Here we are, Friday again and we’re all anticipating the things we’ll do with an extra hour, let’s not worry about how early it will get dark.
Just a few things to share;
The first is the beautiful house we stayed in last weekend in Newcastle’s Gosforth area. Our pals have not long moved in to it and it is an absolute cracker. It was built in 1910 and has lots of original features left. You enter the house via the gorgeous and unusually shaped front door, then you’re hit by the wood panelling painted white – it really works. The floor in the hall and the other rooms downstairs is breathtaking too and when you look more closely you notice the inlaid detail round the edges. I was so inspired by the wooden hall that I have had (yet another) sanding floor company round today. Just cannot decide whether to go for dark or pale boards. Any advice gratefully received.
The other thing that strikes you about the house is the windows, so many bays with the original glazing. it was hard to capture how stunning they are and how huge!
Earthy was looking very seasonal today when I popped in, lovely to see the Halloween thing without hideousness (is that a word). I’ve never seen so many different types of pumpkins and squashes.
Lastly, there’s a new place to eat in Edinburgh and here’s the cover for the menu, designed collaboratively by two girls I know.
Remember to let me know whether you prefer dark or light wooden stripped floorboards, it’s beginning to get on my nerves that I cannot decide. Have a fabulous, autumnal weekend. xx
p.s. still no idea what the enamel item from yesterday is
5 thoughts on “25 October 2013”
You know I am as bad at making a decision but I am going to go light. What an amazing house you were at k x
Thanks, the reason I cannot decide is that I want to get it right!! You’ll get that I know.
I tend to prefer lighter floors as I think it keeps the whole space lighter. Also darker show more dust but if you sweep regularly that is no big deal. The rental house had lime/milk wash floors and I really liked how they lightened the whole space, even compared to my glossy pine but as you know I am super happy with the shine!
This house you have shared is gorgeous, love the front door, and that massive bay window and even the tiles are beautiful. mel x
Thanks for your thoughts, are your boards stained or natural?
Just showed my husband your house – he has weather envy. He liked your glossy boards too.
Take care, good to hear from you, x
Ps the owner of the house texted to say, ‘is that really my house?’ Sometimes we don’t see what’s good around us. Very deep for a Saturday morning!