I took a very short blog break and I'm back...
In a recent post on wall treatments I showed pictures of the original dark wood interior of our arts and crafts home.
Stephen Andrew mentioned that he'd be tempted to paint the interior of our Humble Bungalow white and I have to admit that if it were up to just me I'd be wielding a white paintbrush.
Architect, Milo S Farwell designed our small home over 100 years ago...
it is a modest, small and very humble abode.
There is a historic value in these wee arts and crafts bungalows and many are being demolished in favour of larger homes. So restoration and preservation, with a nod to the integrity of the period seems appropriate...we updated the kitchen and bathrooms in the style but with new fixtures and appliances.
Our home is on the Heritage Registry which means that it can never be demolished.
We must take care to maintain the home and can apply for grants to help with big projects...
we did this with our roof and plan to apply for a grant to help pay for the painting that it so badly needs.
The interior of the living, and dining rooms of our home have also been designated heritage...
so I would not be permitted to paint them white!
In our basement it's a different matter, we went with white white and more white!!!
The quartz counter top in the laundry area.
Vintage enamel bread tin and colander.
The tools are black and white too...
this duo sports a touch of lime.
The bench by the door with an oar...
The LG washer and dryer are pewter grey and the floor tile is a mottled black.
(my goodness! I spy tan lines from my flip flops)
A basic black bamboo dress hangs to dry.
This hall would be very dark if it was not for the white walls.
You can see the guest room at the end of the hall.
The bathroom has a white tiled floor with black accents.
The bathroom shelf which I purchased at HomeSense.
Vintage mirror that I found on the boulevard...
Someones trash is someones treasure!
I threw in this picture of a black and white pillow that we have on our linen slip covered sofa in the family room.
I bought a new Cut Loose white top at Roche Harbour Resort .
We recently cruised to San Juan Island in Washington State, for a few days aboard our Sea Ray.
(Isla, our darling grand daughter is the artist behind the picture)
BTW grand baby number 3 is due any day now...
I am excited to meet the new little girl.
I'll be putting together a pictorial post of Roche Harbour sometime soon...
it's such a pretty spot and I'd like to share it with you.
In case you didn't know it's a destination for weddings.
Apparently there are over 120 weddings held in the garden every year.
While we were there for 5 days we noted 3 weddings were held in the gardens.
Loved the dreamy white gowns that the brides wore...
one wedding had 4 brides maids and they all wore white gowns and carried bouquets of white roses they looked so elegant...
It's time to relax and brew a pot of tea.
Until next time...
thank you for stopping by.