I don’t get garden-envy very often. We have a nice size backyard and while it’s not the poshest place in the world, we did it ourselves and we love it. However, this garden has some elements that I would definitely like to encorporate into my backyard.
The step in the back with the flowers is nice. I would lose the flamingo – but that’s just me. Pink flamingos remind me of a rather disgusting John Waters movie…
This is where the ‘elements I would like to encorporate’ come in. We still have Keter plastic tables and chairs in our backyard. Not the sexiest stylings I can assure you. This would be much nicer to come back and see.
I love this. The built in chairs with the multi-colored cushions beg you to lounge outside.
In fact, when I went out there originally there was a guy just sitting there. His family eventually came out and forced him to leave (I originally thought he lived in the house – nope).
See the colorful lampshade – funny how you see them everywhere.
Now imagine you went through the living room over to the master bath…
It’s a little funky, but a lot of fun.
The nude above the necklaces reflects another nude above the bath (not pictured). Not my taste, mind you, but it’s an idea for the bathroom. I do like the jewelry holder. What a wonderful way to accessorize both yourself and a room.
The bedroom had a lot of storage, but it was all very well sorted. The wall opposite this antique armoir had a built in closet and drawers in an off-white shade which blended with the walls. (You can see my husbands reflection in the glass.)
Another armoir anchors the master bedroom. Notice the built-in headboard and ‘side tables’ (the shelves on the side with tchochkes on them).
More storage is set into the wall, hidden away.
Heating and shelving combine.
A reading corner next to the window.
The bedroom leads out onto the back patio.
Someone had asked me once about how to transition a tile floor to a wood one. Well, this is about as good as it gets. I’m not nuts about it – but I could live with it in order to have wood flooring.
The Gerbers actually renovate houses for a living, and I would have loved to have given their information. However, the person from Houses from Within hasn’t written back to me regarding this information and I lost their card. Sorry folks.
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This is a wonderful house. Full of colour and character and style. Thanks for bringing it to us.
But what is by far the most enviable aspect of the house, for me, is the radiators. Real, hot water, plumbed-in radiators. Oh, how I miss them when it’s wet and cold!
It must be incredible to walk into this house in the winter and be welcomed with warmth. Do they have aircon as well?