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Working on a Saturday

Two dentist's surgeries in 2 weeks. I must be getting over my phobia! I would definitely have no problems dragging myself into the office on a Saturday if I worked in such a space. I'd even consider being a regular patient. So sophisticated, so chic. By Summer Thornton Design.

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My living room makeover - part 1

Last week I shared my dining room makeover here and here, and today I wanted to share my now dark and dramatic living room. I have featured little bits and pieces of it over the past year or so but I never had all the finishing touches done (like trim, and painting out the fireplace tile) until recently. It was finally time to snap some photos and do a little feature on the blog. This is now my favourite room in the house and I am really stoked at the result, even if it will never REALLY be finished because as I mentioned last week, I'm always on the hunt for that "perfect" item. Ok, so here is a before shot:

This photo was taken right after we moved in. Gross taupe walls, even grosser yellow/orange oak floors, mahogany varnished trim and terracotta coloured dirty fireplace tiles.

Everything has been replaced, re-painted or re-stained. The floors, like in the dining room, were stripped and re-stained with Minwax's Classic Grey. The walls are Farrow & Ball's Downpipe with Plummett on the ceiling. These 2 colours are incredible and in my top 5 colours of all time. Especially Downpipe - it can look green, yellow, blue, black depending on the amount of light coming in the room. 

Sources: The unit next to my desk is vintage Marc Held for Prisunic, manufactured by Flair. Vintage Panton S chair by Vitra. Ikea Alex desk. Artemide Tizio lamp from GR Shop. Vintage Jieldé wall mount light via eBay. Tall plastic plant stand from Plust Collection by Euro3plast from Alteriors. Console table legs by Pretty Pegs. Table top by Daff Design. Featuring former ferals Bernie and Frankie. 

This vase is from a local shop now closed, and used to be a really bad minty green. I spray painted it glossy grey. Funky little dried pineapple flowers from blumenstudio

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My dark workspace - a sneak peek for tomorrow

Happy Thanksgiving fellow Canadians! I am going to use this day off from my day job to tweak some photos of my living room/workspace and share them on the blog tomorrow. Because I am short on pets submissions for today's post this photo acts as a sneak peek for tomorrow as well as my entry for Monday's pets on furniture. That's former feral Frankie in the window (that table was built espeically for the cats to bird watch) and his brother Bernie streaking across the space.


Working on a Saturday

Hate is not a strong enough word. Fear and loathing spring to mind and to me are associated with two things in the world ... clowns and dentists. Urgh!!! What I always say on my Working on a Saturday posts "If you have to drag yourself into work on a Saturday it better be somewhere stylish" can equally apply to visiting a dentist. "If you have to drag yourself kicking and screaming into the gaping maw of dental terror ..." This seriously stylish dental practice by Surroundings would actually have me overcoming my fears.

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Working on a Saturday

It's a conspiracy you know. Why do I have to work on a Saturday and others do not? Not fair I say, not fair. Now if I worked at the Detour Office - Grove Street by Dehn Bloom I wouldn't complain at all. In fact I'd settle right in and never leave. That sitting area is better than my living room.