This Damn House

Either the wallpaper goes or I do.

Equally occasionally, I will like a dining room that isn’t very pale or very dark. COLOR!!! Except that I generally feel like it clashes with the food? Although in reality, most of my entertaining and meals happen on the couch, so I’m clearly talking out my ass about living like a grownup.

Very, very occasionally, I like a dining room that doesn’t involve a big-ass pendant lamp hanging down from the ceiling. Possibly the exception that proves the rule?

A DARK DINING ROOM: GET INTO IT.

(also, how sick is that skull upholstery? so sick. must have.)

Never let it be said I wasn’t into chairs that are all the same color, as I clearly am. The first photo in particular appeals since they took a bunch of different styles of chair and made them all the same color, which kind of turns them into a set.

I think this is a nice way to get some striking effects with large light fixtures while still keeping an “eat-in kitchen nook” feeling with a small table and only 4 chairs.

I think this is a nice way to get some striking effects with large light fixtures while still keeping an “eat-in kitchen nook” feeling with a small table and only 4 chairs.

I love quite a bit about this room:
The balance of the original wood floors and the brassiness of the large globe pendant light. 
The mix of school room/industrial dining room chairs
The rectangular painting opposite the almost-complete circle of (if I recall correctly) souvenir pennies
The blanked out light explosion from the all-white windows with no window treatments

I love quite a bit about this room:

  • The balance of the original wood floors and the brassiness of the large globe pendant light.
  • The mix of school room/industrial dining room chairs
  • The rectangular painting opposite the almost-complete circle of (if I recall correctly) souvenir pennies
  • The blanked out light explosion from the all-white windows with no window treatments

Couple of different varieties of chandeliers + long work tables. I tend to go to extremes with dining rooms; I want them either very very light and spare or dark as all fuck. You’ll see.

While I understand that the light bulbs would be a pain in the ass to clean, I feel like it’d be worth it. This is as close to “steampunk” as I can get without vomiting everywhere, btw. Rivets and naked bulbs: cool. Cephalopods and brass everywhere for no reason: not cool.

While I understand that the light bulbs would be a pain in the ass to clean, I feel like it’d be worth it. This is as close to “steampunk” as I can get without vomiting everywhere, btw. Rivets and naked bulbs: cool. Cephalopods and brass everywhere for no reason: not cool.

To wrap up bathroom week, I leave you with this: a black bathroom. It strikes me as badass. Also, I may or may not have a very vocal inner 14-year-old. 

To wrap up bathroom week, I leave you with this: a black bathroom. It strikes me as badass. Also, I may or may not have a very vocal inner 14-year-old. 

The part of me that really, really likes almost everything in the Anthropologie catalog also really, really likes that backsplash. I don’t know if I’d ever actually do it, and I certainly wouldn’t hang so much stuff around it, but I I don’t know. It’s very warm and cozy and my inner young Molly Weasley enjoys it.

The part of me that really, really likes almost everything in the Anthropologie catalog also really, really likes that backsplash. I don’t know if I’d ever actually do it, and I certainly wouldn’t hang so much stuff around it, but I I don’t know. It’s very warm and cozy and my inner young Molly Weasley enjoys it.

…sometimes I hate architects and designers.

(WHERE. ARE THE TOOTHBRUSHES. SUPPOSED TO LIVE.)

…sometimes I hate architects and designers.

(WHERE. ARE THE TOOTHBRUSHES. SUPPOSED TO LIVE.)

Grey is my favorite color, and so I love this bathroom on principle, even though it’s not at all my style and the giant glass jar in the woven basket confuses the hell out of me.

Grey is my favorite color, and so I love this bathroom on principle, even though it’s not at all my style and the giant glass jar in the woven basket confuses the hell out of me.

I cannot tell if chrome penny tile is amazingly cool or hideously bad. I also cannot tell if I’d like it more in a kitchen versus a bathroom.

Feelings.

BEHOLD THE POWER OF GROUT. The reason why you see white subway tile in tons of renovation before/afters, especially DIY ones, is because that stuff is the cheapest tile you can get (I believe). I just love that the people who did this one mixed it up a little and went for it with the grey grout. Totally different than every other bathroom using white subway tile. Also, I like the ruffles on the shower curtain to balance out all the cold grey lines.
Still confused as hell by the wood floor in a bathroom. [tells herself it’s engineered hardwood just to stay sane]

BEHOLD THE POWER OF GROUT. The reason why you see white subway tile in tons of renovation before/afters, especially DIY ones, is because that stuff is the cheapest tile you can get (I believe). I just love that the people who did this one mixed it up a little and went for it with the grey grout. Totally different than every other bathroom using white subway tile. Also, I like the ruffles on the shower curtain to balance out all the cold grey lines.

Still confused as hell by the wood floor in a bathroom. [tells herself it’s engineered hardwood just to stay sane]

Can you imagine how many times a week you’ve had to dust that stupid light fixture to keep the glass smudge-free? Ditto with the clear walls in the shower. Also that cuckoo clock is making me angry.
Geez do I hate twee design. It’s bad enough when it’s a baby’s room, but expanding it to the rest of the house so that the only adjective for your bathroom is “precious”? Look at your life, look at your choices.

Can you imagine how many times a week you’ve had to dust that stupid light fixture to keep the glass smudge-free? Ditto with the clear walls in the shower. Also that cuckoo clock is making me angry.

Geez do I hate twee design. It’s bad enough when it’s a baby’s room, but expanding it to the rest of the house so that the only adjective for your bathroom is “precious”? Look at your life, look at your choices.