Thursday, July 31, 2014


Some years ago, I fell in love with Louise Brooks’ Connecticut home in Traditional Home magazine.  I’m such a sucker for delft tile like that which surrounds her fireplace.  I love the botanicals on each side of the fireplace and the chintz fabric on the chair.

More blues and whites in her kitchen.  Aren’t those pendant lights great?  Unless otherwise stated, all pictures are from the Traditional Home site.

Blues and whites and beautiful wood tones in the master bedroom of her previous home.  Now, let’s look at her new home.

I am in love with the exterior of her new home on Long Island Sound.  Isn’t this charming?  (They are calling this down-sizing!)

The kitchen sitting area in her new home also features blue and white tile around the fireplace box, but I notice that her color pallet seems a little softer.  Isn’t this room peaceful?

An almost completely white kitchen with touches of soft blue.

Look how much softer the colors are in her new master bedroom.


I just had to share a photo of her closet with all of the wonderful built-ins.


I thought it was so interesting how different the same rooms look when staged for photo shoots in two different magazines.  I love the soft look of this room.


But look at the same room in New England Home Magazine.  I had to look closely to make sure it was the same room.  the bright pillows give the room a totally different look.


Here’s another of her rooms featured in the two different magazines.  I am so smitten with this room in the Traditional Home photo.


Again the brighter pillows, along with a little furniture rearranging, seem to change the entire appearance of the room.  I don’t know if the magazines made these changes, or if the home owner/designer had made the changes between photo shoots, but it definitely proves that  throw pillows can make a difference in a room.

I’m glad you came by to see my Friday Faves.  Have a great weekend.  laurie

Friday Faves is partying  at Katherine’s Corner for Thursday Favorite Things.


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Cranberry Morning said...

Sigh. Yes, those are just gorgeous images! I'd love our bedroom to look like that. I need to get busy and remove old wallpaper. lol

Linda P said...

So gorgeous, anyone would love these looks. It's great to get some inspiration from others. I can see why you love her style.

Ginger said...

what a beautiful home!!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Laurie, Gorgeous in each photo. Love the softer look and so much inspiration here. She is a fabulous designer.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend my friend.

Thank you also for stopping by and your kind comment on my kitchen redo.

Debbie said...

I just saw some of this on your pin board. I was drawn to it immediately. I love the crisp whiteness and the perfect additions of color.