microsuede, probably with a few stains on it hidden in a basement somewhere. But recently I have thought about putting a sectional in our living room, crazy I know! Is it possible to have a stylish home with a sectional? I think so. Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images for sectional couches and a few of my favorite stylish options.

I am obsessed with this sectional. I don't think David would agree to anything like this! I'll have to keep looking!

I am obsessed with this sectional. I don’t think David would agree to anything like this! I’ll have to keep looking!

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

Even an outdoor sectional works!

Even an outdoor sectional works!

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

Hello gorgeous.

Hello gorgeous.

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 Here are some of my favorite options for a sectional in your space…

This is the Paidge 2-Piece Chaise Sectional from West Elm. Perfect for small spaces!

This is the Paidge 2-Piece Chaise Sectional from West Elm. Perfect for small spaces!

Now we're thinking a leather sectional, because I know I won't be able to get David to give his leather couch up without replacing it with another leather couch. I of course am obsessed with this one from Restoration Hardware. (The Collins Sectional)

Now we’re thinking a leather sectional, because I know I won’t be able to get David to give his leather couch up without replacing it with another leather couch. I of course am obsessed with this one from Restoration Hardware. (The Collins Sectional)

If you want just a classic looking sectional to go with any interior you might want to go with the Hampton Sectional from Pottery Barn. Clean, classic and comes in a lot of neutral colors!

If you want just a classic looking sectional to go with any interior you might want to go with the Hampton Sectional from Pottery Barn. Clean, classic and comes in a lot of neutral colors!

 

 

 

HOME-SPIRATION: White Walls Dark Floors

Good news! David has official finished all the dry wall work that was needed for our repairs (yes he quite a handy man!) Last night we were testing paint colors to see what we like! I have always just loved clean white walls and dark hardwood floors. I feel like that look will never go out of style! Here are some of my favorite home-spiration images for white walls and dark hardwood floors. Hopefully one day our downstairs will be in these pictures!

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LOVE.

LOVE.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.