Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sometimes When Things Are Just Not Working . . .

. . . you need to step back and take a long hard look. On the same property as the boatshed is a house, whose living room has looked like this for the past five years. While I've made do with the furniture due to a lack of funds, the Klimt print on the wall bothered me in that it seemed a little too formal for the laid-back beachy feel I wanted:


So I took it off the wall. Pretty radical after five years. Then I got a mirror from somewhere else that seemed to be a little more casual and put it up in its place. I think the room works a lot better now:


On the front veranda is a setting which I recently had re-covered and I like the sand coloured upholstery. I threw some cushions on it a few months ago because I had them lying around, and there they've stayed. But I've always thought the autumnal tones didn't look quite right. They weren't totally wrong, but something about them niggled:

So I put these blue-toned ones there instead, and I think they fit the over all aesthetic of the house much better, and make me want to sit there:


Now to tackle a few other problem areas that don't quite work . . . I think I'll be posting on this quite regularly in future.

4 comments:

* said...

Beth I love this post, you have done a fabulous job with that outdoor set. It was so nice to meet you at the workshop and I look forward to keeping up to date with your lovely house & boatshed!

laura said...

Hi there, lovely post, i think your improvements were just great!! especially the striped blue pillows! gorgeous! And you are so lucky to have gone to the Shannon fricke workshops! I am so jealous!!!
Laura c xx

Beach Vintage.com said...

Oh my goodness, that outdoor setting is to die for.

CALinteriors said...

Hi Beth! Love your work. Just discovered your blog...very inspirational:))

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