Monday, July 21, 2008

{ freshly blended: house beautiful }

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Greeting me when I arrived home from my fun in the sun was the August issue of House Beautiful. If you do nothing else today, I encourage you to run to your nearest news stand and pick up a copy for yourself. 

With a focus on fresh clean looks, the issue is brimming with page after page of dreamy design inspiration, which I found to be surprisingly accessible.

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Each home seems to offer a back to basics approach with a well edited mix of old and new pieces, simple and clean lines, and accessories that both add beauty and have a purpose. I've highlighted a few of my favorites.






What I found most encouraging is that much of the inspiration offered seems easy to emulate with a few basics, some well chosen flea market finds and a couple of cans of paint.


After spotting this, I can't wait to paint the cafe chairs I rescued from my neighbors' pile of discarded items and create a similar look in my backyard.






Get the look: freshen and repurpose some pieces you already 
own with some white paint. Voila!...fresh and fabulous.

These are but a few highlights...grab a copy for yourself and discover why this might be my favorite issue ever.

{all images taken by me from the current issue of House Beautiful}

9 comments:

mandco said...

Beautiful! So summerish!

Art Kitten said...

How fresh looking!

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Ahh...this makes me want to paint everything I own white and find that "happily ever after" pillow! Where is that from?! I love it and these rooms are so fresh, light and delicious. Thanks for the inspiration Suzanne!
xo
Melissa

katiecrackernuts said...

It does look good. I was disappointed by a recent interiors mag, which I buy because it has good stories on current textile trends, but I was actually thinking, who can do this in their place? Who has this time, this money?

please sir said...

Oh yay lots of interior goodness - love it!

AnastasiaC said...

so beautiful - i'll have to look out for it at Borders...american mags are so pricey here $12+ per issue but i do love all these interiors!

littlebyRD said...

I love everything! I hope you will share photos of your rescued chairs after you've set up your yard!

inga said...

OMG I'm in total love with this house! I love every room, and wouldn't change a thing!

Inga
dreaminorange.brown-girl.com

simply seleta said...

Oh shoot! I wish I had picked this up for my plane ride. Thanks for preview, now I know I am sooooooo getting this one!!!

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