More to admire from ‘t Achterhuis (nl)

Today I pulled a few inspiring images to share from various projects using historic building materials from ‘t Achterhuis Historische Bouwmaterial as well as from the Achterhuis showroom—see the extraordinary chandelier that follows.  —Enjoy! These last two images are new views of a favorite kitchen.  To see all images from this lovely space, see this […]

Bathing Room, Maisons Côté Sud

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tub envy

Sigh.  Unfortunately, I don’t currently have a bath tub in the little pied–à–terre we are renovating but I am looking around and trying to find a spot for one.   If I could work out the privacy issue, I’d have a bathing room that opened up completely to the garden.  I could soak my cares away amidst the scent of lavender and roses watching […]

“The best things in life…”

What woman wouldn’t love to come home from a long day to find this waiting for her?  This would top my list of favorite gifts and it’s virtually free.    —If guys only knew it was this easy. 🙂 linen & lavende images via Veranda Magazine see our new site:

Design Daily – modern lines

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Design Daily – from the pages of French Home…

image via French Home by Josephine Ryan .. This beautifully illustrated book explores the elements that combine to create spaces with an identifiably French feel:  the architectural details that enhance the framework of a room; the textures and colours that flatter various styles of furniture; options for lighting, mirrors, and paintings.  Looking at real homes, […]