White Wonders…

This image above by the delightful Atlanta Bartlett sums up everything I adore.

White (of course), wicker baskets, Hydrangeas in tin bucket, wooden console, propped up mirror, text (and a D for Declan), wooden floors, beaded board and industrial light.

I thought of my own space in our hallway that has some of these elements. I promise I had done this before I seen Atlanta’s picture. Which got me thinking about other elements I love and would like to include I our reno/makeover (which seems to never end)…

To find a vintage flour sack cushion like this. A real deal one!

Create a living space that welcomes togetherness, comfort and that kick off your shoes attitude. Not forgetting the ‘don’t worry if you spill something, there slipcovers’ philosophy. I plan to make our slip covers soon.

I don’t have stairs, but this space at Brooke Giannetti’s house is gorgeous and I love the grey, white and wood, over sized clock face (I’m obsessed) and the whole feel she has created.

Something like this divine set of drawers, which I would paint a chipped duck egg green for my work room.


Me & Mo
Some beautiful pieces of silver, and mercury glass for a little shine.

You know how much I want one of these. This one has the perfect finish and fabric colour.

…and a statement piece for the kitchen like this delicious plate.
I could have carried this on for pages, but I will spare you all the pain of my lust list for another day. Ness xx

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  • Renovations never, never end because we just keep reinventing, finding, searching, loving, exploring and creating – much like what you’re doing here in this wonderful post. Thanks for the beautiful images – I’d love one of those vintage flour sack cushions!!

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  • Gorgeous as always. That mirror in the first photo needs to come to my house!
    Clare x

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  • Lee,
    I think I will be still doing this makeover when I am 98!!!
    Ness xx

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  • Ooh what a beautiful post Ness. I have that same Atlanta picture saved – it is perfect. I love Brooke’s living room too, just gorgeous. Hey I’ll just have one of everything thanks!

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  • Love all of your plans and ideas. That oversized clock face is spectacular – a real statement piece.

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  • Beautiful!! Love all the white!

    Lisa

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  • What a beautiful blog site! I love your work. Your painted kitchen fireplace is an inspiration. How did you accomplish painting the inside? Did you have a chimney sweep clean the soot or did you do it yourself before painting? I am new to your blog, sorry if you’ve already explained how you did it. I LOVE the end result!

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  • Yum, yum and YUM. Don’t stop! I could keep looking for days 🙂
    xo Isa

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  • Wow, I am in love with this post. Its so inspiring and my heart now belongs to that chair. Who designs it? I want to do something similar. Hope you’ll follow my post. I am looking for similar blogs to connect with.
    Thanks

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  • I think that over sized clock is Gorgeous.

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  • Thanks for the wonderful images! Cheffie and I have a coffee sack that I’m going thinking about converting into a cushion thanks to this post!

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  • Hi, I just wanted to let you know that your blog is mentioned in this article: http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1513929/top_10_interior_design_blogs.html?cat=7

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  • Oh Ness, all so beautiful! Everything I love. Love Brooke’s stairs and her use of grey, wood and white. Love your hallway display. I have that exact armchair for my Bubbles and Bling nights for my business. It goes in the back of my car to every function and sits in the centre of my display. I drape pretties over it and put an ornate framed business logo in the centre of it. I love it to death! A-M xx

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  • Ness, you always post such wonderful pics. Love all the elements in that 1st pic, and Brooke’s stairway is soo good. Then who wouldn’t want that chair. Oh, well, more than likely none of us will ever be done “redoing”.
    marcie

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  • How funny of you to post that vintage 1837 Pillow from 3 Fine Grains – I just bought it from Kym!!
    xx-Gina

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  • A gorgeous collection of white & your plans sound very exciting! Amanda x

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  • My daughter is teaching me about Blogging and I do believe this is the most beautiful, inspiring and well put together one I have ever seen. We have the EXACT same taste and I’ll be checking in from time to time. I am very interested in getting an architectural mantel for a headboard if you know of any. Wonderful work – thank you!

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  • Debbie in NJ,
    Painting the fireplace was very easy. I used a stone effect paint by Dulux in ‘Jodphur’ and basically just layed the paint on in layers over the bricks, which were painted black by the previous owners so I had a base for the stone paint. I just gave them a really good sweep with a hand brush first…thats about it.
    Ness xx

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  • Lauren Jade,
    The chair was from Richard Birch. You can find the link on Catherines blog http://simplynaturaldecor.blogspot.com
    I have joined your followers list!
    Ness xx

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  • Prepster,
    I would love to see some photos of your coffee sack cushion.
    Ness xx

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  • Holly Anne,
    thank you so much for the link. That was a lovely surprise to be included in the ‘Top 10 Design Blogs’ post.
    Thanks,
    Ness xx

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  • A-M,
    Your little chair sounds lovely. You should do a post on your Bubbles night…sounds interesting.

    Marcie,
    I thank you for your kind words…and I have come to the understanding that no one is ever truly ‘finished’ with there homes! 😉
    Ness xx

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  • Gina,
    I loved that post you done on these sacks..and I am envious of you (=0) for now being the proud owner of my favourite cushion from your post.

    Nanna,
    If you have a look on the Maison Reve post, where you seen the mantel, there is a link to the store. Hope that helps,
    Ness xx

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  • Nees-
    Kym has so many diferent ones and I think there was a sister pillow to the one I have – You should call her!
    xxx-Gina

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  • TJ Maxx has that exact chair (simply natural)for $199, silver wood and that style, I have coveted it for the longest time…swoon!

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  • Thank you, Ness for including my stairway!
    That huge clock face was a great flea market find!
    It is from the town of Nancy in France. I guess they replaced the face with a new one. This clock face has a wonderful patina and even has bits of pink in it, which works well with my color scheme.
    It is always inspiring to visit you. I am actually searching your blog for inspiration for a beach guest house that I am working on!

    xo
    Brooke

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  • I think you should visit Jeanne d’arc living they have great cushions 😉 But so make;s my friend Myrna of Tuttemerull (www.tuttemerull.nl) I ams sure if you ask her to make you a pillow like that she will find a way to do so 😉

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