Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy Landings

Often overlooked, landings can become a restful retreat. A special spot that to catch your breath, to settle in, to pause in a hectic day.

Speaking of. My breath actually caught at the above photo of a stunning Georgian landing by Barnes Vanze Architects Inc.. Graceful, comfortable,and oh so magnificent. I think could gaze at this photo all day.

Photo by Christopher Baker for House Beautiful

Gloria Vanderbilt's lovely former home. Where Anderson Cooper grew up.

Photo by Jose Picayo for House Beautiful

What a stylish surprise. This is where I'd take my coffee. From the amazing home of William-Sonoma executives Patrick Wade and Dave DeMattei. The House Beautiful feature of their home is one of my all time favs. You can check it out HERE.

From our friend Pigtown Design. A while back she shared with us the beautiful and charming home she grew up in. What a lucky girl! Just the perfect perch for a young girl to get cozy with hot chocolate and a Nancy Drew mystery or two.
Wishing you all many happy landings this week as we head into the holiday season! Cheers.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Urban Country

Photography by Don Freeman for Country Living Oct. 2008

"Urban Country" the place where town and country meet. Must say its a very nice place indeed. Homeowner Monique Keegan rehabbed a 1924 Tudor in Ohio to spectacular results - in my book.

From the street. This home has such curb appeal.
Moody, slightly edgy with industrial touches throughout the home. Modern country just works.

What a great solution for those of us in older homes. Carving out space for storage and closets is always a challenge. I like how it is tackled here.

The former owners study with a large portion of original details in place.

The three year journey through the renovation process encouraged Keegan to begin her own design endeavour titled Enjoy Co. I for one can't wait to see more from her portfolio!