Entries in wood (189)

Thursday
Oct262017

A rustic ranch in Montana

Fall makes me think of cozying up by a fire, dark earthy colours, wood cabins and luxurious velvets. Fall is taking its time to really set in here in Ottawa which is fine by me given my hatred for cold weather, but I thought it was a good time to feature this home, and get all our dear readers who are heading into winter to start thinking about cozying things up at home. Another lovely project by Peace Design.

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Monday
Oct232017

Wishing for Watsons Bay

It's Monday. There I said it, the dreaded "M" word. The end of the weekend and the start of another dreary working week. But wait! There is a way we can escape the drudgery of yet another Monday. Time for a virtual escape to Sydney's Watson Bay, to a stylish house with an iconic view and just a few steps from one of the city's best fish restaurants. What's even better is that the house is part of the Contemporary Hotels' luxurious stable of vacation homes. Maybe we can book it for next Monday.

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Thursday
Oct192017

An apartment in Milan in dark neutrals

I found this exquisite apartment in Milan by interior designer Paolo Badesco and had to share because Europeans always seem to know what to do when it comes to architecture and not following rules. There is nothing trendy about this apartment and that is why I love it. Also, THOSE CHEVRON WOOD FLOORS. AND THAT MARBLE BATHROOM. WOW! As an aside, I can't stop laughing. Did the dog in the photo above eat the trim on the door and this is his guilty face?

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Thursday
Oct122017

Kitchen envy - latest from Henrybuilt

Henrybuilt. What kitchen dreams are made of. I have been a huge fan of this American company's work for years (previous feature here) and I continue to be impressed with their craftsmanship and attention to detail. And I am still dreaming of the day I can have my own Henrybuilt kitchen. Given the minuscule size of my current kitchen, I totally understand the importance of having a place for everything and having functional cabinetry. Half of my cabinets are a pain in the ass to access which is ridiculous given I don't have enough storage space to begin with. These folks would solve all my problems. I get so giddy just thinking about what they could do to my kitchen. Not only do they create dream kitchens but interactive wall panels, wardrobes, bathrooms and furniture and anything else you could want built out of wood. 

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Monday
Sep252017

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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