Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Understated & Fabulous

Subtle muted tones and classic timeless furnishings--this is my kind of house.
I wish I had the time to blog and dissect a photo like Joni,
but alas, time does not allow.
Just admire the quite details in this house.
The stairs are absolutely beautiful.
The mirror, the chandelier...

A peek of the kitchen.
Functional and simple, and quite elegant. I think it is truly the lack of "fluff" that makes this kitchen so relaxing. What do you think? Any other kitchen minimalist out there?

Just the right amount of pattern and texture to keep our interest.
This room would be the fall and winter retreat. I wonder if I would be as drawn to it in the spring? Do you search for the sunlight and brighter interiors?

Clean and not fussy. The mirrors give us all that we need.
A little goes a long way.
The marble countertops are an added lovely.
The ogee edge detail makes it for me.

My one hang-up here is the finish on the cabinetry. I think I would have preferred something more simple--like the kitchen cabinets.
Does anyone "faux" anything anymore?

A beautiful sunset to end the day.
(As a side note, this picture is from the front of the house, looking away from the main entry.)

Since all of our favorite interior design magazines are leaving us,
we may now be searching the real estate listings like never before.
The images above are from just that.

I welcome your comments.


  1. That bathroom and vanity are like a little slice of Heaven. I'm so inspired!

  2. Such lovely and inspiring images!!

  3. I laughed when I saw my name. thanks for that. I love looking at stranger's houses - esp ones like this!!! thanks again.

  4. Just lovely! I think I'll take some tips from these pictures as I have an antique buffet very similar to the one in the first picture, just wondering what to do with it! This has inspired me.

    As for the faux - I think you have to see it in person? Maybe? We recently redid our bathroom and did the vanity like this, it looks like a bureau. It turned out (in my opinion), lovely.

  5. the bath sinks, mirrors, and sconces are my just my cup of tea.

    the design mags....too depressing.


  6. Wow, gorgeous! I do agree with you about the cabinets though.

  7. So gorgeous! I really like the bathroom with the mirrors. I would love a little area to sit down because I can hate standing up to put on my makeup in the morning! I have a buffet like that one, but mine is more mahogany. Great ideas!

  8. Love these pics! I love the bathroom! thanks for sharing. xoxo

  9. I would love to see more of that kitchen - it looks like they have amazing storage. I love it when a kitchen has a wall full of storage and cabinetry, it seems so efficient. I also love the last picture.

  10. You know...that kind of house is what I call a "safe, secure, forever" house. The kind I always wanted to grow up in, make memories in, and bring my children back to visit. A bit sentimental I know. A lovely home, thanks for sharing.
    Happy Autumn.
    xo Lisa