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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Grays & Beiges

I decided to experiment with more grays and beiges (greiges) with our second home, as I was looking for more brighter ambience with a rustic modern touch. 

Roman shades for dining area

Combined dark espresso table with pale oak French chairs. SW Magnetic Gray for wall color. Roman shades in darker shade of grey to match the drapes in the living room.

Guest bedroom

Sponge painted accent wall and combination of antique white and espresso furnitures. 

Living room

We replaced the standard chandelier that came with the house with a wrought iron one from Pottery barn. I like the sparkle it adds to the room :)


Balcony on the backside of the house. Railing planters and the potted Hinoki cypress give good level of privacy while open enough to let the fresh air in. Interestingly an Oregon Junco bird duo found the planters safe and attractive to set up their nest. It was fun to feed them, watch them hang out in the balcony and listen to the young ones. Though it got a bit annoying at times when both birds would come out "scolding" us when we got near the planter to water it, in spite of the care I took to avoid the nest itself  :D

Early spring 

Mid summer; pansies have taken off in full form. And petunias add a nice softness. 


Patio on the front side of the house. Nice spot to watch people, dog, cars, sunset and paragliders take off from the top of Tiger mountain. 

Master bedroom 

(in spring)

The accent wall is another of our projects. We got the ready to stick reclaimed wood from Stikwood (Amazon.com offered it for discounted price and prime shipping). Added wrought iron accessories to dress up the room a bit. 

Red is one of my favorite colors. And winter is the perfect time to put it on display. It adds more cheer when the days get shorter. Got the accent pillow cover from an Etsy store.