6.03.2010

{It's Magazine Day}

I love magazine day... It's the day where I sit with my newly delivered mags and enjoy flipping through them for the first time.  That's the wonderful part of my job, I get to constantly look at beautiful homes in magazines for research!  Lucky me!  :)

Anyway, I came across this amazing weekend home featured in House & Home for the month of July, and I thought I'd pass it on to you!

How great is this pool house!?!  It's a perfect spot to warm up by the fire after a swim on a cool evening while sitting on these fiberglass (yes, I said fiberglass) "Bubble Club" sofas from Design Within Reach.

Above is the front of the house, I love how they had fun while playing with scale by adding the oversized planter to the porch!  Below is the very talented husband and wife team who designed their home, Ron and Carol Carter of R.H. Carter Architects.

This is my favorite space in the house!  I love the sense of whimsy of this space which they created by adding the mismatched contemporary chairs around this old distressed table, and of course using the corrugated metal wall.  People tend to keep their dining rooms formal, but I believe they should be fun, after all they are meant for entertaining... and my how I would love to be entertained here!  

 
I love that they create harmony in the different rooms by keeping the walls white and adding in the corrugated metal walls in certain areas throughout.  The bold artwork adds a major pop of colour to the living area while using the same colours featured in the artwork in the dining area.  And the outdoor area by the pool, with that view... wow!

And last, but certainly not least, here is the living room which is open to the sleek kitchen behind.  I love the modern polished concrete floors and clean crisp contemporary furnishings with the natural tree stump tables added in for that unexpected organic element within the room.  

Well, I'm off to read some more of my magazines, I hope you are enjoying magazine day as much as I am!  And feel free to send me your favorite articles from magazines you adore, I'd love to see them! 

Happy Reading!
Staci

3 comments:

  1. Great weekend home! Very wow!

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  2. Hi Staci - thanks for dropping by my blog. I just received my copy of H&H and have been saving it for when I have time to read it. Its something I always look forward to.

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  3. Hi Staci
    Congratulations on your Blog!!!
    I am looking forward to following your postings.
    All the very best & Happy Blogging.
    Kindest Regards
    Patricia

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Oodles of thanks for the comment!