Friday, January 30, 2009
Loads of shiny stainless against the warm wood works so well with white. I love the little calcium glass light shades above the work area.
The bead and board walls gives another element to the Master Bedroom. I love that bench seat, and the sisal mat gives the space some warmth.
The master bath is stunning. Carrara Marble sinks and bluestone floors are divine.
Behind this wall there is a walk through shower which comes off from the Bedroom...cool!
A little nook in the bathroom which the owners have seized as a useful display area and also for storing white fluffy towels.
Another angle of the bathroom. I love the bath, not sure about ALL the marble (reminds me of a morgue) but lovely none-the-less. I do like the wicker roman blinds though :)
The living room is beautifully simple. Honey floors, picked up in the frames and Chaise, and anchored by the sisal rug. The little hits of red keep the space from becoming too bland. There are loads more photos of this home. Click HERE to see.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
We decided not to replace the railing as it opened up the front so much and we also opened up the view from inside. A new garden along the front (still in progress) of European Box, and twisted pines (soon) and some seaside daisies to soften it all up and I think it is a great improvement.
We are still doing some finishing jobs under the roof, and I still have to dress the front, once the floor is painted the charcoal on the door, but I can't get over how grown up it makes our home look. Not like a doll's house at all anymore.
You can see our new wicker roman blinds here, which we have everywhere else as well!
I hope the little pines grow fast, so I can whip them into shape like this one. We still have a lot to do in the garden...I have been enjoying pottering about out there now that the boy's are a little older, so hopefully it will all take shape soon.
Here is the lovely charcoal colour on our front door I was talking about in a previous post. I think it looks lovely against the warm grey and white.
You can actually see a lot more of the detail from our old stain glass door now.
...and it looks wonderful with our Christmas wreath. I am still deciding on the urns as Mum bought me 2 wooden planters (you know the square ones with tounge and groove panels and little balls on the 4 corners?) that I was thinking of painting white for my little topiaries...hmm!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
This display uses everything I hold dear in decorating. Storage in chunky wicker baskets, worn white painted console, vintage text, lovely old chairs that aren't a match...and loads of interesting 'mini displays' to catch your eye where ever you look.
via - Dreamhouse
Kitchens are somewhere I do like some built in storage. I do, however still like to keep small areas where I can put out vintage white iron stone, flowers, and fruit like this photo.
The black unit is so striking against the white and fresh apple greens.
We have an awkward spot in our home. Because of the age of the Old Lady, this corner slopes like no tomorrow, so you can't have a little cupboard or table unless you want to use a car jack to keep it straight! This window you see here will eventually be our double French Door's (yep- still waiting!). So for the meantime I have used some old suitcases I picked up at my favourite haunt for $3.00...for two!! These are now used as storage. Above are some of my favourite birdhouses, some my Dad made. I have had those pictures for ages (about 10 years we are talking) still in the plastic and didn't know what to do with them, until I chopped them down to fit some frames I rubbed back. They look a lot better, so does the space, I think.
What a wonderful collection and a beautiful storage space. I would love something like this built in our Kitchen somewhere. Just think, no Kitchen dust on your lovelies, you can still see them, no one can break them, and people now what to buy you when the are stuck for a present!! Don't you just love it??
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
hound hill design
I would make a table scape somewhere with my beloved blue and white china ginger jars and the like for a touch of colour.....
Friday, January 23, 2009
There is even a blog to go with the store, which is also full of lovely images. i didn't have the translator on...didn't need to. Beauty talks without words. The Tolix A Chairs in white are beautiful with this setting....love!
No words needed!
I would walk across a desert with freshly amputated legs to get one of these beauties! The lamp I mean!!
Two things I love...wicker basket and mattress ticking in a box cushion...heaven!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
We have just put in our Wicker Roman blinds with warm white side curtains, which we love.
I plan to have some black and white prints like these to put in some of our old frames. That chest is beautiful. We have the white floors already.
An Armoire like this would be nice. Not the mirrored ones though. Ever since I seen 'The Ring', I can't look into a mirror if it is dark!!! weird I know! It is strange what Pregnancy will do to you.
The jugs and chaise would be nice too.
Some pattern in the form of cushions, especially this blue I think would go with the hints of blue in our Euro pillow covers.
You can see them here. I bought these when we were not long Married and they have kept their appeal all these years. They are my favourite, apparently Vietnamese Linen...whatever that means! I will make more of my putty linen button cushions too.
I don't know how well white Hydrangeas would go growing inside. Maybe I will just do the cut flower form.
I love this photo. White floors, loads of white linen and hints of blue..bliss.
Min Lilla Veranda
I am definitely getting a print of this. Big white mat board in a slim black frame is all it needs.
This one won't happen in the near future, but I have always wanted a Louis Chair or something just as ornate with putty coloured linen on the seat.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
...I have just bought this lovely! It is my treat for doing so well at the moment.
This one comes in loads of colours and reads at the bottom 'It's a hard world for little thing's'.
This should be my Family's motto, since we are all on the shorter side!
Add some drama to a room with this stunner!
The cards from this seller are mind blowing. They have coded cards which you an personalise your own love message inside. Your lover will get a little code which they have to 'crack' to receive your message. This one however, is one of the more simple cards, even then it is a pop up and the bird moves when you tug the petal...too cute!
What a wonderful way to hide all of the ugly that goes with anything to do with Computers.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Not the green chalkboard paint though...in black.
via Camilla at home
More beautiful detailing. I am not usually a fan of overhead cupboards, but I don't mind these.
I am looking forward to painting our own Kitchen and my Sister is planning to do a full rip out and renovate in hers...this is for inspiration.