07 February 2012

What I Want My House to Look Like

As I've mentioned previously, after a whirlwind fall and holiday season, we are just now finally starting to settle into our condo.  Finally unpacking, organizing, and decorating!  I've written about the Downton Abbey- inspired fancy-schmancy British meets Virginia country house look I'm going for, but it's a challenge not to make it too masculine/hunting lodge.

Enter the inimitable Phoebe Howard and her design for this mountain home in Cashiers, North Caroline.  It. Is. PERFECTION.  Rustic and country, yet feminine and chic.  The guest bedroom with the green Laura Ashley window treatments and bed skirt is EVERYTHING.

Plus, the accompanying article includes one of my all-time favorite quotes.  Says Mrs. Howard, "There are certain things a Southern woman always has in a house. Number one is monograms. You cannot beat monograms out of a Southerner."



KatiePerk said...

Gorgeous inspiration! I can't wait to see how you pull it off. I found some quail feathers at Michael's (so they are faux) but have enjoyed putting them in flower arrangements around the house to make them hunting lodge chic.....

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

I love Phoebe Howard! So many gorgeous images! That's a great quote, too. So true :)