*if I had $179 extra dollars, i would order some of these calling cards!
I know that many of us were introduced to her in The Domino 10: decorators on the verge in Domino's April 2008 issue. I was flipping through that issue this past weekend and decided to look up her website. So many fabulous images.
I would love a book cart like this... where I could roll from the living room.... to the bedroom... and then outside to the deck!
.*photo via Brown Turtleneck Sweater via BHG
*would love one (or two) of these
The location on historic North Broadway in Saratoga Springs, New York, was ideal. But when Bryan Browne and Lisa Bates first peeked into the aging split-level, the prospects were problematic.
Designed as a kit home, the house was built in 1959 from preassembled components; yet when Lisa and Bryan bought it, its modern elements were at odds with the neighborhood. To bring in more light and add living space, they bumped up and out the rear of the house to nearly double its size to about 3,000 square feet, which gave the house more scale and sense for its surroundings.
Key finishing details came next, and here the influence of Scandinavian design came to the forefront. Bryan and Lisa tapped into the style’s penchant for blonde woods, ambient light, a white palette, and the use of natural materials both as exterior elements and indoor backdrops. Brick, stone, board-and-batten walls, and even windows themselves all migrated to the interiors. Maple woodwork and cabinetry and fresh white walls were laid down to give the spaces a clean, and clean-lined, canvas for Lisa’s design work. “I think the interior of the house lends itself to almost any kind of furnishing,” says Lisa, who is fond of antiques and flea-market finds but likes to use them with a spare hand. I tried really hard in the design to not do something that’s going to be dated in a few years,” Lisa says.
*all photos via Country Home
This is the only photo that I could find on the SL website:
Contractor: John Harrelson, Rocket Restoration; (843) 460-0879 or e-mail email@example.com. Main exterior paint: Cliffside Gray (RME-74) by Benjamin Moore; http://www.benjaminmoore.com/ or 1-800-672-4686. Exterior trim paint: Swiss Coffee (5012) by Behr; http://www.behr.com/ or 1-800-854-0133, ext. 2. Living room wall paint: Riff (C2-358) by C2 Paint; http://www.c2paint.com/ or 1-888-989-4888. Bedroom wall paint: Secret (C2-048), also by C2 Paint. Fabric on wingback chair: Tucker Resist from Lewis & Sheron Textile Co.; http://www.lsfabrics.com/ or 1-800-835-4833. Decoupage project paper: Italy Map Wrap (415695) by Cavallini & Co., available through Paper Source; http://www.paper-source.com/ or 1-888-727-3711. Kitchen shelves: Tony/Bjarnum Wall Shelf (painted a custom-mixed gray) from IKEA; http://www.ikea.com/ or 1-800-434-4532. Honed-granite countertops: Architectural Stone Accents (ASA); http://www.asagranite.com/ or (205) 956-6090. Kitchen cabinets: Kraftmaid (http://www.kraftmaid.com/ or 1-888-562-7744), available through The Home Depot; http://www.homedepot.com/ or 1-800-553-3199. Subway tile: Daltile (http://www.daltileproducts.com/), also available through The Home Depot. Wire basket shelves (in kitchen): Peddler’s Home Design; http://www.peddlersdesign.com/ or 1-800-391-4927. Apron-front sink: Herbeau; http://www.herbeau.com/ or 1-800-547-1608 for dealers. Plumbing fixtures throughout: Vintage Tub & Bath; http://www.vintagetub.com/ or 1-877-868-1369. Mirror distressing solution: Antique Mirror Patina Solution by AMPS Industries Inc.; http://www.antiquemirrorps.com/ or (646) 825-5541. Quilt on bed: discontinued; for a similar look, try Grace Damask Chocolate Quilt by Pine Cone Hill, http://www.pineconehill.com/ or 1-800-442-8157 for retailers. Fabric on porch swing and rockers: Sunbrella; http://www.sunbrella.com/ or (336) 221-2211 for retailers.
Ever since I came across this photo of her kitchen- I have been trying to find some wire baskets similar to hers:
I was hoping to find more photos online- but couldn't find them. So I decided to scan the article in. Sorry for the quality.
Here are a couple of extra photos that I had on file of her house:
*speaking of LOVE... happy fourth anniversary to my wonderful husband. although, i don't know why i am putting this on here... bc I know he doesn't read this blog. for some reason- he thinks it is funny to call my blog "blueprint blues"... not "blueprint bliss"!!!!