Monthly Archives: August 2009

Shelves over Doors

When space is tight, a shelf over the door is useful. The one opposite in this little hall holds loo paper – tons of it.

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Brighton Beach

This is the only garden I have, a thin strip of rock dangling over a 60 degree slope. It is for looking at, not for walking on, but I do have two fig trees, two lemons, two olives and a … Continue reading

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Planking

It started when my Fireslate kitchen counters were delivered in substantial crates I couldn’t bear to throw out, so I put them on the kitchen wall above the upstand. It looked so authentic that I covered the pressed Masonite on … Continue reading

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Colour: the Torment

Current desire: to paint the lower kitchen cupboards a dark slatey blue, the walls putty, with accents of a clear china blue. Maybe even have the upper cupboards something other than my beloved maps. It would set off my dark … Continue reading

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Haven

This is the heavenly view from my bed. It’s a wonder I ever get up. The branch in the corner is a hat rack, the linen curtains have made four moves with me and I change the bedding seasonally: white … Continue reading

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Wood-Butcher’s Bathroom

I wanted this house to look like an old sea-captain’s last haven, all gathered and put together by him. The bathroom is many types of wood – walnut, teak, mahogany, cherry. I have kept the old sash window which is … Continue reading

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Driftwood

Another driftwood mirror frame, this time in Stefan’s bathroom. The remainder of the same wonderful wormy branch is a hatrack in my room, and Max’s chance to be lashed-to-the-mast. Stefan really doesn’t like his mirror, finds it too ‘cute’, but … Continue reading

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Crab Nets

This room had white walls, a lowered ceiling, condo carpet, and the front door opened straight from the street (first thing we fixed!) I moved the gate so now you walk the length of the house and enter via a … Continue reading

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