Friday, August 7, 2009

For Real





























So you all know that I love interiors, design, architecture and all the good things that make up this trifecta. And of course I adore beautifully styled, professionally photographed spaces done on "unlimited" budgets. After all, who doesn't love to live vicariously through these spaces? But, that being said, I'm totally head-over-heels for a creatively designed room put together on a "real" person's budget with a big whammy of an outcome. Something along the lines of the above images.



This home is not culled from the pages of a magazine, although I think it deserves a full spread. Instead, it was styled and photographed by Lori Andrews, a.k.a. the 10 cent designer. I love the amazing expanses of white punctuated by the glorious, albeit subtle, explosions of color. So beautifully done and better yet, inspiration that is attainable. Nice work Mrs. Andrews and that's my ten cents worth.


{images posted with permission via the ten cent designer's flickr stream}


{lovely home spotted on the equally lovely blog: Hashai, check it out, there's some seriously incredible remodeling going on here!}


{p.s.} {Have a beautiful weekend!}

12 comments:

Raina said...

What a great reminder in these times. Beautiful interiors can be created with little resources but plenty of resourcefulness.

nkp said...

Exactly! Well said, Raina.

mary said...

I absolutely agree with you! These images are amazing. Posting this on Kirtsy!

ticklishfromadistance said...

This is such a great post!!!! Love the pltes. Love it all. Have a wonderful weekend!

susieq said...

Wow! What great creativity. I love this interior -- and it's all the better for being designed on a shoestring.

nkp said...

Thanks Mary! Glad you liked it. I kinda thought of you when I saw it. The spaces really exude your aesthetic.

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

very true! David Hicks once said,"Good taste in design by no emans depends on money." I couldn't agree more :)

PS~Erin said...

That kitchen is awesome. The yellow tray is perfect too.

Hope your weekend was great!

urbansardines said...

Wow, I am so impressed! I am bookmarking her flickr stream for sure! Great find!

urbansardines said...

Oh, I really like Raina's comment, too!

alisa said...

So airy and uncluttered! I love it.

nkp said...

Hi Alisa! Welcome!