Friday, August 28, 2009


My day was hectic to say the least. Workout in the morning, back home for a Upholstery quote, then a meeting with the Bride to finalise details for the Spring Wedding I am styling, making new living room curtains...and covering my sofa!!!
I am using this home as inspiration for the feel I want our own home to take on - light , bright and airy with loads of texture. We have recently added wicker roman blinds and will soon paint the kitchen white when the rain stops. I love the hint of raspberry in the cushions and the wooden pieces to ground all of the white.
I am still working out details for our bathroom renovation, but the new wall and window has been ordered so I can finally see some light! I would love shutters on the windows like this.
OK, some of you probably think I am mad for covering our sofa by myself, but we just don't have it in the budget with all of the other major things that is going on here. I am making a fitted slip cover very similar to this one, and it is turning out really well. I will post pics once I am done.
The new curtains I have made are in a white twill for over the French doors in the living room and the sunlight through them just lights up the room. I have some chair prints on order in a more contemporary style than this one.

The colour of these curtains is what I replaced them for.
This photo is just lovely. Everything here is right up my alley....I have just realised that this post seems like I am trying to mimic this home. I promise I am not, but looking through some old images of saved homes the other day, I realised just how much this home is what I am after.
I would love to hear what you think of the new scheme I am planning...and have a wonderful weekend.
Ness xx
all images - country living


  1. Ness, you're such a busy, productive person - I don't know how you fit it all in, esp. with kids in tow! Have a wonderful weekend. Lee :)

  2. I can't wait to see how your sofa slips turn out - they are such a great look and perfect for family living. Lisa xx ps glad to hear you enjoyed your time away.

  3. Love this home and love all of your plans, Ness. I can't believe you're sewing your own sofa slipcover - bravo to you!

  4. I love your inspirational house. It will be wonderful.
    ..have fun this weekend, Ness.

  5. oh Ness, that kitchen is absolutely dreamy: white, wood and raspberry pops of color... my faves!
    hope you have a wonderful weekend! xo

  6. This is beautiful! I can't wait to see how all your projects turn out! LOVE the shutters! I am thinking of doing the same thing in my kitchen.

    Enjoy your day!

  7. Hello, really wanted to leave a comment for you because your blog is so beautiful. Time flies when you're having fun and I've really enjoyed reading your interesting posts. Your pictures are brilliant too. Thank you for sharing them and have a great weekend - best wishes....

  8. What a wonderful home....and very inspirational. We all get inspiration from someone or somewhere else..there's nothing wrong with that and your house will turn out beautifully. XXXX

  9. What a dreamy and lovely look to go my next life I'm heading in the same direction. So serene. Enjoy the process (it never ends).XO

  10. Absolut minunat blogul tau!!!te rog sa-mi dai voie sa te trec in blogul meu,in lista mea de bloguri preferate,OK!
    Am copiat 3 flori de la tine OK?

  11. I'm looking forward to the results. I wish I had the skills to make my own slipcovers - the quotes for them here in Sydney for an armchair are ridiculous, astronomical - $800.00 minimum - I could buy a new chair!

  12. Wow! I'm jealous you can sew your own fitted slipcovers!! Love these inspiration pictures...can't wait to see how it all turns out :)


  13. Hi Ness,
    I'm with everyone else and can't wait to see your new curtains, and slip-covers. You're very talented to be making them yourself. It is pouring with rain here this morning and meant to be wet all weekend, so hopefully you will get a lot done over the next couple of days. Have a great day.

    Take Care

    Love Janine
    N.W. Coast

  14. Oh, I adore all your inspiration pics...that house is just devine! As your house will be!

  15. Looking forward to the slips. I'm about to try that on an armless sofa I have.

  16. Hey clever girl! Can't wait to see your covers. Bet it will look amazing. I love this house in the pictures too!

  17. * LOVVVVED all the pics, which makes me ANTSY to see everything when you're done!!! (UBER CHARMING!!!~~~ Like probably so many others, I just can't wait to see it all!!!)~

    Thanks & since you're working with such yummy light colors, don't forget your "THIMBLE"!!! Grins!!!

    Linda in AZ *

  18. P.S. I'm dying here, over your "dream kitchen"~~~~~ mahhhhvelous!!! ***

  19. I am a fan of what you are doing too.
    As the owner of a B&B I am always looking for inspiration as my decorating style evolves though always with 'French' in mind...seems like we like similar things.

  20. Very nice! I love the sitting area in the bathroom! What I would give to have that!

  21. Ness,

    I have to say "this will be great"!
    I have always admired that pic of that bathroom! The shutters are amazing!
    Even the other pics are be beautiful!

    If you make the cover for the sofa( amazing that you can do this by yourself, I'm jalous) than watch composition of the fabric ! If it is linen, than make the slipcover a little bit oversized or wash the linen before confection!

    You will do a very good job to take those images as inspriration for your home!

    Please, share us images before and after!

    Have a nice weekend,


  22. Making your own slipcovers...that's great. I've tried and just can't get all the joined pieces figured out. My hat's off to you.

  23. Such happy photographs. I can imagine all these rooms are scented with honeysuckle.

  24. I look forward to seeing your slipcovers. Priced a new slipcover for my sofa - it is white linen now. I wanted to be able to change it out to natural linen for winter.
    At any rate - $1,700.00 for a slip cover - crazy! Hope yours turns out well. Love all the rooms on this post!

  25. I love it... It is such a calm and soothing color scheme.


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