I am sort of out of the loop with my blog and magazine content consumption these days. Honestly, I was looking at my blogroll the other day and wondered if I even needed one at all! I tend to follow links from Twitter when I see something that piques my interest. You may find it surprising that I don’t have a reader, and have not followed any blogs on a consistent basis since… well, I can not remember! Long story short, I followed a link to Sharon’s blog from facebook last night.It’s called A Lifestyle Thing and she has posted the most wow-ze-wow gorgeous mountain retreat from Elle Decor. It’s dark and moody color scheme is not dissimilar to the one that I have selected for The Country House. I love the dark wall of bookcases, the apron front sink, the black cabinetry featured on the kitchen island, and the cushion covered banquette by the dining table. I was completely unaware of this beautiful space until I saw it last night.While our new home looks nothing like the one featured in this post – it does have many similar characteristics. It makes me wonder: does it go to show you that there really are really no new ideas in interior design, just different interpretations of the classics?