This is a laundry room.  Laundry room!!  The friend with whom I drove to the middle of the Earth for that very special faucet is nearing the finish line.  The cabinet doors are yet to be hung but the room is coming together and beautifully.  The counters are soapstone as is that pretty farmhouse sink.  Best part is this is the back of a 3rd car garage bay.  The front half still left with plenty of room to store bikes and scooters.  So smart.

Photos of my laundry room would break the Internet so I will spare you all but suffice it to say I am green with envy.  This is the perfect landing spot for everything that collects throughout the house and drives one batty.

I finally bit the bullet and bought the myrtle topiaries I have been eyeing at Terrain for the past couple of months.   I am hoping this is not one of those sad topiary stories.  I moved them outside for some sun and watering yesterday.   It’s been two weeks  . . . longer than I thought to keep them alive so pretty darn proud.

I recently requested a catalog from Forbes and Lomax and these light switches will put all your others to shame.  Designer light switches – does it get any better than that?

The air is warming a bit and it’s time to start thinking about outside, namely patio trees.  I have some ideas for quick shade.  More to come  soon . . .

Finalizing Paint Colors

I’ve been threatening to paint this brick since before closing on the house and it seems it may possibly happen this spring. It’s time to cover up the paint splatters, mismatched grout and put some color on this bad boy.

Problem is I am torn on color and finish.  Do I paint in earnest or have the brick white-washed?  There is a strong case for both sides.

I continue to come back to this combination.  Creamy base with a grayish-green shutter.  But what  to do about windows and paneling?  Hmmmm.

And then there’s this house that keeps pulling me back into the whitewash camp.  Green shutters, the white trim, it all would work on our house, too.


Here’s another beautiful house with the same color scheme.