Wednesday, June 10, 2009

House Beautiful.

The July issue of House Beautiful arrived and it's all about small spaces. Being that I live in 1000 square feet with a husband, son, daughter, dog + cat, this issue is especially appealing to me. I love this 60 square foot kitchen (page 108) in St. Helena, California. I've been thinking about removing the cabinet fronts from my upper cabinets and this just about has me convinced.



And this "Small and Rugged" guesthouse (page 60) is what I'm aiming for....clean and crisp....I have way too much junk. Of course this is someone's guesthouse, no one lives in it full-time like we do. I love the natural finishes and fibers and the neutral colors. Gorgeous!


3 comments:

Meagan said...

Hi Joan,
Love the pictures. I think the open shelf idea is so great. I like the horizontal lines it seems to feel so spacious. Have you ever seen the book "The Not So Big House". It's a great book on small spaces. There is even a website called www.notsobighouse.com . You should check it out if you haven't already! Have a great day.
Meagan

EverydayMe said...

beautiful!!! I wish I could have a place like that... it looks so restful... Thanks for sharing!!!
{{HUGS}} Michelle

seabold vintage market said...

I have a small house as well - love these pictures!! - liz