But first, I had to dive right into a Houston home in a neighborhood that I love. Houston blogger (and fellow attorney), Averill Conn from Odi et Amo, wrote the article about a very inspiring home that is right up my alley. Frankly, I would love to track down the homeowners, show up at their doorstep, and ask for a tour (and if I can be their new best friend). Let's check out the home (for bigger pictures, which I am sure you will want to checkout, go to the mag's website).
I am a big fan of mixing the older with the new, and this (I am guessing) entry way is the perfect example. The antique piece of furniture with the modern wallpaper, which I love, is lovely. I am also digging that gorgeous lamp.
The glass-top coffee table is so different, but it works so well with the space. And how great are those upholstered cane chairs? The fabric on them rocks. If you look closely, you can see a bar cart peeking out in the corner. Those pieces above the fireplace are awesome, and I feel like they could be a DIY project.
This next room makes me swoon. Um, the pillow in the couch . . . fab-u-lous. I love the styling of the shelves -- silhouettes are a favorite of mine. (You can check out one of the ones I have displayed on our bookshelf here of my grandparents.) Did you notice the lucite coffee table and the fun fabric on the pillows under the coffee table? I am not sure what the other room is to the right. But the schoolhouse pendant (similar one here at Restoration Hardware) and the leopard print rug are the bomb dot com (that's right, I said it).
In case the homeowners, are looking to change things up, I will take the dining table and chairs. :) I am loving the mix of the white and black. And the pink fabric on the chairs . . . love it.
I am also a big fan of white subway tiles -- they are so simple and classic. The kitchen just looks fresh and clean, and the rug is just the right amount of pop.
How fun is the office? Love the chippendale chair and the pops of color against the dark wall.
Tufted headboard, amazing lamps, fab artwork, gorgeous nightstands, and cloth-bound Penguin classics. Check, check, check, check, and check. The combo makes for a stunning, but not overdone in the least bit bedroom.
(photos: high gloss mag)
Seeing all of these pictures makes me want to paint every room in my house a shade of gray. There are very few rooms I see where I love all of the elements. But every room featured from this house is simply perfection. I will be saving these images and using them as inspiration around our home. I also can't wait to check out the design resources around Houston the article mentions!