Thursday, November 25, 2010

Interior: A Venerable Home









A spacious home containing beautiful spaces.

The perfect refuge after a bustling day... as wonderful and fun as it is preparing for Christmas, I find that more than ever, one needs a few moments of silence and solitude—to take in the day and relax, don't you find? To me, the best kind of house is one that operates as a home—offering space for entertainment, space for refuge, space for creativity, space for fun—no matter how large or small it may be. This home seems to embody all of these things. From the large dining room and bath to the intimate library and canopied bed, there are so many thoughtful and lovely details to appreciate. One of my favorites is those wooden chairs in the dining room with the painted bows—and yours?


images: scanned from Coté Ouest Dec—Jan '08, by Guillaume de Laubier

20 comments:

  1. Glimpsing the gnarled old tree through the arches of the porte cochere is my favourite: it is heart-stoppingly beautiful. But the whole house has a gentle softness about it....as you say, more home than just house.

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  2. Wow I really enjoyed those pics.Convey just the look I love! Fiona

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  3. oh Sarah, so much loveliness! my favorite is that gorgeous chair on pic. nr. 3. so exquisite! xo

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  4. Beautiful house. The chandelier is by our designer Jose Esteves. i am working on a give away of one of his steel mesh lights..(once I actually figure out how to do a giveaway!)

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  5. Francine -- Ahhh! I will have to look up the work of Jose Esteves. Fabulous chandelier! As for the giveaway, I cannot wait. I will be crossing my fingers*

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  6. I could move into this home and not change anything. Gorgeous, Sarah.
    have a nice Thanksgiving.
    Teresa

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  7. Hi Sarah! I know you're not in the USA but I just finished my Thanksgiving dinner and I wanted to thank you for being such a huge inspiration to me! I absolutely love your blog, its such a delight to go through your posts and discover new favorites. I hope your upcoming weekend is beautiful and hopefully not too cold! hehe - Amanda

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  8. What a beautiful home! Love the library (I'm a sucker for library ladders) with that beautiful chandelier and also the decanters on the shelves.

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  9. Absolutelly wonderfull. i love the dining, the room and the bath is gorgeous.

    xxx

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  10. This house is a dream, love the facade, it's gorgeous.
    Have a fantastic weekend.
    Xoxo
    Tereza

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  11. This is my first time here and, wow!!! I am loving you blog... so much inspiration!


    I've just started a blog too, so if you can, please, go take a look, ok?

    xo


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  12. I would happily live here too! Next life. Gorgeous! XO

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous home! My dream home with the clawfoot tub - lovely pieces of art and simplicity - absolutely stunning Sarah. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  14. I adore homes like this that really looks "lived in" & offers so much history. O love your words Sarah, a home should be a place of refuge, fun & creativity!

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  15. exquisite images-so luxurious, soft and beautiful--dreamy! My favorite is the intricate ceiling in the bathroom--

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  16. I'm in heaven looking at these photos. Too dreamy for words. Your blog is always so full of inspiration :) Paris in Pink

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  17. I'm drawn to this type of design ever since I started following your blog, love it!

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  18. Paris in Pink -- thank you...

    Bonnie -- that's wonderful! there is much more to come for Christmas :)

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