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More Guest Bedroom and Living Room Inspiration

This month's Country Living magazine arrived recently and I was happy to find some more inspiration photos for our basement guest bedroom.
Although not as impressive a collection as these examples, I do have a few vintage paintings that I have added to our guest bedroom for interest. I also really like the plaids, blues and whites.


I prefer a few more wood tones, so I won't be painting our vintage skis white, but I do plan on hanging them on the wall. I'm still searching for a great deal on snowshoes.

 More interesting landscapes.
All images above: Country Living

Our living room is lacking this awesome height and fireplace, but the leather chair and the lighter upholstery with the pop of blue pillows is the direction I am taking in our living room. I guess I really am learning to define what I like and how to get a simpler similar look in our home. Do you save images in an inspiration file?

 

12 comments:

  1. I love this grouping of vintage paint by numbers, I collecting now. It will take a while but that's ok.
    Enjoy your Friday!
    Hugs from Florida
    KarenSue

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  2. Great looks!! I have a huge folder full of "inspirational" photos! When I go through them I do find the same common theme. Love your blog and good luck with your paint choices. I love my blue!! Come see my blog decoratingchick.blogspot.com.... Warmly>>>Lesha

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  3. Very cool! I was just at a thrift store and passed up two pair of old skates, the white ones had fur on the top...that was not smart!!! ;D

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  4. Good call to not paint your skis. I don't really get that one ;).

    I love all the photos. Those color combinations are great and not too difficult to pull off. I'm still trying to pull my living room together. Looking forward to seeing yours!

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  5. Hi Elizabeth ... I love vintage oil paintings, both landscapes and florals! They look fabulous flanking an entire wall. I keep entire magazines, full on inspiration, which I cannot part with. I need to start editing my collection as it's growing out of control. I'm enjoying following your process in creating your space. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Great inspiration Elizabeth. I picked up a vintage pic recently, a winter scene and I love it, keeping my eyes out for more. Have I mentioned we have my husband's vintage wooden skis he learned to ski with? His mom and sister always made fun of them in his house, until one day I finally said, I actually like them...not another word was said! I spotted two pairs of snowshoes at the Goodwill in the fall but they wanted $50 a pair! They went home with someone else.

    Have a good weekend!
    ~Andrea~

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  7. This will be fabulous Elizabeth! Can't wait to see the finish.

    I love that room with the skis, snowshoes, etc. The plaid blanket is wonderful!

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  8. Hi Elizabeth!

    Love the direction you're going with the room! Isn't that living room stunning? Gorgeous! I like the leather and slipcovered combination. It has such a warm feeling.

    Good luck with the finishing touches! Have a great weekend! ;) Michelle

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  9. Great inspiration photos, Elizabeth! I loved Country Living magazine this month!! When I saw that it was a white issue, I was so excited!!! :)
    I agree. Don't paint the skis! I think you would regret it.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Beth.

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  10. Just starting. I have a pile of magazines that need to have a few choice pages ripped out and then be sent off to recycling!

    Loretta

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  11. Hi Elizabeth ... my email is lpheaton@cupe.ca!

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