Tag: Interior Styling

Sunday Brunch on a Wednesday!

Sunday Brunch on a Wednesday!

Okay, I’m a little late getting this post put together, but when it comes to Sunday brunch, it’s better late than never don’t you think? This past weekend we raised a toast to a milestone birthday for my Dad, and were joined by family and…

Vintage Linen Tea Towels

Vintage Linen Tea Towels

Linen tea towels are a kitchen’s delight. Did you know that linen dries faster than tea towels made from other fabrics? Linen can last a lifetime, and if you’re asking me, I say it’s the way to go! Source: The Kitchn Here’s a look at…

Featured at hodge:podge

Featured at hodge:podge

I’m very excited…

My closet redesign is being featured over at hodge:podge today 🙂 If you live in a rental, this post is for you! And if you don’t, well, this post is for you, too!! It’s a little inspiration for a lot of closet maximization! Is that a word?

And did you know that Barbara has started a new series on her blog called, Loving Your Rental? Hodge:Podge is always a great place to visit for inspiration and DIY ideas…

And now, tips for sprucing up your rental pad, too!

P.S. – Just in case you missed the news… Barbara was one of two winners in AyA Kitchen & Baths dream kitchen design competition, and as a result she is off to Blog Podium! You can read more here.

See what I mean. When you visit hodge:podge you know you’re in good hands, I hope you’ll stop by!

THANKS FOR VISITING!

xo

It’s about coming home… and home is a special place that tells your story! 

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Cool Ways to Hang Up Your Art

Cool Ways to Hang Up Your Art

Holy Hannah, where do the days go? You’ve seen a little less of me, but I’m still here! It’s just that Mr. Sun came out, so I took the opportunity to get outside and pull the thick, lush weeds that never stop growing ! Anyway,…

Organizing: Planning A Gift Prep Station

Organizing: Planning A Gift Prep Station

I was working yesterday on an organizing overhaul with owners in their commercial space, and one of the things I was able to see right away was the need to establish a gift prep station. This company offers gift bags and baskets filled with their…

What Colour Are Those Antique Windows?

What Colour Are Those Antique Windows?

Do you remember these antique windows I bought back in the summer?

Well, my brother was over the other day and he asked if they were blue or gray. I’ve always looked at them as gray, but decided to get out my Benjamin Moore colour decks and see what they had to say.

It was interesting because the leading is definitely a blue-gray, and in person is almost a perfect match to BM’s Eclipse 2132-40.

Eclipse 2132-40

The paint on the frames is also blue-gray, but depending on the light, dances between two different colours…

Pilgrim Haze 2132-50, the bluer undertone of the two, and a lighter shade of Eclipse.

Pilgrim Haze 2132-50

And Gull Wing Gray 2134-50, still a cool undertone, but with less blue in it.

Gull Wing Gray 2134-50

You can hardly see the difference between them here.

So this is another view of these BM colours next to the window. Keep in mind how the computer skews colour.

This is just to show you the slight difference between Gull Wing Gray (top) and Pilgrim Haze (bottom). And also so you can see how close Eclipse (middle) is to the colour of the leading.

This next close-up shot gives you a better look at how slight the difference is between Gull Wing Gray and Pilgrim Haze, yet what a difference there actually is next to the frame. Notice how Pilgrim Haze (bottom) almost blends with the frame, compared to the slight contrast of Gull Wing Gray (top) against the frame?

So in answer to my brother’s question, the frames are actually gray… a blue-gray, but still gray. Did the frames look blue or gray to you?

I thought this was a great example of what it’s like to work with colour. One person’s perception or interpretation may not be another’s. Just like one computer may show the same colour completely different from another. And, if I was actually going to paint something to match the window, my next step would be to paint up large colour boards in these colours so they show true. Remember, the paint chips are only a place to begin!

Do you like to work with colour, or would you rather have someone work with it for you?

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!

xo

It’s about coming home… and home is a special place that tells your story! 

If you would like a little help with your space contact me here.

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Photos: Sheila Zeller

Have You Heard About This Clock?

Have You Heard About This Clock?

I know this is not quite ‘hot off the press’, but it’s still pretty fresh, and I thought you should know… This iconic 60’s IBM clock… Source: Hodinkee Blog Is making a comeback! Do you remember it? Whether it’s from your time or not, get…

A Credenza Mystery

A Credenza Mystery

I received a really nice email the other day wondering if I knew the maker of, or had any info on the Brutalist credenza in Don Draper’s new office from Season 4. This is the photo that was attached. Source: Jonamor Decor Roger, do you mind…

For the Love of Rusty Old Things

For the Love of Rusty Old Things

For the love of rusty old things…

There’s no way to really describe it. You either love it or you don’t. But if you have a love for rusty old things, then this post will make sense to you…

In one word, art.

Artistic Rust

Source: ehow

I love the colour of the turquoise as it bubbles and cracks against the rust.

Vintage links of hardworking chain…

Vintage Chain

Source: Small Studio Blog

So dramatic in a pile like this.

An old bolt… jewellery against this coarse grain of wood.

Rusty Bolt as Art

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And a truly repurposed piece, this clock is made of ‘found’ objects!

Repurposed Rusty Clock

Source: Etsy (Paula Art)

What’s your guess? Do you know what the first life of each object might have been?

And for all my buddy DIY-ers out there,

Rusty Art

Source: Squidoo

This paintbrush is for you!

Love these vintage square-cut nails.

Rusty Steam Punk Art

Source: Etsy (Gazaboo)

Which have been classified as ‘Steam Punk’ art!

I have a thing for doors and their great hardware.

Rusty Latch

Source: Pinterest

And I bet this latch looks better now than when it was new!

Weathered wood and a rusty hay fork.

Rusty Hay Fork

Source: Etsy (Find 4 You)

Somehow farm tools get me every time.

Could this be the last spike in these railway ties?

Rusty Spike & Bolt

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How about that for a supersized nut and bolt?

This vignette is a collection of vintage whimsy.

Rusty Kitchen Scale

Source: Etsy (Junque Gypsy)

And what’s not to love about the all American Family scale?

I love, love, LOVE the colours in this photo.

Peeling Green Paint Rusty Fence

Source: Cul de Sac via Pinterest

So deep and rich, especially with the tangerine tango of the leaves! The weather today feels like it could be autumn all over again…

Would you put these on top of your wrought iron fence?

Rusty Art

Source: French Laundry Blog

Would you give them a makeover or leave them just the way they are?

I bet you’ll never guess what this rusty piece is…

Photoshop a Rusty Surface

Source: Tripwire Magazine

Would you believe it’s actually created in Photoshop? This is not a real object, it is layers of colour, texture and special effects! And no, I didn’t create this. I only wish I did!

What’s your style? Do you like rusty old stuff, or do you prefer some glam and shine?

Thanks for stopping by!

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Burberry Plaid. Do You Live In It?

Burberry Plaid. Do You Live In It?

Burberry… Source: Luxpresso Do you live in it? Source: Salon of the Dames Source: CoBurberry Sale Source: Burberry Scarf 2011 Do you live in it? Source: Addicted Reader 27 Source: House Beautiful via All You Need Is Style Source: Burberry Or… Do you live in it!…