Have you seen the home that graces the cover of this month’s Traditional Home? If so, I wonder if you love it as much as I do.
Let me tell you why I love it:
~ The color scheme of grays, creams and lavenders is carried out throughout the home, creating a seamless and calming palette.
~ The home was built upon the site of the owner’s grandmother’s home in Houston
~ The homeowner uses Leontine Linens in the master bedroom (I think we all know how much I love those!)
~ The nod to the past by updating family heirlooms, such as the chair with hand painted names of all who had sat there.
~ The barn-like doors that can open up the kitchen/family room or can close it off when needed.
~ The ballet tied, monogrammed seat cushions on the DWR kitchen chairs
~ The fact that the owner borrowed ideas from the many magazines, blogs and show houses she has seen, like many of us do.
But, the primary reason I love this house is that it was created by someone I knew in college. Virginia Mary Thompson (as I knew her) Brown was an elegant, intelligent, warm and highly respected young woman at our school. She was in the class a year ahead of me….and I admired her a great deal.
Seeing her grace the pages of Traditional Home in a house that she created with the help of her architect, Dillon Kyle, is so exciting!!!