11.18.2010

An Artful House (Literally)







Lucia made the light fixture in the dining room plus many of the pieces of art throughout the house. She purchased most of the photography from the brilliant 20x200...


A couple of weeks ago, our friends Lucia and Pete invited us over for a cozy fall dinner, and it's altogether possible that I was a bit of a rude guest.

The thing is, I was completely and wholly distracted by their insanely awesome house... I couldn't stop snapping photos.

The space is magical, filled with all sorts of amazing original art, found objects, vintage furniture and a slew of other interesting things to ogle. It's also completely inviting and warm (the most important part), an absolute reflection of the two highly creative, intelligent and lovely people that created it and their wonderful daughters Felicity and Ava.

It's definitely one of my happy places, so of course, I had to share it with you guys.



The family's office and den...I love Lucia's inspiration board above the sofa.




The master bedroom's gorgeous dark walls... The large framed feather piece was unearthed at an estate sale for $25.



Sweet Ava and Felicity's room is as magical as the rest of the house...

13 comments:

Lovin That! said...

What a great house! I love a place that looks like it has a story. I'm in the midst of decorating our new place right now and photos like this inspire me to add more character to our home. Thank-you!

Chelsea said...

love this home. the living room is especially wonderful. i adore the green couch. love green right now!

Matrioshka said...

Thanks for sharing, it is so warm and inviting. I can't believe she made the lamp!

Elysa said...

aw i love lucia simek! and her house is amazing:)

emma@themarionhousebook said...

I'm glad I'm not the only rude guest out there! I often find myself so fascinated by people's homes that I can't concentrate on anything else until I've had a full tour and explanation of things. I'd be smitten with this place as well.

greenbeenfood said...

yes very true - it is lovely & warm, cosy & full of wonderful things.....not at all contrived....all very effortless!

Jenny | Aubrey Road said...

super cool.

Stephanie said...

I love envisioning you sneaking around with your camera trying to be discreet as you swoon over their gorgeous spaces. Been there, done that :) I'm sure they were flattered!

About Last Weekend said...

What a magical stylish artsy home and yet you know that kids live there too. Love that!

Virginia said...

It takes a refined eye and a balanced heart to define spaces with such distinction. Once you enter our daughter and son-in-law's home, you see new possibilities everywhere.
Can't wait to be back with them and their best art, Eva, Felicity, and Ollie.

Joslyn said...

Virgina -- you raised an amazing daughter. you should be proud!
looking forward to one day meeting!

abby try again said...

Wow, their home is so stunning and "real" feeling. I adore all the art and esp. that photo wall. Such a great post, thanks for sharing.

felicia said...

thank you for sharing 'pics' of your friends home. totally the style/taste I am - the inspiraton board has given me a wonderful idea - I am going to ask my 12yr old daughter if she would like to make one on new years eve with her younger sister 10 & 8...happy new year