Editor's Note: Today I am wearing Vince silk top, Ann Taylor cropped jeans, and J. Crew kitten heels and my favorite silver belt that I could not wear for years and so happy that I am getting to wear it again! (It was too little).
Last Thursday night at the wine dinner at River Crest I had the pleasure of sitting next to Linda and Drew Springer. The conversation at the table was lively and they asked me what I did and I told them that I had been doing Interior Design work for 26 years. In our conversation Drew asked me where I lived and we realized we live in walking distance of one another. Friday afternoon he called me and asked to see if I would like to come and see his house. I went on my way home from work. Since my profession is all about architecture and beautiful things it was a true delight to see this home. The attention to detail was impeccable and the furnishings and art are very well appointed. Here are some highlights of the home. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
A highlight of the hallway upstairs. I love groin vault ceilings! I realized that I had not started taking pictures until I got upstairs so we are viewing upstairs images and going down... because I am blonde!
One of the guest rooms with the beautiful Oriental screen. Linda loves Mackenzie Childs!
Gorgeous tile in this bathroom!
Love the colors, art, and bedding in this room!
Beautiful onyx counter top!
I have never seen paneled doors that were curved. It was a beautiful affect!
What they call the "Blue Room" which is another Guest Room...Soothing and beautiful!
Another gorgeous bath!
Linda's incredible gown for Mardi Gras ball!
I love this moment with the antique settee and the gorgeous oil painting!
A close up of the painting and the artist name--Georgia James Clarke. This painting made my heart sing!
Linda's lady cave with mounts from their Africa trip. The giraffe in the hallway is named Jeffrey.
Another animal from their Africa trip.
The pair of four legged babies second sleeping spot in the downstairs hallway! We got a pose out of her!
Beautiful sculpture from Patricia Carlisle bought on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
Lovely reading spot in the Master Bedroom overlooking the garden.
Four legged babies first sleeping spot in the Master.
Incredible Master Bath!
Etching from Manet one of the treats of getting to see the house!
The study with custom credenza and beautiful chinoiserie desk.
Elegant Dining Room!
Oil painting by Pino--stunning!
Lovely expanded groined vault ceiling in the Dining Room.
Lovely piece of art in the hallway!
Outdoor dining so inviting!
Oh so lovely entrance to the home!
Love these quotes that I found this morning!
Last night was home-made cauliflower soup. Made with steamed cauliflower, jalapeno, half and half, low-sodium chicken broth, truffle oil, and Swiss cheese. Delicious!
Love this song I recently found by Katharine McPhee. I immediately downloaded it! Way to go American Idol for finding her.