May 16, 2012

Inspiration, Inpsiration

The moment we signed the contract on our house (read all about how the sale went down here), I began thinking about obsessing over decorating plans. Believe it or not, this was all before the days of Pinterest (how did we live without it?!), so I was saving photos into folders on my desktop, and then compiled them into little inspiration boards just for fun. There is nothing more exciting than the prospect of a blank slate, and we had big plans for our funky little ranch house!

My (very rough) concept was for a bright, airy, happy feeling house that would be family-friendly. With my Danish roots, I can't get enough of the clean, uncluttered look and white walls often used in Scandinavian design, but to work with the style of our house, I figured I would also need to keep some traditional elements in play. I have no design background, by the way, it's just something I've loved for a long time. I pretty much fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to figuring it all out!

Here's a peek at some of the ideas I put together last spring, while cozied up with a four-month-old Max in our condo in Calgary, dreaming of our very own house and yard ... and a spring without snow!

We have gotten started on some of these updates, which I'll get around to sharing with you before long. It will be fun to check back for comparisons along the way, to see how my plans change when faced with reality :)

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