With a new place on my horizon once I’m married in June, I’m getting giddy with ideas and inspiration for our first home together. After a stint experimenting with dark and moody, I’ve decided to go back to my old love of white and airy. But this time, I have a few new ideas I’d like to try.

I love the idea of painting every interior door a nice, glossy black. It’s a classic look that adds visual strength to your walls and highlights (not hides) individual areas of your home. At a time when open concept floor plans are still all the range, I like the notion of embracing closed concept homes and stepping away from the norm.

When I first saw Nate’s New York home in the November issue of Architectural Digest, I immediately dog eared this image. Not only do I find it totally genius to place windows instead of walls between rooms allowing the two spaces relate to each other, I also love how Nate hung window treatments from them. It cozy-ups the space and works as a bit of a mind trick/optical illusion/unexpected surprise. An idea definitely worth borrowing!

*Photography: Architectural Digest

commented on December 4th 2012 at 5:51 pm ()

What beautiful inspiration! I love the blacked framed door! The window into the kitchen is also quite cute & cozy! =) Best wishes with your future plans!

Ergo – Blog

commented on December 5th 2012 at 10:51 pm ()

What a great place. How exciting that you get to decorate a place together! I was a very poor student when I moved in with my husband, so I had to spray paint some 10 year old plastic outside chairs…it was not hot.