i am working a few more hours at the lab and was feeling a little bit like this:
then i realized earlier mornings and felt kinda
and then came the dramatics
and festering into anger
followed up with
and then i got my paycheck!
debra cronin is a crazy talented australian designer that transformed this old manse into the most lovely, textural and authentic house. she painstakingly kept the layers of yesteryears upon the walls. there is not one element in this house i am not dying to recreate for myself
those walls, the furniture, the chandelier and even the staging, shells and large dramatic leaves, i swoon!
every piece of furniture looks like it's been there forever and made for the space.
if only, to acquire a house with that much history and character.
this is the second time i ever saw galvanized corrugated tin used around a shower, and i have not forgotten. it is my favorite material.
i love how she used all the medicine cabinets to create a wall of mirror in the bathroom, i know it's not for everyone, but it's for me, for sure.
i can't seem to hold onto quite that much wine, so unfortunately this beautiful piece of storage would be a complete waste on me. i would however have gout.
this is first shoot i ever saw with this particular tractor stool, i have sourced them fairly inexpensively since, they are wonderful, a lot less industrial than the old on i have, with a touch of feminine.
i would be happy to help debra with prep for a dinner party, chatting the afternoon away, sipping beer and sitting on of those stools.
i have blogged about leslie before, she used to be the chief stylist and marketing director for anthropologie before moving across the pond to be an artist. she currently lives in amsterdam(jealous!) and does lovely work, well she is at it again, i love these pieces, WANT!!
photos via little owl
tini is a great shop with awesome stuff, if i had any budget i'd be purchasing some of these cool items....
check out the newest post on adrift interiors about mercer interiors.
so, if for some reason we were to buy the house we are renting, i think my first project would be our bathroom. after painstakingly cleaning the old tub last night, that thing could use a re-glazing, or better yet, it has a happy home in a landfill somewhere.
i began looking for inspiration, but one thing is for sure, i picture black slate, corrugated tin, double lab sinks and new mirrors. the great thing is we already have great natural light in there.
it is really hot today, and it's got me thinking about heading to the country and standing in the outdoor shower, we should really think about putting one in here, even though it is in town.
i'd gladly take any one of these off the back of the house.
too bad the view here is terrible.
this photo is so subject to catalog living ridicule
if i had to play favorites and sometimes you have to, we have a winner!
remember to ALWAYS shower before entering the pool! WTF?
i just got the box back from the welder yesterday for a fixture i am making for a client downtown. i am very excited, the space is really big and needed something hefty, so hefty it is.
here are some photos of other inspiring light fixture ideas.....
i guess right now, the boxier the better!
i apologize and agree, it has been a slightly rocky road of new addresses and links and other such whatnots to get here, but i promise (fingers crossed) this is the final move. phew, brow wipe.
i can assure you, website creation and domain changing and url, and DNS settings is not what my aim was in all of this, but i do have the wherewith all to know it will pay off, RIGHT??
onto better things, wouldn't you love to serve some sophisticated tea to your sweet elderly neighbor in these cups, i would!
they are so dainty badass aren't they??
i have moved here with two previous blogs under my belt to se any of that old content (there is some good stuff over there, they are (in order of most recent):
enjoy! comments, suggestions and corrections always welcome, constructive please!