Lime Washed Look

lime washed wood finish

What do y’all think of a Lime Washed wood finish?   Also known as White Washed, Cerused, Waxed, White Leaded, etc….

The first thing that pops into my mind when I think of a Lime Washed finish are the Bungalow 5‘s chairs that are available in “Limed” and “Gray Limed Oak”… (Check out their website for more fun styles!)

Monaco Armchair, Gray Limed Oak

Monaco Armchair, Gray Limed Oak

Hampton Chair, Limed

Hampton Chair, Limed

But there are many more uses for a limed look.  In the right setting, it could look great on floors, cabinets, case pieces, you name it.  Now check it out…  What’s your favorite?

white washed hardwood floors

#lime #washed #twin beds

Suzanne Tucker

India Hicks' Bahamas home

India Hicks’ Bahamas home

Better Homes & Gardens

white washed walls #fauxbois

lime washed chest

lime washed wood cabinets

William Hefner

Miles Redd

Miles Redd

Italian Country Living

Italian Country Living

lime washed walls

lime washed cabinets

Tammy Conner

Tammy Conner

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

Phoebe Howard

Phoebe Howard

white washed walls

Emma Templeton

lime washed beams

Suzanne Tucker

Suzanne Tucker

Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

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I like it!  I think it would look great especially in a beach house.

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Perfectly Pecky

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I’m having a major fetish with pecky cypress ceilings right now… I’ve always loved architectural details/accents that involve raw wood or beams, but the pecky cypress has to be one of my faves.  Maybe one day we will have a client who feels the same way.  Until then I will keep on admiring these pictures that capture the rustic beauty.  A recent Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles issue included an article on the gorgeous home of Mary Prillaman of Holland & Company.  Susan Ferrier (of McAlpine Booth & Ferrier) helped design her home, which is shown in these first three pictures.

summerfield - Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles - McAlpine Booth & Ferrier

summerfield - Atl Homes & Lifestyles - McAlpine Booth & Ferrier

summerfield - McAlpine Booth & Ferrier

Carole Weaks & Susan Massey

Carole Weaks & Susan Massey

Carole Weaks & Susan Massey

Carole Weaks & Susan Massey

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design by Beth Burgess, architecture by Chip Murrah

design by Beth Burgess, architecture by Chip Murrah

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Beaming

My parents new cabin was built completely out of wood.  Walls, ceilings, floors, everything.  The living room is completely open and you can see all of the HUGE beams that hold the house together.  A lot of them are over 200 years old.  I could stare at the gorgeous beams and heart pine floors for hours (I need to post pictures!).  It has made me more aware of wooden beams and how they add to the look of a room.  Some people love them so much they even add faux wooden beams to their ceilings – they don’t even serve a purpose.  I don’t blame them; I love the look of exposed beams…  Here are some favorite looks.

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Architectural Digest

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Better Homes & Gardens

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Douglas Friedman

 

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 NH Designs

Phoebe Howard

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Tom Scheerer

 Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

Tracery Interiors

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Beach Bound

Countdown to spending a whole week at the beach: 4 days!!!  And I cannot wait.  I used to think that living far away from the beach was a good thing because it made beach vacations more special.  Not anymore.  Now I’m convinced I would be perfectly fine living near the beach.  I would never take it for granted.  Maybe one day I’ll make this dream a reality. 

 

 

 via Country Living

 

Of course I would have these Graham & Green chairs in my breakfast room:

 

 

Or else I would have some bistro chairs like the ones in this dining area designed by Ashley Whitaker:

 

 

I love the pendants in the kitchen below…

 

 

But we all know I can’t resist my beloved Hicks pendants:

 

 

 

I would put these adorable Vineyard Striped Rugs from Ballard Designs in the hallways on hardwood floors…

 

A beach house isn’t complete without an outdoor shower.  How awesome is this one?

 

 

I love this driftwood lamp for a beach house — not sure where its from though.

 

 

 

 

Orkney chairs are very beachy in my opinion, of course my dream beach house has at least one…

 

 

 

 

I would probably go with this AMAZING Lotus wallpaper by Galbraith & Paul in one of the bathrooms… Seriously, this wallpaper is like my new favorite thing EVER.

 

 

Another outdoor shower inspiration (I think I like the other one better though).  Via Lonny

 

Here is Meg Ryan at her beach house:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Image sources:  Pink Wallpaper, Brabourne Farms, Greige, Home Bunch, Dering Hall, Elements of Style,

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Wood Paneled Walls

I love the look of walls made of horizontal paneled walls.  I’m not sure what the technical name for it is, but something like boarded walls, paneled walls, whatever… Anyways, my parents put several of these paneled walls in their enormous kitchen when they renovated it several years ago.  And now I’m obsessed!  I would hesitate to put a lot of art or furniture in front of such pretty wall.  They look so nice just naked.  It adds just the right amount of rustic charm.

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Holly Mathis Interiors

Kay Douglass via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 Lynn Morgan via House Beautiful

M Elle Design

 Susan Ferrier

sources:  Society Social, Thunder & Starlight, Self Architecture, Blue Print Bliss, Sporks & Stuff,

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