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After painting in Dulux matt misty mountain, pebble shore (above picture rail and on ceiling) and white cotton satinwood on woodwork.


paint colors with dark wood furniture


The Arc Gallery

Escape to the Country home of Sarah Wilkie founder of Homebarn. Photographed by Michael Norman


You are my sunshine my only sunshine art - yellow and grey or custom colors - set of two art prints, girls nursery word art

for the grey and yellow bathroom - I love the dandelion on the grey frame


I love the silvers whites and greys. But the gold mirror frame is genius in this cool toned setting. silver would have disappeared. The gold is picked up subtly here and there in interesting accents. I think I would choose a different seat upholstery for the stools - not a big fake fur fan.


grey walls brown furniture @ MyHomeLookBookMyHomeLookBook

Rustic Living

The Hottest Home-Improvement Technologies and Trends

The Hottest Home-Improvement Technologies and Trends: It's wonderful there are now so many building materials made from composites and alternative resources, but sometimes it is nice to have the real thing. This beautiful heart-pine floor is a great example. Pine flooring is often salvaged, and what isn't is grown in sustainable forests. Either way, it is an earth-friendly product. Image courtesy of Authentic Pine Floors F…

Here, roomy alcoves have a shabby-chic twist with antiqued louvre shutter doors that play on the traditional features of the room. This look is easy to achieve with an undercoat of woodstain and an over coat of off-white wood paint. The secret is to rub wax or apply Vaseline to the areas where you want the dark shade to come through and then lightly sand after the topcoat is fully dried.

Swoon Worthy: Above the Line: Painting Above the Picture Rail and Other Lessons Learned