Friday, 18 February 2011

Soft Industrial House Of Yum

 I think we alI pretty much agree with you that the Kitchen of Serenity was utterly gorgeous but completely devoid of character. Like a very beautiful but lifeless mannequin.

I loved the feeling of calm though. I want some of that in my kitchen. If the space was mine, I'd just float around in a haze of tranquility.

{Plus, let's be frank, the floating-business would stop any dirty footprints on that pristine floor.}

But, still.....I love spaces that reflect the people that live in them and that wasn't one of them. Who wants to live a showroom? Oh, no takers?

I think that's why I love touches of soft industrial so much. Pieces with a past add a whole heap of personality.

In the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing some of the things that I've used to add a bit of pizazz to the space we have.

I love the kitchen here...but the rest of the scrumptious house caught my roving eye as well so I sneaked that in just for you.

Yes, YOU!

{Ooooh, the postman just knocked on my door with an Amazon delivery. I got a little bit sidetracked with looking at my jaw-droppingly-luscious new book - I DEFINITELY feel a book review coming on. It's been a while since the last one, hasn't it?}

I want a clock like that. And when I say 'I want', I mean obsessively searching. What are they even called? If you have any ideas for UK sources then please will you let me know?

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Have a fantabulous weekend, sugarbuns.


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lisaroy said...

I love all these spaces - the industrial touches really do add such lovely personality to a space. Plus it's fun to source out all these quirky bits! have a great weekend my dear xo

michelle said...

Yes I like that kitchen a bit better. Very cozy and charming and the rest of the house is so full of character. I have no idea what kind of clock that is other than big ji-normous clock! ;) It is really beautiful. I bet you could make one dearie! :)

Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs from across the pond!

Alison Agnew said...

a.dore. that kitchen...yum indeed. and the chesterfield sofa hanging out in the living room? i have the same thing in a club chair that i snagged on craigslist last year. now this home i could settle into.


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Theresa said...

Hi Sarah,
I am begining to love vintage industrial. Thanks for the inspiration, I am getting ready to finish our older boys room, and I plan to use some of these ideas!

Missy K said...

Well, you had me with the first picture-- the industrial touches juxtaposed with the deep warmth of the wood-- wow wow!

Now, what book did you receive-- inquiring minds want to know!

Nat at Made in Home said...

I love the pictures and the style. exactly what I would have if I did not have already too much furniture for the house, and I promise against my better judgement to de-clutter...

Christine said...

oh, yes, I love things with a headboard in the bedroom is a pair of damaged armoire doors removed from a destroyed hutch after a house fire. The tops are a bit charred and the patina on the doors is amazing.

High Street Cottage said...

What gorgeous inspiration. I love the masculine touches in this home, Sarah. With all the fluff in blogland it's a nice change. Not that there's anything wrong with fluff, I fluff with the best of them. ha! Email me on the question you asked, or I'll email you, xoxo tami

alison said...

Oh Miss Sarah, you seem to manage to post on a topic that is always close to my heart.

I've been browsing online, looking at various styles to try to figure out how to include a bit of an industrial edge to my new (to be, one day, in the not too distant future, getting closer everyday now) kitchen.

I love lots of new, love lots of white, love lots of neutrals, love a bit of colour here and there, love warmth, love character and how to combine it all with a bit of industrial thrown into the mix. This is fun!
Alison xx

ps. Yes, I think Wales counts as travel abroad ; ) I've not been to Wales. I come from ''New South Wales'' in Oz, but never been to the ''real'' Wales!!

Young Adventures... said...

I love that desk!!! Happy Weekend!

Meera @ firstsense said...

This place is gorgeous! Mmmm give me a touch of industrial with lovely colours and I am putty in your hands!

That clock is COOL! Coach House has some giant industrial/rustic clocks but this one is something special. Let me know if you find something like that!

Your facebook page is fun! Ingrid or Blythe? :) I've also just created a page (had to stop being scared of facebook at some point) and need to get people to notice it and give me some facebook love!

Have a lovely weekend, sweetpea.

Meera xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah,
I know, these extra big clocks have a magnetic force that keeps pulling my attention their way too. But then i stop and think about what a domating effect it would have on the space in which I place it and then I reconsider. So I'm still considering it, but now only thinking about either the front hallway or the parlor. And I'm sure the clock will find me eventually. Just as it will you. Have a great weekend and thanks for the inspiration file!!

Low Tide High Style said...

I love a house that has a bit of personality and this one is chock full! That clock is gorgeous and I hope you find one just like it!

Kat :)

michele said...

you had me at HOUSE OF YUM. man i love the good copy that makes. i'm crushing on industrial too. for years i've wanted casters on everything! yes, get on that book review!

love it when you call us sugarbuns.


Unknown said...

I really like this house ... even if I would paint some furniture in white!
Enjoy a beautiful weekend ... I hope the weather is sunny

Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair said...

Ooh me - i will join! Loving the pics - big fan of industrial pieces too, I love that grey floor with the pink bedspread!
Rachie xo

Lila said...

Yes these rooms suit me a bit more than the kitchen post. AND double yes on that clock!

chris said...

The folding chairs in the last photo are fabulous! Wouldn't it be fun to have a table you could wheel in and out to sit at those?

Anonymous said...

All that furniture is a dream with all of those drawers! I am obsessed with drawers! Maybe it's because I don't have any in my house.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarahx!

It's fun to see people using less conventional ideas to decorating their homes. While, I liked the size of the last kitchen, this one definitely has more warmth and personality. I'd pick a few things from this kitchen and add them to the last. You can do that, right?!! :D

Hope you find a clock you love. I have a clock fetish so I understand your quest. They call them GINORMOUS clocks, haha!

Lovely weekend, sweetie!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Lots of lovely objets (ooh la la) in those pics. Love the different types of wooden furniture and those chairs in one of the pics are fantabulous. Not so sure about the display of what looks like tools in the bedroom, I'm finding that a bit bizarre.

Now, Sarah, come on, get that crochet hook out again and get crocheting. There are lots of tutorials out there. I followed one on a blog called Do you mind if I knit. But Attic 24 is also tres tres bon. If I can do it with my clumsy fingers and my limited understanding of instructions, then I KNOW you can.

Bye bye, have a lovely w/end. xx

American in Bath said...

I want the folding chairs. They'd fit in the barely-a-double bedroom, right?

Cindy said...

Hello my friend,
Talk about contrasts! Yesterday's and today's posts are that. I do like today's, I adore all of the furniture. I especially like the theatre seats and the dark wood furniture.
Great posts, where do you find such great houses?
Hugs, Cindy

Carla @ Hammers and High Heels said...

Fun! I didn't know you had a FB page, I just 'liked' it! I have one too for Hammers and High Heels! Sometimes I don't know the difference between blogging and updating my FB with blog stuff, seems the same, but oh well! You should stop by our FB page!

Casa Très Chic said...

Love images three and five.
We can feel the personalities of the owners through these images, love the style.

Leah - The Inside Story said...

Hi Sarah,

I love this post. The character and warmth of this home shine through. Quirky and individual and those gorgeous industrial pieces are just beautiful. Have a lovely weekend! Leahxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah, Oh do i love the kitchen in the first picture!! I'm also really starting to love the industrial look. I have been bringing in a little at a time.


Unknown said...

Oh my gosh, I could sit and stare at these pictures all day. I love all the funky touches.


Hi Sarah, I totally agree... spaces should have a story to tell... something that just cannot be acquired by popping along to a new furniture showroom. A collective home tells a story of your life and your personal style :) Have fun. Lisa

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Yeah, that other kitchen was a bit stark, but I like this one.

Marlis said...

Thanks for dropping in.. I almost wrote Queen Elizabeth.. now that would have stirred up the pot!! But caught myself.. I love the home you just showed.. it's amazing. I was in an acquaintances home this past weekend and although the house was exquisitely decorated.. it was just that a house devoid of personality because it lost it's character. Everything was brand new and there was nothing that showed age or continuity. Okay, it's just not my style.. Thanks for inspiring us.

Anonymous said...

That clock is amazing! I bet you could come up with a great knock off version making it yourself or someone out there in blogland could-

bee blessed

Anonymous said...

Love these images. So much inspiration.

Lisa x

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Wow they are all lovely rooms have a lovely weekend thanks for sharing xox

Sarah said...

LOVE the dining area in the first image. Those chests of drawers, the mix of timber and chrome. I also love the warm greys on the some of the walls, with the fresh white. Just beautiful, and a little bit masculine.

Sarah said...

ps I'm follower #685.

Michelle said...

OoooooooooooooOoooooooooo, I want that clock too!

Travel With Lulu said...

Love the eclectic vintage industrial look every time. I am a simpleton ;). I'll keep an eye out for that clock - really cool


Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What a great way to use unique and vintage pieces without all the clutter. Yes, floating would definitely be a wonderful way to go around admiring a home like that.
Patricia :o)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm really enjoying your blog. Your style is right up my street. We've recently moved into a Victorian cottage and we're enjoying gradually making it our own. My only complaint is that I have ordered three books from amazon since reading your blog, neither my hubby, or the postman are very impressed!! Julie from Wrexham.

Claudia Lane said...

Sarah I love your blog and these images...oh my...they are beautiful... the details, the colours, the furniture, everything in them is wonderful...Have just found you and am your newest follower :)) said...

Totally agreeing that the house has to look lived in or what's the point? It's meant to be shared right? Love the pictures and, yes that humungo clock is gorgeous!

Olive said...

Totally smitten with that clock!

One Shabby Old House said...

I love the clock you are searching for too. I make a couple of said faux clocks. There was a tutorial going on and I can't think of who did it. I will hunt for it but they looked like a picture that Pottery Barn had in their winter magazine a while ago. Now mind you they didn't have clock works but they were awesome.
I will see if I can find where that was and send it too you.
Ps....I am on FB. So if you see a Rebecca P...... It will be me.

Room Seventeen said...

Hi Sarah, yes I take one sofa for myself. But I can't decide, the sandy color or the grey color ;-))

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Gorgeous house. I love the vintage/antique touches. I have to agree, that clock is fabulous. I'm particularly fond of the dining chairs.

Unknown said...

Oooh I'm such a sucker for a bit of industrial! I've been trying to figure out how to add touches in my home as well and this is just perfect inspiration! Love! xx

Elaine said...

That clock is spectacular. I hope you have an equally huge wall to carry it off.

I bought a huge clock like the ones found in train stations for my hallway. Still trying to find the best way to hang it. I am a little clock obsessed.

Castors said...

Nice man. Extremely informative post. I'll be sure to pass this along to my industrial guys.

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