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Thursday
Jul142011

Stalking country cottage getaway

Stalking out in the countryside today. Wouldn't it be lovely to have a little cottage to escape to on the weekends? I have never really been a beach girl (too much sand ...perhaps they could concrete little paths down to the waves?) but the country, that's another matter. Lazy summer breezes and afternoons spent dozing over a good book. Winter weekends by a fire drinking the bounty of cellar door forays. Friends visiting and roast dinners after an afternoon of antiquing. Love the pretty garden. Love the quirky bits and pieces filling the shelves. Love the bath sunken in the wooden floors. Nothing too precious and everything just right for a cosy getaway. Link here while it lasts.

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Wednesday
Jul132011

Coates Design

Coates Design is an architecture firm based in Seattle that specializes in sustainable design. Their vision: is that buildings, when thoughtfully designed, will uplift the spirit, nourish the mind and contribute to the health of our bodies while respecting the environment in which they are placed. I would certainly be uplifted if any of the spaces below belonged to me. :) Matthew Coates and his crew are clearly lovers of wood, concrete, and W I N D O W S!!

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Wednesday
Jul132011

Room porn

OMG! WTF! OTT! FYI ;)

wonderland via Ist Option

  

  

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Tuesday
Jul122011

Reader's home - Michele's kitchen

This is kitchen #2, and it belongs to Michele. Here is part of her email: Wanted to share my very simple, spacious, and uncluttered kitchen for consideration for the blog. Our aim was to create something timeless, live-able, and easy to clean. We achieved this and allow our colorful personalities and laughter to provide color. I am a big fan of bright, light kitchen and this is certainly that. Perhaps a bold choice for a colour scheme for a space often filled with teenage boys but it seems to be working as Michele snapped these photos quickly one morning. Lovely!! (For more photos and details check out this post on her blog).

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Tuesday
Jul122011

Reader's home - Paul's kitchen 

It must be kitchen renovation season. We're gotten a few reader submissions of their kitchens in the past week so I thought I'd blog them all today. It's kitchen Tuesday folks!

Welcome to Paul's teeny tiny New York kitchen! He worked some magic on the space, transforming it from REALLY awful to funky and modern for just $285!! (He's got the breakdown of costs on his blog). I had to poke fun in my response to his email, saying no one cooks in NY anyway (doesn't everyone use their stoves to stash off season clothes?), but he claims he cooks in his kitchen often. And I bet he'll be cooking even more now that it's not such an eye sore. Great job Paul!!