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Inspiration for our house at The Paddock
love the colours
When Family Handyman magazine commissioned architect Marcelo Valdes to design a woodshop shed that the average homeowner could construct in one weekend from local lumber store materials, he responded with a concept that stuck to a one-word mantra: "simplicity."
The 700-square-foot woodshop has a wood planer, a jointer, hand tools, routers, pneumatic nailers and more. Suctions below and above his table saw suck up sawdust, storing about six garbage bags' worth every month.
Because of its lightweight and durable characteristics, bamboo works well as a material for blinds. Moisture resistant, it's easy to wipe down, but most important, bamboo blinds create a wonderful sunscreen while still allowing you to see out.
in love with the ottoman
gorgeous corner bar
cosy corner bar
a nice touch! footrail for the bar
A shoji-style door brings Japanese style to the master bedroom and closet.
“We take our time to buy something, but when we buy it, it’s forever.”
hairpin coffee table legs
Many people think the porch is encased by glass, but the material is actually fine fabric mesh screens from Phifer. (The only windows are on the trailer and the two inside the bathroom addition.) The owner is allergic to insect bites, so great attention was given to making sure the living spaces were completely secure. There's even a steel screen underneath the floorboards
Mudroom. What could be more efficient than having a washer and dryer in the same room where dirty socks, wet gloves and soiled jackets land? This beautifully integrated space does an admirable job of keeping the laundry pile to a dull roar. Bonus points for that gorgeous sky-blue ceiling, a trick borrowed from the classic front-porch technique.
Pantry. The pass-through layout in this combination laundry room and pantry makes for an especially smart use of space
in floor bookcase in front of projector wall
Sofa: Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin, circa 1960s, Salvation Army; coffee table: Isamu Noguchi for Herman Miller, circa 1960s
An old bottle of bourbon is embedded in this bar's stone wall.
These artistic homeowners welded wrenches together for a new use as a gate handle.
Flos Arco Floor Lamp
love the bar on wheels in the background
in wall fireplace and coloured skirting board
36-inch Aulani Single Bowl Italian Fireclay Farmhouse Sink with Drainboard - $669.95
sink with draining board
wrought iron rods and heavy drapery give a rich luxurious feel
nice home office