Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Jersey Belle - Danielle's House

Are any of you watching Jersey Belle on Bravo?
 I hate to admit that I am. 
I didn't think I would but it has grabbed me.

The main character - Jaime is a successful celebrity publicist who moved
to Alabama when she met and married her southern husband.

The show is about her and her group of southern girlfriends.
But the thing that made me stop and and pay attention immediately was seeing her girlfriend, 
Danielle Yancey's house.
That's Danielle, she looks like a model...perhaps she used to be one.
I fell in love with the inside of her home and went looking for more information on it, online.
 
I thought it surely was a grand ol' historic home of Alabama.
A search quickly led me to the website of the home's architects.
I just knew that on this site I'd learn about the restoration of their home.
Nope! Instead I found the architectural renderings for this home.
The Yancey's already had a house in this neighborhood and wanted a larger one.
This new one involved raising the roof on their existing home.
This is the original home!
An amazing transformation. 
The Yancey's told the architects they wanted a home with the 
feeling of a tuscan villa.
This is the brick structure under the stucco.
Every detail is so beautiful in this home.
From the light fixtures and hardware to the decor choices.

The kitchen was the first room that caught my attention.
The rough wood shelving is really inspired.
This light fixture was once a chicken feeder.
monogrammed napins
curtains appear to just be lengths of burlap
One of the specifics when the Yanceys were building this house was that
it be very dog friendly. They have two labs with full run of the house.
What a sweet face!
photos of the same room but styled a little differently

 dog feeding station
love the colors in this bedroom
I'm assuming this is the master
That's a very interesting headboard.
This house has just the right mix of shiny and rough, doesn't it?
 
master bath has matching sinks and furniture inspired cabinetry 
 
very spa like
back courtyard

Learn more herehere and here.


Monday, August 25, 2014

Mod Mix Monday #164

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Just yummy is all I can say about this bedroom.
Take an old early American bed and paint it aqua and layer on the colorful bed clothes.
Just pretty.

Pretty things in last week's Mod Mix Monday...here we go with my faves!
 Deb of Lavendar Garden Cottage found herself this amazing faux wood bird bath.
 The Weathered Door knocked off a geometric headboard from Urban Outfitters.
It's crazy good.
 Janet of Rosemary and Thyme shared some special local haunts.
There are really some great decorating ideas among her photos which include
that blue cabinet outside.
 Marijana of Macca brought a little of the sea indoors.
She distressed a box and filled with trinkets of the ocean.
Darrielle of DD's Cottage took a so so buffet and made it wonderful!

My this summer is just racing along...I see everyone is starting to think about fall.
I am so not ready to think about it.

I'm starting to see pumpkins popping up on Pinterest when I go look.

and I actually feel...like ugh...when I see them.
I'm just not feeling it. 

I truly will not be in the mood for fall till October 1.

How about you are you getting in the mood for fall?

Share your Mod Mix's in this week's party below.

Remember anything old made over to be new...anything new changed up to look old.
New and old together...
Please include the Mod Mix Monday logo and back link to me.
Use a permalink to your individual post not to your entire blog.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Open House Sunday

Great Gatsby!
This beauty just came up for sale in my neighborhood.
One of the biggest homes in Edgemere Park.
Built in 1929 this home is full of Roaring Twenties Glamour.



 Look at the original tile on the fireplace!


Very fun kitchen 
Looks to me like the original kitchen was expanded into the back porch. 










Complete with movie star pool fit for a modern flapper!
All can be your's for a mere $999,999.

see full listing here
 
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