Congrats on the feature!! Loved reading more about your home.
How cool! You have such a beautiful home!
Amazing tour! I am completely house envy!
Awesome spread, Shannon! Congrats on the feature!!
Lots of beautiful photos. Your house looks stunning. I loved how you shared your experience with working with a designer. Would you mind sharing the name of your designer?
Looks so profesh Shannon. The photos are styled beautifully! Congrats - your house looks so gorgeous!
I think that's the first time I've seen you powder room! :) gorgeous. Congrats on getting featured. I LOVE your house.
OMG Shannon! That was awesome! I loved seeing the full tour of your home! Love it all.
Fab.u.lous! Congrats Shannon. :)
ooh congrats! checking it out now! yeah this is so exciting!
Congrats! Your home is gorgeous and I hadn't seen a few of the rooms. I especially love the drawing in the dining room - good call to have it enlarged.
Thanks Trio!We used Maya Carvalho as our designer. We gave her an empty slate and worked with her for about a year (during which time I had my first son, and went from working long hours, to being a stay at home mom...)She helped us pick the major pieces of furniture, window coverings, pillows & accessories and art. We have subsequently layered additional furniture, accessories and some smaller pieces of art. Maya also helped us find our own style. We knew we liked clean lines, but we had never been exposed to some of the iconic pieces we now own and love. (This was before I discovered design blogs) She had patience to keep shopping after we had essentially rejected her top furniture choices (I don't know how anyone can do that!). Patience was required because we weren't always able to express exactly what it was we were looking for, or why something didn't appeal to us. I think most people could benefit from bringing the right designer in to help them furnish their home. I don't think you are giving up control over the end look of your home, at least that is not what it meant for us. We learned a great deal from Maya, and we will definitely ask her to help us out if we ever decide to move. Sorry for being long winded. Perhaps I could write a separate post about it sometime. If you are interested, please email me at eightfootsix (at) hotmail.com for Maya's contact info!
Hi Shannon - I just awarded you a Versatile Blogger award. Details here: http://whitecabana.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/celebration-the-versatile-blogger-award/
Great house tour, Shannon! If I had to pick one room, I think your office is my favorite part. It's FAB!!! Thanks for the nice comment yesterday too. xo
Shannon, I keep meaning to post a comment to ask you where you purchased your living room rug from? Elte? It's beautiful.Michelle.
HI Michelle!The rug is from Elte....my designer showed up with three rugs for us to look at one day, and this one was immediately a hit with all of us! I am not sure we opened the other two... (Plus, it was on sale! Maya was amazing at getting things on sale!)
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