Monday, February 4, 2013

Our New Home!

We have been in our home since late August but wanted to show you some more recent pics that are a lot better than the ones I took earlier.  
They were taken by talented Eliesa Findeis with be photography!
Our new home is somewhat similar to our last - same color tones but more rustic.  I wanted to create more of a French cottage feel with hints of Gustavian and Belgian.  
We used old reclaimed beams combined old vintage light fixtures from around the world.
















































It's a work in progress, but I wanted to share with you how it all came together!

Have a wonderful week!

56 comments:

  1. Stunning!!! I was hoping you would post more pictures!! This is a home that does not sacrifice comfort to aesthetics - though style abounds!!
    I am a devoted fan to your site and applaud the way in which you have combined all the influences in your home. I think your home will be in vogue in 5, 10 even 20++ years time - that is the ultimate litmus test!! The 'objects', their patina and provenance evoke such warmth and coupled with herringbone wood floors and reclaimed beams...perfection!!
    I would not hesitate to move right in and would not change a thing except to add my own toothbrush! A tour de force!! BRAVO!!
    Tara

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  3. Your home turned out so beautiful. Its breath taking! I love every single detail!!! I don't think it needs anything changed! Thank you for sharing with us. I was wondering how it all came out.....Beautiful!!!

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  4. I am in love with your house!!! Such beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing :)

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  5. Wow! You're house is just lovely! You have an amazing sense of style! It's very close to mine :) I just love your grey trim and all the barn wood beams and cabinetry! Everything is just beautiful and timeless. So neat :) I look forward to more pictures as you go! Jen

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  6. Oh my goodness gracious, and merciful heavens... it IS wonderful in every way... There are too many things to love about it to mention them all. What a great eye.. the front door, the colors, those kitchen table chairs, i love those chairs..and that rustic table... the wood, the light fixtures, all of them... the gray and white striped rug, and touch of coral in the dishes... that entryway table... the way nothing is trying to hard... it's amazing. Perfection. Somehow the way you've pulled the house together evokes a feeling of life and love lived in the space - It looks like a home that one would never want to leave...

    Cindy

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  7. Totally Gorgeous!!! What a beautiful home, you must love it so much!
    ~ Cheryl

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  8. What a beautiful home! How wonderful to be able to have everything just the way you love it! Your home decor is a true reflection of 'your' personal style, no doubt. Well done!!

    Lisa

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  9. Your house looks absolutely stunning! I can't imagine you need to do another thing to it! It looks so comfortable and stylish, just perfect! Great job! Sherry:)

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  10. I could just look at the pictures all day, Des. I truly love your home and wish I could hang out with you more often.

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  11. Molto bella la tonalità di grigio perla che si trova in molti mobili è molto chic complimenti per il lavoro, ciao
    Stefania

    http://coolechicstylefashion.blogspot.it/

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  12. Quelle merveille!!!! Je sens le parfum du bois jusqu ici:-) Tout est vraiment parfait... les couleurs, la déco, les luminaires,... WaWWW!

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  13. Soooo cozy Desiree, and it's YOU. I like the transverse arch over some doors and their color .And finally you show the place/room where you get all your inspirations. Thank you. Enjoy every day in this beautiful house.

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  14. So beautiful, congratualtions on your splendid new home, it would be my dream home too! just awe inspiring.

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  15. Your house is beautiful! The floor plan, the finishes, the furnishings all work together to make a lovely space.

    I particularly like your dining room - the floors are gorgeous, and the chandelier is perfect.

    - Holly

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  16. Exquisite!!! what are your wall and trim colours? Every detail is gorgeous!
    Deb

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  17. bellisimo! so happy to see your home and all the details you love so. it truly looks timeless and anything but new construction. i love seeing some of the features from your prior home that look like your beautiful signature. so restful and beachy and sophisticated.

    how can i not want to start the next project with such inspiration just under my nose!?!

    tell hubby he and his wife have fabulous taste and execution skillz!!!

    love to you, beautiful des.

    michele

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  18. Absolutely Beautiful. Texture, texture, texture, Love it!

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  19. What a beautiful home you have. I love the soft colors you have used throughout your new home. The woodworking is beautiful!

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  20. Dear Desiree -
    Your house is absolutely beautiful and stylish. Yet comfortable and warm!! It looks so European - like a French country house refreshed in Swedish tones with Belgian flair!
    I love it ~ Loi

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  21. Its STUNNING! Amazing job! Truly. Love all the beams and painted trim work. Gorg!

    P.S. Those are my fave barstools!! :)

    Megan

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous from every angle, in every carefully considered detail!
    Brava!

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  23. Beautiful house with the right French-Belgian-Gustavian touches. Congratulations! You did a splendid job.
    Did you have snow this winter? I try to imagine the coziness of that kitchen while the snow is falling softly outside. Thanks for sharing.
    With love,
    Doina

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  24. I love what you have done to your home...it is beautiful! Creative, artistic, and cozy....my favorite look!

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  25. bellisima...... me parece preciosa Berta

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  26. Wonderful all your home but ingenious your bookcase and worktable: BRAVISSIMA! Ciao

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  27. Wow, this is such a beautiful home you have created. I love the barstools and your kitchen. Fantastic job, a true talent you have.

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  28. Hello Desireé. Your new home is gorgeous. The colors, textures, details that we really love also. We are very impressed. Congratulations.
    Joanna and Jola

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  29. Such a beautiful home! Is there a chance that you might post information about the paint brand and colors you used? Lovely!

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  30. Thank you so much everyone for you kind words... it means the world!!!

    Desiree

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  31. Beautiful job!! You must be loving it!!

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  32. Can you please share where you got some of your lighting? Love the lanterns!

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  33. Can you please share what brand/style refrigerator you have in your kitchen.

    You home is lovely!

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  34. Absolutely beautiful. Can you tell me what kind of flooring you used and what stain (if any) was applied, please?

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  35. That house is sooo beautiful! I love the vintage touch in every photo! I hope you guys wouldn't take away it's vintage atmosphere if ever you have plans of redecorating or renovating in the future. :)


    Leona Gladen

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  36. That kitchen is to die for. It's like you looked in my brain and built the kitchen I've always dreamed of! Its a stunning house, hope you make many happy memories in it!
    Jen x

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  37. I love your house! It's incredibly beautiful. How did you mix the wood floors? Was it all reclaimed wood flooring? We have 5" plank american cherry flooring that is too red that I'd like to restain. I'd also like to pull up some ugly tile in our kitchen and mix in a new wood floor in a chevron pattern. Did you use reclaimed floor and then have it all stained the same color on site? Any tips for this?

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  38. Your style is very unique compared to other people I have read stuff from. I learn a lot of new stuff right here! I certainly love this. Thanks

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  39. Love your home:) I do interior design in Ft Myers, Fl. I love to bring a different feel to our area and I am in te middle of a job where the client has a lot of your features. I showed her your home and she loved it. Wanted to see if you could tell me the color of your walls and the color of your trim.

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  40. I'm in love with your new home! How did I miss this? Your kitchen is to die for, and of course love that refrigerator!
    Oh, I could move right in! Love your style! ~Delores

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  41. Oh my, I truly am envious with your new house! How is it now with all your stuff moved in? Right now, I am still in the process of looking for a new place. I consulted professional help, and am impressed with the choices they gave me. Hopefully, I would be able to choose a house I like by the end of this week. I’ll keep you guys posted. Take care! :)

    Kristopher Washington

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  42. Now, who wouldn’t want to live in that house?! Everything is in their right places. You are, indeed, an excellent interior designer, Desiree! Does your new house still look as is since you’ve posted this? How does it feel like living here? How is the maintenance? I’d love to hear more about your house!

    Drew Andrews

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  43. I love your home! Would you mind sharing the paint colors for the walls and trim? What about the accent pieces? i.e., the blue/green of the china cabinet and the yellow of the end table?

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  44. Such a beautiful home! We love the fresh palette, furnishings, and antiques! Well done!

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  45. Love your new home! Well organized and your furnishing are the best, great post!

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  46. I'm using your style and colors as inspiration for my kitchen remodel! Any chance you could share what your wall and trim colors are? Thank you!

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  47. You have the magic tough. Renovating is a lot of job to do which requires some construction as well. All in all, you did a great job here.

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  48. What an amazing home. I love the kitchen inspiration, too. I pinned this to Pinterest/homedepot on the "Sinktastic Decor" pinboard.

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  50. What a beautiful house!! I am in love with your house! I like the transverse arch over some doors and their color.online mattress and bed retailer

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  52. I love this beautiful home! It looks cozy, and it is clear you have poured love into it. I too would love to know where you found your lighting, and what brand your refrigerator is.

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