Modern Minimalist Entrance Gate House Design

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An Exquisite French Manor in Utah

Earlier in the week I promised you a tour of a wonderful newly constructed house in Utah. Built by a reader of WD and her husband (who previously worked for Christopher Peacock Kitchens). The house is an wonderful example of true craftsmanship.

We were able to get a private sneak peak into this home which they refer to as the "French House". The home is currently for sale, and unfurnished.
More often than not designers spend large amounts of time bringing interest and depth to plain rooms. I think it's important to show how wonderful and warm a home can look, even unfurnished, for you to have a true appreciation what good architecture and craftsmanship can bring to a space. Even empty this home is stunning.

The main entry, though not grand in size is really beautiful. Notice the key details here: herringbone floors, hand forged iron railings, exquisite moulding details and a beamed ceiling. Beyond we see an interesting curved hallway.

Here is a close up of the reclaimed hand hewn barn beams

Of course when the builder is also a world class cabinet maker you know the kitchen will be the jewel of the home and this one is gorgeous! It has a very Christopher Peacock feel, but I think this particular kitchen has even more personality. I love the front X detailing on the center island. Also notice the coffered ceiling. I also like the choice of light fixtures!

Notice the the first center island has a soft curve to it, which was harder to see in the picture above. Having a conversation at a curved island versus a straight one is much more enjoyable. You should always try to incorporate even a soft curve in a kitchen island if possible.

I love the subtle diamond shaped marble tile backsplash. As expected the kitchen is outfitted with top of the line appliances.

The first island has been thoughtfully designed with a step down so guests can't view a messy sink. The second island is topped walnut for food prep.

Here is a close up of the corner detailing on the island! Wonderful!

A close up of the walnut top - notice its tongue in groove and bread board sides.

Coffered ceilings continue in the Living room, which also has a stunning fireplace and surround. Can you imagine how wonderful this home would look furnished?

The dining room with French doors and interesting moulding details

The family room continues the coffered ceilings. I love the fireplace! My imagination is going wild furnishing it in my head!

The curved staircase is just stunning - hand forged iron railings are beautiful.

A quick peek into the master bath which reveals a coveted zinc soaking tub.

This porch off the Master bedroom is one of several porches to take in the spectacular mountain views.

Notice that the outdoor detailing and stonework are as elaborate and thoughtful as the indoor detailing. This shows just part of the back of the home. See the mountains on the right.

Here is a side view - a lovely landscaped path - notice the copper gutters and cedar shake roof. More spectacular mountain views.

I adore the charm of these shutters!

No detail was left out. Look at the close up of these iron fleur de lys.

Even the garage was not overlooked. I love the heft and depth of the stone outside the garage. Look closely to see the herringbone brick detail in the driveway.

This gorgeous house is a spectacular example of craftsmanship. It was recently on the local "Parade of Homes". For more information on this home and to see


Rectangular Minimalist House Design

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Rectangular Minimalist House Design

Win a Beach Grass Cottage Gift Certificate

Over at Completely Coastal, enter a comment to win a $40 gift certificate courtesy of Beach Grass Cottage. I had not seen this store before, but they carry some beautiful tropical decor items! The giveaway ends Feb 17th.

Veranda and Tara Shaw Maison

If you happen to pick up this months Veranda magazine (this cover is from last March). You will see a write about Tara Shaw's "New Classics".

As you might recall, famous antique dealer and designer Tara Shaw, launched a line of reproduction pieces that are just stunning called her Maison line.

I own several pieces myself including the Mora Clock, which is a copy of Tara's own clock.

And this lovely little gilded iron table - it sits next to my sweet Swedish chairs in the conservatory.


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Minimalist House Design Open Space

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Bring it on Barneys


Today is an exiting day in New York City for all savvy frugal fashionistas. No I'm not referring to the Fashion Week I'm talking about Barneys Warehouse sale. Barneys campaign for one of its two warehouse annual sale motto "Love yourself" reminds me of my lovely aunt whose mantra is "the best money invested is the money you invest in your self." Well I'm going to do both and it makes me even happier that the price comes with a 50% to 75% mark down. If you live in the City or in the surrounding Boroughs check out this incredible sale and maybe you can finally get that Derek Lam fabulous top you've been dreaming about.

Photo from Vogue

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The Latest Comfortable Home Winner

Congratulations to Linda at Lime in the Coconut for winning the wonderful design book: The Comfortable Home - How to Invest in Your Nest and Live Well for Less.

Special thanks to Mitchell Gold, Bob Williams and Mindy Drucker.
Enjoy your weekend!!

Open Dining Room Modern and Funtastic Interior Design

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Now you see me now you don't

Lucite or acrylic furniture can do great to any interior. Apart from lightening any room up due to its light visual weight it also reflects and flows the light in the room. It's perfect for small spaces and against a graphic wall.

In this bedroom designed by Ruthie Sommers the coffee table is almost invisible while still reflecting light.

The lucite side table provides comfort to the person sitting on the chair without taking any visual effect. Designed by Williamson Design.

I love the use of this lucite chair in front of this painted Chinese desk.



Peekaboo side tables and console for CB2. I would love to see the console in a small entrance.

This Louis Ghost Armchair would look great in a bathroom vanity.

Spectacular Design Greenwich Home Tour

This lovely home in Greenwich, Connecticut was recently featured in CT Cottage and Gardens.

Located in the exclusive Sherwood Farms area of Greenwich this home was just listed for sale. Advertised as owned and decorated by an interior designer I was immediately intrigued. Let have a quick tour...

The beautiful front to back entry has 11 foot ceilings. I adore entrys that allow you to view straight out to the back of the house. I also love the light the comes in with this type of window/door placement. Notice the lovely bridal staircase and incredible moulding detail. Banister is ebony stained with white painted accents, a popular trend.

Off to the left of the entry you can see the Library. Advertised as an antique English pine library with adjacent game room with wet bar; the detail is amazing. I am a stickler for symmetry so I really like the two doors on either side of the fireplace. The brown painted ceiling adds a coziness to the 11 foot ceilings. I also love the jazzy zebra chairs to lighten things up bit. Flat screen TV above the fireplace makes me think this is a real recreation area for the family. You can see an air hockey table through the french doors.


The kitchen has a definite Christopher Peacock feel. No real surprise as we are in Greenwich where a large number of his kitchens have been installed. The listing does not call it out as a Peacock kitchen but surely it has the look with the Carrera marble, white cabinets and bin pulls. I do like the contemporary stools which give this kitchen a bit of edginess. I also like the wide floor boards, the rattan chairs and the worn farm table. They add a nice, earthy texture and feeling to what could be a cold space.


Ice box latches and bin pulls make me think if its not Peacock, its a good copy. I also like the heft of the two inch marble counters.


The Family Room must be off the kitchen, but its hard to tell. It is a lovely area filled with light from at least two sides. The all white decor makes me think the children may be relegated to the library area. Bobo Intriguing Objects chandelier hangs above, which now can bought via Restoration Hardware.

The Dining Room is beautiful. I love the off white/gray wall tones. Mirrored table and huge fireplace surely make for sparking, magical dinner parties. The Chandelier looks a bit small for the space. I would also like to see more artwork. Perhaps the owners have replaced the light fixtures, prior to listing the home.

The Living room continues the soothing gray palette. Notice the Mora clock on the right. I also like the garden urns on the acrylic tables. Its very unexpected.

The Master Bedroom also has a wonderful gray/taupe palette. I find it interesting that in such a large room they would locate the bed in front of the window alcove- but it does look lovely. We find some more acrylic chairs against the far right wall. The two chairs on the far left side of the photo confuse me though. From this angle the taupe one looks out of place. It is also interesting to note that is the first room we have seen drapes.

Finally the Sunroom which opens to the fabulously long veranda/covered porch. The "SIN" sign speaks to me - and I like the furry pillows. Both add some more of the edginess we have seen in some of the other rooms. Again we see drapes, perhaps these are to shield the sun.

Here is the a photo of the back of the house and the spectacular veranda.

A close up of the porch. The orange couch is an interesting choice.
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