So to keep focussed on the long term hope for the house, I keep rifling through my many magazine clippings and clicking through web-pages of ideas and inspiration.
A great link I found was to a flicker page of Domino magazine clippings.
Domino was an American interiors magazine that has unfortunately folded, but a few keen fans have kept the vision of the magazine going with submissions of tear-sheets and images to the flicker group.
The magazine seemed to capture an easy elegance that I love. The homes featured always managed to mix styles and periods to create something individual, but they always had a light, airy feel that they seem to do so well in the States. This is something we'd love to achieve in our home.
Here is just a small selection of some of my favourite images, click on the link above to see more.