24.6.10

Clean Slate


















Seeing this house has been like a little therapy session for me. It's helped me resolve my loathing of slate floors that developed a few years ago in a 70's style brown brick house. It was quite a large house and it had acres of slate that had been sealed. It was dark, dingy and just looked bloody awful! Have hated the stuff ever since.

But this application above is a breath of fresh air. Soft, light and unsealed - the way natural stone should be. It has really made me change my "hate slate'' attitude.

The other part of  the application of it here, is the continual flow of it, indoors and out. Perfect material for a clean, light, and casual surface.

Images from here

14 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

It has a great flow and that view is incredible...It really is like a therapy :)
I want that tub...So amazing :)
Kisses, darling

1 Funky Woman said...

These are some amazing pictures! I love the view but I have to say it might creep me out to take a bath with that guy watching me, ha!

Simply Mel said...

Slate is ideal for a home near the beach ~ and the art/photographs on the walls are quite incredible too!

Kerri said...

I hear you Jules, we have the 80's trifecta - pine/crick/black slate - but these floors are gorgeous. I'd be very happy if mine looked like this! K xx

Kerri said...

Ooh, this thumb is so annoying! I mean 'brick'!!!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh it's great! I love the outdoor slate part. How heavenly!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh gosh hon that last one is the money shot, I'd give a lot to be there right now!

The boys and the dog....I'm totally made...lol. Yeah so loved that mesh pouch (bought back memories) and the colouring of the page, I was pleased it all looked pretty... *wink
xoxoxo

Gifts of Serendipity said...

Well Jules you've done it.
I've read stacks of mags, followed lots of great blogs but this is my 'true' home/
The bath, the view, the vibe!
Thank you for the joy in this post.

X! Felicity

one sydney road said...

sigh...so gorgeous! maybe it's the ocean view that makes slate work :) because it looks so beautiful in this house!

Kendall said...

I like the slate. I'm glad you've had a change of heart!

Punctuation Mark said...

this is a fantastic space... love the white covers on the chairs!

Amanda said...

And the view out that window with the sparkly sea is pretty gorgeous too!

La Feem said...

It looks pretty fabulous, loving it here too but you're right it has to be in the right setting or it's too much!

Sarah Klassen said...

This home is so so beautiful! I love the slipcovers and many other details throughout... this is just gorgeous and I'm so happy you shared :)

xo

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