So, I've been obsessing over images of rural and coastal homes, compiling and laying them out to describe, visually, what I dream of our cottage turning into someday. In mood, style and energy.
Somehow I stumbled upon The New Victorian Ruralist, a blog assembled by the owners of an antique shop (Finderskeepers Market) in Kentucky. It's not dissimilar to myleshenryblog, but with a decidedly old world slant. While I described Myles' blog as masculine and ultra-American, Randy and James over at Ruralist seem drawn to darker and naturally-older interiors more common in Europe. That said, I still seem drawn to the light and bright images on their site, though this time with more colour. Watery, calming, soothing tones of blue and green. Lots of white. Tactile and aged. Comforting.
(All images from The New Victorian Ruralist.)