Brown on white

Some midweek visual pleasures here from a light-filled home captured by Anna Kern

{Looking at that fireplace especially at this time of year is suddenly creating a bout of 
"I want, I need, I want" 
ringing inside my head, hmm... 
Thankfully there are other ways to keep warm,
like a long soak in the bath, grey woolly socks, church candles, 
and fennel&marshmallow root tea
- a recipe that worked a treat tonight.}


Carole Poirot said...

I just love the look of dark wood against a white backdrop! This is beautiful especially because of the not-too-precious look. Have a lovely evening xo

BEACH & EAU said...


cathypentonatelier said...

Your blog is still by far my favourite just gorgeous in every aspect....Thank you for sharing all these lovely images as always...

michele said...

church candles and a soak! yes, please!


carolyn bradford said...

Loved all of the pictures! Very inviting and inspiring!

Fågel Blå said...

So beautiful!
Whith love

Carola said...

åh! wow.
The prettiest pictures,
Love it. all of it.

Emily said...

I just love this aesthetic! Great post!

Doina Manea said...

I was longing for some just plain wood furniture, and Voilà! The fireplace is, indeed, a focus point of my vision and dreams for the time being. I was wondering about that large crucifix hanging from a coat-hanger. Quite an unusual place, there may have a significance, or just an aesthetic one. Charming house.

After a couple of soggy days, this Thursday the weather is sunny but crisp-crisp.

Nell said...

Une très belle ambiance, moi aussi j'adore

Maria - Mary made this said...

What a lovely place!

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

I so agree,
an all-white background has the danger of looking,
well, too white,
but with these worn browns and fireplace that's so invitingly a little crooked around the edges,
it all looks just right!

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

Wow indeed :)

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

Cathy, we go back a loooong time,
so this was extra touching to hear.
Thank you for the encouraging words, x

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

No soak tonight,
but the church candles are still doing their trick
(oh and a glass of red wine :) )

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

Nice to hear :)

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

Anna Kern is a name that's stuck with me,
I'm sure she's never photographed a boring and sterile looking house :)

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

Love it all, too
(but especially, especially that fireplace... )

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

I wish I knew a little more about the place,
definitely has a Swedish-Danishy feel.

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

Yes, not sure how much here is a product of styling versus the real thing
(as regards the crucifix).
Crisp-crisp here, too, with a nice bit of sunshine today!
A fireplace like that, one day!

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

Merci pour ton commentaire, x

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

Simply charming, x

Rebecca / Sanctuary said...

P.S. I was a little shocked as I noticed that the word 'Love' at the end of this post looked rather lovely& curly on my mac,
but was screaming in big ugly letters when I looked at this post on a PC earlier on today, sorry, no harm intended :)