May 4, 2011

tour: dried figs & wooden spools

I was introduced to Dried Figs and Wooden Spools through this blog, and I just had to share Gillian's home! I love beautiful homes, but I especially love beautiful homes in my town. Gillian and her husband, both architects, renovated and decorated the home themselves.

L I V I N G
 The first thing I noticed about this living room is how bright and open it is. I love the soft grey walls and the floor-to-ceiling shelving. 

Then I noticed the shelves--so nicely styled! I love that the books are arranged by size and color without a "rainbow" effect.

K I T C H E N
 When the family moved in, the kitchen was completely outdated and had no style (check out the befores). But look at it now! I love the open layout and the lack of upper cabinetry. It gives a kind of modern farmhouse feel. 

For the pantry, they used blue locker doors. You can see them in the back left of the room. So cool and unexpected. The pendant is from IKEA. They call it "The Sea Urchin." (ha ha!)

M A S T E R
In the master bedroom, curtains are used to cover the closets instead of doors. I love how much pattern this brings to the walls (along with the large art above the bed). It also softens a room with a lot of hard surfaces.

O F F I C E
 A simple, open office. Love the long desk, pops of yellow, and clean shelf styling.

M U D   R O O M
Notice that there is no fireplace behind the mantle. It is such a cool architectural feature! But my favorite thing about this room is the matching inky blue ceiling.

Thank you to Gillian for letting me share a peek inside her home--if you're in the market, the house is currently for sale!

6 comments:

abode love said...

What a fantastic home! I LOOOVE the blue kitchen cabinets paired with all of the stainless steel... this is one winning combination! I also adore the mud room with the faux mantel. Thanks for sharing!

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Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I really enjoyed viewing this home, love the bookshelves! Janell

classic • casual • home said...

I really love the painted ceiling, too and the beautiful kitchen and light fixtures.

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

I'm so sad Gillian's moving, but I'm kind of excited to see how she'll decorate her NYC apartment!

Gillian said...

Thanks for the beautiful write up and all the love!

xo

Gillian

Pawleys Island Posh said...

What a beautiful home! Are all you ladies in Charlottesville? How fun! I just moved to Richmond and adore Charlottesville!
xoxox
Julia