On my way out the door after checking out at the grocery store last weekend, I grabbed the latest New Home Directory (it's free) to get a pulse on new home construction and to perhaps be inspired by the interiors of model homes featured in this directory.
It has been a long time since I've toured model homes so this booklet is the next best thing.
There was one ad that triggered a design thought:
A glass-top table in the center of the foyer with a flower arrangement (or possibly a sculpture) as the focal point. I like it. I think the glass-top allows the piece of furniture to look less bulky, especially if you are dealing with a small foyer.
This is not a project I will be pursuing for our home in the near-term. As much as I would like to see results sooner vs. later, it is nice though to have goals and implement them at some point down the road when the budget says it's OK to proceed.
I keep a file with ideas such as this one but in an effort to conserve paper and be "green", I am filing it here under "home goals". Using this site as an organizing resource is not a bad idea. I wish I had thought of it sooner.
Before I go, let me share with you a design blog I discovered today thanks to Blog Watch in the Home section of The Washington Post. It is called My Notting Hill and is filled with all sorts of design inspiration. Enjoy the wonderment of it all.