Monday, May 3, 2010

My Friend's Home - Should have been in Domino!

Every time I visited Lori's house, I couldn't help but think it would have been a perfect feature for the "late" Domino magazine. Luckily I had a chance to capture some images before the move. When entering the room your eye is drawn to the center window with the elegant writing desk. Lori made the magnolia swag years ago and it still looks terrific. The color is a bit off in this first image as the Pottery Barn braided jute rug is much lighter in color. (which by the way looks so much like uber expensive apple matting)
The living room used to be painted in this warm golden yellow which now serves as a gorgeous backdrop to her collection of china and shells.

Looking around you will notice little touches here and there. This Indochine chair is dressed with a black satin ribbon.
Have leftover foreign currency? Display it like Lori does - love this.

A painting serves as the summer fireplace screen. Simple white branches accent the mantle.
A view from the front hall into the living room.
An accent chair covered in a Kelly Wearstler fabric.
Beautifully styled shelves in the breakfast room. Notice the flowers tucked in among the plates.
A bit of a peek into the family room with windows and french doors overlooking the garden. There's a great mix of contemporary and traditional pieces in the room. Very casual and relaxed but all done with a great flair. I can't wait to see what she does with her Georgetown home!

Update: To see her powder room, go here.

33 comments:

Pink Frenchie said...

RIP Domino. Thanks for sharing this fabulous space---that yellowy china nook is lovely.

Love the blog!

bluehydrangea said...

What a treat! Love her style, thanks for sharing. Keep us posted on the new place!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Great space...did someone snap it up in a second??

Debby Lee said...

Totally fun house! I love the magnolia swag and the yellow painted backdrop for the shelves. I love the unexpected touches like the horse picture instead of a fireplace screen. xo

1 Funky Woman said...

You are absolutely right about it being in Domino. I so loved that magazine. How sad that so many of the good ones are gone! Amazing house love the pop of yellow in the built in!

Simony said...

It sure is a beautiful space. I loved all the details and her collection is just so precious! When I saw the "zebra" rug reminded me of my own dream to have a "zebra" on my family room, too! Loved everything!

MzMannerz said...

Definitely a beautiful home! Looking forward to photos from her new space.

I'm sorry to have missed your tag sale!

Style Chronicle said...

So wonderful!! I love to see real homes styled so well! Quite inspiring.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is all just gorgeous. Such a beautiful home. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

Jennifer said...

very cool! love the paint colors!

me and alice said...

Your friends house is to die for! Lovely!
/Susanne from Sweden

nameisgrace said...

i totally agree...would love to see more of this home!

The Zhush said...

Your friend has such gorgeous taste and style! May have to steal that foreign currency idea for myself!

pve design said...

Did you ever think of starting a magazine? I mean you have such wonderful treats to share with us...cannot wait to see the new spot.
pve

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Wow - beautifully done! So glad you were able to snap pics!

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful...those wall sconces were the best...

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

What a beautiful home with so many special touches I especially love the use of a painting as a fireplace screen.

Jennifer said...

Love the pop of yellow -- what is the brand and color of paint?

Lara Harris said...

Beautiful home indeed!

Olivia Weiss said...

What a breathtaking space! I love the ikat space.

kayce hughes said...

so cute.

Andrea said...

So gorgeous. My mouth is watering over that lamp shade!

vicki archer said...

Lovely and I like her choice in books.....xv

LindsB said...

Yes, her home should have- what beautiful style!

vignette design said...

You're right, Lori's house would have been perfect for the late Domino. Beautiful home, great style.

Jeanette {A Passion for Home} said...

I agree, your friend's home should have been in Domino magazine. My favorite vignette are the china plates mixed in with the decorative busts. Love it!

Once Upon A Parent said...

great style and great light!

Simply Defined Design said...

I LOVE the yellow bookshelves!!! They make the whole room! Best,C

tarheel said...

FAB!! Thanks for showing. Hope we can see her Georgetown home!

MB said...

Beautiful, I love the yellow paint on the back of the bookshelves.

La Maison Fou said...

Great home. I love the mixing in the rooms. The portrait as a summer fireplace screen is brilliant.
L.

Vitania said...

What a great mix of furnithings. And the open shelving displays are very well done.

Looking forward to the next one.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

that house is gorgeous!!

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