Jul 16, 2014

~ inspired home: jan



If you are a follower of this blog, you have seen my house a million times over. Probably not all at the same time, but most of these photos will be familiar. Interestingly enough, I have received a substantial amount of email requests from devoted followers requesting that I do an inspired home edition of my own house. 

Well that's easy!
Let's start in the kitchen :)

I could do an entire post of this fruit basket filled with different produce combinations...

Plenty of posts have been devoted to the updates for the family room. And plenty more are yet to come.

Remember the post on this orange rug? From Trace Mayer Antiques?
Love it!

I've had approximately one million different pillow scenarios on this couch and am currently working on yet another one. The antique aubusson pillows are usually the show stoppers, and are currently playing a starring role… But they are about to get switched out! I'm actually thinking of having a pillow sale right here on the blog with the ever growing pillow collection I have acquired. 

The teapot below is an example of aptware which an entire post was devoted to.

This hutch had majolica plates and no fabric when I first started posting.. Then came the lamps, the lampshades, the upholstered interior, and the new display pieces... 

That tapestry is fabulous! One of the prettiest I've ever seen! But I have found a painting I'd rather have, so it's for sale… Email me if you are interested!

I've done a post on pottery including these confit jars...

Frances Palmer inspired me to post about her pottery, and ultimately to purchase this charming pitcher...

MacKenzie-Childs has made a few post titles...





Next we move into the living room…
Still my favorite Pierre Frey fabric!

The chandelier and the Ira Yeager painting were the subject of some of my first posts… 




Getting ready to cover these adorable Nancy Corzine chairs in a green Fortuny… Can't wait to post that update!








The doorway to the left of the fireplace goes through the Butler's Pantry into the office… And the doorway to the right goes through a hallway with a powder room on the left and the Master bedroom on the right...






I have big plans for the Butler's Pantry… 
Wallpaper, beams on the ceiling, light fixture - not any time soon, but the ideas are all there! 

Hallway to Master bedroom...


Powder bath


Master bedroom








Just moved those green pots to the top of the armoire...


The office also has a big re-do list. These cabinets will be painted green or blue, the wing chairs will be reupholstered, wallpaper added. Plus a few other details like interesting molding on the ceiling...



The dining room…


Slipcovers are currently being made for these dining room chairs. They will bring a much needed happy and cheerful vibe to the room. I've always thought this room felt like a Haunted House. .. Is it the chandelier? Hmmm...





Hallway to the laundry room...


I am not sharing the upstairs because, I promise you, it's not very inspiring. I have grand ideas of course. I'd love to replace the carpet with hardwood floors, and I have beautiful fabrics and wallpapers all organized in bags and pull them out regularly for fun. I am a nervous wreck that by the time I can follow through with anything up there, everything I have picked out will be discontinued! (That has happened!)

Of course I would love to design and decorate without a care in the world, however I also realize that if I never did another thing, I would be eternally grateful and completely happy. 

At this point, I am very content with the main level updates I continue to work on, and I look forward to doing room by room upstairs in the years to come. Let's face it, I will be decorating this house forever. I used to look forward to the day when I would be "finished" ~ ha! I have realized over the years that the day will never come. It is my passion and my hobby and it brings me an unusual amount of joy and satisfaction. And I love sharing every step of the way with you!

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12 comments:

Janet Garon said...

I have always loved your home. It was great to see it again!

Nina Seitz said...

Favorite post on TFT. Your attention to detail and color is brilliant. There isn't a single room in your home that is sub par. Your upstairs is beautiful and anyone that would see it would agree. Thanks for sharing.❌⭕️

Katie Clooney said...

What a beautiful, elegantly appointed home. That's why you are one of my favorite blogs.

Cindy Weis said...

Hi Jan, I have said it before, and I will say it again, my favorite posts are of your lovely home! You are the inspired one, everything you do is just beautiful. I love the tapestry, and might be interested. Can you give some particulars, such as size and coloring (that is where it might not work in my family room). my email is cindy.weis@laprairie.com. thanks Jan.

Cheryl said...

Lovely warm and welcoming home. Thanks for posting again. Hopefully will one day be inspired with upstairs as well. Going to napa next month and hope to visit your recommended shops! And would you mind sharing your resource for beams to put up in one's home? Thanks for sharing.

Betty Vasel said...

Jan, I always look forward to your decorating blogs! I marvel at your many exquisite collections,too. Your home is a show-stopper!
Betty in St Louis

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Jan, Your home is absolutely beautiful and I love seeing it all in one post.
xx,
Sherry

Lauren said...

What a beautiful post! I am constantly amazed at your incredible ability to create stunning vignettes in your home. Beautiful!

jennifer said...

Thank you for the tour. I don't believe anyone is ever truly decorating. I know that I'm not! I do find that my taste is ever evolving, yet there are certain things I will never part with. Your home is perfect.

MEME said...

your home is lovely! thank you for sharing.

Betsy Duggan said...

Jan your home is a DREAM !!! I whole heart have to agree- our Houses are NEVER done they "evolve" I too have a passion for "playing house" <3

hillary vrana said...

This makes me home sick- and you should have showed off my room!!