Saturday, March 24, 2012

A fresh new look

For many people white/nuetral walls are the norm and they wouldn't consider having anything else, but l only recently realised that l've NEVER had white walls, they've been every colour of the rainbow and then some, but not white..... So when deciding on a change, it seemed a little OUT there for me......l'd been tossing the idea around in my head for a while and when l came across Lyn Gardeners' house in a mag ( here ) l was thinkin'... YEHH that could work for me, and with Winter almost upon us, l really liked the idea of a lighter, brighter space.

So this is what it looks like now. You can see how it used to look here (though the colour's not quite right- it was more yellow). The new paint colour is Dulux Hog Bristle- quarter strength. (It's a warm white).
There's nearly always a bit/lot of junk laying around, you know what l mean books, papers and  projects of some sort, but mum and sis were coming for a cuppa so l tidied up and thought it was also a good time to take some pics......

The timber table top, wooden architraves, skirting boards and timber kitchen add a bit of warmth and depth to the space. l haven't shown kitchen pics cos' it's so outdated looking.... but not yet old enough to be considered vintage ;-)) The bench tops were changed a couple of years ago and match better with the white walls.

l also painted the dresser that l was NEVER gonna paint.... but what's the sense of it sitting in the spare room cos it's the wrong colour for the dining room. (You can see how it used to look here).
The backboards of the dresser were painted in a warm greenish grey to bring out the colour of the dinnerset.


All the bits and bobs were rearranged......the morning sun through the dining room window gave a nice play of light.

So then l was all inspired to put a few things together and take some pics to share. Vintage millinary flowers and carnival glass beads.

Sis bought a gorgeous bunch of Lisianthus (Eutoma) of course. 

Some rose stems were cut to length and popped into the cups - prrrdy.

And now for our pinterest pretties.
This pic and the two below are from Tricia Guild.   

I hope you all have a fun weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

Til next time,



  1. Your home is looking gorgeous Bron, so neat, clean and airy..the colour is beautiful, but I have already forgotten the previous wall colour.

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend, T x

  2. Bron, your home looks AMAZING!!!! It's so magazine ready!!! You have made a gorgeous choice! It's white and, yet, so warm and welcoming! I absolutely LOVE the roses in the cups!!! Definitely Pinterest material! xo

  3. Wow! Your home looks amazing bron and the colour you've chosen is perfect. Lovely photos too bron, I really, really love the roses in the cups ... such gorgeousness!
    Have a great week.

  4. What a gorgeous home - fresh, stylish & pretty!
    Love the pink roses on the dresser
    Melissah from Country Style Chic