Thursday, November 19, 2009


Or at least we're seeing some real progress!
I have been so neglectful in making the time to update, and go through my pictures.

I was getting to a point, where I was getting tired of myself, and really wanted a critical eye, from a talented guy. Enter Timothy Mather, of TM Design. Tim is a designer whose work I have admired, and been inspired by; and he also just happens to love Hermes. Who better than to help me realise my vision of a room devoted to my H collection!

Tim has presented some fabulous ideas, not only for my H room; but for my home's overall design "story"

One of his ideas was to mirror the four two story tall, square columns that are an important architectural feature in the entrance hall. A brilliant idea that's going to look amazing!

As much of the interior materials and finishes had been chosen, and well underway, Tim had little time to bring himself up to speed; but he took on the challenge.
Tim, and I know far too well, just how challenging this has been! lol

I'm glad that Tim likes my choice of kitchen finishes, and flooring, and it was really exciting when Neff started to install the cabinetry. the island has birds eye maple "touch latch" doors on the side visible from the family room, bringing in the finish of the family room "built ins."

Tim was right about the paint selection for the kitchen/family room walls. I sampled almost every blue in the Farrow & Ball paints, and settled on Dix Blue.
Tim thought it would be too dark, and suggested Teresa's Green, so Teresa's Green was our final selection. The paint should be going on next week.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


We recently installed a new culvert, and some boulders were placed around it for protection, and painted for visibility.

I thought they looked like pumpkins, and was going to paint jack- o'- lantern, faces on them for Halloween.

Apparently one of our neighbours, was not amused, and stopped my fun before it started.

She drove up to the house and told our foreman that they were hideous, and it was affecting her ability to sell her farm!
She was informed of their temporary importance until our gate is completed, and hideous as they may very well be, they were not going anywhere soon.
She was given a choice of colour since she was so strongly against the orange.   She chose white.

We still haven't painted them.  lol

I took this picture tonight just as the full moon was rising.
"Ooh scary, eh kids?"