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RE: Smaller Homes (Follow-Up #78)

posted by: house_vixen on 07.08.2006 at 01:07 pm in Smaller Homes Forum

I see some familiar names here! So glad this forum got off the ground.

So many have already stated my thoughts on smaller homes--and boy, did I need your "fix"! Mr Vix's relatives are visiting, and his father will NOT SHUT UP about all the big houses/cavernous open kitchens/BLAH BLAH BLAH that are so "wonderful." I'm nearly 40 but I am so very tempted to start screaming madly since my brushoffs aren't working, ha! [One more day, one more day]

And a) our house isn't even that small -- ~1600 sq/ft plus basement storage; b) it's just the two of us, and while there are a few layout "challenges" in general/with visitors it's kind of fun to crowd around when we have guests and c) I don't even want what he thinks is the cat's pajamas! Sure, it's fun to fantasize about some of the gorgeous big older homes I see, but truth be told I'd be happy to size down in exchange for great detailing/clever storage.

Not that I'm irritated that he hasn't found one nice thing to say about our old fixer-upper in four years of visits, snort. IIRC [<--- attempt at fairness] Maybe what drives me round the bend isn't the dearth of compliments, but the repeated Hymns to Conspicuous Consumption? Geez, if I'm going to have more house than I need I'll take two smaller houses, PLS THX!

Okaaaay, hope this rant doesn't kill the thread! Anyway, we have two small and "intriguingly laid-out" bathrooms to reno at some point, so I'll be keeping my eyes out for solutions to take or share.

As far as space and furniture, I use a lot of thrift-shop 50s furniture in my 1905 house--love the spare lines and smaller scale. [Gotta do something to counterbalance Mr Vix's beloved tree trunk table, which is decidedly too large for our daintily-sized LR!] We also use whatever we feel like for things like nightstands or freestanding storage.

Here is a link that might be useful: Vix's 'Smallish.Oldish.Mineish.' Joint

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this person has gorgeous Italian glass kitchen tiles. see weblink.
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Blues

posted by: AmySRQ on 11.06.2005 at 09:09 pm in Home Decorating Forum

EK Gustavian Gray

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RE: Farrow & Ball Paint/Colors (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: gwendolynne on 12.01.2007 at 11:14 am in Home Decorating Forum

Sure!

Farrow's Cream, nighttime with lights on:

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Farrow's Cream, natural daylight:

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Picture Gallery Red:

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Picture Gallery Red with a little bit of the Farrow's Cream and Light Blue in the background:

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Pointing (trim) with Light Blue, Farrow's Cream, Picture Gallery Red:

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Farrow's Cream and Light Blue:

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Light Blue (natural light, no flash):

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Parma Gray (without and then with flash):

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Cooking Apple Green (lovely colour, but didn't work in this kitchen):

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Dimity:

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Chinese Blue (loved this when it went on the walls, but it only lasted about a month. Very intense colour and REALLY didn't work with the floor):

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Wow, I really need some new pictures of my house! Some of these are very outdated....

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RE: greys (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: hoffman on 02.02.2008 at 01:40 pm in Home Decorating Forum

My kitchen in BM Beacon Gray:

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RE: greys (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: alex9179 on 01.13.2008 at 09:02 am in Home Decorating Forum

I haven't used it in my bedrooms, but I'm trying to find an entry and living room color. I'll post my test swatches in case you like one of them.
The entry door wall is Foggy Bay by Do It Best (they use SW paint). It has a green cast and is somewhat similar to Restoration Hardware's Silver Sage.
The wall next to is Silver Screen by SW. A light taupe-y gray.
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This color is my own experiment using a Pastel Base (Do It Best) with a measure of every color except black. My own poor man's attempt at something similar to full-spectrum. I work at a hardware store and was able to experiment with some paint we had to trash after someone drove into the front of the store. Very exciting. Anyway, it takes on a different cast depending on the lighting. Hints of green, or blue, or violet at different times of the day.
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