Tag Archives: black and white

Pin of the day: My modern style

B&W + Wood deco

Peace. Calm. Serenity. Definitely not words that go with my current house.

Our style of colour explosion works well at the moment but I can see myself tending towards the monochrome and timber look when we all grow up a little!

Think giant, black, steel-framed windows and lots of architectural shapes within shapes, softened with timber furniture and comfy cushions and throws. All in a refined palette of black, white, grey and timber. And with a stunning view of a rugged landscape or moody seascape.

Oh yes I can dream…!

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Small spaces: A kitchen – cluttered or cool?

We don’t see too many kitchens here, because that’s the last thing on my mind. We finished our kitchen a looong long time ago!

But kitchens are the biggest part of a home, even the tiniest kitchens.

Here’s one that I liked the look of, until it started to close in on me. What do you think of all the pictures? Is it too much? Or is it a whole lot of good style?

It definitely helps that there’s no colour – the black and white is a classic look… but it still scares me a little at the thought of turning around with an armful of hot pot and whacking a picture or two off the wall.

Found on a blog with a cool name. Because that footwear of choice is my favourite too!

Pillar to paint

It seems we’re a little hasty in calling things done and moving onto the next big thing. You see, for every big project we cross off the list, there seem to be always just a couple of little finishing touches that we turn a blind eye to, being more enthusiastic about planning for the next job. And I doubt it’s just us?!

0705_7301Last summer, we “completed” our front fence and gate, and it was a glorious moment crossing that one off the list! But hang on… those pillars look a little rough?!

Yes, it’s taken me a year to slap some paint on those. But overlooking that minor issue, we’re all good now. See…?

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Note 1: Yes, the gate is missing a couple of coats of paint still. Give me another year? (Actually this one needs a little more attention because the steel frame actually needs to be regalvanised… it’s rusting. And really annoying me in the process!)

Note 2: Yes we do have a couple of apricot planter boxes still on the right hand side of the drive (scroll up… up… up) but they’re a little lower on the priority list yet.

If you’re very extremely rather observant you might have seen a hint of pipe sitting on the front lawn in one of the photos up above? If this weekends scheduled cyclone doesn’t arrive that’s the project for the weekend – getting started on putting up a pergola over our deck. Oooh la la!

If it does get wild, we’ll be inside and hopefully getting a real door on our bedroom at last. I’ve been busy painting it this week and I’ll be almost as excited as I am about our brick wall* when it actually gets hung!

*As of today, the bricklayer has bid us adieu and packed up his saw. I am actually hoping for some rain to wash away all the dust because I want to do it justice and photograph it all fresh and clean! It’s going to be a good one…