Dec 9, 2011

~ inspired home... laurie and charles

I don't usually include the man's name in the post title when doing an inspired home, but in this case, since Charles has developed a bit of a following thanks to my posts (here and here) on the duo, it seemed fitting...
Their home is just as you would expect - totally cool and hip, full of art - their art, their children's art, their friends' art... and one thing is for certain, every single piece has special meaning. Exotic travels are also well-represented throughout their charming home, most significant is France.





Laurie's iPhone cover... love it.



Pillows brought home from France...

Drapery brought home from France...

Such an awesome piece by local artist, Deb Masouka...



One of their many, amazing family photos...

What a spectacular chandelier!

One of a pair of chairs purchased this year at the Lauritzen Gardens Antique Show...

LOVE the couple's work on this wall... Laurie's piece hangs over the piano... and a collection of Charles' stills are just to the left...

Love this photo! So obviously the home of true artists!




A better look at Laurie's piece over the piano...

Another one of my favorite pieces by Laurie...

Such a cool room...


Their little precious angels...

My favorite thing... the fabrics and wall treatment in the kitchen. I love that beautiful check with the toile,

and the charming wallpaper...





The dining room is a small museum. Miles, the oldest and only son, took this photo of Laurie and Charles in Paris... are they not the absolute cutest?




Yep, she's a francophile! Who else would think to cover dining room chairs with the french flag?




Chandeliers brought home from France are seen throughout the home...

I mean, they are going to have to add some walls to this house! I could spend hours examining each photograph and each work of art!






Upstairs, the walls continue to be artfully spotted with favorite photographs and special drawings and paintings... 

A wonderful self portrait...



Family artwork creates a charming border in the upstairs hallway... and there's another chandelier from France!

I dropped my camera and had a quick scare with the flash... but couldn't leave these images out!


Laurie's closet is amazing.


Laurie and Charles added their closet and bathroom onto their house... quite the addition! It's nothing short of spectacular. Behind Charles' mirror hangs a life size photo of Laurie. Behind Laurie's mirror hangs a life size photo of Charles. They are just too much, aren't they? 

A pristine space with natural light pouring in from all sides and from above...


Laurie is a straight up super model.





The lighting and shadows and reflections were fabulous in person, but are not graciously portrayed here due to my photography skills (or lack thereof.) I did the best I could... with the professional photographer watching all the while.



I loved this map made of only highways...

Even the laundry room is artistic and clever... never a dull moment I tell you!


So there you have it my friends. I just adore this couple. They are charming and their house reflects their personality and originality, doesn't it? Thank you Laurie and Charles for humoring me, allowing me to "photograph" your lovely home. Laurie was totally cool and didn't laugh out loud when I showed up with my pop-up flash automatic camera that requires literally no talent whatsoever to use. I have to think that I'm not a horrible picture taker... I am able to aim for the pretty and crop out the ugly... but it was a bit unnerving photographing a professional photographer's home! 
Thank you for sharing your home and for being so gracious.

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7 comments:

Acquired Objects said...

What a great ix throughout their home and I'm loving that horse head. I'm jealous even the children are talented photographers!

Happy Friday!
Debra

Victoria said...

They are a very talented couple and their home reflects their creativity.
Best...Victoria

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Man oh man what a creative lady! So fun to see.

pve design said...

I wish they were my neighbors. I need a good shot for the holiday card....and fast. Are you available?
No kidding. I love the ageless hip vibe of the house!
Looks lively, lived in and well traveled.
pve

pretty pink tulips said...

Wow...such color and talent all wrapped into one family! Looks like they are leading amazing lives and passing that zest on to their 2 beautiful children.

Thanks so much to the for opening up their home and to you for sharing it!!!

Merry merry!
xo Elizabeth

jayneonweedstreet said...

You did a great job - a fascinating family!

brenda lee said...

i so want that kitchen. happy holidays from athens greece. you said your sister-inlaw was greek if you ever come to athens several of my friends(who also drool over your blog) would love to meet you we can meet up for a Frappe ask Nina to make you one. brenda lee