Wednesday, May 30, 2012

If My Blog Was A Room - Next Up - Maple Leaves and Sycamore Trees

Happy Wednesday and welcome to the series If My Blog Was A Room... where I pose the challenge to think of your blog as an actual space. What would that space look like? I am excited to have Kat here, from her blog Maple Leaves & Sycamore Trees. I love stopping by Kat's blog to see her latest antique and thrift store finds. She has a great eye and has amazing DIY skills! So without further adieu, here is what Kat came up with-

Hey guys! I'm Kat from Maple Leaves & Sycamore Trees, and I'm excited to be over here sharing some of my favorite spaces, so thanks, Amber, for having me. If my blog were a room (or rooms!), it'd have a relaxed, casual feel just like some of these spaces. First let's start with the exterior. I love a home that's not humongous and has nice details--like working shutters, differing facades, picket fences, and detailed trim work.

I love the green door on this simple house. It's all in the little details!

Now let's go inside and start at the heart of the home: the kitchen. What I love in these kitchens are the different finishes, antique rugs, and that little bit of vintage industrial flair.
The lighting in this kitchen is great, isn't it?

If you haven't checked out For the Love of a House blog yet, you're in for a real treat. I love just about everything in Joan's house including her gorgeous kitchen.

We just redid our kitchen (well actually, it's still a work in progress:/) and there wasn't any room for open shelving. I do love the look though. Look at how pretty these shelves are!

I have a soft spot in my heart for unique lighting. Love these wall sconces.
Source: via Kat on Pinterest

Perfect styling: those old jars, a chippy sign, and subway tile...yum.

These wood shelves add a nice warmth to this white kitchen. (Oh and that's another look I love--paneled walls. Can't get enough of them! Psst...we're putting some in our renovated bathroom!!)
Source: via Kat on Pinterest

Can you tell that kitchens are my favorite room in the house? Okay, I better move on before you wanna fix yourself a sandwich. Dining rooms:
I'd love to have a dinner party around this rustic farm table. It has such a non-fussy, organic look to it.

Here's an eclectic dining room with fun wall art and a bookcase. This would be a great solution for a room that must do double duty. (BTW, do you love settees at dining tables as much as I do? Ah...LOVE that look!)

This "dining room" looks like it's part of an open floor plan where each room flows into the next. Talk about great for entertaining.

Some sort of display storage is necessary (in my book) in a dining room. Love this piece with the white dishes stacked casually but neatly inside.

And the last room I'll cover today is the living room: cozy, inviting, and down-to-earth--all characteristics that I hope you sense from my blog.

Love all the texture in this room. 

Thanks again, Amber, for having me. It was fun sharing some of my favorite spaces! Hope you guys can stop by Maple Leaves & Sycamore Trees sometime and check out the renovations going on around our place.

Thank you so much for being here, Kat! Rustic spaces, unique lighting and subway tile... gotta love them all! And I can't wait to see the paneled walls in your bathroom- love that look. For great DIY's, unique finds and design chat, stop by Kat's blog here.


pam {simple details} said...

I could move right in to those spaces! Beautiful choices, can't wait to check out Kat's blog! Thanks for the introduction, Amber.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Love it all! What great choices. I'm going to go explore Kat's blog. Great feature Amber!!

Like Me Some said...

I'm in love with the kitchens!! Beautiful!!

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

beautiful pictures the living room looks so incredibly warm, cozy, and inviting

Anonymous said...

I love the simplicity! You have showed homes that would be wonderful to live in . Thank you!

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