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The curse of orange knotty pine walls

Whenever I've been asked what to do with ugly orange-stained knotty pine walls or ceilings I have always had one answer ... paint them, paint it all! Sometimes you can't. You could be renting, you might not have the money or the time to invest in such a big job. Then I came across this log cabin styled by Susan Burns and it was an epiphany. The knotty pine walls and ceilings are the perfect foil for the white furniture and soft furnishings. OK the brick fireplace and some of the floors have been painted but the often overpowering orange wood has definitely been softened by what I'm calling the "white within". A pretty solution don't you think?

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The Grey House in Camber

It's a dream I've always harboured. An unpretentious beachside house, comfortable with an almost spartan beauty ... almost. I would always have room for a found object or a time worn piece. A short walk to a wind swept beach. The sound of waves ever present like a heartbeat of a simple life. A home to be alone and a home to share with family and friends. A house a little something like this. The Grey House Camber via Light Locations.

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Working on a Saturday

How could you ever call it work if where you made your living was as lovely as this fashion showroom? Laure de Sagazan Studio in New York by LOT.

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Oyster Bay

According to Cole Porter, in his song Let's Do It, "even oysters down in Oyster Bay do it." So let's do it. Let's fall in love ... with this Oyster Bay house by BHDM Design. Lousy pun, lovely home.

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You're not going to believe this garden before and after

Sad, sorry and down right ugly, this tired 70s house and garden needed a total makeover. Enter Ascher Smith Exterior Styling and Landscaping based in Perth Western Australia. OMG the after is nothing less than a miracle. A Moroccan vibe with liberal retro references it is the perfect family outdoor space. Love it!

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