Inspiration Lately | 9-9-14

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Black + white + wood. And maybe a little bit of gray.

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The most beautiful kitchen on planet Earth (from one of my favorite bloggers) and a tutorial to make this utensil rack, which I desperately need. (Note: things you don’t really look at when you tour a 325 square foot studio apartment…if the kitchen has any drawers.)

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Shaker pegs. Shaker everything. (And a nice tutorial to make your own shaker pegs from the darlings at A Beautiful Mess.)

324 square foot studio. www.thislittlespace.comA normal-sized bathroom with good light to call my own.

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This gorgeous home, which makes me feel okay about mixed woods.

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Bringing the outdoors in.

IKEA Brimnes parts. www.thislittlespace.com

Putting together my first piece of IKEA furniture without crying, throwing more than one power tool, and/or getting too drunk.

 

Keys. Image rights: www.thislittlespace.com

Lodge living. It’s been a dream.

Friends that will let me sob hysterically on the phone, Tweet at them about proper names for baby animals, and remind me that no matter where I go, I’ll always have people that love me.

And a reminder from my mother that I can be very predictable.

The past week in my new little space has been both wonderful and terrifyingly lonely. But today I found a vintage, counter-style writing desk for $20 at Goodwill. I’m going to remember the feeling of seeing it across the store every time I feel like crying and whining and missing my friends and family. I’m so grateful they put up with the bratty tendencies that I have when I haven’t been writing.

Who knew moving 1200 miles away from everyone you love and everything you know would be so hard?

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Inspiration Lately | 9-9-14

  1. I love the composition in the first photo a lot; the strong color contrast alongside wood works really well.

    The fourth one is also really gorgeous and I agree that the mixed woods work really well for it. I think those two are really good inspiration, especially with how well-organized they are.

    And of course, there’s no better way to assemble furniture than (not too) drunk.

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