Monday, December 1, 2008

Random happy photos.


I think I should paint my house this color. Why not, right? (Photo from Cote De Texas.)



I like this open shelf/drawer idea. If only somehow I could be guaranteed pug hair wouldn't end up in there.



Nice and simple, right?



And here are those funny little matchstick-like tiles again. I like 'em. But I am not sure I wouldn't tire of them in a year.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like the first two...agreed on matchstick...nice today but dicey tomorrow.
Where are you in the floor decision area??
We were in Magnolia bakery nyc yesterday. They had b/w hex tiles. If you get a chance, take a look see next time you are in nyc. I liked it but it did feel like a bathroom (especially w/ their subway on the wall) and it looked old in a bad way.

Kwana said...

Love the top house color and agree with you on all the points below that too. Especially the drawers. I'm not just thinking the hair I'm thinking the organization that has to always be on display. I'm such a mess. Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

It's a little off topic, but House Beautiful's kitchen of the month for Dec. has a floor that I think you'd like. It's tiny carrera marble mosaic subway tiles with a border of similiar tiles in calcutta gold. It is very reminescent of the look of hex tiles with a little more luxury and without the bathroom connotations. They have a pic of it on the house beautiful website, but it's clearer in the magazine.

thevintagechair said...

Ugh. I'm with you. I am loving the matchstick tiles, but I can't decide if they're a (very quickly) passing trend, or if they'd stand the test of time. They're super cool-looking, though. Especially in bright colors.

cybill said...

I like the bottom kitchen, look at all that storage *drools*.

Magchunk said...

I just got back to work from the long weekend and see you have posted roughly a billion times.

God bless you.

(And yes, I'm bad and only read blogs at work. Too cheap to buy a computer/internet for home....)

neece said...

paint the brick...life is short! how's my little chair by the way:)
xo Neece

hallie said...

Pug hair is in every single corner of my home.

hanako66 said...

love the color of that house...so pretty. I have a puggy too and I can assure you that you would be eating hair.

Anonymous said...

Paint, yes
open drawer, no. Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy
Right. Nice kitchen
Love the matchstick, but that choice will bite you in the ass eventually. It's like using Jean Nate yellow wallpaper in the bathroom, circa 1972.

Kelli said...

Here's my question: with the matchstick tiles or otherwise glass tiles in a bathroom, what sort of tile goes on the floor? We're building a custom home (I've been loving all the kitchen cabinet talk lately...so helpful) and I'm sort of at a loss when it comes to bathroom design!

Emma @ White and Wander said...

Um ... excitedness is washing over me ... actually, it's jealousy ... stuff the houses ... have you got a pug?

I love a pug! But agree that pug hair is not sexy in a drawer....

Decorno said...

Jean Nate comment has me laughing my ass off.

ita darling. said...

My Mom has put big Pots N Pans drawers in all three of the last three houses she has remodeled, and they work GREAT! She even uses them for platters,serving dishes etc. SO much easier than trying to dig them out off of a low shelf.

stacey costello said...

Sorry but..those open shelves are a dust haters nightmare! Nothing ever looks clean and dust free. Just design in pull out closed storage and you will be so much happier.

Just my humble opinion..
btw..Love your blog!
I'm always laughing my ass off at your posts!
Thanks for the comic relief.
Stacey

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't get tired of the matchstick. I wouldn't.

It's a pattern like any other.

tracey said...

I'm not sure what the house colour is? Looks a bit bland to me. Also, no,no,no to open shelves - you land up washing everything before you use it everytime!

Anonymous said...

Honestly? I really like the matchstick tiles. I kinda feel like they might be a future classic. Just my two cents worth!

Carol
www.gatheringshome.com

Anonymous said...

Match Stick! Match Stick! Match Stick!

(I don't see them as any more tiring than subway tiles or basketweave or even the plain old square tiles we all grew up with.

In a bathroom or kitchen, it's colors that get stale and dated.

Gina said...

It's not the form of the matchstick bricks that tire you, it would be the color that you would be fed up after a while. But if you choose a quiet color it works well.

Gina from Germany

Sujan (Australia) said...

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Web Designer said...

very beautiful house

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Anonymous said...

I tend to agree, especially since the glass mosaics of a mere couple of years ago look increasingly clunky. I think the matchstick tile has a texture reminiscent of bamboo, and that's not going anywhere anytime soon. Perfect for a pop of color with a more neutral striated field tile or linear feel natural stone.