I rarely buy magazines. I subscribe to a few that come in the mail every month, however purchasing one from a store rarely happens. But last night it did. I can't even even remember what I was searching for online, but somehow I ran across a home featured in the latest House Beautiful Magazine. I went out and bought the magazine immediately.
When you first glance at the photos, you may think these rooms don't appear to be very "kara" and may wonder why I am so inspired by them. Well, although I could never live with that much white, there are so many things about this home that I love!!! Erin Martin, the designer, puts a couple of pieces/ideas into each room that are unique, artistic, and, simply beautiful. For example, in the living room there are: lights made from giant buoys, an incredible coffee table created with a welded nautical chain, and a fireplace surround made with scrap wood pieces. That fireplace surround is really a piece of art. I love it.
The kitchen is outfitted with antique appliances and inspirational quotes. . .
This scene (below) is simple, but beautifully simple. It feels soothing and intriguing at the same time.
I've loved antique brass fixtures for years now. I will have them in my bathroom this time around. They will be beautiful. I will be happy.
The high gloss ceiling, steel lockers, vanity lights, and bronze fixtures come together to create a jaw dropping combination in the bathroom.
This photo (below) shows off the family room/den. Once again, Erin added some wonderfully unique pieces and artistic touches. Gorgeous.
I purposely did not tell you much about these photos. I feel like when something is done so well, the creator should be rewarded. In this case, I felt like House Beautiful deserved the $5 news stand price for this magazine because I was so inspired by the issue (there are more great houses/ideas in the rest of the magazine). I am thinking I may even sign up for a subscription. You can find the article online (photos here), but sometimes I really love being able to flip through the pages of a real paper magazine. You can also see more of Erin's inspiring designs here!
Check back tomorrow for more info on the concrete countertops from yesterday's post!