Mondays, Maggie Muses: Modern Open Coastal Homes

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL.   I like to “muse” about things that inspire me.  Especially on Mondays.

When it is spring and our weather continues to be a persistent drippy mess, I muse about warmer climates, sunnier destinations and ocean waves.  I am after all a southern Cal gal by heart.   So I can’t help but look at pretty pictures of modern beach houses.

Take this house house from Architects EAT, the Elm and Willow House.  You would expect a house made of concrete, steel and glass to render itself cold, but this house has quite the opposite effect.  Its open floor plan around the trees on the property make it a very welcoming place.


This Southern House by Fergus Scott Architects has stunning vistas that  sweeps through 270 degrees of coastal landscape. It has a protected courtyard and an outdoor fireplace than can be enjoyed all year round.


This lovely “Timms’ Bach”  by Herbst Architects is an example of living in the open air. This “bach” or “beach home” walls open up to the outdoors. I love the dining room space, perfect for eating and entertaining al fresco.



To view and read more about these gorgeous homes please click on these links:

> Elm and Willow House
> Southern House
> Timms’ Bach House

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Copenhagen

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL.   I like to “muse” about things that inspire me.  Especially on Mondays.

I love Copenhagen.  I would love to go back.  I had been fortunate in years pasts to visit this lovely city from time to time.  But it was never for more than 24 hours.  It was always an evening layover on my way back from Europe to Seattle.  I would be so excited about arriving and then a little disappointed when I had to leave.  Of course the highlight for me was staying at the SAS Raddison Royal (designed by Arne Jacobsen).  It was across the street from Tivoli Gardens and with-in walking distance to the city center.  At the time, the Royal was newly renovated back to it’s glorious mid-century modern look.  My room at the hotel looked similar to this.

 Just getting a taste of the city always left me wanting to see more.  If I ever get back to Copenhagen, here are some of the places I would like to visit for the first time and others I would like to discover anew.

First I would go for a walk here.

Amegertorv, Copenhagen

And walk further till I got to here.

Nyhaven, Copenhagen

I would like to have a coffee here.

Hotel Central and Cafe image via Flair Magazine

And though I love the Raddison Royal, I would like to stay here.

I would have to shop here.

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Hay House via Remodelista

And shop here.

Nag Store image via Line Klein

I would have to have an open-face sandwich here.

And last but certainly not least, eat dinner here.

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NOMA, Copenhagen

Wow, that 24 hours went by quick!  What to do for the next?

Mondays, Maggie Muses: A Place to Sleep

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL.   I like to “muse” about things that inspire me.  Especially on Mondays.

Maybe it’s the jet lag from our recent buy trip, or the spring forward thing, but all I seem to be musing about is sleep!  Which has me obsessed with beds, sleep and the beautiful living spaces of where people sleep.  Did I mention sleep? I would love to crawl into any of these bedrooms shown here.

The grey tones of this room call to me to sleep.

The grey tones of this room call to me to sleep.


My inner bohemian would love a nap here.

My inner bohemian would love a nap here.


Once I was in this cozy space I don’t think you could get me to leave.

Once I was in this cozy space I don’t think you could get me to leave.


I love the shades of white in this room, I can dream can’t I?

I love the shades of white in this room, I can dream can’t I?


 

Sleep is a beautiful thing. All images via Pinterest.

Mondays, Maggie Muses: An Interruption

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL.   I like to “muse” about things that inspire me.  Especially on Mondays.

This Monday’s Mondays, Maggie Muses has been interrupted by a short trip to a distance country to bring our re-souL customers the latest and greatest in fashion footwear for fall/winter 2013. In the meantime,  I will leave you with this pretty picture of the Naviglio Grande.  See you next Monday!

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Mondays, Maggie Muses: The Geo Trend

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL.   I like to “muse” about things that inspire me.  Especially on Mondays.

The influence of geometry has taken a strong hold over art, fashion, interiors, and quite frankly design in general.  Just take a look at these images and you’ll see its pretty hard to avoid identifying this trend.  I heart it! I love the strong lines and the colors.  the patterns and shapes speak to my modernist sensibilities.  Here are some of my favorite geo-things.

 

spring 2013 dresses at Issey Miyaki via fashionista

 

society6 iPhone5 case via designmilk

 

decorative modular wall system “loco”  by ixxi

 

big rock candy mountain by Amy Joy Watson

 

geometric pattern book by kapitza via swiss miss

 

caddo quilt by Meg Callahan

 

geo rings by a merry mishap