Archive for July, 2010

July 30th, 2010 - 10:14 pm § in shopping, sitting room

what’s not to like?

I love this. No, not the naked girl in the giant bean bag, although it would certainly be intriguing coming in the post that way. (I approve of her reading material, by the way.) No, I love the whole idea of Okay, maybe it’s still just a touch on the expensive side, but not [...][...]

July 30th, 2010 - 9:54 pm § in thinking, tools

two little tech tips for your space

Yep. I’ll be using these two little tips — most especially the second one, as I’ve actually got the first one covered already due to traveling so much. I already always have a strip available in my guest rooms as a matter of course, but the second tip is not only facepalm obvious b[...]

July 28th, 2010 - 4:06 pm § in sitting room

no furniture yet, but i haz a pillow

You have to strike while the iron is hot. This pretty little thing, which even has a down pillow in it, was a whole¬†¬£10 at the market on Saturday. I was on my way to the new flat when I spotted it in a pile of more ethnic pillows. If it doesn’t work in the [...][...]

July 28th, 2010 - 12:42 am § in sitting room, thinking

living room pics

Finally, a room with no color! Well, okay, you know what I mean; yes, white is a color (anyone who has tried to match a white trim with a new paint knows it’s a color, all right), but this is the first room that doesn’t smack you in the face with the walls. That slightly [...][...]

July 27th, 2010 - 11:26 pm § in sitting room, tools

the green green grass of home

Right, so here’s that grass-like rug that I want to hook for the living room, right? The version here is knitted, but I want a pretty large rug – something like 4×6 – for under the coffee table and between the sofa and the whatever-I-come-up-with on the other side. Trying to k[...]

July 27th, 2010 - 6:03 pm § in sitting room, thinking

living room color palette

I’ll post pics of the living/sitting room tonight, but just quick like bunnies, here’s a pic from Young Victoria with the color palette I think I want to use in there, which has white walls, that same biscuitty colored carpet as the rest of the flat, and gold metal accents in the chandel[...]

July 26th, 2010 - 8:19 pm § in hall, thinking

hall pics

The hallway. The very, very yellow hall. It has two things going for it. First, for a hallway, it’s an immense size. Second, the crystal chandelier is really quite impressive. When I was a girl, it was my job to wash the crystals in the chandeliers in the living and dining rooms. Mom would mak[...]

July 26th, 2010 - 1:19 am § in library/dining, thinking

dining room pics

I now have pictures! Here’s the dining room in all it’s tomato-ey glory. It’s actually slightly darker than actual tomato, and slightly less orange. It’s a large space, and as I said earlier, I mean for it to be a multi-purpose room. J and I like to wake up slowly in the morn[...]

July 9th, 2010 - 2:05 pm § in bedroom


Every now and again, I run into things that don’t translate well between American and British. Imagine, if you please, the confused and terse argument that followed when I asked J to please table a discussion for a bit, and so he obligingly immediately started covering the subject in depth, ev[...]

July 7th, 2010 - 9:02 pm § in thinking

blazingly fast re-upholstery

See that little box down there at the bottom of the page? That’s my blogroll. I’ve got to stop adding blogs and websites to it. It’s coming perilously close to getting longer than the actual page. But I keep finding these really great blogs and websites! And that list is, let’[...]