I’m getting a case of interior boredom. We’re just re-signing the lease on our apartment for another year and lately I’ve been taking a look around and wondering “hmm, maybe I want to paint that” or “gosh, I’m over those curtains.” My biggest areas for interior daydreams are always the things I can’t change though — like the kitchen and bathroom. In the meantime I’ll just have to live vicariously through my Pinterest boards and dream of a bright white kitchen like this one for ‘someday.’

via House Beautiful

Whenever I see pictures of a mint and white bathroom I tear them out for my ‘someday’ inspiration folder. There’s something fresh and clean about these colors in a bathroom — what do you think of this color scheme?

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I could spend hours looking at all of the invites and stationery on Minted, and I am delighted to find out that they have expanded their offerings to now include a line of art prints. I’m making a little wish list of the prints I want to collect for my apartment — the striped chairs might be my favorite! Which would you choose?

Sometimes I think I’m over chevron — but let’s be serious — I just can’t shake it. I love the idea of using wallpaper behind bookshelves; the black and white pattern here is such a graphic balance to the traditional style of the room. Now — where, oh where, can I get some shelves like these in my apartment?

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I was digging through some old inspiration folders from when I first started this blog and found these two pictures of kitchens filled to the brim with collected artwork. I love how homey each of these rooms look. Slightly cluttered but artfully arranged, they  both look like places that are truly lived in. What do you think of putting art in the kitchen, do you prop up paintings on your countertop?

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On the surface my apartment has lots of details that make me proud, but please don’t open my kitchen cabinets. You’ll find pint glasses that were most likely carried home from the neighborhood bar and a mismatched drawer of silverware I collected across several dorms and collegiate apartments. So, needless to say, I’m looking forward to upgrading a few of those items when wedding registry time rolls around. Recently flipping through the Sur La Table catalog to get some inspiration for these kitchen upgrades, my eye caught the gingham pattern on these paring knives — and at just $9, they’ll feel at home next to my mismatched silverware.

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Dwell Studio knows the way to my heart; zebras and kelly green are a killer combination. I love this pillow so much I have given a brief moment of contemplation to redesigning my entire living room around it. It doesn’t match any of the tones in my apartment right now, but it does match my wedding colors, which might be enough reason for me to buy it!

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I just came across this adorable breakfast nook from an old issue of Oprah magazine. I’m in love with the striped chairs, the over-sized chalkboard, and the mini-gallery of oil paintings. I actually have a similar table already and black and white kitchen chairs; all I’m missing is some vintage art to recreate this look. I’m going to keep this image in mind for summer flea market inspiration!

Image from Oprah at Home Winter 2007 via MaddieG Designs

Mixing patterns from my closet? Bring it on. Mixing patterns in my home? I’m a little less comfortable there. I perked up and listened when Real Simple featured a spread on mixing bold prints in this month’s issue. While I’m probably not adventurous enough to wallpaper my living room with a dense floral pattern, I do think I can learn a lesson or two about adding a few more patterned throw pillows into the mix. What about you, do you experiment with different patterns in your space?

Image via Real Simple, March 2012