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29 August 2009

Inspiration Right Under My Nose...

I used to surf almost every morning - that little ritual along with many others, as you know, have gone the way of the dodo bird while we've been working on Museville - but for the last week, once again, I've been heading back down the road, lured by the soft morning song of the sea. You can only ignore it for so long, unless, of course, you are a landlubber
-- which I clearly am not.


I am so lucky to be able to see this on a daily basis, and the early mornings with the lingering sheer bank of clouds and fine mists of sea spray are my favorite. That perfect touch of grey that is washed over everything, giving it that time-worn and slightly ethereal feel that I love more than anything.


This is my favorite beach sort of morning. You can keep the bright and intense - I'll take the soft, serene and muted over that, anytime.

So, I've been really having a difficult time making up my mind in regards to the bathroom and kitchen in the Main House. You should see my file. It's exploding, and has no direction, because I just can't make up my mind. Indecision. My nemesis. So I wait until it comes to me - and come to find out, it's been with me all along.

I love elements of this bathroom - the soft natural light - the rawness of the hardwood floors - and the soft, beautiful colors of my beloved sea.

And then, there is is gorgeous kitchen Joni shared on her blog a while back - it's perfect. Organic, old mixed with new - soft muted earthy colors, and those counter tops... to die for.

Sometimes when you can't make up your mind, you just need to slow down and stop trying so hard. It will come to you, because the answer has really been there
all
along.


And what a gorgeous answer it is.


With the kitchen and bathroom visions now at least there in broad brush strokes -- everything in Museville now has direction. It's just a matter of making it happen. PTH and I have to dig deep and go in for another big push.
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Updates soon.
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photos 1, 2 and in collages by yours truly. Photos 3 & 4 unknown source found in my files. Photo 5 from Joni Webb's Cote de Texas.

16 comments:

Marlene said...

Ahhhh....Beautiful kitchen..just my style..soft and muted colors soothing yet very organic with texture...I am at a standstill over what to put over the kitchen cabinets , a space of 2 feet...too many ways to go....like you say the inspiration suddenly comes with something right in front of you!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

How very lucky you are to live by the sea. So much valuable inspiration right in front of your eyes.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Isa, thanks so much for praying. I really appreciate it.

mimi charmante said...

I absolutely love this post! I also love the bathroom and kitchen photos - they perfectly match your own inspiring photos.
xo

Greet said...

I really love these pictures!!
And that kitchen picture is beautiful!

Greet

Chrissy said...

Oh how beautiful!!! I would love to live near the water,its my dream...all the best,Chrissy

alice said...

I love those muted colors of the sea. And these bathroom and kitchen inspirations are perfect! Can't wait to see what happens!

Helen said...

To everyone reading Isa's post today .... you simply MUST visit her Greyfreth! It's an amazing place with all sorts of amazing goodies.

I purchased something really special for my son and daughter-in-law for Christmas. Can't show it yet as they also read my little blog!!!!

Ry @ Sotto Il Monte Vineyards said...

Pretty rooms - soothing - just like the ocean.
I miss the Pacific coastline - thanks for the peek.

donna baker said...

The bathroom and kitchen pics are perfect. I can't imagine anything more peaceful or beautiful for both of them.

La Table De Nana said...

You have picked great inspirational photos:) Good for you to be so detail oriented..Everything will be perfect:)

Renae said...

Isa,
I love what you get to see each day....what a very special blessing...
ox

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

Yes, you are very blessed to live at the ocean! And Isa, everytime I visit your blog I say to myself "she has such an eye for beauty" ! Keep sharing your visions with us. :)

katiedid said...

What beautiful matches you hace made! Ooooo...the bathroom is glorious!

Aladdin's Cave keepster said...

Mmmmmm! I want to look at them all day long!! Awesome!!

The Antiques Diva™ said...

You're living the dream!!! Get back to surfing each morning... I envy you so that opportunity, especially as I glance out my window and see gray rain maring my windows!!