3.18.2010

COLOR






This home is the perfect mix of being swoon worthy and child friendly. I look at images like this and just fall head over heels for all the color, so why can I not personally live with it baffles me. One of my favorite pieces in the article is when the owner and designer Jenny Keenan states, "I love things to be beautiful and be perfect, but that's just not realistic. Baskets are a pretty and practical way to sort of have it both ways." I must agree, baskets have become my best friends too.

{via Better Homes & Gardens}


And always I love to see my sweet babies up on Party Perfect. So fun!

43 comments:

country girl said...

Wow, where do I start? Such amazing details. I LOVE the kitchen, and the coffee table is fabulous. But the most inspiring thing I think is her craft/home office storage. So great! I need to save that picture....
Thanks for sharing! And I think you're right, making color work is very tricky. It can easily look confused and busy. This woman did an amazing job.

Maria said...

this house really is such a great example of having kids and style!! love the pops of happy color!

bluehydrangea said...

Love how the house is really neutral with color added in fabrics and accessories..the perfect way to add personality!!!

Laura Trevey said...

I have always loved the look of wallpaper inside the built-in bookshelves... just beautiful!

xoxo Laura

Design Esquire said...

Hasn't Better Homes and Gardens really stepped up their game in the last few years? I always love pouring through their magazine. This home is a perfect example - I just love everything about it!

jennifer little said...

I have the same challenge-I love color but can never committ to it in my home!! PS your son's bday party is featured at Party Perfect today!

The Zhush said...

Love the wallpapered shelves...and couldn't agree more about the baskets...toys, magazines, clutter...GONE!

la la Lovely said...

Love her house. I have been wanting that love painting for years.....so cool!

Melissa said...

It has every one of my favorite things! Love how family friendly it seems.

Staley Mc said...

This house is beautiful. I have loved that LOVE painting ever since I saw in it in Sex and the City

Emily said...

incredible eye candy here. Love all of these especially the little office nook. and yes, i'd like a pair of Maria's shoes to go!

Cassie said...

Oh Paula I went Oo and Ah over every single picture!

What a stunning article, thank you so much for sharing.

xx

Destination Inspiration said...

what a sweet home. The clock in the second pic seems like something from Alice in Wonderland

Chelsea Gwynne said...

The LOVE painting that was in SATC movie!

beki said...

Oh wow, I love this! I feel like I'm always in a constant battle between a love of color and feeling suffocated by it. This space balances it perfectly.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

What a charming home - I am the same way.. no color. It terrifies me :) I am also a basket collector, and let me tell you managing at Pottery Barn sure didnt help the situation! xo

LindsB said...

So many bright and fun colors in this home- I love how they all are different yet work so well together!

vanessa said...

I have really been enjoying BHG lately. I love that backsplash. I saw your pic on party perfect before I read anything and thought it looked familiar. Congrats he and the party were adorable!

megan said...

it really is a perfect blend. great post!

Lauren said...

I want that home office! Looks like the end of a hallway or just a pass through, great use of the space. Thank you for sharing.

kodi_jo said...

Second picture, the print/painting/pretty square object up top, I love it!

carlee said...

What a beautiful home. The kitchen is stunning and I love that little desk nook. Gorgeous.

Jennifer said...

this is so cute and fun! but I am totally the same way. I try to do color(s), I honestly do. But I usually can't stand it for very long and almost always regret a colorful purchase. at least we can express our colorful desires on our blogs!

A Taste of T said...

I love the details. The use of the two rugs in the first picture, ingenious!

A Taste of T said...

I love the details. The use of the two rugs in the first picture, ingenious!

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

I love that these spaces are casual enough to feel inviting and yet pretty enough to feel a little refined. :)

LindsB said...

Hey there- over on High Street Market you said on her Green post that the 5th image down was from your favorite home. I'm dying to know where it is from, I LOVE that family room- would you mind sharing? thank you, thank you, thank you in advance!

Full House said...

I just got that issue yesterday. I too love how it is kid friendly.

GracefulElegance said...

I LOVE this home!!! Thanks for sharing!!! And her quote about all things beautiful is so true!

MB said...

What a great post! I love all the photos and I adore the little uber girly office, that one is going into the 'yes please' file. Well done!

Anonymous said...

Love this house! Wow, I am going to go buy the magazine for this issue. Love it love it love it! So practical and cozy, yet light and beautiful!

bazaarofserendipity said...

gorgeous home! wowza~

i think thats the same Love print in SJP apartment in Sex and the City!! :)

www.bazaarofserendipity.blogspot.com

Jo said...

your inspiration page is always awesome :) thank you!!!

xo
Jo

p.s. thanks for stopping by!

Pink Wallpaper said...

Love Jenny!! I worked w/ her for five years and am bummed i haven't gotten my bhg yet!

Char said...

i am loving color these days - great rooms

Rebecca said...

Really beautiful imagery.

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

is this old? did i miss this? i'd like to have this copy . . .

Ellen said...

What a beautiful home! I love all of the hints of color and the details! That Grandfather clock is amazing! Great inspiration!!

Design Darling said...

that office is unbelievable! it may have to make a second appearance in my "desk du jour" feature in the near future. thank you for your sweet comments this week and have a wonderful weekend!

PaperFlora2 said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower. These are great sources of inspiration!

Sarah said...

Loving all these rooms. The colors, fabrics. I love the bamboo chippendale chair. I can't wait to have one of my own.

Estelle said...

Oh my, I love the wallpapered bookshelves. I would love to do something like this someday.

PS~Erin said...

I am in love with this whole house... particularly that kitchen!!! The little desk nook is pretty perfect to me too.