Oh Summer!




Working has been tough these days with the amazing stretch of weather we've been having here in New England. I was actually talking about this with a fellow blog friend last night over drinks (while lounging outside of course).  We both are having such a hard time getting motivated and focused on work related issues.  We get two great months of this weather here TOPS, so you feel like you need to suck every balmy moment up.  Add to that the fact that I just left vacation mode and it gets magnified.

I got to catch up on my magazine reading while I was on vacation, and was immediately drawn to this space designed by Jim Gauthier that is located on the New Hampshire coast.  
It's vibe matched the relaxed mode I was in.

I got a lot of ideas I would love to incorporate into my own space, like this amazing trellised opening and porch swing... 

brick floors and stripes...

 a favorite color combo: white, orange and blue and lots of slipcovers...
another swing- this time on a screened porch 
(big fan of those because I hate bugs)
And what is not to love about this kitchen?
black walls, seashell pendants, breadboard ceiling...

 a bright and cozy nook...
and the outside isn't too shabby either.
I really love the two levels of porches...



I have been taking big chunks out of my To Do list since I returned- 
so much so I sprained my back, again! 

I blame it on the "fresh eyes" syndrome.  Whenever I return home after I have been away for a while I love to really look at my space carefully. For those first 10 minutes when I walk in the door I see the space a bit differently, kind of like an outsider.  I can see things that need editing much better than I can when I am immersed in it all the time.  

I wasted no time editing, moving furniture, painting a floor and spraining my back.
I am hoping it heals quick because I have a banquette I am dying to finish & share with you.
In the mean time it will be lots of pretty pictures around here.

5 comments:

Ashley said...

So much to comment on here: first, thanks for sharing the new-to-me pictures of the NH house. How very New England. I especially love the setup in the screened-in porch.

Secondly, it's no surprise at all that you tackled some projects around your home after being away. "Fresh eyes" are definitely what I need right now in my place!

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

Gorgeous outdoor spaces- I really love that first outdoor bench! WOW!

Bromeliad said...

That's an intriguing ottoman slipcover he's got going on there.

kayce hughes said...

Loving the window/trellis think on the porch!

Sadie + Stella said...

I am dying over the first image!!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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