Thursday, January 19, 2012

Inspiration For Our New Home

Hello Everyone!
It seems this new year is already starting to fly by as usual. How
are your resolutions going? I'm starting off slow on my exercise plan
but I'm hanging in there. With our moving day getting closer and closer
I can't help but find new ideas that I envision using in our future home.
I have been pinning away on my Pinterest boards the last few months.
All of the photos shown below are on my Pinterest board called "Inspiration For 
Our New Home" with the original sources attached. Feel free to follow my boards!
I'm having way too much fun with my new pinning addiction. Click here to find me.
This large mirror and greenery looks beautiful in the formal dining room.
This lovely dining room buffet table belongs to Jennifer.
 I would like to try a black and white collage wall somewhere.
It does look really great on the stair landing.
 This deep gray paint by Benjamin Moore is a beautiful color. It's called Knoxville Gray.
 I absolutely love the light neutral sofas and square leather ottoman together.
I'm keeping my eye open for the mercury glass candlesticks as well.
 A sofa table is something I have always wanted to try in the family room.
I also like the double mercury lamps. We just got a Bose stereo so I would set it up like this.
 This iron crystal chandy is my dream for the dining room! 
A pop of zebra print will be a nice accent. I'm thinking in the master bedroom maybe?

 Our next fireplace I'm looking for a more traditional style. I want a lighter, airy look.
 We should have a fully finished basement for the first time.
I found this photo and was really inspired. I don't know if we will have a kitchen though.
 I have always like drapes and plan to use them everywhere once again.
I liked this idea of using smaller ones as accents to the window. Like a frame.
Teal, aqua and or peacock blue colors are definitely on my list!
I plan to use it as an accent color "everywhere". Love it!  
These long silk panels had me at Hello..:) 

Here is a photo I found that I'm envisioning for the guest room.
Time will tell how it will all come together. I can't wait!
We still have about six more weeks before his official orders come through.
After that it should start to fly by at record speed. Whew!
What are your decorating ideas for 2012?
Are you changing things around, remodeling or moving? Please share.
Have a wonderful week!


Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

It is going to be so beautiful whatever you do Melissa. I can't wait to see it all come together.

Karen said...

Yes, whatever you do will be fabulous! I see you are going in a different decorating direction. I have the same plan when we downsize in a few years. I am enjoying following you on Pinterest!

Savvy Seasons said...

Oh I can't wait! Your photos are amazing for inspiration. I can only imagine how warm and beautiful your home will be. XO ~Liz

Kelly said...

I love those pics that you pinned. My favorite is the one with the beautiful mirror over the fireplace and the distressed table behind the sofa! I'm going to go check out some more of your pins too.

Pamela said...

Fabulous inspirations Melissa! Off to double check that I am following you. LOVE your blog makeover!!

Pat said...

Gorgeous inspiration Melissa!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Kind of like visions of sugar-plums dancing through my head!! So many wonderful ideas! Looking forward to seeing what you will choose. blessings ~ Tanna

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love your inspiration pictures Melissa! I'm sure you can't wait to get started.

Take care,

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Melissa, these are great inspiration photos! Oh, the fun you will have decorating. Love those shades of blue. I've used them in the master and one of the guest bedrooms.Can't wait to see everything that you do!

Heather Jacob said...

you have exquisite taste !!!! love all of this awesome inspiration.. hugz x

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love the colors....and am crazy about mercury glass and a Pinterest ADDICT

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Everything is so pretty. If I were you I wouldn't be sleeping at night thinking about all this! Heading over to your Pinterest boards right now.

Jemsmom said...

Those wheels are already turning! Love the photos and isn't pinterest so darn addicting!!!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I love that first foyer photo and those mercury glass lamps! Lots of pretty inspiring photos here for sure. Having Pinterest around while moving to a new home must be so cool. My head would be bursting with ideas before I ever set foot in the door! Good luck with your move and I am looking forward to seeing your new home!

Suzie Thomas said...

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Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Your inspiration photos are gorgeous! So excited for you getting a new house. Holding my breath for our news which will soon tell us if we relocate. The best part about relocating is getting a new house to decorate!

Suzy said...

Wonderful inspiration photos, Melissa! I'm really looking forward to the end result - although I'm sure not nearly as much as you!

Shana said...

I love looking around Pinterest for inspiration!!

April said...

Melissa...once you work your magic, your home is going to be over-the-top GORGEOUS! Oh...and I can't stop pinning, either!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Beautiful editing Melissa, I love the buffet sideboard, my mom has one.The basement, finished is amazing, we have a crawlspace due to higher water table in area.The curtain accents are gorgeous, I know you will have so much fun in your future home. Thank you Melissa, for being so sweet to me, your in my prayers for your move.

Lisa said...

Looks like you've got it all together! When you guys move you'll be able to hit the ground runnin'! LOL!
I love all your ideas and colors. I know it will come together beautifully!

angel said...

What beautiful pictures,Melissa!!! I love them. We are looking into buying a house and you've given me some good ideas. :)

Kris said...

Lovely colors and images. I can imagine you are getting antsy to get going.

We've moved many times in our married life and each time was invigorating because I did a lot of "house cleaning"...getting rid of things we didn't use or want. It makes for a more streamlined move and when the movers finally do arrive there aren't as many boxes. LOL

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Isn't decorating fun!!?? It's fun to remake your "stuff" into a new home or condo and make it all look new again in a different way. Pinterest has so many great ideas, I'm really liking it.
Have fun at the next home you go to, we can hardly wait to see what you transform it into!!

Hugs, Sherry

CAS said...

You have the "touch" to bring it all together, & I know it will be beautiful.

Katherines Corner said...

Beautiful selection of inspiration sweet Melissa. Smooches and hugs and wishes for a beautiful weekend xo

Ashley ~ said...

Just wanted to say hello and tell you how much I am enjoying my tour of your beautiful blog. Love all the pics*! _A*

Jennifer C. Webb said...

hi Melissa, that's my flattered! Thank you for linking back to me. Looking forward to reading your the design

Marla and Steve said...

Your new home will be fabulous. I LOVE your pins. Very elegant with a slight kick to them. My dad was in the military so I understand how life changes quickly. Lucky you to have a brand new canvas.

Donna said...

Beautiful wonderful ideas...can't wait to see what you decide on!!

Angela said...

All of the examples you showed in the post are awesome! I can't wait to see how your new home gets decorated.

Have a great week!


Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

I love all your ideas! Of course I love traditional style decorating and all of those speak to me! I know you will make wherever you move look wonderful! 6 weeks- that's going to be here before you know it! I hope you can sell quickly and move on to your next dream easily!

Kathleen said...

Wow, I can't wait to see ! We built our home 10 years ago, and I already wish I had done a lot of things differently!
Two things I do love, 2 dishwashers, and the built in vac system. I never had one before, and I could never do without it! What a difference!
Happy 2012, Melissa, and congrats on winning the necklace at 2 Birdies and a B!

Sandy said...

OOOOH WEEEE I love your blog. I'm your newest vistor and follower, I'd love to invite you over to visit and follow me when you get a chance. Have a lovely evening..xoso Sandy

Amy said...

I really like the deep gray paint. It is elegant and fancy but not cheesy, which is the perfect combination. Last year I rented buenos aires apartments when I made a trip to Argentina and the place they got me had walls like that. I thought the color was so lively and nice that when I got home I changed it in my own walls.
Everybody liked it!

Melissa Miller said...

Thanks Amy! It's great to meet you. I like that paint color very much. How nice your vacation sounded. Wow! :)

L said...

One can get lost for hours looking at all the great things on Pinterest! I know how excited you must be looking forward to moving and making your new place a home. I just know it will be beautiful. I can't wait to hear where you're headed with the move! Good luck~

Kellie Collis said...

Gorgeous inspirations! Love that black and white canvass of photos by the stairs as well. Enjoy the beautiful weekend, Kellie xx


Hi Melissa!

I am finally on Pinterst now. Can you tell me how to put the button on my blog. Thanks and have a great day!

Alejamuel Sultz said...

My cousin would love the teal curtains! Teal's her fave color now. She switched to it. I mean, it was green before, and now it's teal. She even calls it dark cyan. But no matter how it's named, the curtains still look good on it. I'll probably find a similar one to give her as a gift.

Alejamuel Sultz

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Hi Melissa, these photos look like a departure from what you've been doing--a cooler color palette. It will turn out beautifully, I'm sure.

angelo h said...

What an AMAZING place and I really love the first photo. This post was so designed well and very stylish! Really enjoyed looking. :)

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