Monday, May 25, 2009
now, i couldn't live with pink wallpaper, but, this bathroom is so cool!!
this turquoise print: i realize this makes me sound totally insane, but when i came across this pattern i actually felt choked up. i also cry if i eat very good food. so, this turquoise and white print just does something for me. i feel like it is perfection. to me, it is a work of art. it's the color, but it's also the snowflake-like delicacy. it's unusual, but familiar because it's kinda floral and a little like an aquatic lifeform.
finally, a vibrant poppy print.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Finally made a curtain for the window in master bathroom. I had this small piece of fabric in the basement and it was just big enough to suffice as a window covering. Done! Yay!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
This first one reminds me of my Aunt Sharon's house (as it was when I was very small, at least.) They had a deep green rug. It was very 70s. It was very clean. And green.
Tina, if you aren't in love with this wallpaper, I will be totally in shock!!!
Monday, May 11, 2009
the second two are laura ashley. super frilly, for sure, but so lovely. i've seen lots of beautiful wallpapers but only saved a coup'la pics to share. just to get you thinking --- don't you need wallpaper somewhere?
Sunday, May 10, 2009
I bet this kitchen is alder? I prefer the copper to the stainless steel hood, though.
Black cabs, like you had considered.
I saved this one because it is another example of a wood finish (not painted) for cabs in a timber house.
Black cabs with white countertops?
This is a little extra woodsy....um, something tells me you won't have a deer head over your bed? ha ha! anyways, it's a cozy bedroom with seating area, just like you will have when you're all done!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I want to learn how to combine different elements so skillfully as is done in this picture...very different patterns which all work together... i think that maybe it works because the colors are matched so well and there is only really one color (blue) so it doesn't look too busy...
Oh, this is a terrrrible picture! Books not really set up yet, curtain I tucked into the shutter is sticking out all weird...But I guess it will make for a good half-way-there picture. I think that this room needs -- chair rail, beadboard. Do you see the snowball growing ever larger? I am going to try to integrate blue in here somehow, but also keep things light. I'm planning on putting in a black and white rug so that this room will coordinate with the room across from it (in the photos above).
Another recent change - got the strap hinges for the front door! I love it! Can you see how I actually painted the trim of the door a different color than the rest of the exterior? Heh heh, last year I actually told myself that it MIGHT be possible for me to paint my house MYSELF. it's true, I'm completely insane! But the house does need to repainted, siding repaired or replaced, pretty soon...as in, this year or next! shudder! i can't even imagine the cost of that frighteningly enormous project.
Happy Saturday night!