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…..
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.
|Homes & Gardens||Jonathan Adler|
|Your Home and Garden||Your Home and Garden|
|Barry Mason||Robert Passal|
|Robyn Karp||Richardson Sadeki|
|David Netto||Aero Studios|
|Homes & Gardens||Elle Decor|
|Glenn Gissler||Stephen Roberts|
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.
“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