Did you see Lauren's (Pure Style Home
) guest post at La Dolce Vita
yesterday? The question was simple, "What is your dream home?" She posted all sorts of lovely, serene, photos from her inspiration file - really beautiful stuff. That girl knows how to live! I started thinking, of course, about my
dream home. I am inspired by so many design styles that I couldn't really envision my dream home. I love Moroccan, Modern, French, Craftsman, Art Nouveau, Scandinavian... its a long list. But what would I really want to live in? Deep down - or not too deep, really - I am a boho francophile with an insatiable habit for collecting books and tchotchkes. So i guess my dream home should encompass these qualities. As my three year old would say, what is my "for-really-real", livable dream home? I think this might be it:
heavy on the art
velvet and tufted furnishings
pops of red, blue, gold and brown
and all well lit with natural light
The front door opens into the tiled foyer...
...which leads into the main living space.
The windows have bench seating and face the usually calm city street.
There is a large breezeway with french doors leading to the dining room.
The dining room opens to this wonderfully ornate kitchen.
Instead of the little slip covered table and chairs in the photo above,
my kitchen has a little sun room which is used for a breakfast nook.
Off of the living room, there is a hallway...
...that leads to a guest room.
Another room has been turned into a library and study.
My desk looks out over something beautiful.
The study and guest room are across from this bathroom.
And the boys also have their own bedroom...
Further down the hall is the master bedroom. The light is a little different because of the foliage on the terrace. This room is the most serene in the house and isn't cluttered with all of my books, art and ephemera.
There are a few girly accents...
...and the master bath.
And of course, the aforementioned terrace,
which runs the length of the master bed and bath.
As usual, I love to have visitors!
Won't you come over?