Category Archives: decorating
This is the warmest winter we’ve ever experienced in our home. Last January we installed this woodstove which was a craigslist find. I can’t find out much about it since the company is out of business, but it’s old and I think it’s Yugoslavian. I could never go back to electric heat after this. Yes, it’s messy to bring in wood and deal with ash, and it’s one more chore; but it’s so comforting and warm and I love it.
I love my blue wall in the dining room. It was really frightening to purchase such a dark paint but it really makes the room feel cozy. The rest of the dining room and kitchen are a very light grey so it’s not too overwhelming.
A few months ago we painted our kitchen. Painting cabinets is a hellish task. I don’t think I’ll ever attempt it again. Totally worth paying a professional in my opinion. I love the result though! Our kitchen was such a cave before with nasty oak cabinets. We painted the walls in Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter at 70%. Next up is concrete counter tops and probably white subway tile for the back-splash.
I just took a quick snap of my new rug the other day (OK, who am I kidding? There’s no such thing as a quick snap with my camera. iphone user I am not.)
It’s a kilim rug from Turkey that I found on ebay. It’s not vintage, but after a little time in our house I’m sure it will take on a vintage “patina.”