Category Archives: colour

Hanging with Andrew McIntosh Patrick

  When I come back to the house I usually end up pulling out one of the books or magazines I have on the homes and collections of Andrew McIntosh Patrick.  It is my way of taking stock. It allows me … Continue reading

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The right size but the wrong green

As both Wedgewood and the colour green are constant themes on this blog, I thought I’d write a short posting on two green eggcups purchased today for a dollar. They were found at the local hospice, along with a small … Continue reading

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Revisiting paint effects, theatrical and otherwise.

I recently acquired a suite of three elliptical Italianate landscape paintings. They were purchased primarily for their frames, which I mistakenly thought were circular – one of the perils of online purchasing but that is, as they say, another story. … Continue reading

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A night in the Garden room

This is a small space created from what was once the washhouse. In the tradition of that room it is not connected to the main house except by the back verandah. The old concrete-floored washhouse was built on the ground … Continue reading

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only walking through

Sometimes I worry that we don’t use the big studio room in our house enough. It was, in fact, the reason we bought this house – against all reason. Well, Douglas says I forced him to buy this house. And … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls …

Merry Christmas – to all Decor Extremes followers from Peter and me. Now I ‘m not generally one for Christmas, although I must say I am settling into the rift this year – with excellent presents – the new Constance … Continue reading

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Avoiding Violet

In order to obey the household rule regarding the purchase of small paintings (no more it is decreed), I’ve been on the look out for larger Victorian paintings. These are few and far between.  What’s more I’ve discovered that we … Continue reading

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An Absurd Luxury

Luxury by its nature is absurd. It is excess – not what is needed – but what the heart cherishes and the mind daydreams about. The ‘plate room’ is Douglas and my luxury item in terms of the renovation of … Continue reading

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