Aug 31, 2012

~ inspired home: architectural inspiration part 4


Part 4
Master Suite

Hopefully you are not just showing up for this inspired home. If you are, this is a home you will not want to miss. (Click on Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 to catch up.)


The entrance to the bedroom is quite something. I'm so in love with that border in the entry... and on the ceiling! And the stained glass? Oh Heavenly Father!


The master bedroom is peaceful and serene as it should be... 




The view could not be more lovely.

I'm afraid if I lived here, I'd lock myself in this room and never come out...

Looking into the master bedroom from the master bathroom...

These magnificent majolica tiles were the first things collected by this collector, and began a history of appreciating antiques and the art of the hunt... 




The closet is the most recent addition and it's pretty wonderful...


Love the robin's egg blue. And check out the hardware... 


Love the mix...



Next up: Basement/Upstairs


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Aug 30, 2012

~ inspired home: architectural inspiration part 3


Part 3 
Kitchen and Dining Room

So we've established the fact that details were a major priority when building this house, have we not? Let me elaborate a bit further and ask you to pay close attention to the wood carving details in the kitchen... although they are hard to miss.











The view, friends, the view.






Remember the Black Forest collection I mentioned? Here's another bear...

I'm obsessed with this painting and the gorgeous planter. Unexpected formal in the kitchen... so clever.

The view from the kitchen to the family room... Those stone walls are seriously awesome.

The dining room is charm central...

View from the entry...


Another Black Forest bear...

Love the doors to the dining room from the entry. So many details to take in... that gorgeous border, the carved beams, the parquet floors, the stone wall through the arched doorway... all of it stunning.

 The master suite is coming up next...

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Aug 28, 2012

~ inspired home: architectural inspiration part 2


Part 2
Main entry/Family room/Back entry

Shall we move inside this lovely home? The family room is pretty spectacular... let's start there.

My goodness, I'd be willing to bet you won't find a more exquisite black forest collection anywhere ~ look for more...




Love the formal painting on the stone wall... off-centered and unexpected...


On the side of the armoire above, you'll find this...





Coming in the front door, the staircase is straight ahead...

To the left is this beauty...


Can you see the window behind?

Possibly my favorite thing in the house!


The newel post is the oldest architectural piece incorporated into the house, dated 1721. The posts and newels you will see in this home are a spectacular collection...


To the right from the entry, is the family room through this charming vestibule. Notice the unusual/wonderful chandelier in the family room. Also, the stone walls are amazing. 


Here's another shot of that vestibule leading to the family room..

The Dalmatian is a fun surprise...

Another example of "fun" are these adorable M&Ms painted just on the unseen lower left corner of the floor above. During the extensive time required to build this house, a jar would be filled with 4 pounds of M&Ms on Monday mornings for the work crew. Sooner or later, the empty jar would find it's way to the doorway of the studio (where the family was living during construction) to be refilled. While grabbing a handful, or missing an open mouth toss, a few candies would inadvertently be left behind in the sawdust, and smiled at during nightly walks to check the progress of the day. These painted candies are a charming reminder, an ode to the tireless work and craftsmanship required to make this house a home.


Looking back to the entry... Perhaps I need a piece like this to store more beautiful things!

This is a hallway leading to the back of the house... The window is about the prettiest thing I've ever seen.

Back entry to house...


Similar chandelier in back...



The doors are remarkable throughout the home... an amazing collection.







This is the entrance to the powder bath...



OMG the wallpaper!

Mixing function and beauty at it's best... The decorative panel on this mirror was a special found object. The frame was built around, and the inset mirror opens to reveal a deep built-in medicine cabinet! Impressive to say the least...


Next up: the kitchen and dining room.


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