I have shared sooooo many images of inspiring homes, lovely interiors, and dramatic renovations over the years (um, this is my 9th year of blogging on Hello Lovely!), yet if pressed to identify just one solitary moment of French inspired home perfection, it would have to be this one above…its stucco exterior, tile roof, elegant lanterns, rustic planked door, and limestone detail hugged by all that lush greenery makes me weak in the knees. I cannot seem to go a stretch on this blog without revisiting it!
I know the precise moment this charming facade appeared on my radar: in the Milieu magazine mini mag that showed up in my mailbox years ago. Against all odds, founder and editor Pamela Pierce launched the most beautiful source of stunning design, and I wanted to live inside every one of Milieu’s pages. Though this home (and the bicycle with its blooms!) looks as though it could easily be located in the South of France, this moment of French Country perfection is in Houston!
In fact, the home is the guest house serving the dreamy main house of Annette Schatte on Montrose Blvd. in the University Place neighborhood. Designed by Reagan Andre Architecture, the interiors were designed by Pamela Pierce. Schatte’s name may be familiar with you as the antique dealer with a keen eye for beautiful design who teamed with Babs Watkins (Watkins Schatte) offering fine antiques from Europe. Schatte later opened her own shop (and that shop is now interior designer Margaret Naeve’s M Naeve).
Let’s explore unforgettable French Country interiors designed by Pamela Pierce and stunning architecture by Reagan Andre in the Schattes’ Houston property on Montrose Blvd. where this breathtaking guest house shares space.
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Home Tour: Fantasy French Country Home in Houston
What you are seeing above is the back view of the guest house, and isn’t the pool area stunning? Ready to see the main house this guest house belongs to? Get ready since it may surprise you…
Can you even imagine touring this fantasy Houston property!?!
Even if the next famous staircase image isn’t pinned to one or 10 of your Pinterest boards already, by all means pin it again for planet earth to enjoy. After all, look at those plaster steps and the refined iron railing! I could stare at it all day.
I could. But then I might remember the heavenly sunshine of this French Country kitchen by Pamela Pierce.
Just the most elegant feast for the eyes, oui?
More timeless and tranquil splendor in the living spaces.
The blue of the antique doors in the powder room!
Aren’t the lamps and their rectangular shades amazing?
Aren’t these framed botanicals amazing?
Pamela Pierce’s own Houston kitchen (via Veranda: subscribe here) never ceases to knock me out…
In the mood for a tad more Pamela Pierce kitchen magic? FIND IT HERE.
French Country Finds
Peace to you right where you are.