Tuesday, August 2, 2011

TUESDAY: Inspiring Spaces by Joan - for the love of a house

Have you ever found yourself lost in a photograph? And if you have, how often? Very few designers create spaces that once photographed evoke a feeling for the viewer ... and likewise, very few designers have the natural talent of my friend, Joan, the creative genius behind the blog: for the love of a house. Every single picture, of every single room that Joan shares with us on her amazing blog, evokes a true sense of calm, sophistication, and the inimitable style that comes from years of collecting only the most beautiful treasures found around the world. Joan has become one of my greatest blog friends, and is most certainly a mentor that I'll treasure the experience of having forever. My words could never do her talent justice, so I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, and encourage you to stop over and say hello.

Read more about this room here: http://fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com/2011/01/kitchen-details.html

Read more about this room here: http://fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com/2011/01/kitchen-details.html

Read more about this room here: http://fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com/2011/01/kitchen-details.html
Read more about this room here: http://fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com/2011/04/dining-room-details.html
Read more about this room here: http://fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com/2011/05/master-bath-details.html
Read more about this room here: http://fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com/2011/05/master-bath-details.html
Read more about this room here: http://fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com/2011/05/master-bath-details.html
Read more about this room here: http://fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com/2011/06/master-bedroom-details.html
Read more about this room here: http://fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com/2011/06/master-bedroom-details.html

Read more about this room here: http://fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com/2011/03/living-room-details.html
Read more about this room here: http://fortheloveofahouse.blogspot.com/2010/11/entryway-is-introduction.html






A great way to say goodbye. Make sure to visit Joan, and let her know I sent you!

16 comments:

  1. What a beautiful home! I love that there are elements that are both timeless as well as trendy which keep the design so alive and fresh. There is so much to learn from these rooms I will enjoy studying them!

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  2. I completely agree with you mimi, and to top it all off, Joan is one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment on these photos of her home. Make sure to stop by and say hello!! :)

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  3. I adore all of these rooms. Simply elegant, fresh and timeless! Thank you for sharing Artie!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  4. They really do have a beautiful home. I visit here often (usually everyday). It is so relaxing and welcoming just to look at. I love the way she creates such inspiring yet simple vignettes throughout her rooms. Really loving their master bedroom and bath!

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  5. ...love the house...love the house...love the house...love her...love her...love her...

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  6. ohmy!! dear Artie, what a wonderful thing to find this morning! I thank you for your sweet, kind words. They are a huge compliment coming from you- my "very" talented friend.

    Even though I live here;) it is always such a pleasant surprise to see my finished rooms all together instead of on different pages/different posts on my blog!

    I am so very honored to be featured on your inspiring blog. Thank you Artie- you are a dear friend indeed and it is an honor to call you "friend."

    xojoan

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  7. Artie...
    Not surprising that Joan's blog is also one of my very favorites too! I could live in that house with no problem! BEAUTIFUL! Such good taste...most importantly...she doesn't try to make her home into something it isn't...she let it speak to her and then followed it's whispers.:-)

    **Tami

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  8. I agree with you -- her home is exquisite in the most homey, accessible, elegant and rustic way -- hard to put into words. She has put together the most brilliant home, and I would give more than I can say to call it mine! I love her blog and her style. Her talent is inspiring. Thank you for highlighting her!

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  9. I couldn't agree with you more Artie. In most cases, I believe one's taste in design often reflects who we are and IMO the homes that both you and Joan have created speak refinement, talent and warmth. -Brenda-

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  10. I stopped by because of your blog name - I have been using this saying in my business for 3 years and it is embroidered on my aprons - Always color outside the lines! I used to teach this to teenagers also - don't be afraid to be different from everyone else.

    Your site is beautiful and inspiring. I will send customers to it for inspiration if you don't mind!

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  11. Artie: Totally off subject I see lately that you may have an interest in Gustavian design. IF that be the case and you wish an excellent site for reference on 'grays'; web search A Perfect Gray (Blog, by Donna) Click on her side bar under the title of 'the best gray paint colors'. Hugs hugs -Brenda-
    P.S: Was doing some house cleaning on my Computer and had it buried in my favourites. Just thought you might be interested in it.

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  12. Artie, I have followed Joan's gorgeous blog for awhile now and agree that every single inch of her home is drool worty, not to mention magazine worthy! It is wonderul that you are introducing her to your followers too! What an inspiration she is. XO, Pinky

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  13. I agree...I love for the love of a house and am constantly amazed by her and her husbands great ideas and the way they are able to pull it all together at every turn.
    Karen

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  14. I'm SO glad I found your blog as wel1!! For the love of a house is one of my very faves too :-)

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  15. I have developed quite a blog crush on joan and her home. I have taken away many ideas and words of wisdom from her. have you guys actually met? wouldn't that be so much fun!

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  16. What a wonderful house, it looks amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing!
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