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Display Name: willeagle
Member Since: 6/15/10

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@Gardenmuse - I laughed out loud at your comment. thank you! I did wonder about 'what sort of person...'

I think I'd have dark colours even in a darker space/ with less natural light - I don't think they've ever affected my mood negatively, but then, someone recently pointed out to me that my 'creative' side is quite dark anyway, so I imagine it's just I'm the type that gravitates to the darker side of things. I love the richness and warmth they bring - and in some ways the sense of drama.

Weather wise in toronto - it's harsh winters (although not this winter) and beautiful summers. usually I like to hibernate in the winter, and in the summer, I'm in the yard or out and about in the city/ country!

Again, thank you all for kind comments and great input.


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2/6/12 04:02 PM

@Tequila Red - obviously I *LOVE* what you've done. Love it. I'm going to look up Knoxville Gray - it's so beautiful, I love the blue-ish tones, almost steel like while still being warm. Very nicely done.


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2/3/12 09:56 AM

@melglo - cromwell gray by benjamin moore in the main floor!

@wannabedesign - I do use the stove! but not often - I tend to bbq/ slow cooker/ steam more

@lolagirl - I gave the letters to a friend who collects 1950's memorabilia!

@calldoctorbison - I have a special love of anything Eagles - my surname is Eagle! can you spot all the other eagles in the house?

@tequila red - any photos of your living room online? and thank you :)

@kathrindehn - totally agreed. I hate it. it was there when I moved in. I tried to hide it somewhat with the table/ arrangement next to it, but, ugh, it's still so visible.... if you have any ideas, please let me know!


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2/2/12 01:19 PM

@Canadianmango - funnily enough, I see Tommy in my neighbourhood pub all the time. I've seen some of his work and we definitely share an aesthetic.

@troyce - I'm lucky to face east and west with my windows, so, it's pretty light all day.

@Marcelaz - that chandelier was a surprise find for me, and one of my favourite things.

@Kassgood - major major points for guessing Carbon Copy as the wall paint in the dressing room. One day I want a larger room with this wall colour.

@bellyache - yep! framed intaglio that I bought on ebay. copies of carnelian originals.

@Blandwagon - you know, I never really thought about it that way. I'll have a think. No one has really pointed that out before, and so it never occurred to me - but I like your point about semantics vs aesthetics. I do use artificial flowers often only because there isn't a good place to find what I want locally. Oh and those pink roses were fresh that day and died 3 days later. Pfft! What a shame. I should have dried them.

And many thanks to all for the very kind comments. It's been a joy to create it all, and to get feedback is the best part.


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2/2/12 08:31 AM

Thank you Lisa!!


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2/1/12 03:50 PM

@kissofhope - I'm going to rearrange the books and see how it looks! thank you for your very kind words. I love Shepherd's Pie!


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6/17/10 10:07 PM

@louise - the recess was already there, but, I put in the glass shelving. Quite satisfying! (although found out the recess wasn't a perfect shape, so it made it a bit more complicated!)

@nhw626 - that's a high compliment. thank you! I did repaint them, yes. Sand, prime, paint, and paint. Simple as that. I think I used pearl finish for extra durability. I left the insides pine (although I've thought about painting it)

The colour, Boothbay Gray, was a bit of an unexpected choice but it just worked somehow... I added the backsplash and lighting later.


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6/17/10 07:00 PM

@chicphillychick - thank you! :) although see my other comments about the backyard. I've worked really hard on it, but it's still a work in progress. It might look neglected to you but it gets more time from me than anything else.


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6/17/10 08:20 AM

@alexis0012 totally agreed. see my earlier comment to marciakoenig1 - I've really struggled to make the garden to be what I want it to be. soil quality, light, water, other established trees etc have made it really tough to get things to grow to the extent that's really needed to make it look mature and lush, still, I suppose I'm only 2.5 years in so it'll take time. When I moved in, it was just dead sod!!


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6/17/10 12:26 AM

@coletta - hey it's totally cool to give 'negative' feedback, it's all constructive. I tend to agree with you about the unfinished feel of the stove. the guy who had the house before me put the kitchen in and it always felt a bit like something was missing, although I never changed it because the space is so small and I didn't want to eat into the living room so decided to live with it!

the light over the dining table isn't centred just because I tend to move the table itself around a bit, but, I did keep the light centered with the room and not the table itself (so that if someone else were to move in and have a different configuration, at least the light would be centered with something!)


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6/17/10 12:24 AM

@marciakoenig1 - totally agreed. I've struggled to get some things to grow and really establish themselves (lost a lot of things, despite best efforts) mainly because there's a large tree with a very aggressive root system that I think is choking some things out. Fallopia is an easy-out, but, it's done well (you can see it in the right hand corner) and I'm working on more. It's fuller now than when the pics were taken, but still has a way to go...


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6/16/10 04:18 PM

@thorndale - the table and prints in the bathroom haven't seem to been affected by the steam, although the bathroom isn't used daily as it's a guest bathroom!


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6/16/10 11:37 AM

@sweetchiceventschicago - you wouldn't be the first!! a recent guest commented on only that. I recently bought new hardware to remount the glass shelves as I originally used simple brass ones, but I want to switch the mounts to more 'designed' chrome mounts from Lee Valley Hardware.... but its one of those jobs that never gets done because it's not crying out to be completed.


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6/15/10 10:52 PM

BTW if anyone is interested, I posted the BEFORE photos here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/willeagle/sets/72157624285147652/


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6/15/10 10:47 PM

@rouquinne - I was on the tour two years ago. I was thinking about putting the house on the tour again this year as the guest room hadn't been finished by then.


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6/15/10 10:46 PM

Hey everyone. I really appreciate all your comments. Thanks for saying such nice things.

I've really enjoyed working on the house to get it to this point and to have people who know/ love interiors provide such great comments and feedback is really good.

@jacksonlalonde - the kitchen cabinet colour was an odd and surprising choice. The cabinets were unvarnished pine when I moved in!

@bepsf - the cabinet is pre-1850s I think. It's luck that it fit. I saw it in the store, loved it but left it for a week thinking there's no way it would fit, but then finally measured up and decided to get it. I took the doors off and hid them behind it.

@b77 - I love Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte but it gives me a headache (I discovered after buying it!) so now I keep it in the guest bathroom to spray on the pine cones just before guests arrive.

@CBH - I've heard it can be a bit vignette-ish, but I didn't stage very much for the shoot - it's typically like this most days.


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6/15/10 05:18 PM