couple

More

British couple discovers historic paintings during home renovation | Good News

  • April 23, 2023

A couple in England is stunned by what they found behind their apartment walls while renovating their home.

You never know what you’re going to find in your own home, especially if it’s older. In this case, the couple‘s apartment is in a very old building, dating back to 1747.

Luke Budworth and Hazel Mooney live in England in a town called Yorkshire, and they were having new kitchen cabinets installed when their contractors called to tell them they found a painting behind the kitchen wall.

By the time they got home, the new cabinets were already put up so they couldn’t really see the painting anymore, but they were curious and figured there might be more paintings.

Luke got out a tool and started chipping away at the paneling in his living room and his intuition was right. He saw beautiful colors behind the wall. It was another mural.

They have a series of frescoes in their apartment. Fresco is painting directly onto wet plaster, so the mural becomes an integral part of the wall.

They contacted Historic England, which is an organization that preserves history, and they believe the art is more than 400 years old, from the 1660s, and predates the building. They think the building was actually built around the mural.

Preservation of the art is really expensive and tedious work so they are hoping in sharing the story that they will be able to raise funds for its conservation, and that maybe some researchers or students will be interested in doing the conservation work.

They are keeping the murals covered in the meantime, to keep them protected from direct sunlight. Historic England made replicas of the murals for the couple, so they have those up on the walls and they are enjoying

Read the rest
More

Fans Have Thoughts About Tarek and Heather Rae El Moussa’s Home Reveal

  • April 8, 2023

As the hosts of HGTV’s The Flipping El Moussas, Tarek and Heather Rae El Moussa are no strangers to buying, remodeling and selling homes. But when they spotted a 3,000-square-foot home in Newport Beach, California, they wanted to keep it for their growing family. After a year-and-a-half of renovations, the dynamic duo gave heather-rae-el-moussa-s-california-home-pictures” data-ylk=”slk:HGTV Magazine;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link rapid-noclick-resp”HGTV Magazine a sneak peek of their space. However, fans of the El Moussa family aren’t vibing with the couple’s new digs. If we’re being honest, they actually have some … well, harsh feedback.

Most fans of the HGTV power couple took issue with the home’s moody-yet-neutral color palette. When the couple decided to forgo their flipping plan and call this property home, they wanted to put their unique spin on it. “When we first saw this house, the interior was completely white, so we had to put our own flair on it,” Heather said to the magazine. From the textured wallpaper surrounding the fireplace to the home’s dark exterior — which is painted in Tricorn Black by Sherwin-Williams — the couple revved up the drama in their beach abode.

However, when Heather posted the big reveal on Instagram, fans wished the space had more personality. One follower wrote: “A lot of black, gray, and white. I think it needs warmer tones like the bedroom has just to give it a more cozy feeling. But that’s just my opinion.” Another fan said there was “far too much black,” and recommended adding some blue to nod to the nearby ocean. Meanwhile, other commenters offered less-than-constructive feedback, calling their home tacky. (Ouch!)

As the saying goes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder — and interior design is no exception. While not everyone is on board with the El

Read the rest