Monday, May 3, 2010

Inspiration

This is by far one of my most favorite homes on earth. Though I have never been there, the home just beckons me to open the gate and stroll along the brick walkway, walk up the white wooden steps and step through the red front door. Everything about this home just speaks to me. It is the kind of home that feels like a favorite pair of worn blue jeans and soft white tee shirt.

Fresh.

Simple.

Red.

White.

Blue.

Putting it simply – I adore it.

bhg2 Many of you have probably been introduced to this home before. It is an Illinois farmhouse and has been featured in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine and on their website. There are several more photos of this charming farmhouse HERE.

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…..such sweet eye candy!

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These bedrooms have inspired me to fix up our guest bedroom. I’ve been slowly collecting fabrics, pillows and linens for the little project (ok – not so little project!) and will be working slowly on it in the next month – or so.

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I could just crawl up into this bed with a good book or magazine!

Happy Monday!!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

36 comments:

stefanie said...

You are right...you should just go on in!!! its gorgeous!!!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

i like your home better

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Janice, you are so nice! ((hugs))
b

Sinta Renee said...

Move on over... 'cause I'm moving in too! This is a perfect home... love the red white and blue! Thanks for sharing it:)

Julie said...

I'm with you...Can I walk up the walk and go visit it with you???Love the red white and blue too. and the porch...and the inside!
Dreaming....
Thanks so much for an awesome post with fantastic pics. Loved visiting you. Hugs

Anne Fannie said...

What a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing such eye candy pictures!
Ann

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful home!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

I posted some of these same pictures a little while ago on my blog...I adored it as well :)

Great minds think alike!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is just too cute! It has your name written all over it!

xoxo
Janie

gena said...

It's so sweet ! Looks like it should be at the shore - a summer house, filled with lots of family and friends.

Thank you for sharing it !

gena in nj
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

gena said...

It's so sweet ! Looks like it should be at the shore - a summer house, filled with lots of family and friends.

Thank you for sharing it !

gena in nj
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

Lucie said...

This is my kind of house! Just gorgeous!

Stacey said...

I love it too. I have some of those pictures in my inspiration notebook. It's such a welcoming and timeless look.

Diva Kreszl said...

this is certainly a very inviting home, definitely beckons you in to discover it's interior charm!

trish said...

Oh what a beautiful home!
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Kathleen Grace said...

I love this one too! I have the pictures of this gorgeous house all clipped out of the magazine I first saw them in. They are in my decorating inspiration folder and they make me happy evey time I see them:>)

Beautifully Veiled said...

I'm reading this post and keep hitting my daughter and going (on the back for emphasis for anyone concerned) and saying, "Oh, my goodness! That's my favorite house too, that's my favorite too, other people like that too!!!" I'm SO in agreement with you on this house!!!!
Blessings!!
Linda in GA

addie373 said...

I love it!
Have a fun time decorating the guest room. I hope to see it when it's finished. I know that it will be gorgeous! just like everything else you create.

Blessings
Sheila

skoots1mom said...

it just makes me happy :)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What a beautiful home. I can't wait to see what you do with your guest room. Love & blessings from NC!

cynthialeedesigns said...

What a wonderful house!! I think alot of us would love to move in there. It's beautiful...thanks for sharing it.
~Cindy~

Vintage Sassy said...

Yes Becky, this is one of my favorite all time farmhouses too. For some reason, when I see this house, it just says "Becky"! I think you need to change things up to red, white and blue. I remember your house being featured for the month of July and how adorable it was!

xo
LeAnn

Carol said...

...sigh!

Liz said...

I have seen this house featured somewhere else too... I think one of my books???? Love it. It looks so clean. I'm working on our guest room as well ... Slow progress though. Yours will be darling!! Can't wait to see it!
Have fun!

~Liz

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

This is a beautiful inviting home. One could just take their toothbrush and move in.

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi, What a wonderful welcoming home. I love every picture and can just imagine owning a lovely home like that. My house is nice, but this just makes me dream of country living, in a big ole farmhouse. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a beautiful day,
Hugz,
Kim

Pondside said...

There's something about a crisp red and white room - it's right for every season. I love this house!

Miss Jean said...

Such a bright and cheery place! I'd love to have a house like that - all white and sun-shiney!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Becky,
Happy week to you too! We have our walk through on Fri. and then our close of escrow next week! I have been so busy I have not be able to post. Gary and I have been shopping for the new house and have found a few treasures along the way.
I also adore all your bedroom inspiration photo's. The red is so sweet. I can't wait to see what you come up with using your collection of pillows and linens. I think I may need your creativeness and thoughts at the new house... my very talented friend.....
Enjoy your day and big hugs, Elizabeth

Elyse said...

gosh, becky, that IS a great house.

you can just feel the sunlight and fresh spring breeze coming in. i love the red, white, and blue throughout and the "homemade jams" sign is awesome.

looking forward to see what your busy doin'!

happy may ~*~

xo
elyse

chasity said...

adorable!
and what fun to work on your own room.

big hugs to you becky~

Colleen said...

Adorable! Simply adorable! If I were a guest, they would have to run me off. Thanks for sharing.

Chelsea said...

Becky,
I remember that house. I can see why it inspires you, it is very Becky! Your cookies look yummy, I just printed the recipe. I used to make gingersnaps a lot. And that faire you showed. OH My, why don't they do em up like that here??? What treasures. Lisa

molly said...

my kinda of colors = red,white and blue!! LOVE it

tara said...

Aboslutely darling...I love the colors and the fresh feel!! I have stacks of fabric and odds and ends for a big project too...oh where is all my extra time hiding! thanks for these photos, they brightened my day! xo

The Strawberry Mallard said...

I want that house......and I want it NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love ya doll!
NEB & G-DOG