You might remember this house...

In June of 2007 I fell in love with Margot Brunelle Fooshee & her husband's Long Island home (no name given!!) featured in House Beautiful. (I'm sure many of you remember it, but sometimes I do posts just as much as an organization/ inspirational tool for myself as for you! :)

Ruthie Sommers, their friend and interior designer helped them create a very "undecorated" feel throughout the home. {There are 2 sides fighting inside of me --- the one side that loves pretty coordinating fabrics & design details and comfortable perfection... and the other side that loves rooms that feel as if there wasn't a decorator involved. To be honest, my own home is more of the latter and most of my client's homes seem to be more of the coordinated type. But more about this later! } The aqua on the walls above are "Blue Seafoam" by Benjamin Moore and were this color when the couple moved into the house. I MUST use this color somewhere in my house!! In the sitting room above, I'm of course loving the white slipcovers & the map, which reminded me so much of a room I'd done at a lakehouse, below. (It's almost a cooler, fresher version of it: the slicovers, the map, the trunk coffee table)



And back to the house of my dreams, the kitchen is so practical and I have to say "cute," with the crab print & the sunny yellow chair. LOVE IT!!!



A door from the kitchen leads to the outdoor shower. (on my wishlist!!!)
The living room (below) is a bit more refined with a graphic black & white Morroccan print rug and graceful furnishings. it still feels young & fresh, however.



The dining room feels a bit more tropical to me and I have to admit, I have a thing for drop leaf tables so I love that one as the buffett that can double as a larger table.
The vignette below is so great!! The silver starburst & drawer pulls juxtaposed againzt the yellow chair & honey dresser--- ahh love it!

I would love to stay in the guest room below. Along with the "Sout Beach" wallpaper, all the fun pops of red just make it so cheery & fun. You get a great view of the wide plank pine floors in this picture too. Aren't they gorgeous??
They used such a mix of styles & colors & it all works so beautifully together.
The master bedroom (below) is a white haven. From the floors, to the walls, to the bed-- it's almost all white.

The image below has been my inspiration for my own bedroom & we're almost there. (ok, No, I don't have gorgeous vaulted ceilings and all that space, so we're going to need to use our imaginations for that part!! :) I love all the white with the shot of warmth & natural that the oak dropleaf table gives it. The black on the lamp and dutch door (how perfect?!!) add some more interest and of course, I usually feel a room should have a shot of greenery and the simple vase of leaves they used does so much in this case.

All photography by Don Freeman.
I hope you enjoyed this house as much as I did!!! have a great day!!
xoxo,
lauren

26 comments:

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

There is so much gorgeousness here I don't know where to start. First those wide plank floors. I want them! The pale blue walls are so fresh and bright. I hope you do use it in your house. The all white bedroom - of course, I love that! It feels so Scandinavian. The kitchen is so great - especially that sink. And I love that all the doors are painted black. Last but not least, outdoor showers are one of those things that I must have someday. Okay, could I use the word "love" anymore?

Eileen said...

All so beautiful! Yes, I could easily live there!
I love it all but my most favorite is the sitting room and the entry, I love the blue and white, so clean, so crisp, and yet so serene. So very inviting.
This home is pristine yet comfortable. Perfection in my eyes!

Erin said...

Ahhhh yes, one of my favorites too!! Such a beautiful home. Every room is a stunner! :)

Jessica said...

I love these photos! Thanks for sharing.
I was wondering where you got your map that is framed?? I have been searching for something like this online. My husband grew up on Long Island, NY and I have been looking for a map to frame for our home.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I love the photos too. I can not wait to see what you do with your new house. I think you have great style.

Velvet and Linen said...

Yes, I definitely see why you love this home.
It does feel collected. I seem to be the same as you. My home feels more collected (I think!), but my clients' homes feel more coordinated. This is actually a big "Aha moment" for me. Hmmmm....I think I need to work on making my projects feel more collected. This is always a challenge when projects have deadlines etc... I think that is why I admire designers like Bunny Williams, whose projects always look like they are filled with found objects.

xo
Brooke

Terri said...

Yes, I really loved that house when I saw the pictures in HB. It is so fresh and clean.

Hey, where did you get the wonderful map for the house you did? I have been wanting a sepia-toned large map and can't find many good sites online. Maybe I need to look harder as there must be zillions out there. I kind of want a vintage map but might need to get a new one.

LindsB said...

I have always loved that first image, its so simple and stunning at the same time. The blue is just perfect. The rest of the house is just as wonderful, all the little details and the colors are awesome!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Absolutely, breathtakingly beautiful. I love ALL of it.

Things That Inspire said...

I love that house - the perfect beach house, in my opinion - all of the floors would hide the sand so well!

The little crab painting is by Atlanta artist Nancy B Westfall; her children go to school with my children, and she is a wonderful artist and a great person!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!


oh.

Ann-Michelle said...

unbelievable. So inspiring. Thanks :)

abeachcottage said...

hmmm I just feel like I want to jump right on into the pics which is a good sign that it's very well done!

Sarah

Tiina of LiviaConcept said...

Hi Lauren! I just found your beautiful bllog and I'm glad I did :) Very nice pictures you have here, the white rooms with a bit blue and yellow are really adorable. Now I'll read some more. Have a nice weekend!

Graham said...

Can you tell me where I can find the wallpaper featured in one of the bedrooms (South Beach???)?

Thank you!

Jennifer said...

I love everything Ruthie Sommers puts her hands on!

Rachel said...

Very inspirational home. I could say about 20 things that I love, but I think the floors are my favorite!!

Anna Spiro said...

You have a very beautiful blog. I have just enjoyed perusing through your posts. You have great taste.

Kind regards,

Anna Spiro

Love Where You Live said...

Just adore those crisp blue and white rooms at the top! I probably couldn't go that spare as I like my stuff, but I'm always sooo drawn to such spaces! Lovely. Hope your new home is going well, -s

Yet said...

Okay, I'll start with the fact that I just LOVE all the pictures with the doors! Especally the one with the open door into a garden(?)! It is just lovely!!!

The whole house speaks of summer and beautiful weather! The style is simple, clean, and so layed back american (at least in my opinion)!

Dale said...

So fresh and inviting, I love these photos!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

so much eye candy in this post...I love the kitchen with the crab painting, just lovely.

Kathy said...

it's a great house... It draws you in, begs you to enter, relax and enjoy...It's very soothing...Just how I like it, Enjoyed my visit to your blog, stop in also, xoxo~Kathy@ Sweetup-northmornings.blogspot.com

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

Such a beautiful and inspiring collection..... Love the use of white!

Haven and Home said...

Love this house. That guest bedroom is so dreamy.

PS- I am dying for an outdoor shower too

Meg said...

I hadn't seen this house before, you did a great job walking through each room pointing out all of the good stuff! The yellow chair and outdoor shower are two of my favorite details in the place too!!