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Walking Over Haddon in The Peak District

I confess I'm a fair weather walker, which means I often want to walk on our holidays, but whether we go is always dependent on the weather. I have a Goretex jacket but it's like a talisman. I own it, but I don't want to wear it and I hope vainly that just by having spent so much on it an schlepping it with me that it's going to ward off the rain! As you can see my travel planning involves a good deal of "magical thinking!" In California our cultural exuberance (paired with low standards) means we shamelessly call anything a "hike"  - as if we've scaled Everest in an afternoon. Here in England I'm not sure I even qualify as a "walker" because that denotes a level of seriousness I've failed at previously. Minimally it means you're wearing boots  and have an Ordnance Survey map (and possibly a compass) in your back pocket. I guess I'm more of stroller to be honest and I've blogged about my strolls all over the world; m…

More on the bathroom...

Following on from the last post, and to give you a better idea of our bathroom plans, here are the tiles we're using. This one  is a gorgeous, interlocking tile with ridged Carrara and glass which will go around the room and vanity mirror. I love this tile and if I could have afforded it I would have had an entire wall of it, but given the expense that would be insanity!



In the shower we have two vertical strips of clear and frosted glass bullets, very simple and contemporary. In order to give it some color I laid the strips out on the floor and picked through the sheets piece by piece, randomly adding green glass tiles. The idea was to add some movement - which hopefully reminds you of rain. It was time consuming but well worth it. The tile has been installed and it has a very interesting look though it looks a little gray right now because it hasn't been grouted. In the photos below you can see the green tiles we added .....


...and how it looks installed on the shower wall. At the bottom of the shower you can see the long linear drain which looks very modern and allows you to slope the floor in a single direction.




I'm not entirely sure all the different elements go together, I think I should have picked less rather than more, but I'm hoping the lights, paint and floor will help pull things together. These are some of the colors we're considering. I love paint names, they are so pretentious, Marscapone or Tranquillity anyone?!







Comments

Anna said…
Oh, you can't beat the Farrow and Ball chart for the names. They are the Masters. 'Elephant's Breath' was a long favourite of mine!

All looks very swish!
Yes, you've got to love 'Elephant's breath' rather than something functional like 'Elephant's hide'!

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