this bedroom does not suck, in fact it is right up my alley. HB and i spent the better part of yesterday sprucing up the house (hanging artwork and mirrors, putting things in the attic) before his mother comes to visit. i have been super busy and really loving my new job. so, all i got to give is this.......awesome bedroom
this house designed by christopher polly and located in australia is one of the cleanest, coolest use of space homes that literally opens up and feels as though you are living with nature. amazing work
hb and i are getting some work done on the house that was necessary and turns out will be a welcome addition to the upcoming fall and winter and as a result we are looking at paint colors and talking paint schemes. so without further ado here is a bit of inspiration.
this actually is not an inspiration photo of wall color but a wooden bed frame painted gold, loooove it!
i love these deep blue walls except i think they are a little too blue, i am thinking more grey in this same value or similar
i'd like to paint the kitchen a couple shades of grey on two of the walls that retain the original molding of the era
this is a little too dark
and this a little too light...thank goodness for valspars program that allows you to get a second color if you paint and are unsatisfied with the color. go lowes!
monaci delle terre nere is a gorgeous and rustic home turned hotel that was originally inhabited by monks. when we go to sicily i would love to stay here
i am learning to try to bite off one big project per medium at a time. i get an idea for something and i immediately go to *multiples* (if i can do that one, then i should definitely do 2 or 3 others in a different size, configuration, etc). it does not matter what the medium is, i need variety so i consistently feel i must create just that.
i have a big jewelry project in the works, a new bike project on the horizon (YES!), and yet undisclosed new altogether medium project (multiples, of course, promises to reveal as developments are made), and now i should add this.
a piece of furniture for the entry that i can feel really good about. i have combed craigslist and found many suitable pieces for good and decent prices, but nothing that was inspiring so high time it is, i put my ideas to work......reclaimed custom piece of furniture for the entry that will wrangle all the odds and ends of our comings and goings.............my clutch and bag collection (such containment issues), reuseable grocery bags, margaux's leash and poop bags, john's......well, he's fairly orderly as is....okay something for all my daily baggage, and something that looks a lot like this.......
just the cabinet and definitely not the same screening, i have just the material in mind that has cut outs but won't reveal just how much crap really is inside....
ever since the hb and i moved into our house we have spoken about a fan in the master bedroom, well, finally a few weeks ago, i found what i thought was a steal and ordered a westinghouse 3 blade all metal industrial fan. i love the lack of chains hanging down and the somewhat outdated wall control is sort endearing. it goes up to 5 but 3 is plenty as far as i am concerned, this thing WORKS!
so, i called the electrician twice and he still has not returned my call, so yesterday when i was supposed to be riding and the weather was not having it (what is with all this rain this time of year?) i decided to try and tackle installation on my own.
well, low and behold we have a winner!! it's awesome, and i cannot stop admiring it. did i mention the fan cost $60.00?? yes, deal!
melbourne based architecture firm Six Degrees designed this space, i think it is super rad. would you live in this space?
it is my ultimate dream to renovate or live in an industrial space, this definitely feels like just that!
photographer laure joliet is incredibly talented, i've been following her blog for a while now, and yesterday her house was featured on sfgirlbybay, check it out.
all photos by laure joliet
bf and i would like to eventually buy a house in the neighborhood where we currently reside, but a renovation project in which we can do the build out to our liking in an old house. these photos are representative of features i'd like.
i love the inlaid flooring, typical in the houses of our area and time period.
i wanted glossy black interior doors in the house where we are now, but the owner would not go for it. i definitely want white walls and black doors. i love a transom as well.
i really like the textured glass inserts in the solid old interior doors.