Inspiration Journey Linky Party

I'm joining the Inspiration Journey Linky Party at Modern Country Style. Sarah describes it as "a party where you can link up WHATEVER images have given you inspiration on your quest for the prettification of your home."

I'm inspired by beautiful white trim like in this Blue River Cottage.

image: Stephen Alexander Homes and Neighborhoods

I'm trying to add some trim personality to our plain builder home. So far I have a couple of walls in the kitchen started and love the results. I have plans for lots more as time permits.

I'm inspired by black Windsor chairs, Pine farmhouse tables and hutches. I love the simple rustic country feel of these pieces.

image: Ethan Allen

This month I shared a post about my design style and how this image helped me to better understand the elements I feel comfortable using in our home. I'm inspired by quilts, ticking, white linens, lace, leather, painted wood, white curtains, galvanized and wrought iron metals, browns and tans, blues, white and black. Rugged sturdy denim and romantic lacy cottons.

I'm also inspired by barns, cows and agriculture

Image: The Weisen's Dragonfly Farm in Caledon Ontario via Country Living

I'm inpsired by white china and glassware.

image: White Flower Farmhouse

I'm also inspired by so many blogger's homes, many of whom I follow through my sidebar. I hesitated to use my favourite photos here without permission from the blog authors.

I hope you stop by Modern Country Style to see the other links.


  1. Although I'm not a huge fan of all things cottage, I really enjoyed the pictures. It's very simple, which is much more my taste. Thanks for sharing your inspirations!

  2. Beautiful pictures. I love ethan allen, but cannot afford it but you can always find things that look like it for less. That is why I like looking at magazines to get ideas from. Thanks for shairing these.

  3. Hi Elizabeth. I love what you're doing with your hall. It looks fab. I thought it was another picture from the first hall! Really!!

    I'm your new follower.


  4. I'm not sure what you call that style of wainscoting, but it really polishes off your space and adds a lot of character. I love your style, Elizabeth. Very in keeping with what I like, as well. The blue barn is awesome! I love old barns! I have a 12 x 18 print of one.

    Have a good weekend! :) ~M

  5. Thank you for your sweet comments and for reminding me about this new party! I love all of your inspiration photos...very, very pretty!

  6. Your raised paneling is looking fab - can't wait to see the afters. I love your inspiration photos too - they really do seem to fit with how you describe yourself. I think that is such an interesting exercise you did awhile ago where you tried to define your style - I really should give it a go.

  7. You have a beautiful blog. I am your newest follower. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas:-)


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