When I read the February issue of Better Homes and Gardens, the article about interior designer Ann Rae’s house with the turquoise door is the one I kept returning to.
I even cut out some of the photos and pinned them to the bulletin board next to my desk (kids, that’s what we used before Pinterest!).
This one’s my favorite:
At first I thought it was some kind of sunroom.
But the caption refers to the “dining room chairs.”
And then I saw the fridge to the left and realized that it’s the best of both worlds: a kitchen that looks and feels like a sunroom!
“The colors in a home should be ones you’re led to by instinct — ones you love and enjoy,” she says. Her favorite is turquoise. “You need that one something to hold everything together.”
To see the article by Jody Garlock and photos by David Land,
pick up the February 2013 issue of Better Homes and Gardens.
Saw it. Loved it. Pinned it. 😉
for the love of a house says
Great house! Love her kitchen!
Love this house and the colors! But the highlight of this article (for me) was this quote: “…I even cut out some of the photos and pinned them to the bulletin board next to my desk (kids, that’s what we used before Pinterest!)…”
I literally LOLed so loudly that I woke up the dog! I’m sure she thinks I’m nuts!
House Crazy Sarah says
very comfy, very calming. You just can’t help but love those doors opening to the gardens… not to mention that front door!
Alie B says
I looooove this kitchen!! So rustic! So cozy! So colorful! Absolutely perfect. And the front door is very charming too! 🙂
This home is absolutely charming. Luvvvvv the beams, high ceilings, wonderfully bright windows, the open plan of the kitchen layout, the old brick surrounding the fireplace …….. A fireplace in a kitchen is number one on my list. Also……Luvvvvv the dogs. So cute…..
N.C. Lisa T. says
Ricki Jill Treleaven says
It is a beautiful and welcoming home. I love it, and I bet she really enjoys and uses her kitchen.
I happened to come across a picture of those same chairs (different finish) that are in her actual kitchen. They’re Hans Wegner’s 1949 wishbone chairs. So, I learned something. They still seem to have an Oriental influence to me, and I still like the Windsor chairs better. I’m just a traditionalist, I guess.
What a beautiful charming home. I love the rustic beams and the natural light coming through the windows. They give the home a peaceful and calming feeling.
Susan R. says
What a charming, inviting home~I actually like the kitchen table and chairs better in the second picture. Love the front door too! and those darling dogs : D
Jenni D. says
Ann Rae’s home was my favorite piece in the February issue as well. We have wood trim in our home which we can’t paint (renters), so I’m always on the hunt for ideas of ways to incorporate it as an element. I loved the kitchen table as well. . . .
I loved the picture of the kitchen as well. Our kitchen has a similar layout, only nowhere near as pretty. Unfortunately, my husband informed me that I am not allowed to paint our chairs blue. He’s just lucky I’m lazy. I tried to find the light fixtures that are above the table and they are not listed on the website anymore. Plus the website doesn’t list prices, which I translate to never, ever being able to afford.
Stephanie Fig says
I loved it and how personalized it is! I also started working on each room to make it spectacular and then realized I had so much I had to open up a shoppe!
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What a great house. I love the pops of color she uses in some of her rooms.