I am in full fledged nesting mode for my new space. I have secretly been squirreling away ‘inspiration’ images on Pinterest – I felt so sneaky every time I pinned an image to my secret board. Because my home is going to be so small, I have to be incredibly careful about each and every item I bring into my home. I have a few possessions that I already own that I will be bringing (like my mustard coloured Eames chairs) – or at least trying to bring with me – but I have to buy quite a few things. Before I moved to Ireland, I purged much of my furniture so right now, my home is a blank slate for the most part. It is pretty exciting to think about getting new things but in an odd way, it is always incredibly frightening. I am not sure why it makes me anxious but it does. I have become so accustomed to not spending much money on possessions for my home. I use to buy things nilly willy – I want new towels – buy new towels. Now I am over thinking sales, where I will store them, how many do I want…. Blah blah blah. I know one thing for sure, I would like to buy less, go higher quality and try to buy organic as much as possible.
A few other things that I am leaning towards: mostly white, earthy/outdoorsy (I want to feel like I am never far from nature even when I am in the city) and more mid-century, quality wood. Here are some beautiful images I have collected to help me create my new space:
Sadly I can’t find the original source for this image. Somewhere it mentioned Design*Sponge but no luck.
What I love about this image: the chair, the industrial naked bulb and the gallery wall. I am considering creating a gallery wall like this in my hallway. I have so much art. Way too much art.
What I love about this image: The mixture of textures, wood & white and the sheepskin. I want lots and lots of sheepskin in my apartment. Not so sure it will be Nanna friendly but…. Oh well. I also love the mixture of colours – whites, woods and greys.
What I love about this image: the desk, chair and gallery wall (again). I would love to use my Eames chair in a similar way but with a smaller desk. I also love the frosty white/grey of the walls. That worn rug? Lovely.
Source: Reading My Tea Leaves
What I love about this image: I love the mixture of nature with photographs, postcards and bits and bobs. This sums up what my random boxes of stuff look like. I think I might want to do something like this. It is so sweet.
What I love about this image: the earthy tones, worn rug and lots and lots of white.
What I love about this image: Everything. The whites, bits of nature, furs and flooring. I won’t be using a bedframe like this due to my space limitations but I love how it looks in this image.