Living Large In a Small Home

 

Simplicity.

Simplicity.

 

Someone shared this blog article on my Facebook page and I am very drawn to this lovely little home.  I find simplicity a very noble attribute and this seems worth sharing.

I hope you find some inspiration. (I know I did:))

Always,

Cindy

http://simplemom.net/our-home-the-big-idea-of-small/

 

The Renewed Home

 

A reproduction vintage alarm clock perched on my coastal design books make for great bedside reading!

A reproduction vintage alarm clock perched on my coastal design books make for great bedside reading!

Post before last, I blogged about having to re-design my downstairs in order to accommodate being able to care for my special needs dog.  I had to move the master bedroom downstairs so that I wouldn’t have to physically carry her up and down stairs during the night as she weighs 47 pounds.  The truth is that I love the new downstairs.  Creating a bedroom that has adequate clothing storage on any day is a good day in an old house.  After living out of plastic storage containers in a small guest room, the day I completed the re-design was an over-the-top good day.  It is the little things, some times, that mean the most.

True to my word, here are the “after” photos.  What used to be a television room, is now my master bedroom.  All-in-all, a great improvement.  If I were forced to critique one thing, it would be that this room is a pass through to two other parts of the house.  But, we who love old houses, learn to accept the quirks in exchange for a time worn interior.  A more than fair trade in my book.

I hope you find some inspiration.

Always,

xoxo

Cindy

Before

You will see a number of navigational markers with the decorative items that are given new life in the new Master Bedroom.

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AFTER

A reading nook with a comfortable old wicker chair and lamp is perfect for curling up with a good book.

A reading nook with a comfortable old wicker chair and lamp is perfect for curling up with a good book.

An old quilt, pillows made from vintage fabric and a ambient lighting make this one cozy bedroom.

An old quilt, pillows made from vintage fabric and a ambient lighting make this one cozy bedroom.

This, believe it or not...is the only closet in the house and I don't even use it for storing clothing!

This, believe it or not…is the only closet in the house and I don’t even use it for storing clothing!

A basket in the corner with a vintage basket cover is a great place to keep extra blankets and quilts.

A basket in the corner with a vintage basket cover is a great place to keep extra blankets and quilts.

I formerly used this cabinet to house a television, it now is used for clothing storage in lieu of a dresser.

I formerly used this cabinet to house a television, it now is used for clothing storage in lieu of a dresser.

This lovely white, weathered armoire doubles as my closet.

This lovely white, weathered armoire doubles as my closet.

Can you pick out the two Pottery Barn market items?  The poet's lantern on the left is vintage PB and the mercury glass task lamp is a new item.

Can you pick out the two Pottery Barn market items? The poet’s lantern on the left is vintage PB and the mercury glass task lamp is a new item.

A small table is the perfect fit for this little space.

A small table is the perfect fit for this little space.