elements of my dream home

I am continuing this week’s theme of slightly unrealistic things that make me happy.  Today, I plan to visually construct my dream home.  Unless you are very new to the blog, you probably know that my boyfriend and I are actually gutting and renovating a home.  This is very exciting, and I feel most fortunate for the opportunity, but I should be clear that this is not my dream home.  We are being constrained by budget, time and space. Budget being the biggest evil, of course.  Today I am forgetting the South Philly Rowhome, and living in dream land.  Join me, wont you?

Architectural Dream home requirements:

1.  High Ceilings, with Wood or Metal beams.  Or Both.  Because I love the character they bring to a space- slightly rustic, slightly industrial- not too clean or too new.

mariana coriasco via interior divine
(Hello Peacock Mirror… )
workshop apd via desire to inspire
yvone baker via interior divine
2. Iron Windows.  Lots of them.  If they are arched, even better.
 Jill Brinson Sharp via House Beautiful
2A.  If my windows can’t be iron, they should either be arched, or floor to ceiling.  Awesomeness is required.  And LIGHT.
 light locations
 living etc
 3.  Indoor/ Outdoor Space.   A must.  I want to move seamlessly from my kitchen to my patio.  An of course my outdoor space should be divine and filled with lots of plants.
 gary hutton via desire to inspire
 contemporain studio via Apartment Therapy
workshop apd via desire to inspire
4.  Herringbone Wood Floors.  All Over.  Because they invoke history, romance, subtle pattern and beauty.  And I smile Everytime I see them.
 lazaro rosa violan via desire to inspire
 erin featherston via Right Bank
robert gervais 
 ina garten
5.  Loads and Loads of White Bookshelves.  Because storing and arranging the pretties is fun and the clean white lines make me feel fresh and sane
 katie leed
elle decor
annsley interiors
6.  A fireplace.  For warmth- physical, emotional and spiritual.  And because its the perfect place to unwind… sipping wine, listening to music, and watching those flames…
 via living etc
Karl Anderson via desire to inspire 
Well that is just the tip of the iceberg.  I never realized how demanding I am!  But if you’re going to dream, dream hard, right?  Perhaps I’ll follow up with the decorative elements of my dream home.
What architectual elements did I miss?  What makes up your dream home? 
  1. nkp

    So where is this place and when can I move in???

    And if you and Raina were separated at birth, then I am the missing triplet, ’cause girl, you just described me to a “t.” I love every single one of these elements, especially those droolworthy windows which I WILL have in my next home. And that glass wall-with the giant tree in view- almost too good to be true. Dream big I say!

  2. I think you pretty much covered it, lady! The Desire to inspire dining area and the Living etc window with the giant tree are two of my fave pics, ever.

  3. Love these spaces, and I adore arched windows!

  4. Erica

    Hey Doll! Actually Raina left me out… we’re actually triplets separated at birth. Sisters from another mister…or something like that. xo

  5. How about you just build your dream home and then I’ll move in?! We love all the same things!!!! Love lots of light and all those rustic exposed beams! Delicious… XO Katie

  6. awe thanks sherri! You will forever be like my Hawaii 🙂

  7. sherri

    thanks for the follow, I’m followin’ your ass as well, lady. and I am pleased to say I am your fiftieth!

  8. WONDERFUL post..beautiful sentiments on what a home is/should be …so many wonderful elements. The iron windows made me a little weak.

  9. OK, you know we were separated at birth, right?

    Stop it with those photos – you’re killin’ me!

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