5.20.2010

A few things~

Did any of you see the feature in Elle Decor on Meg Ryan's beach cottage at Martha's Vineyard? I was completely infatuated with both the house itself, and with the actress' pared down design philosophy.



In her own words, "The whole idea is to keep things as simple as possible; I like everything pared down to its purest form."




I crave natural light in my home, and apparently, Meg is the same way....here's what she says about the light in here home...

"It’s absolutely beautiful, just operatic—how the sun rises and sets, and then the moon comes up and goes down. I’m so infatuated with it that I don’t have anything on the walls except for a couple of maps."



A woman after my own heart...Meg says she never stops looking for inspiration, “I do nothing but rip pages out of magazines. One idea leads to the next.” Amazing how that works.

All photos from Elle Decor


To see the whole article, go here.


Next up....
Jenna of qa designs...the creative genius behind my new blog design...is having a fun giveaway at her cooking blog (yeah, she can cook too!)...for some vinyl chalkboards. Head over here to enter.


And finally, I've lowered the price of advertising/sponsorship spots on The Shabby Nest for the summer! Ads are now only $35/month or $90 for 3 months! That's a lot of advertising bang for your buck! If you're interested drop me an email!! (For more information on advertising at the Shabby Nest click
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Can't wait for tomorrow's Frugal Friday....MckLinky goes up tonight at 12:01 EST!
Have a great day~

12 comments:

Angie said...

Oh thanks for sharing this! I LOVE Meg Ryan, and now I am going to obsessed about getting this issue of the magazine.

Mandi said...

Ooh her house is lovely! But I do have to say. . . she looks so different. ?.

bullie_mama said...

Isn't she just lovely in that white dress? I'll have to pick up the magazine - thanks for sharing!

Riverside Simplicity said...

I am on the hunt for that issue. Her home is exactly what I would love for mine to be!

paige said...

what an amazingly beautiful home she has created
have always loved her

Raised In Cotton~Carol said...

I LOVE Meg's decorating philosophy and am striving for the same simple style in my farmhouse. Thank You so much Sweet Girl:))

Blessings,
Carol

Raised In Cotton~Carol said...

I LOVE Meg's decorating philosophy and am striving for the same simple style in my farmhouse. Thank You so much Sweet Girl:))

Blessings,
Carol

Shelley in SC said...

Love Meg Ryan's simple, fresh style! Thanks for sharing.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I'm with you! I adore this house and it's simple bones...beautiful~

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Very nice. But it's too bad Meg couldn't have applied this philosophy to her own face! I liked it much better before plastic surgery.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I'm getting a bit of a laugh over the previous comment. Gorgeous home!

LuLu & Co. said...

I love natural light too.... i crave it in homes. Thank you for featuring her home. i missed the article and I'm loving the pictures you featured.
xo,
LuLu