Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Bless This (Future) Mess

My biggest dream is one day having a family home to raise babies in and grow old with my guy. The only part of the equation I have thus far is the guy so there is much more to come I hope. My husband is very into modern homes with all the sleek lines but I am all about comfort and a soft place to flop down with a book. Modern houses can come off a little sterile and cold to me. When I look around my apartment at all the little knick knacks and mementos I can't picture how they would fit into a fancy shmancy modern house. Don't get me wrong, I see the beauty in modern style and would love to tackle it as a design project someday but it's just not what I picture when I think about scraped knees and swing sets.

Over the weekend we went on a double date to the movies with our best buds. We saw the Romero re-make "The Crazies" and in the movie the main characters have a farm house with lots of land, a porch, a clothes line and a nursery ready to go for the expectant mother. After the movie ended my husband asked me what I thought of it and the farmhouse was all I could talk about. He jokingly teased me and said, "Leave it up to you to walk away from a graphic, violent movie and your only thinking about what a great house they had." But I digress. The whole thing got me thinking about family homes and especially farmhouses so I thought I'd hunt down some of my fav family homes and interiors that I picture when I day dream about what could and may be my life one day (minus the crazy people I hope). That's one of my favorite things about reading all your blogs is seeing the adorable happy families and how you all live.

Speaking of which, I recently added a new blog to my Blog Love and I have to give a shout out to this blog because it warmed my cold cold heart (well not THAT cold but we'll say cloudy with a chance of showers heart). The blog is called "crap management." Once you get past the somewhat eyebrow raising name and see that the blog isn't what first pops into your head when you think of "managing crap," you find that it's about a lovely lady's home and her family. She writes about her daughters, her husband, her dog and in general her life but everything I have seen so far is the pure and simple joy in life that we all need. I love checking her blog out and smiling at what a loving family she has so I recommend checking it out for yourself!

Now let's get to the fabulous family nesting shall we?

I never tire of looking at this house. It's so regal and gorgeous nestled in those beautiful fall leaves. Every time I talk "house" with my fella he says, "modern sleek" and I say, "colonial white with black shutters." You just can't go wrong.

This is another MLS listing from BC that I fell in love with. The outside is spectacular and the inside is just as great. The only thing I would change is a little bit more front yard, otherwise it's a masterpiece.
This colonial house is up for sale as well, I found it as an MLS listing for Bowen Island. It reminds me so much of the "Home Alone" house but I'm sure they get that a lot.

Fabulous farmhouse that you can get the blue prints for online. It's like something out of a story book.

And now for some family home interiors that I am majorly digging. All pictures are from Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn.


Living Room


Breakfast Table

Home Office


Well there you have it, this is what the greater part of my brain dreams about on a regular basis. All these cozy houses and rooms make me want to never leave home. What is your favorite type of home? Do you like traditional farmhouses and colonials like me or do you tend to sway more to the modern or contemporary spectrum?


Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

don't get me wrong i love my life and my little house but i have dreams about the day we move into "the house" and i have the money to make it warm and cozy. I like house number two the best and I "need" the office identical to that one lol

recklessbliss said...

I completely agree! Most people's first homes are just that and they are sort of a stepping stone to your permanent "family home" that you are going to grow old in. It's fun to go through the journey to get there and exciting to think about actually being there too!

Ms Mgt said...

Hey -- thanks for the shout-out! I've been off for the week, sorry I missed it earlier. I just recently decided to keep up with my daily photos... maybe I'll find some interiors for you to peek at, too...! See you around!

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