Liveable, lasting, light and lush. Relaxed spaces, beautifully soft colour tones, simple yet stunning bathrooms any of which I would kill for (dying to renovate my bathroom it is driving me so crazy with all of its aggravating qualities). These are the works of Los Angeles based .
There is nothing like neutral, earthy colours that makes you want to stop, smell the flowers and hug someone. This family-friendly farmhouse in New South Wales, Australia by is a bit classic American, a bit Scandinavian and just about the coziest home I have seen in a long time. Understated, relaxed yet elegant. Always a winning combination that stands the test of time.
In December 2010, Nicole Lamac found her “forever home” in Victoria, BC. She’s been documenting the process over on her blog , and recently featured her laundry/mudroom and main floor bathroom renovations. They are FAB-U-LOUS!!!! Let me show you….
The bathroom was a peach nightmare, and had a terrible layout. They started from scratch with the plumbing so were able to redesign the space.
Herringbone carrera and white subway tiles…how could you go wrong with that?!?!
That was pretty freaking fabulous. Now check out Nicole’s laundry/mudroom. It started out as a 12′ x 10′ bedroom on the main floor.
And turned into this…
A window was switched out for a door. The floor is covered in 20″x20″ semi-polished porcelain with a look similar to polished concrete, and it’s heated. In the freaking mudroom. BOOM.
How about this cute little corner for jacket/shoe/mitten storage? Love it.
I can’t wait to see what she does with the rest of her house!
The other day someone from emailed and asked if they could send me info on a new product they’re launching. I said sure, why not. A package arrived yesterday and I had to share it with you. It seems the product Miele is launching is “Chocolate Laundry”, and just in time for Valentine’s day. And this is what they sent me:
I thought that was such an adorable touch, to include a little box of Belgian chocolates. Of course, I had to sample them as I opened the brochure. Inside that little brochure, as seen in the photo, is their new set of chocolate brown washers and dryers. LOVE the brown!!! I started designing a laundry room in my head with the brown machines as soon as I saw the photo. The brochure says “And like a delicious piece of chocolate, you’ll soon be craving it.” Well, they’re right about that. I was craving these machines within seconds. So folks out there in Canada looking for a new washer/dryer set, act fast as they have very limited quantities available. They may have up on their website. Now I’m off to finish up those chocolates. 🙂