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Venice, Italy - This is a great example of how disparate elements can accentuate each other: water against stone, traditional architecture against nature. The worn stone vaults and discoloration of the walls speak to the dynamic interplay between worlds.


{ SATURDAY HOUSE LOVE } No 11 from Ipswich in Queensland This property by the achingly appropriate name of 'Aberfeldy' is an often admired piece of local heritage and is definitely drool worthy. Circa 1878 she's a fair vintage in our beautiful town and is all about the layers upon layers of detail. Twin symmetrical gables in a hipped roofline (only left shown) intricate timber barge board and carved detail in the pediment lashings of cast iron all set off by palms paired at the entrance…


12 Inspiring Shabby Chic Kitchens

Add Charm With Vintage Linens - This New Jersey homeowner upped the charm quotient of her glass-front cabinets by tacking lacy organza napkins inside the bottom panes. An old porcelain sink rests atop porch posts framing a vintage-tablecloth skirt. Mismatched lower cabinets are topped with new butcher-block countertops; one was retrofitted to house the dishwasher.


Love the dark stained wood doors with the colonial trim. Definitely an addition to my home!