Home Decor Inspiration: French Inspired Texas Serenity {Kay O’Toole}

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole kitchen in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Home Decor Inspiration: Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Before we dive into the interior design

inspiration and genius of creative dynamo

Kay O’Toole, an apology.

I totally goofed in that last post

when I swear I was not drunkblogging,

but rather my nerves WERE thoroughly frazzled

and I foolishly relied on Pinterest for

the source credits.

Sad but true for me occasionally as a very human blogger.

To cut to the chase….

I didn’t recognize the inspiring kitchen above

as the very same exquisite one below,

designed by Kay O’Toole

which occupies real estate on

every tasteful pin board on planet earth.

I apologize for the error (attributing it to 

Houston designer Eleanor Cummings

and not Ms. O’Toole) and

will strive to do better…because

though I don’t take myself overly seriously,

I respect and honor the interior

designers who put their names to

projects we admire online.

Lonny featured Kay O’Toole’s incredible

Houston home in 2013, and the images

you are seeing here are from their

“Neutral Territory” article which,

if you think about it, is rather

timely conceptually, given America’s

division and political climate at

the moment…what if somehow a

neutral territory emerged (and I am

not suggesting a war or agression

aimed at a group of people!) which

neutralized the negativity and hate

we see hurled back and forth?

NEUTRAL TERRITORY…

a Switzerlandish babystep into peace,

which so often precedes a pouring

out of loving kindness.

That is my wish today and the spirit

in which these words were posted.

And thank you, blogland for

forgiving all the errors and

oopsidaisies I try to avoid. 🙂

Kay O’Toole’s Houston home is based upon a

1700s New Orleans French Quarter home,

and she discusses it right here.

Design: Kay O’Toole

Photography: Patrick Cline

Art Direction: Michelle Adams

Source: Lonny magazine

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole kitchen in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Home Decor Inspiration: Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole kitchen in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Home Decor Inspiration: Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole hallway in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Home Decor Inspiration: Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole living room in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Home Decor Inspiration: Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole library in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Home Decor Inspiration: Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Kay O’Toole

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole home in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Home Decor Inspiration: Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole home in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Home Decor Inspiration: Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole home in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole home in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole home in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole home in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole home in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole home in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Home Decor Inspiration: Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole home in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Home Decor Inspiration: Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole home in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole home in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole home in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole home in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole home in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Breathtaking white French Country Kay O'Toole home in Lonny by Patrick Cline
Kay O’Toole Houston Home

Kay O'Toole
Home Decor Inspiration: Kay O’Toole

So elegant and rich and fine,
I hope seeing this dreamy home
inspires your own home decor plans
as you make them a reality.

Peace to you right where you are.

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14 Comments

  1. April 5, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    I want to move in… I know you do too Michele!
    Wow! Could you even imagine living here?

    Beautiful, and if I can move here then I want to shop from this home.

    Xx
    Dore

    • April 5, 2017 / 8:39 pm

      i cannot even imagine visiting such a property! thanks for being so fun, dore. 🙂

  2. April 6, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    This is such a sanctuary! So tasteful in every way. The wooden dolls are enchanting and all of the artwork and books are just so thoughtfully displayed. I'm a fan❤

    • April 6, 2017 / 3:03 pm

      me too! you're spot on with 'sanctuary.' xox

  3. April 6, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    It is a lovely home, and hey, everyone makes mistakes in crediting because of the popularity of Pinterest. I loved Kay's bookcase styling.

    • April 6, 2017 / 3:05 pm

      thanks, friend. nothing like stumbling around for a few days to keep that humility intact! xox

  4. April 6, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    Mistakes happen ~ way to straighten that out (you are so authentic Michele).

    Okay … that hood over the oven is incredible and I'm dying over that fireplace and living room! Gorgeous styling and love the symmetry there. I'm not a huge fan of wooden dolls but they work here 😉

    • April 6, 2017 / 4:20 pm

      oy. thanks for the kindness, lovely one. YES THAT SYMMETRY! XOX

    • April 6, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      me too! thanks for stopping, greet. xox

  5. April 6, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    Hello from my corner of the world. I love the look of white fabric, I really do. Think it's beautiful, but I know…not even with scotch guard treated furniture I could not pull this look off in my home. It would be dingy looking before the day was out. This is a lovely Houston home and enjoyed viewing your post.
    Blessings,
    d

    • April 7, 2017 / 3:58 am

      so glad you liked and so glad you're in the world. xox

  6. April 8, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    Love Kay O'Toole's aesthetic and was so happy to see this post. Have seen her home published in Veranda, but not Lonny. Thank you for new perspectives. You have a beautiful blog – found it through my love of Pam Pierce design and have been following you. So well done and your genuine kindness radiates through. Much deserved success!

    • April 8, 2017 / 4:25 pm

      i'm so happy to have you here, Janice! your words just touched my heart. thank you so much. xox

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