A house like this doesn't happen overnight, that's for sure. This house has clearly evolved over many years of collecting. It was full to bursting with the most amazing treasures - a master class in mixing vintage and contemporary pieces. The house itself, testament to the fact that you can leave your perfect finishes at the door - a bit of cracked plaster, or peeling wallpaper or paint only adds character and beauty. Laid-back glamour at it's absolute best. Can you tell I liked it?
I feel a bit sorry for house four actually (yes, houses have feelings too), because house three was such a hard act to follow, making this one feel more 'show' than 'home'. It had all the 'right' elements, but as the family had only been living in it for six months, it lacked the soul that comes with a home that's been lived in for many years.
It will come with time, and once the garden is finished and it matures, it will be showcased so beautifully by the stunning crittall windows and doors that run across the entire rear of the house. It will evolve and come into it's own, and I certainly wouldn't say no to living in it! It just needs a bit of time. And a bit more personal stuff. Stop me if I'm getting too technical.
So, moving on to house five...
I did a small bit of snooping on this good old web, and here's the house as photographed by Debi herself a few years back. My photos are obviously real-life snap shots, so it's always interesting to see how a house looks when it's photographed professionally too I think.
Thanks for having me AO!