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.
(Hello Peacock Mirror… )
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.
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.
contemporain studio via Apartment Therapy
4. Herringbone Wood Floors. All Over. Because they invoke history, romance, subtle pattern and beauty. And I smile Everytime I see them.
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
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
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?