In discussing the decorative changes we'd like to make to our cottage over the next several decades, Jeff asked me to put together a proper source board - Like they do on TV! But who needs bristol board and glue sticks when you've got the internet and Photoshop.
The vast majority of these images were pulled from myleshenryblog. I've alerted you to him before, and stand by the recommendation. His blog falls into that curatorial, image-bomb category, almost like a look into his brain, a culmination of all the things that he loves, that inspire him. And I just love his aesthetic - Americana, yacht club, shabby, raw, textural, masculine, vintage, a bit battered, worn-in, well-loved, cozy. Upcountry. Classic and clean. The Hamptons. East coast.
So, of course, not every aspect of each shot is something I want for our cottage - But flip through and get a sense of what I want for our home-away-from-home. The vibe is perfectly encapsulated. I snagged all the images in a very guttural way, then edited. It seems, unbeknownst to me, there's a real lack of colour in my mind's eye. I find the warm whites, wood tones and black accents a perfect counter to all that exists up north - It's a colourful place, so why F with it? When you get out of the city, you tend to notice things like natural light. Throughout the day, several beautiful colour-washes wrap everything, so a neutral base allows you to enjoy the warmth of the sunrise, the sparkle of midday and the coolness that falls at night.
(Apologies for a lack of image-sourcing. I'm a terrible blogger.)