Friday, May 13, 2011

the master bath































































click HERE to read the "details" post on this bath


114 comments:

  1. What a beautiful bathroom. Can I ask, how does the hide rug hold up in a bathroom?

    I love the painting above the sink!

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  2. OMG! Joan, I'm going crazy for this room! I think it might be my favorite of all the ones I've seen so far ... I think, gosh, I don't know! :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Gorgeous!

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  3. As always, your rooms inspire! I look forward to reading the stories behind the pieces and the renovation. :)

    I hope you'll do a post on orchids and how to care for them. Yours are beautiful.

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  4. Oh my goodness! Perfection! That is one gorgeous, and very large, space that you have given such a luxurious and yet cozy feel to. Congratulations!

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  5. The most beautiful bathroom ever!

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  6. gorgeous! Love the paint color. How does the hardwood floor do with the moisture?

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  7. I am dying. I am sure that I was supposed to live here! I seriously think it is perfect. Amazing.

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  8. ...every single thing...right down to how the sunshine touches the orange pillow...is absolutely perfect...

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  9. ps...perhaps that orange pillow i mentioned is a mink pillow?!...in any event...it is perfect...

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  10. pps...now this is the room i would love for the original farmer's WIFE to see...

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  11. Absolutely LOVELY, as always!

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  12. It's a spa in your own house- wow!! :)

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  13. So peaceful and lovely, Joan! What is your secret with the orchids? I know you have them in other spots in your home and they all look gorgeous! I've always heard they are finicky and difficult...what's your experience been?
    Heidi @ Show Some Decor

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  14. Oooohhh... Joan, I love it! So very pretty! I love the artwork, chandelier, vanity, all your pretty accessories, and that table lamp is amazing. What color are the walls? Beautiful job :)

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  15. Joan,

    I love your bathroom! That vanity is incredible (I remember the post from when you found it!)

    And all of your marble bird baths (I only have two) but I love how your grouped them together.

    I have a question...I have always heard that your shouldn't keep fine art in the bathroom because of steam and moisture, but your paintings (I spy your new watercolor) really add so much to the room. Are you worried about something like that or no?

    And is that a mini-bay window seat in the shower! There is so much to look at! Off to show my mom!
    Cali

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  16. yes, yes, yes! been waiting on this one for a long time. and it was so worth it. Beautiful wall color and the vanity blew me away. Joan, did you design and place everything in your home yourself? You have an amazing style and I relish seeing all your rooms like this. thank you so much for being so generous! donna

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  17. What a wonderful room...I would NEVER let my husband in! ;) Michelle

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  18. Oh. my. goodness. I am speechless. Every detail is perfection. Would you consider adopting me? Ella and I would get along just fine. I promise to be good. :)

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  19. Fabulous! I love it! What a beautiful bathroom to get ready in every day.

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  20. ::Clunk::

    Now There is a bath...I can fall down and not hit my head on anything!!

    It is like a livingroom with a shower...

    (long low wolf whistle)

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  21. Oh my word! If I were to dream up my most perfect bathroom, this would be it! I absolutely love it!

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  22. I have always wanted a bathroom that was large enough to put an armchair in...yours is perfect. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Cristine

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  23. Love it! I want to live in your master bath!

    Holly

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  24. That bath area is taking my breath away, it's so beautiful!

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  25. Beautiful! May I ask how wide is the vanity?

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  26. Oh, Joan, you've done it again! It's just stunning!

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  27. I know it is so wrong to covet thy neighbor's goods, but man I am soooo covering yours! I gasped when I saw the first picture and was close to tears by the time I had looked at all the pictures! You have such a gift, such talent! Another remarkable beautiful room!

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  28. O.M.Goodness, this is amazingly gorgeous!!!! Every single thing in this bathroom is perfection. I love every detail!!!!! So many unexpected things that work perfectly together!!!! Gorgeous, my jaw is hanging open!!!!!! XO, Pinky

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  29. Oh this turned out so nice! I'm so glad you didn't paint that mahogany piece you used for the sink! It looks soooo...... nice! :) Your mercury glass accents with that green (celadon?) look so great- and that bit if silver in the frame above is perfect! Your soft color on the wall works perfectly with your pictures! Gee your good! :) I truly do love this!

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  30. OH MY GOSH!!! amazing!!! Im in love!! Great job!!

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  31. One word...GORGEOUS!!!

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  32. Not only am I in awe of your bathroom, I'm in awe that your husband keeps it neat. (Or did you have to put away "stuff" before you took the picture?)

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  33. Oh my goodness, what incredible photographs! What a gorgeous and truly magnificent room! I'm in love with every detail! I just found your blog and it's great, you are living in my dream area! I'm in Texas and I love it too.

    I'll be back!
    Nancy

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  34. Your bathroom is beautiful Joan. I especially like the shutters...not sure why exactly because I don't typically like shutters but they are so perfect in that room!

    xo

    kelley

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  35. Just beautiful. Love the chandelier. It's almost like it's not even a bathroom!

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  36. It popped into my mind the other day that if I was ever lucky enough to have a designer or an architect ask me 'what is your style" or "show us some examples of rooms you love" I would just say your house. Every room is gorgeous and welcoming.

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  37. joan...it's friday... very late afternoon...end of a long work day...end of a long work week... and here, in your special space, i have found the gift of much-needed refreshment. my thanks, my friend. weekend joy to you in return. - xok.

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  38. So beautiful and inviting! You have done an amazing job - can't wait to read about the details. Have a great weekend!

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  39. OK, so I pretty much want to move in and live in this bathroom. Gorgeous!

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  40. Absolute perfection!! Just gorgeous and inviting!!! Would not change a thing!!! kathysue

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  41. This bath has the feel of a sitting room. Very nice! I love the iron and crystal sconces the most. The crystals look like a smoky amethyst...or are they just smokey?

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  42. love this room, it's simply beautiful.

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  43. Wowsers, Joan, this is amazing. I love it all. So beautiful, so soulful. May I just move in with you? :)
    Beautiful!
    xo Isa

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  44. My green eyed moster is raging! (Down, girl, down!) Seriously, it's positively lovely. Thank you for sharing!!!

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  45. Joan, your bathroom is pure perfection. Oh how I wish is had one like this. You have thought of every tiny detail. Superb!

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  46. So gorgeous. I confess, sometimes I contrive ways to accidentally meet you. Your house and style is so incredible, and so what I wish I was doing, that I can't help but believe we would be bosom buddies.

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  47. gorgeous as is the rest of your home! you have inspired me to begin collecting originals!

    Meg

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  48. I'm so jealous...it is amazing! A comfy chair in the master bath is such a luxury!!! And I love the dark wood contrasted with the neutral colors. So relaxing and elegant.

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  49. Oh my! What can I say? It's too lovely for words.

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  50. I don't think you could drag me from the bathroom if this was mine! Amazing, breathtaking, dreamy, gorgeous, devine....There are not enough words!
    Lacy

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  51. You have the most amazing bathroom I have ever seen in my life. I am dying here, wow!

    Megan

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  52. I think all the rooms in your home are perfection. The colors, textures, use of space and overall attention to detail resonate with me. I love your style.
    I'm particularly loving the shutters in your master bath. Would love for you to share details about them. I like the contrast of dark hardware to the white shutter.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  53. Please can I come and live in your bathroom - it is beyond gorgeous in every detail. Coming from little England it looks less a bathroom more an entire wing.

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  54. My favorite pieces are the rug( we are going to Canton Tx in June just to purchase one)the tub and the chandy.Soooo Romantic!

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  55. Oh! That's my tub you have there! Please bring it back at once. I have coveted it for many a year and hope that I can make room for it in our bathroom reno which may or may not happen this decade!

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  56. much older sister SusanMay 14, 2011 at 6:56 AM

    Do you dry off before or after you sit in that chair? Isn't that Mamaw's table by the chair?

    Just lovely Joanie!

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  57. Joan, Dan, and Ella: peaceful........
    Every positive adjective describes this room.
    Cindy

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  58. Amazing, amazing, amazing !! Love the rug, and the artwork in between your mirrors is beautiful. Love the vignette on your counter, too. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

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  59. Love this, especially the painting and how you paired it with the mercury glass and green. Love the tub and pedestal base.....looks like a Kohler.

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  60. Hello,

    It's just beautiful.

    Thanks
    Jérôme

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  61. Hello,

    It's breathtaking! What a gorgeous room... Thank you for sharing and for your inspiration this morning! Enjoy!
    Claudia

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  62. gorgeous...love your house...love your blog...love it all

    thank you for visiting farmhouse kitchen and leaving the kind words...

    where are you in new hampshire, i LOVE new england...we visited portsmouth and keene on our way to stay at the ol' tavern in Grafton...and then on up into vermont and across into Maine...i have a problem though...i get so HOMESICK for my pets i can hardly enjoy myself :-{

    i just love all my "kids" so much !!!!

    so happy to stop by today for a visit...always enjoy my visit with you

    kary and teddy

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  63. I have been perusing for years ideas for remodeling our master bath. Yours is absolute perfection! Wow.....thank you so much for sharing :)

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  64. This is awe inspiring!! You have done a fabulous job!

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  65. Joan,
    I seriously don't know how you leave the house on any given day, and now I just don't know how you ever drag yourself from this space!

    You have my fantasy vanity...was it a family piece or did you purchase it just for this purpose? I've been on the hunt for 3 years :(
    xo,
    ~R

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  66. well I am speechless which is saying a whole lot...utterly divine....

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  67. Wow, great bathroom. had to go back and read your post about the vanity. you've given me encouragement to wait for the right thing. thank you.

    - minnesota gardener

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  68. hi joan,

    i remember your early posts about your bathroom and it's so cool to see it finished. it is all beautiful but i think my fav part is the bank of shutters. they are perfect!

    xo
    janet

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  69. I love the way your vanity turned out. Interesting you decided not to paint it after all. The natural wood adds to the spa feel of the room.

    Thanks for continuing to share and being an inspiration,
    Shea

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  70. I love your house, its land and your style. And the bath is lovely. But if you are open to what I hope is constructive feedback, then I will say that I found my eye needing a place to rest: an unadorned table top or a quiet wall between all the beauty. But maybe that's just me.

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  71. I found you through Trina at A Country Farmhouse. Your home is just as beautiful as hers! I grew up in Vermont, so your NH house speaks to me. You may have close to my dream kitchen. It's all just so beautiful! I live in a small Cape in Massachusetts now, but I try to make it as serene and charming and vintage as I can, and this is a tremendous inspiration. Best wishes!
    Amy

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  72. OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY! Utterly beautiful; these pics should be in Architectural Digest. Love the overall big picture of the palette and style: the lighter tones balanced with palest aquas and silver. Gorgeous! Love the details: the way the shower door, chair and rug all flow at the same angle, the collection of bird baths, the vanity arrangement. Every inch shows careful thought and planning. OUTSTANDING IN EVERY WAY!

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  73. joan, have you been approached by all the shelter mags (that are left, anyway) to have your home photographed? If not, they should be calling you incessantly after seeing this bathroom. Simply beautiful! You have such a gorgeous home and a natural "eye" for well edited, clean, warm and classic spaces. Bravo!

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  74. They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words. Thank you for this 15,000 (time 100!) words. Your bathroom is a dream. You know this is a book. For the Love of House the book. I want a signed copy...

    xo
    Brooke

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  75. Joan, the first few images had my mouth gaping but when the vanity image showed itself I had to pick myself up off the floor...truly stunning! And seeing your perfect little corner nook with the comfy chair did me in completely, in the loveliest of ways. You've created such a special retreat...it just couldn't be more beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing!
    xo J~

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  76. Love the bathroom Joan...very inspiring. I am hoping to build an ensuite soon, squeezing into my existing bedroom space but it will only be 2.7m x .9m I don't know what that is in American, but read small!!!! Still small can be interesting!

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  77. Fantastic! I can't believe how many of the same looks I've used in my master bath...ie the color & furniture vanity. Big difference is yours is finished! I'm going to hold on to these pics for continued inspiration. Congrats...

    www.ajbarnesonline.blogspot.com

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  78. Simply gorgeous! I love the sink console you chose! Absolutely beautiful. :)

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  79. I just clicked on and went back to read your post when you 'finally' found your vanity - which BTW is exactly my dining sideboard. The marble top looks perfect. The tone of the wood against the white bath is gorgeous.
    You lovely lady, have a great eye for blending and defining elements together.

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  80. BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
    xoTrina

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  81. I cannot stop staring at the photos of your beautiful bathroom! I love all the natural light, the soft colors, the stunning fixtures, the wood floors and that beautiful marble-topped antique buffet-turned bathroom sink! I actually have the same one in my dining room (without the marble, but I'm guessing you added that later?). I've been thinking about selling it, but I may just hold onto it cause I LOVE how it looks in a bathroom! Do you still have the use of the drawers and cabinets? Can't wait to read more about this lovely room. Perfection! In every way!

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  82. Amazing masterbath! Can you tell me what color the paint is? Also, what is the width and depth of your double-sink vanity? We're considering doing something similar but the buffet we're looking at is 65" wide.

    Thanks so much; love your blog!

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  83. ...just so you know...brooke isn't the only one who wants a signed copy...

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  84. Joan,
    Brooke, Laney and now, Chris! Sign me up ...'For the Love of a House!'...the book! Love it, covet! Simply the Best!!!!

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  85. Wow! Love this room...perfect blend of white/dark. Speaks elegance. I love your style!

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  86. I love LOVE your style and color choices. This bathroom is nothing short of perfect!!

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  87. I am in love with your entire bathroom - especially the bath tub

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  88. WOW, the only word that comes to mind is PERFECTION!!!
    XO
    Kristin

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  89. Stunning! And that floor??June 10, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    WOW-this is freakin fantastic! Can I get the deets on that floor?? Simply-GORGEOUS!

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  90. hi Stunning!
    the deets on the floor...

    it is Eastern white pine, stained and sealed with tung oil

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  91. This is the first time I've visited you blog! The sweet gal from the lettered cottage blog sent me your way! I LOVE that hide rug! Can I ask where you got it! I can't wait to read everything on your blog! And your pup is also adorable!

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  92. hi Maggie!
    the hide is from Ikea. at the very bottom of the post you can click on "the room details" which will take you to the next post which talks about the room!
    welcome and happy to have you here!

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  93. fabulous bathroom! do you have a post on here, like the other rooms, that describes it in detail? I may have missed this...
    I love how you describe the details - just YUMMY!!!
    heidi

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  94. hi heidi! thank you, and yes there is a detailed post on the bath... if you click "the room details" at the very bottom of this post it will take you there!! or you can also find it by clicking "master bath" on the TOPICS OF INTEREST on my sidebar.

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  95. I grew up in a small town in New Hampshire (1 traffic light!) and my parents still live there. Your description and the style with which you decorated your farmhouse exactly captures the spirit I love so much about home. Thank you for sharing!

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  96. Hola, he encontrado tu blog y me parece genial, he visitado tu casa, preciosa, y las estancias maravillosas, muy linda decoración. El baño maravilloso. Saludos desde C.R.

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  97. From the moment I saw the sweet little chest in your foyer, we could be best friends!
    I had the same issues with our master bath and even had a wonderful sideboard much like yours, but was chased away trying to make two sinks work with the measurements. I see it didn't deter you! Are you still ok with the sinks visually overlapping the middle drawer space?
    I would love your opinion before I make any last minute decisions.

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  98. I've been searching in google for some ideas and fortuitously found your fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com blog. Thanks for sharing your talent and wholesome information with us. You are a bright light!

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  99. Absolutely stunning. I love the monochromatic them through out your home…you are truly blessed!

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  100. Visiting AGAIN! Your Blog is Beautiful and I am pinning your posts to my Pinterest account(Jennifer Horowitz~ Goose Bump Factor)! Just Beautiful...Thank you for sharing your designs.

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  101. This might be my favourite house of all time and I love houses! Absolutely perfect!

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  102. Your rooms are gorgeous, but I have to be honest and say that I find the dead cow skins on the floors to be disrespectful, sad and cruel. There's something very disturbing about decorating our homes with the skins of animals who have been violently killed for no ethically-justifiably reason. But maybe (hopefully) they're faux?

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  103. This bathroom just took my breath away... adore the timber floors, and your vanity .... exquisite!

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  104. Hi there. I just stumbled upon your blog, and am very excited to see your retro-fit double sink vanity unit. I have been collecting pictures of old units, and have been harboring the idea that I could get someone to fit sinks into them, and a carrera marble top on the top. Do you mind me asking how you went about doing this? Was it a friendly plumber or stone mason, or both, who helped you with this?

    My house is an Edwardian (1907) semi in Buckinghamshire, UK, and is currently undergoing major renovations. I really want to redecorate with a tradtional style with a modern take but staying true to the house's Edwardian roots - I LOVE your style. I have been copying and pasting photos of your french doors and bathroom tiles in particular. Can you also tell me how wide your french doors are? I have just designed mine to be 80 cm wide each, with 80cm sidelights - but I worry that this might be too wide to look right... Sorry, just blathering now! Thanks for reading x

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    1. hi Suzie, Yes- we used a carpenter, plumber and stone mason to complete the job. They had never done anything like this, but with a little extra guidance and explanation of what I wanted in the finished product, they got the job done. My french doors in the master bedroom (which are the doors I believe you are asking about?) measure 68" total- that's for the entire double framed opening (sorry, you're going to have to do the conversion;) Hope this answers your questions.

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  105. Hi,

    Could we use this image (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-guyralDL69s/Tc1kgZcKW0I/AAAAAAAADgE/lDzE1Y2kNpQ/s1600/IMG_3663.JPG) on an interior design blog post about the use of cowhide in interior design?

    We are happy to provide full attribution and a link to your site for the readers.

    It is for a blog post for a Dallas interior designer, Nicole Arnold.

    Thank you!

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