Editor's Note: Today I am wearing a dress by Don Caster and heels by Coach.
Happy Tuesday everyone. I am still getting used to my new "age" number after my birthday on Saturday. I can truly say that it does not bother me--even though it is getting too big and creeping up on the big 60. I have raised my twins--put them through school and college and founded a thriving design business--and even got back to my weight when I was in my 20's. Not bad for a 57 year "young" lady! The article that I am featuring today is a fabulous house brought back to its glory by Jessica Herrin--founder of the Stella + Dot Jewelry line. This entrepreneur started her career at age 24 by co-founding a wedding-gift registry website then later Stella + Dot. I did not get into my entrepreneurial groove until I was 42--so kudos to Jessica for going for it at 24! I know you will enjoy this gorgeous house and story as much as I did. Have a great day!
Beautiful dining room that is often used for family dinners. I raised my twins to eat dinner in the dining room every night. I am a firm believer that the things you own or inherit should be used and enjoyed. If they break or get dirty--at least they had a good life! This room is elegant and I love the curved entry to the living room!
The library has most of the original woodwork and moldings--so stunning! I love the black and dramatic bookcase. The great swivel chairs are A. Rudin one of my favorite upholstery lines from California!
How glamorous is this powder room?! I love the classic black-and-white marble floor accented with the gold accents throughout the room. The high gloss Benjamin Moore "Bordeaux Red" paint completes this glam room.
What a jewel box of a dressing room?! I would love to sit and get ready here. The purple and gold is just too fine! Perfection!
What an incredible home! Built in 1902 and christened "Hillsborough Manor"--this home was built for industrialists Daniel + Margaret Drysdale and later owned by decorator Frances Adler Elkins. This is my personal style of a home--architectural balanced with beautiful traditional details.
Stunning custom buffet! The Venetian rectangular mirror adds such class--I have always been a fan of Venetian mirrors in prominent places and powder rooms.
What a beautiful soft palette for the living room. I love that you eye is drawn to the painting over the fireplace first before you take in the rest of the room.
I love the Donghia fabric on the arm chairs in this family room. So user friendly with kids--the pattern creates such a happy sitting area.
A close up view of the family room and those amazing chairs!! Love!!
Custom painted wallpaper always adds elegance to any setting. This entry with the beautiful wallpaper and sassy settee makes such a statement!
Fabulous inviting breakfast room. What a beautiful way to start a day with a young family. The chairs covered in a Kravet fabric are described as "crumb-proof." I love people who really use every room. This family loves to entertain--why not show your home and enjoy it!
What a beautiful kitchen--my favorite aspect is the vent a hood. So shapely and dramatic! White marble has been a good choice for centuries!
I love this stately master bedroom with the tone on tone palette. The Kravet Venetian velvet on the chair is so inviting!
I am a huge bath girl and would love to soak in this tub after a long day! Look at the amazing mosaic on the floor! Love Love!!
Yes please to this master bath! Pure glamorous! I love the mirrored fronts to the cabinets and the lucite vanity stool.
How fun is this girls rooms?! I love the fabric on the pillows and the roman shade in the window. The art work next to the bed is so fun and youthful!
The purple headboard adds playful hues to this girls bedroom. The Benjamin Moore paint "Beach Plum" ties in the entire purple room. So fun!
This guest room is so soothing with the pastel blue paint and soft blue tones throughout the room. The lucite bench at the foot of the bed is a nod to Jessica's Love for sparkle!
I love the colorful painting above the fireplace that immediately draws your eye in this pool house. The fun green chairs in the corner make a perfect "moment." The Schmacher fabric on the pillows on the couch provides the perfect balance to the soft tones throughout this pool house.
"The Violet Hour" Article Featured In Traditional Home April 2017 Issue
Interior Design By Kendall Wilkinson
Written By Mara Boo
Photography By John Merkl
Produced By Jenny Bradley Pfeffer
Dinner last night was grilled chicken and okra. Simple but delicious!
Love this song from Ambrosia!