My sister came for supper last night and said that a friend of hers, who reads my blog, asked her to please tell me to start blogging again. Well I wasn't aware that I had stopped! Perhaps, in this day and age of instant gratification, not having posted anything for 20 days means I might as well be dead!. So I apologise and will try to post more regularly. I just find that sometimes I don't really have anything to say. (My husband might dispute this!)
Well today I have a little bit to say although I will let the pictures do most of the talking. I think the home that I'm going to show will especially be appreciated by my long-time Roses and Rust readers. Thanks for hanging in there, people!
I stumbled across the home here. It's owned by a decorator and blogger with great style and has a definite French theme running throughout. The two aspects that I particularly like are the neutral colour scheme and the constant juxtaposition - between masculine and feminine, rustic and refined, antique and modern. These contrasting elements are evident though out the home.
The entrance hall leads into the living room which is open plan to a kitchen and breakfast area.
The living room has a masculine looking leather sofa combined with pretty, feminine looking Bergère chairs and a chaise longue.
I love the rustic table behind the sofa.
A large archway separates the living area from the kitchen.
Exposed brick adds a rustic feel and creates a nice contrast to the elegant marble surfaces. Metal stools add an industrial edge to the look. Different styles all working harmoniously together yet keeping it interesting.
My brother, who also came for supper last night, tells me that every new home he goes into these days has exposed brick. I introduced it into our home 9 years ago when we renovated. According to my brother, I am ahead of my time. But only on the exposed brick thing, apparently.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the breakfast area. I love the light fixture above the table.
Elegant linen upholstered chairs contrast beautifully with the weathered shutters alongside.
The dining room is unusually furnished with a French settee on one side and slip covered chairs opposite. A mirror leans casually against one wall....
....and is flanked by a marble topped pastry table.
Upholstered wingbacks provide seating at the head and foot of the table. All in all, a very comfortable dining experience I would imagine!
At the other side of the room to the mirror is a cabinet for storage and a drinks trolley.
One of my favourite rooms in the home is the study or home office. I particularly love the simple, uncluttered way it is furnished.
An elegant cabinet houses office paraphernalia neatly stored in boxes, alongside some decorative items to make it pretty.
Rustic shutters are used once again. Have you noticed the absence of curtaining in the home?
The patio area has a welcoming feel with comfortable seating and potted plants.
The bedroom is a calming space in shades of grey and white.
A chaise longue next to the window provides a comfortable reading nook.
A spacious dressing room leads off the main bedroom....
....as well as a gorgeous bathroom.
So there you go - hope you enjoyed this lovely home!
And I really do intend to post with more frequency from now on! Let me know if I'm slipping up.
Till next time