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Monday
Jan142008

Your favourite white paint

This post is a request for help. I think I want to paint the main floor of my new house all white (and one day hopefully the icky hardwood floors). Colours I will save for the bedrooms and bathrooms. But the living room, kitchen and office I think I'd like to keep white (and maybe the stairwell and upstairs hallway). My problem is I have never found a white I love. In my last house I used Ultra Pure White or whatever the base is for Behr paints. That was a tad too bright. Then I repainted my living room in Benjamin Moore's Cloud White, and I thought that was a bit too off-white. So if anyone out there has a white paint they swear by, please leave the name and brand in the comments. And if there's anyone who wants to come by and help paint.....

Monday
Jan142008

Fireplace

The other day I wrote about my sister's co-worker who had a kitchen dilemma. He also has a fireplace dilemma. He isn't sure what to put over his fireplace (by the way, he just moved a few months ago). He is thinking about hanging some art. I found some photos to inspire him to make his fireplace a spectacular focal point.

Alex PapachristidisCaldwell-Beebe
Homes & GardensJonathan Adler
Your Home and GardenYour Home and Garden
Barry MasonRobert Passal
Robyn KarpRichardson Sadeki
David NettoAero Studios
Homes & GardensElle Decor
Glenn GisslerStephen Roberts

Monday
Jan142008

If I were a room ...


I'd be this bedroom photographed by Ngoc Minh Ngo. Love the salon grouping of art, the vibrant pillow shams, the hard but honest floor and the vintage touches of chrome and mirror. See more of Ngoc Minh Ngo's fabulous work on an earlier post by Kim here.

Monday
Jan142008

Graceful in Graceville


Things are quiet on the real estate front at the moment. The holiday period is always a difficult time to sell a house. Unless of course it is a stunning renovation of an old Queenslander house in the riverside suburb of Graceville. Lovely homes like these dot Brisbane and sometimes someone does something very special with them. I particularly like the separate modern studio/tv room. Built in 1886 and originally used by Cobb and Co. as a resting place for travellers on their way to the neighbouring town of Ipswich, it's typical of the Queenslander style with wide verandas, tongue and groove walls, criss cross bracing and high ceilings. I'm in love.

Images from realestate.com.au

Monday
Jan142008

Styling dog on a hot sofa


"I had been able to resist thus far. But now you leave me with no choice, here are my dog on chair photos. This is Brindi our Staffy-pussycat cross living it up in our living room. Styling it up in Canberra."

Lisa (aka Ninaribena)
Canberra's Got Style