Entries in wood (190)

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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Friday
Sep152017

Maison Bergdorf

Part cuckoo clock kitsch, part hipster cool all wrapped up in a historic Holzchalet in Interlaken Switzerland, Maison Bergdorf is the perfect guesthouse for our weekend virtual getaway. With 8 bedrooms, 3 parlours, fireplace and verandahs we can rent the entire house. Now whether to relax and do nothing, put on the hiking boots and head into the great outdoors or wind our way along Interlaken's Straßen. Time to brush up on my schoolgirl German.

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Thursday
Sep142017

A modern lakeside cabin in Montana

Sitting lightly on its site this modern take on a log cabin just shows that "cabin" does not equate with roughing it. Simple, stylish and taking advantage of a stunning view. What more could you want? How about a boathouse studio as well? Northshore Cabin by Pearson Design Group.

Friday
Sep082017

Courtyard Cottage

This 3 bedroom house in central Flinders in Victoria was designed for a young family by Wolveridge Architects. The simple clean lines of the facade are matched by the interiors where a series of rooms are connected to each other through cut out views and slat screens. Changes of level, up or down a few steps also delineate the simple spaces, while a central courtyard with fireplace provides a sheltered outdoor room. Understated and simply stylish.

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Wednesday
Sep062017

Big Sky Land

Big view. Big mountains. Big fireplace. Big seats. Big Sky Land. Pearson Design Group.