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Dream Home – A Modern Farmhouse

Ever dream of living in a certain city, in a certain style home? Experiencing life surrounded by different things influenced by a different culture?  I am guilty of this on a daily basis. I browse hundreds of interior design and architectural images every month and drool over a vast majority of them. My mind starts to wander, I can picture my self in a London flat around the corner from the Victoria & Albert Museum. Perhaps I see images of a cozy rustic cabin, all of a sudden, I am living in the country side of Copenhagen. See what I mean? Its pretty fun, I recommend giving it a try. Its a nice escape from reality. Haha.

This beautiful abode made me imagine myself living in Napa Vally, with a few grape vines and some olive tree’s on the property. Summer would be filled with endless days of poolside parties.  This would be my modern farmhouse. No, it is not your typical farmhouse. I love the modern clean lines to the interior, and the contrast of the rustic stone that covers the exterior. Its unique, but somehow seems appropriate.

Dream Home - A modern Farmhouse

Dream Home - A modern Farmhouse

Dream Home - A modern Farmhouse

Dream Home - A modern Farmhouse

Dream Home - A modern Farmhouse

Dream Home - A modern Farmhouse

Dream Home - A modern Farmhouse

Dream Home - A modern Farmhouse

Dream Home - A modern Farmhouse

Dream Home - A modern Farmhouse

{images from Tribe Studio Architects }

Parisian Perfection

I was browsing through Share Design Inspiration Blog and came across this stunning Parisian apartment.  It is the home to a design power couple, Patrick Gilles and Dorothée Boissier. They converted this 19th century apartment into a classic, yet contemporary space. They complimented the bones of this beautiful apartment with their minimalistic approach to the decor. I love how monochromatic it is, and yet so many interesting aspects to their design approach. The oversized art leaning against the walls are so wonderful. You don’t often see this done with such grace. Enjoy browsing this lovely home….

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{ images from ShareDesign.com }

Interior Inspirations

Happy Wednesday everyone! So sorry there has not been much action over here at Girl and the Abode in the past month. I promise you that I will deliver some inspiration every week starting today. However it will only be twice per week until November. I have a few jobs I’m working on at the moment, classes on design , and we will be traveling abroad in October. All super exciting stuff! At least for me. { insert big smile}  I know how sad I am when the blogs I read are not posting wonderful inspirational articles. Plus writing this blog is a wonderful outlet for me too. I love connecting with all of you.

I found this amazing home while browsing Thisispaper. I started to dream, oh the many ways I could decorate this space!  It does not need much, though, does it? I think this is the attraction for me. I love simple clean design with not a lot of “stuff”.  All you would need in the living room is a beautiful leather tufted sofa, a few gorgeous occasional tables, and some bright modern art on the walls! How stunning are those floors? Not to mention, all the gorgeous architectural features and those windows! I would say this could be my dream home. What would you do with this space? How would you style it?Interior Details

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Hope you all have a lovely day. xoxo Lauren

{ all images from Thisispaper }

Guest Post – Design Resource – Arcadian Home

Hi all! I’m Susi and a writer for Arcadian Home, a great place to find interior and exterior design inspirations, and home decor and lighting fixtures at terrific prices. I work as a guest blogger focusing on interior design, home furnishings and wall decor accessories for Arcadian Home. I get to look at gorgeous things all day long and write about them. I found Girl and the Abode’s blog and have been hooked ever since. I love how Lauren gives us a unique perspective of interiors and inspiring images to enjoy.

I loved searching for pretty spaces for this guest edition. From a sleeping nook to a Southern porch, these are some of the spaces that caught my eye with their lovely designs. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Pretty Spaces

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This sunroom designed by Steven Gambrel in a Tudor style home in upstate New York has a lovely balance of formal and rustic elements. I especially like the rustic coffee table in the mix.

Pretty Spaces

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This porch, designed by Castro Design Studio in Atlanta, feels like a living room with the fireplace focal point. Great skylights, along with a ceiling fan light kit, give the impression of the room being outside.

Pretty Spaces

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Designed by Gwen Driscoll, this library in a Kentucky home reminds me of the recent Jane Eyre movie. Love the dark, dramatic palette, velvet covered walls, and antique-looking chandelier.

Pretty Spaces

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The Letter Cottage designed this tiny nook of a room. It shows that even the small rooms in a home can be pretty spaces.

Pretty Spaces

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This lovely living room belongs to Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulous. Ali was on the Nate Berkus show recently and talked about how she created this gorgeous area rug using Rit Dye! I love it!

Pretty Spaces

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What a pretty open concept living space designed by Brian Watford ID. Love the layers of neutrals mixed with soft blue accents. The area rug and the matching floor lamps are gorgeous!

Pretty Spaces

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This library in a New York City apartment, designed by Cathy Triant Buxton, has gorgeous feminine soft pink walls that don’t feel overly girly. Paired with antiques, whimsical table decor, and interesting textiles, this is a lovely space.

Pretty Spaces

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This bedroom with gorgeous grey silk headboard is so serene and dreamy. Yellow and grey is a favorite color combination of mine and I like the muted version used in this bedroom.

Which room is your favorite? Make sure to comment below to let us know, and stop by our website for more home decor inspirations each day!

Hotel Interior Inspiration – Le Royal Monceau

The Le Royal Monceau, in the forever fashionable Paris, is a stunner! So much inspiration here. All the Interiors were designed by the famous Philippe Starck. Just google his name, you will see about a hundred luxurious hotels he has designed. Unless you are Oprah or P Diddy ( does he still call himself that?) , I’m not sure who affords to stay here at a whopping $895.00 a night. However, I don’t feature hotels for traveling purposes. I feature them to inspire you to find decorative ideas for your own humble abode.

Hotel Interior Inspiration - Le Royal Monceau

Hotel Interior Inspiration - Le Royal Monceau

So decadent, modern and luxurious. The beauty of flipping through photos of outrageously expensive hotels, you can take away tons of inspirational idea’s and use it within your space.  I look at all these rooms and think, I could copy this design on my shoestring budget.

Hotel Interior Inspiration - Le Royal Monceau

Hotel Interior Inspiration - Le Royal Monceau

Hotel Interior Inspiration - Le Royal Monceau

You might not have a large budget for decorating , but I assure you, there is always a way to make your space just as beautiful.  Take inspiration from the color palate they use, or the types of furniture they choose. Keep your eye on things such as window treatments and light fixtures. There are such great resources for affordable decor. Places like Target, Ikea, and Home goods. I always frequent flea markets. You can find gems here!  And, don’t be afraid of a good DIY project!

Hotel Interior Inspiration - Le Royal Monceau

Hotel Interior Inspiration - Le Royal Monceau

This hotel is stunning and I am a huge fan of Philippe Starck. He is one of our worlds greatest designer’s. So, are you ready to decorate your home Parisian style? I dream someday of having a client want me to design them a Parisian apartment!

{ all images from Mr and Mrs Smith}

 

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