I've found that since owning a home, I seriously lack in creativity when it comes to home decoration and remodeling. "You bought the wrong house," you're probably thinking and, in a way, you're right. Our poor home needed a complete facelift and there I was--the plastic surgeon with scalpel in hand, patient anesthetized and no clue what parts to nip or tuck or lift. Luckily, I have a few family members and friends whose opinions I trust and whose styles are compatible. Whenever I'm at a loss, I turn to them for direction.
Occasionally I discover on my own something I like, whether it's one feature of the home such as a grandiose wrap-around porch or the entire house that looks like a replicated stone fortress. I've decided the best way to keep track of everything I want to mash into a house is to document it with photos (even if it in the end it's simply the imaginary mansion I've constructed in my mind). So, if you catch me outside taking pictures of your house from my car, take it as a compliment even if it seems creepy. It means you have good taste!
Now that I've got you wondering just what kind of architecture I find inspirational, here is one I find nearly perfect:
Here's a better view:
So, if you're driving in Lincoln, NE on North Pioneers, take a peak at this gorgeous house. Just be prepared with some towels in case you too find yourself drooling.