Monday, May 17, 2010

We're getting there...

I can see the light! It's week 16 of our 5 week project, and finally the attic is beginning to resemble a livable space. The original floors were salvaged and refinished and look amazing. The walls and collar ties look good, and the barnboard on the sidewalls is really going to help add character. We're painting this week, completing the electrical and heating next week and hopefully moving the kids up there the week after that. I can't wait to set it up!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

White is not boring!

The first thing you'd notice if you came to my house is that I LOVE color. I have a pumkin orange accent wall in my hallway, a jalepeno pepper green breakfast room, dark yellow kitchen, blue bathrooms, and the kids new room will have some peach (yep, we're off blue now and onto orange- but that's ok!). It all sounds frightening, but somehow it works- well it works for us at least. No matter what other people think of my personal space, I love to be surrounded by color. But, that being said, I think it would be so refreshing and lovely to decorate using an all white pallet. White is so clean, so crisp. White rooms just naturally seem simple and uncluttered. And I hate, hate, hate clutter. I wish I had the courage to have an all white house, and who knows maybe after the kids are done destroying everything in their wake, I just might try to work towards that. But for now, I'll satisfy my craving but oogling photos of white rooms. Here are a few I've found recently:

White pottery- oooh, j'adore! from The Vintage Rose

from Beach Studios UK

from Stacy Branford Photography

from Jeanne De Arc Living

ok, this isn't technically a room, but as a floral designer
I couldn't resist this, from Martha Stewart

from Domino Magazine

from Beach Studios UK

Beach Studios UK

from Country Living