I really really love this post, far more than a simple black post warrants. I think what is making it work is the light- its very golden, and with the black pole is reminiscent of burnt wood and coals. I’m really liking that effect.

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Reblog mostly for feel- this just has such a lovely energy to it. I love the super high ceilings and the windows that go all the way up. I also absolutely love the colour of that floor, it’s utterly gorgeous.

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I’ve never seen a corner window seat like this before, but I quite like it. From within the seat you get a really broad view, much more for the small size of the windows than you would have if it were on a flat wall. From the room, it means you get better light through more of the day. 

I’ve never seen a corner window seat like this before, but I quite like it. From within the seat you get a really broad view, much more for the small size of the windows than you would have if it were on a flat wall. From the room, it means you get better light through more of the day. 

Another example of cob/strawbale being used in a way that is modern and clean looking. I really like the warmth of the exposed beams, and that mezzanine would be nice and warm in winter, directly over that amazing fireplace. Not sure what the floor is, looks like it might be some kind of stain on render, but it is also nice and warm. The simple furnishings and the built in daybed by the fire are nicely to my taste.

Another example of cob/strawbale being used in a way that is modern and clean looking. I really like the warmth of the exposed beams, and that mezzanine would be nice and warm in winter, directly over that amazing fireplace. Not sure what the floor is, looks like it might be some kind of stain on render, but it is also nice and warm. The simple furnishings and the built in daybed by the fire are nicely to my taste.

This is a super cool idea! How lovely to look straight out into the treetops. The dark contrast wood against the white walls is particularly striking, and I love the curvature of the walls. I’d want a lip on the outer edge though, I can just see myself knocking things off the desk and into the garden below :)

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I like the exposed beams on the porch, and the small wall running out into the garden. I love the path- I totally have a thing for really BIG pavers with stuff growing in between them. I actually like the garden in general, simple but generously green, with evidence of some properly big trees. The house itself is pleasant, if generic.

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Even though this is another one of those “I can stack boxes” houses, I don’t mind it because of the garden. I love the decking walkways surrounded by water, and I love that the water is actually populated with plants. Too often water features are wet deserts with nothing growing in them, so the lilies here are nice. I do wonder where something like this would fall with Australia’s new stupid pool fencing laws… Houndiusmaximus, any thoughts?

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I really like the curves and asymmetry of this. I particularly like the way each line will often continue even as it changes wall, like the one that begins on the outer wall.

It’s pictures like this that really bring home to me how important garden design is to your house. My first impression on looking at this was “what a lovely room!” On closer inspection, it’s actually a very ordinary room- what makes it so nice is the natural light and the flow out into the lush greenery outside. It’s one of the advantages of actually trying to force myself to identify what it is in a picture that I like, it helps me to stop falling for pictures where the location is doing all the work, and start looking at what about the structure, the furniture and the garden design are doing. Those are all things I can actually change in my own home, whereas a spectacular view is only if you get lucky when you buy. 

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I kinda like this. It’s one of those weird ones where I’m not sure that I would want it myself, but it appeals to me.

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