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Sunday, May 04, 2008


There was a house tour today - an annual fundraiser for a local group. I'm not sure what prompted me to go, as I'd never done so before. I know there are beautiful houses in my town, because I've been in plenty of them. But these - I dunno - it was somehow all about "look what we bought!" All the state-of-the-art kitchens and expensive furniture leave me cold. Still, there were some high points:

I very much liked this simple kitchen. The big cupboard just inside the back door solves the "no mud room" problem. I loved the concrete countertops.

Just opposite this long table is the main working area. This is a room where a family could happily hang out in any number of comfortable scenarios.

I think the blackboard paint idea is a great one for a child's room. I understand that you can get the same paint now with built-in magnetic properties. What next?

This back yard's simple wood platform appealed to me. It was a part of the most modest house (by far) on the tour - but also the one with the most clever design ideas.

And I am always drawn to ponds - particularly simple ones like this. There was a small pumping action going, which meant there had to be electricity coming from somewhere, but I couldn't figure out from where, as it was in the most remote corner of the yard (as mine would/will be when I get to it, sooner or later....)


Anonymous beecher said...

I love the look of that kitchen!! I was surprised at how shiny concrete counters looked. Any more pictures of that room?

8:30 AM  
Blogger sukipoet said...

I love seeing houses. Yes, the kitchen seems quite practical and cheerful. The blackboard wall is stupendous. Good luck making your pond. And enjoyed the art show tour and a peek at your pastel. I thought it was lovely. Bravo for being in the show.

8:36 AM  
Blogger sixty-five said...

I only took those two - sorry! The designer (who was there) is Elise Blatt. email is studiosquare@comcast.net. Phone is 973 566 0240. She volunteered the name of the company that made the cabinets, which I promptly forgot. But I'm sure she'd be receptive to any inquiries.

6:13 PM  

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