Aug 30, 2011

~ inspired home... nina

I love Nina. She has no problem whatsoever admitting that she loves my house. So much so, that she will go to great lengths to get the same look... It's no secret to anyone who knows her that she loves my house and everything in it. When her son came to stay with us a few summers ago, he walked around our house taking everything in. Pretty soon he said, "You have a lot of the same stuff we have in our house!" We all got a good laugh over that one. Even as I was going through these photos, preparing this post, I got confused as to just whose house this was... my house or Nina's...







 Love this mural on the kitchen wall... so charming... and a much less expensive option than an actual bread rack filled with cumbersome green confit jars! So smart... 

Not to mention, there's no room for the actual thing!




Nina loves Jesus a lot.

The kitchen opens to the family room... charming and warm.









We were constantly moving objects of beauty from one spot to another... trying to find perfection. The big problem is that there is usually more than one gorgeous option! Choosing the one to stick with for now is the hard part.

Adore the Dan Howard painting bought in Omaha at Anderson O'Brian Art Gallery...

Later version of altered objects of beauty...



The den is also accessed from the kitchen, and is where the amazing Gracie screen will go... (Click here if you missed that post.)
We arranged these shelves at least 2,000 times... this was not the final.














Another find from Anderson O'Brian Art Gallery... I have a very similar one and love it!





We found these awesome antlers on our shopping spree...

The living room is stunning and my favorite room in the house... 
Recognize the Niermann Weeks chandelier in her entry? It's a smaller version of my dining room chandelier! Love it... and she's got the light bulbs!



Nina just found those pillows at Vintage Home after perusing the site thanks to my post on Ira Yeager!







Candlesticks from the Lauritzen Gardens Antique Show...












I've been jealous of this entry rug for years...

The master bedroom is awesome... This room really confuses me. It's the Pierre Frey fabric from my living room on my Pierre Deux bed!











The dining room is across from the living room.
Love the Niermann Weeks fixure - Avignon - one of my favorites! The Kevin Tolman painting is very similar to the one in my dining room... both from Anderson O'Brian Art Gallery.


One reason for my trip to St. Louis was to help organize the shelves in the den and the dining room. Some of the photos show before organizing... 







These shots show the updated shelves... including several rose medallion pieces found on our shopping excursion, as well as the awesome tole lamps... Nina is planning to add a few more rose medallion plates when she finds the perfect sizes...




Powder bath

Love that mirror! (I have the larger version- both from Niermann Weeks) The fabric on the walls is brilliant.



Laundry room... I love her green more than my yellow!



Hall to guest room



I was quite comfortable in this guest room and look forward to many more visits. We are a dangerous pair. Shopping is exhausting but so much fun. 
I love going to Nina's house... truly a home away from home. (pun intended)

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9 comments:

David & Dianne said...

This is just sooo gorgeous and familiar on so many levels! Jan and Nina together on a decorating project is something to see--trust me! They are relentless. What a joy to be able to share in this truly inspired home<3

Anonymous said...

Love the mural in the breakfast room. Such a great idea... thanks for sharing this beautiful home!
Beth

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Jan, she had such a beautiful home and I want her confit jar collection.

designchic said...

Such a beautiful home...well loved and collected...wonderful!!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

The two of you have fabulous tastes in decorating. There are many interesting things to see. Thanks for showing your beautiful homes. Shannon

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Yay! More of Nina's house! Thanks for the tour.

Red Rose Alley said...

This house is so cozy and inviting. That chandelier is gorgeious!! The armoire is so unique, and I think my favorite spot was the picture collection of Jesus...I loved that. Tell Nina she has very good taste. It is very similar to mine.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

pve design said...

Are you husbands alike? I wonder if they worry when the two of you are together? What collections that surely took great care to gather.
There is so much to look at and to admire.
I think I need to visit Omaha and St. Louis.
pve

The enchanted home said...

So great to be back! What a beautiful home...clearly good taste runs in the family:) Love the fabric on her bed, the powder room all the art and we have the same taste in design books, couldn't help but notice we have so many of the same ones.You can see the love and dedication she has shown in collecting many beautiful things, love those kinds of homes the most....they have a story to tell. Thanks to you both for sharing!!