Toodling is something we do often around here. What is toodling, you ask? It basically is “home lurking” while driving on a motorcycle sans kidlets or in a car avec kidlets. I never, ever get tired of driving slo-w-l-y through neighborhoods looking at homes and yards, admiring architecture and savvy home design. So fun. One of my absolute favorite things to do. Luckily, PH likes it too….especially when we’re on the motorbike. Web surfing/blog reading can be a kind of virtual toodling…a total time-killer, so I’ve got to watch myself. Hooked on Houses is an incredible spot for this and like I said, can suck the time right out of your evening….so, so fun, though.
Friend and client, Erika, sent this over knowing what a freak I am about houses and design.
I love the clean lines and the “big sky” location of this farm house in the Midwest.
I love this house (below) so much that I’ve got it as wallpaper on my computer. Pathetic, huh? It’s the perfect combo of modern and farm house…I would have a little love nest in that cupola for sure. Devine….and fabulous.
This house has been in my stack of tear-out sheets forever…I love that little front yard. So sweet. Can’t you just taste the iced tea as you sit and chat up your neighbor?
Being that our house is in the Magic Forest, I am drawn to houses deep in the woods…especially homes that have something different going on…love how angular this one is.
….and it’s massive windows. It’s like being outside all the time!
The love of my life will always be the farm house with a twist. Still working on the twisty part over here at Chez Blair.
Farm house with Greek Revival twist…
Farm house with ivy twisty (very twisty indeed)..
Farm house with painted twist (okay, so it’s a painting…but this one by Melissa Chandon really appeals to me)…
Farmhouse with tres’ modern angular twist…
Farm house with a used-to-be-a-barn twist…
These from Hooked on Houses
Farmhouse books on my Amazon wish list….
Get it here.
When I go to movies that have houses prominently displayed (especially ones with good design) it’s hard to focus…I just sit there admiring the set! My two faves are:
Father of the Bride house:
Under the Tuscan Sun is a scenic spot where many of us pictured ourselves as we sat there in the theater…pure heaven.
In the spirit of attempting to live an UnOrdinary Life, I am truly inspired by uber-creative fun BARN homes…I think I am drawn to the wide, open space that these provide.
Sometimes I really wish I was BORN IN A BARN.
Home is such an important part of my life….constantly tweeking everything (especially after attending a barn sale…the boys’ sale is coming May 8th! Woohoo! had it wrong as the 7th, the first time!). Sometimes just moving things around (“shopping your own house”) is enough to perk up my mood. As a matter of fact…on Friday I did just that and I felt so much better.
Thanks to those of you with your encouraging, sweet words last week. I love and appreciate you all so much!