Yesterday I received a bag full of free magazines from the lovely Susann, a friend and colleague of Andi's. Don't you just love freebies? So exciting! I think I may be getting a little addicted to pouring through them. Apparently if I liked them and they were in the right style there are a few more bag fulls coming my way... YAY!
So far most of the magazines have been Country Living, Country Style and Laura Ashley plus a few other randoms that fit with the theme. The weather in Australia is gorgeous today (where I am anyway) especially considering it is the middle of winter. But the sun was out, there were no clouds to be seen and it was warm... very! So I have been sitting out on the balcony with my big stack of magazines, finding some inspiration and relaxing.
So far this morning I have perused through five of the magazines... after totally absorbing myself in them I figured I'd better come inside and leave some for later. I have collected a couple of images that I really fell in love with. Ok... so there were way more pictures than that they I absolutely loved... but here I am only going to showcase the ones that are in the style (I'm hoping) of the to-be home.
This pretty picture was taken from Australian Country Style, Field Trip, February 1997. Of course I'm not expecting my house to look like this... (well not straight away anyway hehe) but it has an essence of the look I want to go for. I love how white it is, and the flowers that hang off the beams. Does anyone have an idea as to what they may be? I'd love to know!
This one I have included because I am desperately wanting a claw foot tub! I haven't decided if I prefer white or black yet... but I figure I'll take anything I can get my hands on. As far as bathrooms go I love the whole classic look! We may or may not end up choosing the chequered floor but this is another idea, either that or some really big white or grey tiles. Australian Country Style, Live the Dream, April 2006.
Now don't get me wrong, I love these magazines but I will never let my blog turn into one of those places where people just upload photographs from magazines. Never, never, never. That's right, I'm keeping it real. haha.
Just so you know, I came across something very cool today that I thought some of you guys might want to have a look at! Recycled wine barrels as your wooden floor... it looks gorgeous! You can view it here.
Also if you're a magazine lover or you're in need of some light comedy you should check out Catalogue Living, if you haven't already done so.