If you ask me, "Historic home" has got to be one of the most beautiful word pairings in the entire English language. Add in "needs some tlc", and it's like sweet music to my ears.
As much as I love being a renter right now, one of my ultimate dreams in life is to buy a derelict old fixer upper and restore it to it's former glory. I cannot explain how much I long to polish old hardware, patch ancient moulding, and play up period details with sparkly new fixtures. It's an obsession I just can't shake.
And that's why Chanee of Melongings studio is one of my absolute favourite people to follow on instagram. Not only is she iving that dream, but she's doing it so freakin' well that it literally takes my breath away. A little over a year ago Chanee and her husband bought a 200-year old Federal style row house in Philadelphia, and what they've done with it (and shared almost solely via insta) is nothing short of amazing. Here's just a taste of the pretty I can't get out of my head:
Are you dying of jealousy yet? If not, this might just do it: that last pic is of Chanee's attic workroom, where she spends her days hand-crafting her absolutely gorgeous line of pillows:
Girl has got talent to spare and a home to die for, and I for one am loving the chance to live vicariously!
What about you? Are there any instagram users whose feeds you just can't go without? Please do share - if there's anything I can't get enough of, it's pretty distractions!