When I recently re-launched my new blog design (in WordPress), I made sure to save all my old posts as drafts in Blogger. And yes, I felt a little weird starting over and leaving my old posts behind, but I felt like both myself and my blog had grown and changed so much since I discovered blogging. We were both too different to continue with the same design and the same content. Trust me, I thought about it a lot. And I still think about it, along with every little detail of the new design. I’ve actually wondered how long I have to wait to have another re-design.
Back to my point (and this post)… I made the decision to leave all my old posts behind, except one. Technically, it’s not the same post, but it is the same house. I had to bring this house with me to my new blog because well, it’s pretty cool. And one of my go-to blogs recently reminded me about it. I think I even threatened her in my comment on her blog, but I’m not sure. I might have a little problem when it comes to this house, but just look at it!….
I love A-frame architecture and big windows. The light wood built-ins and furniture are all very simple and clean, but still look lived in. I used to love the look of cow hides, but now I have issues with them. I like animals so it’s hard to have that just on the floor as decor. Since Lamont has never even liked the look of them, I guess it’s a moot point.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you, those are colorful walls in two of my favorite colors. The yellow is a little mustard and the pink is a little mod. The open floor plan allows for them to be seen together which is just plain awesome.
Check out that wall of windows! So guess what, not only can you see both colorful walls together on the inside, but from the outside too. Brilliant.
I love bookshelves. Maybe it’s because growing up we always had walls covered in shelves. However, they were not filled with books, but rather family pictures. Might say something about none of us being awesome readers. I want to read a lot, I actually love books, I’m just not a trained reader so I’m not very good at it. But I keep trying…
The wallpaper in the bedroom is beyond amazing. It’s pink, but not a silly pink. And something else I grew up with in my bedroom back home was a top vertical window. I’m determined to have one again when we buy a house. They allow you to use all the walls for designing and still get tons of natural light in the room.
Check out that backyard. The yellow wall extends to the outdoors, but you can still see the pink through the wall of glass. The clean light gray cement paired with the pretty landscaping is perfect.
Lamont says that I keep changing my mind about what style of house I want to live in… he’s right. And I’d like to think as a designer, I’m not alone when I do this. But, I will argue that this mid-century modern style is having a really good run.
Side note, the cover of the August/September issue of Dwell Magazine features this house. Well, when I attended Dwell on Design back in July, I met the architect, Linda Taalman and got my cover of Dwell signed by her! It still sits on my desk, making me feel special.