rustic kitchen

casa bianca kitchen

The renovation of the Casa Bianca kitchen is slowly coming along, we were aiming to have it finished before Sam's parents arrived from Australia but then we each fell sick in turn. Sam did manage to get the finish on the wall and ceiling, and he has started the floor tiles (which look great) but […] Read More

inexpensive makeover

  Sam's parents are coming over from Australia, that's WHY! It's been three years since we've seen them and they are arriving here in the last week of March. They will be staying with us for three months. So they need a space of their own. With our Loft Apartment taking bookings and our own […] Read More

lessons from the orto

" Grow your Life from the Heart "    Lessons from the Orto Do you grow your own vegetables? Up until we started growing our own food I never actually realized the lessons from the orto would make a difference. That the food would taste was so superior to any I had ever eaten. Having […] Read More

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'Time does not pass, it continues...'   Marty Rubin  Years of darkness peel away and the beams in our Rustic Kitchen are restored to an original warmth. The house has taken on an entirely different feel as if it took a big sigh now that all those layers have been removed. The ceilings seem higher […] Read More

rustic italian kitchen

'The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten'  Cesare Pavese The heart of most homes is the kitchen, our rustic Italian kitchen is starting to take shape after a bit of TLC and lots of work from Sam. Over the last few days he pulled out the old sink and tiles, mixed up […] Read More