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    Some beaut houses and excellent home-building threads here. I would definitely ask for advise about building stuff on this forum, but I just kinda wonder about some of the decor choices. Sure, bright colours are great in small doses, but I just imagine living and working in something that extreme everyday. What happens if you have a hangover? And polyester curtains in pink? Playroom ceramics in the garden?
    I guess the first thing about making a comfy home is the design. For hot, humid Thailand, I think of lots of open windows for cross breezes, muted colours for calming effects, huge gardens and outdoor salas. A big uncluttered kitchen with lots of prep counters, cupboards to store tins and dishes, a massive fridge, a table for pals to gather at while you cook.
    I love wood and textured walls. A few pieces of comfy furniture in the living room and one or two accents -- a metal sculpture, a vase of jungle flowers, a cylindric guppy bowl filled with plants and rocks. Cheap and easy, but calming.
    Just an idea thread...

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    I don't come cheap Jet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
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    I don't come cheap Jet.
    hmmm, I suspect your money could be better spent Jet...






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    My own preference is for muted walls and floors. Let the color come from your furniture and the other objects you place in the rooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon View Post
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    I don't come cheap Jet.
    hmmm, I suspect your money could be better spent Jet...





    How much is not cheap CMN? To pay you off? I remember that thread post. That photoshop look is better than the original, innit?
    I'm with Buadhai. Mellow with some natural accents. And scents -- like a jasmine tree at the front door.

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    I come from a family where all the walls, ceilings, doors and skirting boards were painted white. I hated it! The only colours came from the carpet and the furniture. The first chance I got, I had kiddies wallpaper with strong primary colours. When I got my own house, I had mellowed a bit and went for a lot of white, to get the best from the light. Nowerdays, I prefer my colour to be, mostly, in the garden or on my T shirts.

    Strong colours still have their place and can be used to great effect, to highlight a corner or a feature. I like a bit of wood, myself, and it tends to look better, IMHO, when it does not have to fight anything else to be seen (OMG, I am starting to sound like my Father RIP).

    Nice thread Jet, a good scent is a must at the main entrance. I would go for Puut (sp), with its tiny white flower and lingering aroma.

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    Ever try to sell a house with blue walls?
    First thing any relator will tell you -- get it white.

    All the interior walls of my house are the same color -- eggshell white.

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    First thing I did when I bought my place was to paint all the rooms white. I dont care for the rainbow effect. Did put different borders up in some room though. Seems clean and cool to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat
    All the interior walls of my house are the same color -- eggshell white.
    Yep mine too with lots of natural wood accent and wood floors. Furniture all wood. Color provided by plants and pots as well as Isaan style fabrics on pillows, wall hangings and bedding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texpat View Post
    Ever try to sell a house with blue walls?
    First thing any relator will tell you -- get it white.

    All the interior walls of my house are the same color -- eggshell white.
    No kidding. When I was a kid, I got to pick my room decor. So, the celing was teal-sky blue and the walls were kelly green. Tried to pain over it later -- crap, about five coats of primer and the dam green and blue tints still came through. Eggshell white is a good basic. For the kitchen, I have always liked a mellow yellow colour (eggshell with a hint of cadmium yellow) as it seems more cheerful, especially in rainy season. Tile squares at the back of the stove/cooker and the sink and prep areas coz they are easy to clean off grease and sauce (I always manage to spray tomato sauce on the walls when I cook chili or something like Prop's paprika chicken). Counters kept clear, except for some glass canisters for pasta and spices, and a tall vase thingy for cooking utensils.
    Windows -- one small house I had and loved had those louvred windows behind the cooker. Fek! Cleaning them is a b*tch in itself, but with grease on the glass? I finally found some cheapie aluminium oven savers and used one as a backdrop when I fried something.
    I also like pots of basil (good insect repellant) and whatever herbs on a windowsill. Keep my onions and spuds in metal weave bowls (lots of air circulation). Same for fruit. Always nice to have a bowl of fruit on the kitchen table.
    Loomie, what's a puut plant?

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    It all depends on the house

    a concrete one looks best (in my opinion) painted white. That gives light and bright rooms. Any colours can come from paintings and furniture, or whatever

    a wooden house is usually wooden in colour. I hate any over-shiny polyurethaned wood (except floors) or that wood colouring that is so popular
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    ^ DrA, how often do you have to repaint it or can you just wash the mould stuff off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    Loomie, what's a puut plant?
    I've got a photo, somewhere, Jet. I think it has a more common name and I will try and find that as well. There are a few varieties, give me a few days?

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    ^ OK, babkycakes.
    I was thinking about other plants. I always had frufru lemon grass bushes about to ward off mosquitoes, although you have to hack them back and are not for the faint-hearted as lizards like living at their base. I do love hibiscus, too. They just take care of themselves if you prune them every couple of months.
    I guess the most important thing about home decor is that you feel content to be at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    I guess the most important thing about home decor is that you feel content to be at home.
    This is the key to feathering ones nest. Living in the sticks as I do, color, furnishings, accents and layout of the house have to be comfortable or I would go nutty (nuttier) being house bound.

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    ^ Norton, Maybe because we are of similar fine vintages and both disciminating gentlemen of refined taste
    The style of your house and the furnishings suited my to a tee. Natural materials and fabrics, not over decorated at all, a practical, well thought out and comfortable residence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    Norton, Maybe because we are of similar fine vintages and both disciminating gentlemen of refined taste The style of your house and the furnishings suited my to a tee. Natural materials and fabrics, not over decorated at all, a practical, well thought out and comfortable residence.
    Love a mutual admiration club. Thanks for the compliment and hope to see your place in the not too distant future.

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    ^ Pics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon
    ^ Pics?
    Off to Bangkok. Pics coming on Tuesday.

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