Tuesday, 3 June 2008

My Inspiration.

Our house is going through a very slow cosmetic make-over. Nothing structural, just a beautifying process. It's old, and it's beside the sea, two things which make living in it a bit of a challenge at times. Most days find me in the midst of chaos, trying to meet the demands of four children and the hectic timetable that brings, as well as attempting to keep on top of the house, and squeezing in a bit of husband time and me time. The creative ideas that buzz around my head, vying for attention, don't help either.

A friend recently asked how on earth I manage to (multi) blog too. But that's what I love about blogging. I can filter out all that madness and chaos, and present the bits I like, the magic, the beauty, the order. And it helps me to keep that in focus.

With our annual Solstice party looming I am so house focused! It's a brilliant opportunity to do all those jobs we've been planning. So, inspired in part by Mrs. French's delightful post about beachside cottages and by my rediscovery of this book buried under all those other interior books, I want to share with you some of my vision that is inspiring me.

This house is the reason I bought the book in the first place. It really reminds me of our house, although it actually looks more like our next-door-neighbour's. But there is something there, some essence that is an echo of ours.

When I saw the inside, well, I was undone...

Again, it has a likeness, but it's more the potential for like-ness that appeals.

This studio is from one of the other amazing waterside houses in this book. It's my dream. Overlooking the water.


For a peep into our home have a look here.

And some other people's homes that have been inspiring me here and here.

I have no doubt that my taste is completely influenced by the house I live in. Some day I'd love to see what living in a modern house would inspire in me!


Mrs.French said...

You live by the sea...so jealous my friend. You will be happy to know that I find your house completely inspirational.

Rima Staines said...

Hello Ciara.. that's odd, another coincidence :) That's not the first we've had is it?
You live in such a lovely place... and your blog has such a warm feel to it :)
Happy day to you

Esti said...

I relate to this post competely!! It's a dream I dream ope-eyed almost everyday... :)