I love this magazine. Has anybody else looked through it yet? Beautiful pictures! I am going to share just a few in case some of you are interested in what's inside the cover.
Love these cheerful red chairs.
More red and white! Don't you love that mirror?
But for those who love pink and white....
I loved this tea set chandelier! so unique.
Or for those who favor the more rustic look - this reminds me of a mountain home.
Such lovely interiors and lots of inspiring pictures and ideas..
Today I am thinking about how much I would love a mudroom. Oh..to have a mudroom...okay even a laundry room. This little cottage had POOR planners. The back door comes right into the kitchen with a very small area for a kitchen table - can't even be called a breakfast nook.. The laundry room is just to the right of the opening back door. So the bi-fold door was constantly getting smashed every time it was left open and the back entry door was used. That just didn't work. Down came the doors ...up went curtains.
There was nowhere to leave shoes, boots, gymbags, sports stuff, dog paraphernalia, etc. What to do??? Well I just went out and got me an industrial steel rolling rack years ago... (eclectic woman that I am...) and decided that would be my little rolling mud room, errr, rack...errr, storage area...thingy. Yes, it sits in front of my window!!!
Top shelf...too high to reach for daily stuff....alas...have to resort to pretty stuff.
Second shelf... Cd player, CDs, Mandatory Aloe plant for kitchen, pictures, and miscellany.
Third shelf.... Catch all basket for gloves, hats, caps in the winter time. small sports equipment in the summertime...and an old metal container for scoop bags (for walking the dogs!)
Fourth shelf... Dog food storage bin...MilkBone supply, and first level of shoe storage
and by the way that "pop of red color" can was only $4.99 at TJ MAXX. Holds plenty of dog food for the week while the big bag is stored in the laundry closet. I love it.
And the fifth shelf...I won't show. It's all shoes!!
This little stool has gone from stained wood to being painted white with a blue and white fabric in Kat's room to now painted black with a red and white fabric to match the Kitchen table chairs. It is the catchall destination right inside the door. (mostly for Jonny's gym bag so he won't set it on the table!!!)
And here is the teeny little corner spot carved out for the doggie stuff.
So this little corner is where various ones eat at different times. Since this house is full of people who are all working 5 different schedules....it works for us. (a girl's gotta work with what she's got!!!) If we ever DO get to sit down with a majority, we head for the dining room.
In the mean time I keep the little inspirations and ideas stored in my head for possible future changes in this little area. :-) Magazines like the one above are great for that.
How about you???? Do you have small areas in your house that you wish you could change or enlarge just a liiiiiiittle bit to have more storage and more leg room for your clan??
Keep on dreamin'...Hey!!....It could happen!
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