Apr 17, 2013

~ inspired home: elizabeth

I could not be more excited about sharing this home with you ~ inside and out! Elizabeth is the author of one of my all-time favorite blogs, Pretty Pink Tulips. Hers is one of the first blogs I found and followed, and truly, she was an inspiration to me as I started my own blog. I met her in person while visiting Greenwich, CT at an Eddie Ross pop-up shop and was thrilled to find she was as lovely and charming as I had imagined. 


I have been thinking it was time for another inspired home. I had a few in mind to pursue, but when my friend Tina at The Enchanted Home turned up with this post on Elizabeth's home, a light bulb went off... an aha moment occurred. Thank you to both of you for the inspiration and the consent for me to put together this inspired home post!
 Get ready for some beautiful inspiration!
It truly doesn't get more charming than this...



Fabulous lanterns!

Those pretty pink tulips in front are Elizabeth's "signature" and she sees them as a metaphor for finding each person's signature voice in fashion, style, decor and life. 

I loved gathering exterior photos of this home ~ talk about street appeal! 



You'll notice some of these images show the old front door color, a beautiful light mint green, and some show the new black. I can't decide which I like better...

Take a look at the home dressed for holidays...

Here you'll see the "before" color door, and windows with no shutters...

Gorgeous landscaping!









And here you'll see the "after" door color and added shutters on the windows...







Straight out of a storybook!

The charm and sophistication continues inside...

In love with the pillow shown here...

I actually saved this image of Elizabeth's desk from an old post... I adore the ghost chair!

Attention to detail? Check.




The kitchen is perfectly bright and cheery.



Love the symmetry of this image... the lamps are awesome.



I'm a complete copycat when I see something I love. I literally want this exact rug going up my stairs. I'm really hoping this can happen for me. It's perfect isn't it?

Elizabeth shares some of her entertaining expertise on her blog, and her readers, myself included, listen to every single word...





Look how precious!

I can only imagine how crazy I would go with my own camera! 

Isn't this a wonderfully clever idea? Inspired homes shared a whole new way. I didn't take a single photo but was able to share this lovely home and provide inspiration to thousands of visitors! I am just thrilled with this new concept. 

Again, thank you to Tina for inspiring me to try a long distance idea, and especially to Elizabeth, for your constant inspiration and your willingness to share your lovely home.


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12 comments:

Sue said...

I've always loved her home, thank you for sharing!

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh Jan....I seriously think you made my home look better in a post than I ever have!!!

I'm delighted and charmed that you really like it and wanted to share it with your readers. Loving on this 1940s house and creating a warm and inviting home for my family and friends has truly been a labor of love.

Thank you for honoring me as an "inspired home". That means the world to me!!!
xoxo Elizabeth

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Elizabeth has such a beautiful home, and you have showcased it beautifully here.
Teresa
xoxo

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

I love Elizabeth...her taste is impeccable as is clearly evident in these beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing, Jan and Elizabeth!!

I live in Greenwich but I missed Eddie's pop up shop...I hope he does it again! xoxo

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Jan ... absolutely gorgeous! Elizabeth's home is stunning and I know, so inspirational! Thank-you for sharing and there are so many of the images that I love! Love the dining room and the Louis ghost chair and the daybed and all of the monogrammed fabric.... perfect and i Know I love both the mint green and black lacquer doors!!!
best wishes
Frances
xx

David & Dianne said...

Wow--I never tire of seeing beautiful and charming homes! The only problem is it makes me want to redecorate! XOXO

The enchanted home said...

Isn't is wonderful! Its such a charmer and I loved seeing the exterior through the seasons...it would be impossible to pick a favorite, it looks as gorgeous decked out in pumpkins as it does pink tulips. Elizabeth has a beautiful and inviting style and it reflects both inside and outside of her lovely home.
Fun to see it again!

Robin said...

thank you! Just took a break from stenciling a wall and happened on your blog, it's just gorgeous and this post is perfectly inspiring!
xo
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

La Petite Gallery said...

Jan what an exqusite post you have done.
This home is beautiful inside and out.
You could sell it with this post.
True curb appeal.
yvonne

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

wow! ELizabeth can set a seriously gorgeous table! What a beautiful home-stylilsh and pretty, just like its owner! I'm with you on the Stark antelope carpet--I just used it in a clients apartment--the next best thing to using it in my own house! Hope you are having a great weekend!
xo Barbara

pve design said...

Jan,
Did you know I sketched Elizabeth's home - inspired from an Eddie Ross post showing her home on his blog.
I sent it to her and she felt inspired to join the blog world. She is such an inspiration on living graciously & stylishly. She is such a kind person and full of grace.
Her home exudes that too.
pve

Cynthia said...

I would love to know what white paint that Elizabeth used for her exterior. I am planning to have my red brick home painted this summer, and there are about a million shades of white! Hers is perfect.

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