Friday, February 26, 2010

Interior inspiration - small spaces fireplace

i am thinking that having one of these in the apartment would be the coolest thing ever! especially on the rainy grey days like today
found via badbananablog

check out these ingenious fireplaces by fredrik hylten-cavallius here

Sunday, February 21, 2010

a little "5 minute" makeover -

so i found two amazing chairs for my kitchen this weekend - at 5$ each i really couldn't say no now could i?! and im so happy i didnt because i think they look amazing in my spartan little kitchen - i love that they match but well, dont

- usually i have a a tablecloth(one of the many from my collection) on the table, also a vintage find, but i wanted to show off the lines of these great chairs!! the bf loves them too and now we will have a set of two extras for when guests come so i dont have to whip out the metal folding chairs (ya i know). though now im thinking the area needs a bit of jazzing up ..... any suggestions?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

etsy take five tuesdays at decor8

well this is very exciting - cottage farm was featured in the decor8 series etsy "take five tuesdays" - if you aren't familiar with this blog, written by the wildly talented Holly Becker, you should go take a look, just be sure to clear your schedule for a few hours. thank you to decor8!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

school house rock - interior inspiration

recently ive been thinking a lot about a "school house aesthetic" - especially since i passed up a wonderful old school chair/desk thrifting the other day - the sad side effects of living in a tiny studio i suppose - so today i have put together a little inspiration board of sorts - and have another great post ive been working on for a few days coming later in the week! enjoy for toady

loving the bright primary colors!
all items found on etsy from the following shops - everyeskimo, hellovictory, funretro, cottagefarm, cometwreckage, modishvintage

Sunday, February 7, 2010

simple sundays

spring is here in san francisco and with the beautiful weather this weekend i was able to take it all in - the flowering trees are so beautiful right now

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Beautiful Birds - JJ Studios

i just had to share this wonderful artist and his work is even more beautiful in person.

there is such care and attention to detail that you almost expect the birds to take off from their sweet little perch - visit his etsy shop here jjstudio

Monday, February 1, 2010

warmth in wood - cutting boards

i have a great affinity for wood, especially in the kitchen - one of the things i treasure is a wood bread board my mom gave me - i love the way serving food on wood adds a wonderful rustic wholesome quality -
this lovely belongs to my mom - its an old pub board from europe and i jut love the way i makes a wonderful large cheese board for parties!
find this beautiful handmade board in this etsy shop

these gorgeous interior shots highlight a wonderful wood collection over at A Country Farmhouse - go check it out if you havent yet!!