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Old House | New Life Blog

april 2020

REDEMPTION

 

IT’S JUST A BATHROOM, BUT IT WAS BAD

 I offer these photos of design redemption as testimony: good will persevere. My husband and I have taken eleven bad bathrooms and helped them see the light. This upstairs hall bath, shared by three bedrooms was, by far, the worst.

(No, I am not exaggerating. Click HERE)

THIS IS OUR FOURTH WHOLE-HOUSE REMODEL

Always at the top of my design plan was playing it safe: never a brave paint color, never personality, and NEVER, EVER wallpaper–so that the houses Greg and I worked so hard to bring up to date would sell quickly. But we love it here: the house’s character, the once-farmed land, the barn, the 1830’s stone foundation (OK, maybe I’m the only one who loves that), the profusion of spring and summer flowers that keep me in bouquets for five months straight–I don’t think we’re moving anymore.

BRING ON THE BOLD COLOR

AND SWEET CAFE CURTAINS WITH HAND-SEWN TRIM

BRING ON THE WALLPAPER & WHAT THE HELL, BRING THE PERSONALITY, TOO

JUDGMENT DAY

ANY BUREAU THAT ALLOWS ITSELF TO BE TURNED INTO A BADLY DESIGNED VANITY AND THEN GLUED TO A PLASTER WALL GOES TO  DESIGN HELL

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DESIGN NOTEBOOK:

WALLPAPER IS BY YORK: JOHANNA GAINES COLLECTION: TEA ROSE

ALL PAINT BY BENJAMIN MOORE:

WALL: CHINA RED

FLOOR: WHITE DOVE & NATURAL CREAM

VANITY AND SCONCES: HOME DEPOT

CAFE AND SHOWER CURTAIN: SEWN BY YOURS TRULY

CURTAIN TRIM: CONSO TASSEL FRINGE TRIM IN CINNAMON

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DOG TREATS FOR GOOD BEHAVIOR BY:

OLD MOTHER HUBBARD | PEANUT FLAVOR

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