September 10, 2010

it's in the mix

If I stay true to what I love, and all the time I feel more and more comfortable and confident in doing so ( it takes time doesn't it?! ) I love the mix of warm wood in a space. Whether old or new, an inexpensive find, or full of family history, mixed with a creamy white and black, I just love it-



Helen Bertelson's dining and bedroom via style at home and a kitchen that has me weak in the knees every time I look at it-


and a classic, that I'm sure we all fell for when it was originally featured in Canadian House and Home, a kitchen by Tommy Smythe.. the floors, lighting, table, cabinets.. it's an elegance that's timeless-



What have you discovered you love in a space?

20 comments:

this free bird said...

I, too, love wood. I'm just drawn to it. Usually the more worn and weathered the greater the pull. I wonder why that is? My acupuncturist was telling me something about it when I mentioned it to her, but I forget what she said. Will have to ask again...

ps-just came back from Calgary. Have you been in Holt lately?? ohemgeefabulosity.

xoxo,
Carrie

TamStyles said...

i have two of those images in a post..and i love them all. the rooms are so pretty and well done. and the black kitchen is priceless.

Sarah said...

Love the pics...I love the kitty in the first picture. I have found I am obsessed with pillows and curtains - fabrics of any kind. But pillows are really something I have been going out of my way to look at. Have a great weekend!
x

paula said...

Look warm and cool tones in a room. Real wood is rather lovely.

Cara said...

WOW! i think I am in love with these kitchens!

Vintage Home said...

...it seems I llike everything out there ..but for my home timeless is best ..elegant ..well I am trying to achieve that!..love all the inspiration your posting!

mydesignchic said...

I also love how the wood contrasts with white accessories-beautiful images!

Staley Mc said...

Those two kitchens are both beautiful! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

I've discovered that I am drawn to white walls with bright art accents!!

And that kitchen by Tommy Smythe is to die for! Have a great weekend Sarah!

Brandi said...

Goodness I love the wood islands! I get tired of seeing painted furniture all the time. Yes, sometimes it's necessary but not every piece!

The Zhush said...

You are so right about the look of the wood..it really does add warmth and style to a space!

Sarah said...

I love old, wormy wood with a beautiful finish like Helen Bertelson's dining room table! :)

On a related note, I was visiting my grandfather, who used to own antique shops, last weekend and he showed me a beautiful table he had refinished with French Polish he made out of olive oil and something else. It had just a soft gleam to it and I can't wait to try it- does anyone know how to make the concoction??

JMW said...

That bed in the first photo is beautiful! And I love that kitchen toward the end - the combination of the black and white is perfect.

christine, just bella said...

I saw that first home in the recent Style at Home and am in LOVE. To me it is just the perfect blend of modern and antiques... so lovely.

Thanks so much for your sweet comment. I love meeting my fellow Canadians too! Go Canada!

Have a great weekend, Sarah!

Nuit said...

couldnt agree more!!! those tables and islands are SO perfect. I specially love the first dining table and that mirror reflecting the fabulous brick wall. amAziNG!! x

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

In complete agreement here. I love the look of wood in a space...raw wood or stained. So many people want to paint everything all the time and the warmth of the wood tones are so comforting and cozy.

Urbanstems said...

oh that house has a hold on me too. I too love the mix. Hope the ballet bun works out well for you! Sinead

Dumbwit Tellher said...

So love the carriage style lantern & the dark (slate?) floors & the pattern that the tiles were laid. Black framed windows gorgeous too.
It's likely a new space that speaks as though it has a history. Great vibe!

Hello Lover... said...

I absolutely love that kitchen by Tommy Smythe!

Michelle said...

I love high contrast. That's the bottom line for my house!