Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I haven't been taking much time to browse the blogs lately, but the
House of Hargrove
caught my attention today. Elaine has a wonderful post on the new wallpaper trends. I was reminded of a store we ran across on our recent trip to Connecticut.
The back room immediately pulled me in and captured my attention.

I suddenly felt the need for a good nap though...

How clever to hang mismatched vintage wallpapers.
An unexpected way of decorating-my favorite...

Mr. Ella did his eye-roll thing when I told him I wanted to try this in the guest bedroom of our new old house!

Thursday, July 14, 2011


I had the pleasure of spending a long 4th of July weekend with Mr. Ella in Connecticut. The house pictured above was the main building of the Bed & Breakfast where we stayed for part of the trip.

Our room was next door above the ice cream shop. How appropriate for Summer travelers!

We meandered around the pretty countryside and quaint towns where we found wonderful architecture.

This style of house was everywhere.

We saw so much inspiration for our Romantic Prairie home back in

Details. I LoVe the little, but eye catching details.