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?


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


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


Beautiful details (p.s. THOSE WINDOWS!)


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


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!)


The bathroom with awesome Kelly Wearstler fabric drapes.


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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