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the current issue of elle decor south africa is bursting with color! pow, bam, kaboom-like color! and not just one feature — there are several home tours in the april-may edition of elle decor south africa including a fantastic west london home photographed by michael paul, a cape town home by greg cox and jenny […]
Last year we bought a house… a late mid-century with little to no character, mid-century character or any other kind of character. My goal was to take this super bland slate of a house and turn it into feeling more like a Colonial Revival from the 1940’s. In this post, I’m going to show you […]
Thinking of making a bold statement by using black in your interior home decor? Black is confident, chic and mysterious, yet most of all, black is beautiful.
“Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge, for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips” Proverb…
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Hi!!!!! Where the heck have you all been? Just kidding. I know, it me and it’s so nice to sit here writing and thinking of you all. How has everyone been? Are we surviving? I’ve been quarantined for 11 days with the fam and it’s a real rollercoaster. I have found that there are a […]
NEW shoot location house. Kempe, London, SW16. A large double fronted victorian property renovated to create a hugely versatile shoot location house.
We’re moving forward with the library plans! We’ve put a deposit down, materials are being ordered, and hopefully the installation will begin in a few weeks. There will be cabinets with doors flanking either side of the window, and a window seat between with a piano hinge and dummy doors to match the others. Above each cabinet will be shelves to the ceiling, and everything will be stained to match the home’s existing oak trim. Here is our contractor’s drawing. This will be an investment in the house. Oak is not cheap, and skilled labor, even less so, and the project will come in at over $7000. (I’m including the cost here because it may be helpful information for those interested in doing something similar.) Rather than attempt to DIY this very big job in this very old house, we are having the shelves custom made by a carpenter who is familiar with the old houses of Oak Park. More importantly, he is familiar with our particular home! He is the person whom the previous owners worked with to replace the clapboard on the exterior, restore the front entryway, shore up and rebuild the front porch, and more. (This house […]