Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My New Favorite House- Of All Time

I am head over heels in love. I know I use the word LOVE way to frequently, but I am about to break my record for a single word appearance in one post. I usually don't scan in whole homes for several reasons but when I saw the home of Jill Sharp Brinson, creative director for Ballard Designs, I couldn't help myself. I know my tastes can be fickle, but this house is definitely my new favorite. Shall we take a tour? (sorry the scan quality is less than stellar)I love the styling in the first photo, love. Below-the pop of color, the side lamp, the lantern, the staircase, the beams, the bookshelves at the top, love love love.
"Oyster shell and steel gray with a lot of truffle, that's my palette", is that someone after my own heart or what? Obsessed with these cabinets.

The window casing, shelf above the door, marble top on the table....love.....
This about put me over the edge. The walls are upholstered in a crewel fabric....I may have to drive to Atlanta, knock on her door and shamelessly invite myself in.
I will admit, I did have a vision of having to lint roll the walls constantly due to Harry, the most shedding dog in the world, but she has dogs so I feel better now.

The ceiling, the window hardware, LOVEEEEEE the tub, the chair, the mirrored cabinet, the rug.....my head is spinning.
This house is in the December/January House Beautiful. You MUST buy a copy, there is no way to appreciate the fabulousness of this house without studying it in print. Did I mention I love it?

31 comments:

Sarah's Fab Day said...

I love it too! Happy Thanksgiving Marianne!

Staley Mc said...

So gorgeous! I love all the windows!!

Southern Aspirations said...

this IS a great find! Must subscribe to House Beautiful, I'm buying them every month anyway. ;-) Is this in Atlanta? Gorgeous!!

Emily said...

Love it! Now I cannot wait to get my copy in the mail.

Lauren said...

I just received mine in the mail, and have been through it so many times already! It is just beautiful. I look at a page, then look at my home (trying to figure out how I can make some changes). ;)

house things said...

Lint rolling the walls. You are funny!

paula said...

me too! I have been studying it daily. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Meals by Misty said...

I love the windows. All of them. I keep my windows all covered up in my 1950 something house. I'd love to let let the light shine in!

Hill Country House Girl said...

Oh I am so with you on this one! How about that tub surround? The whole house is the perfect blend of rustic and luscious! I can hear the excitement in your writing and it is such fun to have kindred spirits in this design "disease" that we have!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Read this magazine last night and LOVED this house. LOVED. Let's go to ATL and stalk it out!

julie y. said...

beautiful! thanks for sharing.

JMW said...

I adore her office - what a great space! I would imagine that the head of Ballard Designs would have such a fabulous house. Sigh.

Aaron@CheapThrillsDecorating said...

I love all those windows!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

I am so in love with this entrie house. Thank you for scanning the images! I was frustrated that HB hasn't put them on their website yet.

Jennifer said...

crewel on the walls??!!! holy cow. I want to be in on that stalking trip ... :)

Alicia B. Designs said...

I'm such a color fanatic but when I saw this in HB this month i was OBSESSED just like you! It's textures are just so gorgeous and crewel fabric wallpaper?? SO GORGEOUS!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

liler said...

I think I am going to have to buy House Beautiful just for this! That gorgeous window opening into a green garden is my favorite! But also love the balance in the loft living room with the beams and the bookshelf and light streaming in from the skylight. Heaven. Thanks for sharing!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

I love the rustic look of these rooms, we did a post today on "rustic yet refined" and these are some great examples! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Greet said...

Oh yes! This house is beautiful! I also fell in love with it ! Thank you for sharing! It looks as a mix between Belgian and Swedish style!
And oh yes, you mentionned I LOVE !!!

xx
Greet

Rachel said...

Argh!!! I'm so jealous! Where is my copy?? Why are magazines so late in being delivered lately???

This is absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to see it in print, where I can hold it up really close to my face and stare!! ;-)

Thanks for sharing -you're right to use the term "love" with this house! (and hey - it even has wallpaper!!!)

Sabrina (Fata Minore) nata al tramonto said...

Very nice blog :)

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Stephanie Sabbe said...

I love too. I want to go here for thanksgiving!

down pillow said...

Wow, it is a really great home :) I SO love the main living spacce with its wonderful loft area.

nestegg said...

I LOVE IT TOO! Seriously obsessed. I was literally drooling when I looked through it in the magazine. So, if you move in it- you'll either have to fight me for it or SCOOT OVER because I'm staying with you! :)
xoRH

real estate agent in Vancouver said...

Oh, that house is wonderful, no wonder you LOVE it so much. I do too. I really like the use of the purple color in what seems to be the living room. Just great.

Best regards,
Jay

Morning T said...

Wow- I hadn't seen this yet so thanks for sharing. I absolutely adore it and would've used the word LOVE just as many times as you did. :-)
Happy turkey day to you.

Beachbrights said...

I love this house too! I am saving my copy to reference and reference!

XOXO

Katie said...

yes, the tub. wow.

megan said...

i loved this house! that windwow wall in the kitchen is divine!

Jill Sharp Brinson said...

Many, many thanks for the lovely mention in your blog!
If you are in Atlanta for Scott's or whatever - give me a heads-up and I would love to have you for tea.
Happiest of new years!
Jill Sharp Brinson

Candie Rossler said...

No wonder you love this house. That wrought iron stairs fits the simple yet alluring books area. Sigh. It looks cozy and I have a feeling that it's located in a quiet countryside. The tub is cute.

Oh look! Jill Sharp Brinson commented, too.