Today I’m sharing a peek of a close friend’s house,
and (big surprise) I forgot to photograph
the collage I created for her when these
photos were snapped back in July.
You’ll have to trust that the piece is
perfectly at home in this blissful setting.
Can you blame me for forgetting?
My tres chic friend Dr. V. has an incredible eye for collecting
and decorating her primitively romantic home built only a few years ago.
The exterior may look mostly European, but inside
it’s all about the U.S. of A.
Isn’t her wagon amazing?
She collects primitives, authentic vintage signs,
antique country furniture, and the coolest
Americana you’ve ever seen.
In the breakfast area sits a VERY old
farmhouse table from France paired with antique
wing chairs upholstered in old grain sacks.
Yes we sit here and eat. It’s not a museum. There are kids
running around, laughter, and lots of hugging which
is rarely ever happening at the museum.
Loved the charming staircase in the kitchen
so much that we incorporated
the feature into our own home’s design.
Annnnnd the beadboard detail on the island, annnnnd the corbels…
mercy, these friends should honestly smack us around a little!
Thank goodness they gave us the green light
to borrow so many gorgeous design ideas.
We owe them big time for their help on our project and for the amazing
holiday party they threw last night where we were spoiled rotten.
The family’s collection of signs displayed throughout
the house is out of this world fabulous.
Recognize the front doors?
They put us in touch with the folks
who created these beauties, and it became
the starting point for our home’s construction.
The main staircase is the most well lit one
I have ever viewed.
An angle taken from the catwalk.
Wait til you see Dr. V’s soaring Christmas tree
that drinks a gallon of water per day and
a special fireplace I photographed just for you!
There may or may not be a photo from the party
of moi with a grimace & stilettos in hand.
Apparently, 8 hours hobbling in them is my limit.
If this is their place in July, can you even
imagine how amazing it looked lit up last night
all decked out for Christmas??????
Peace to you right where you are.