• Posts Tagged ‘dream home’

    Dreams of schemes

    by  • March 20, 2014 • 'The Room I Envy' by ..., Sitting room • 0 Comments

    Living-room-22

    Pale perfection…

    You got to have a dream,
    If you don’t have a dream,
    How you gonna have a dream come true?

    I’ll let you ponder which song contains these lyrics. But aren’t they just true? Half the pleasure in reading 25 Beautiful Homes is looking at gorgeous interiors and fantasising. Before having kids, me and my wife took great pride in restoring our succession of Victorian houses to an updated version of their original state. We’d come home from work, grab a bite to eat and get straight on with the tasks in hand. This could be filling the gaps in the old floorboards with strips of paper to stop the draughts coming up between them (it actually works!), or tearing off the woodchip (with the help of a steamer) or rag-rolling the walls to create an effect to marvel at (or so we thought at the time…). I was clearing out the garage at the weekend and unearthed a long-lost box of photos of our marbled wall, which seemed perfect then – especially as it hid sticky fingerprints and ‘accidental’ doodles – but doesn’t look that great now. Now the boys are grown up, I’m back to dreaming about clean lines and pale palettes and a lovely calm mood, and the room shown embodies that. Mind you, I think it’s a pipe dream – give it 10 more years and I’ll be doddering around the place in muddy shoes, spilling cups of tea, with not enough energy to keep the place up to scratch and freshly painted. But there’s nothing wrong in putting your dreams into words – it’s called Happy Talk.

    Seán O

     

     

     

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    Can I come in? Massachusetts hippy house

    by  • August 11, 2010 • Cool kitchens, Desirable dining, Stylish living • 2 Comments

    I’m getting so excited about watching my friend perform in Massachusetts next year, so I’ve been browsing through Boston house tours on Apartment Therapy, to get some style tips from The States – and it’s an absolute pleasure.

    I love this colourful hippy haven because it’s full of character and personality. What do you guys think? Too much Seventies?

    roomenvy - light turqouise kitchen

    roomenvy - light turqouise kitchen

    roomenvy - retro living room

    roomenvy - retro living room

    roomenvy - cute dining room

    roomenvy - cute dining room

    roomenvy - colourful living room seating area

    roomenvy - colourful living room seating area

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