Sunday, 30 January 2011
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Thanks to Architectural Digest I get to have a long awaited sticky beak into the home of one of my favourite ladies. Jen opened her home to the magazine in March this year and I couldn't wait to see what her interior style was like...
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
This week marked the anniversary of Heath's death - hard to believe he has been gone for three years now. I have a portrait of Heath in our living room so he is never out of mind but for the next few days you will have to excuse me while I indulge in some Heath love.
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Friday, 21 January 2011
One design feature of our extension that we have been definite about since day one is our doors and windows in the living / kitchen / dining area. The doors onto our deck will be industrial factory doors (double) with windows on either side. Kind of like these but with smaller panes. The idea is that they will help link our traditional weatherboard house to our industrial and rustic interior decorating style.
We've decided not to powder coat the frames but to leave it as galvanised steel giving us a dirty silver finish, not as hard as the black.
Now to get a quote! Not so excited about this part - fingers crossed we don't have to sell a kidney.
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Surfer Boy and I are extremely lucky because both sets of our parents have holiday homes in the same coastal town. Not only do we get to spend our winter weekends there whenever we like but my parents vacate the house for the entire month of January so that we can re-locate there for the summer holidays.
The only fly in the ointment is the lack of space for the whole family to be there together. It was perfect when we were growing up but now that my brother and I have families we tend to use the house separately which is a shame. Every summer we throw around ideas - if we pull out a wall here/ add a room there/ etc but this summer I have had an epiphany!!
The next task is convincing my parents that it is a good idea because it is, after all, their house. The ace up my sleeve is that it won't cost them anything so with a bit of luck they will be happy to let me annex a couple of metres of yard.
I'm posting these pics here so my Dad can get an idea of what I would like to do. As the interior of the house is red I have thrown in some red vans to really sweeten the deal.... is it working Dad???
My lovely friend Kris gave me this book for Christmas which has now become my bible and the lynch pin for my caravan campaign.
Wish me luck.