Design TipsOctober 6, 2014

The Look of Leisure.

The most awesome spread in the current House Beautiful had to be the cover story- not only for it’s decor (by Hannon Douglas) but the story behind the space.  This feminine beauty is not a full time residence, but rather a getaway for the mother of four whose main home is down the street.  Used as a space for her to get some alone time, drink wine with friends and hold small gatherings (as well as being a guest space for visitors) I think this has to be the most amazing luxury I’ve heard of as of late.  Can you imagine having a separate space from your family to just GET. AWAY. ?? Not to mention one that looks like THIS?  I dunno, if it were me I might pick some extra fights with my husband just to “take a time out”. :)

I am pretty sure her kitchen uses my bathroom floor tile as the backsplash! And how about those vintage doors?

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I love the peek into the dining area with the banquette from the living space.

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The perfect spot to invite a couple girlfriends over for wine and gossip.

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Beautiful details (p.s. THOSE WINDOWS!)

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The bedrooms with an amazing exposed brick wall mixed with a glamorous chandelier.

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Holy awesome built ins with antiqued mirrored doors! Reminds me a smidge of the ones I did in our master hallway (by the way, my master bedroom final reveal will happen in November when I’m back from tour and can get it photographed!)

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The bathroom with awesome Kelly Wearstler fabric drapes.

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Want help getting this look (grey, purple, great texture and glamorous accents?) Here ya go!

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So tomorrow is a big day, the official day of publication of Elements of Style: Designing a Home and a Life and to say I’m a bundle of nerves would be an understatement.  However, the winners of the giveaway will be picked so get your last minute entries in!!!!

 

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