Monday, 18 June 2012

Donna Hay Inspiration

I recently stumbled across the image below which happens to be the Donna Hay General Store in Woollahra, Sydney. I've been a fan of hers for years - probably got all her books too. Anyway, it got me thinking about our B+W colour scheme. Our current green peeling-off-the-weatherboards paint is being replaced with Dulux Whisper White.

We are actually removing the two windows either side of our front door and replacing them with french doors + fan lights. The room on the LHS will be the library/adults sitting room which will be fitted out with full height library shelving, and the room on the RHS will become the dining room. Having french doors opening onto the front verandah will allow better use of the area (think dinner party with people spilling out onto the deck to enjoy a glass of wine scenario.) Plus the doors will allow more natural light into the rooms - more than the current pokey windows provide anyway.

I'm hoping to install a similar cross-brace ballustrade on the upper level - the existing one is similar but has rotted out and is beyond repair. I'm liking the black french doors on Donna's General Store and may do the same with ours - but we will paint the rest of the windows on the cottage white.

Hoping to get the front facade of our place looking very similar (use your imagination people!) What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I think it will really suit the style of your house, particular that veranda balustrade profile. Our old neighbours painted their entire house Dulux White on white - inside and out! Made it look much bigger and more refined. We are doing Betsy Dulux vivid white throughout and the outside will be grey - once I finally find the right shade that I like. Btw good luck with your next budget plan- did you faint when you discovered the last one was so much over? We just ballpark figures, sure when the working drawings are quoted on it will go up, frantically squirreling money away for that. melx