Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Ok, this is where it all starts. There's something about a gated entrance that ramps up the anticipation of entering someone's home.

Anna Spiro's charming living area

I am wild about these black and white striped awnings that she has chosen to cap all her windows with.

The white tole chandelier is a lovely touch, don't you agree?

A nice variation a matching dining set adds a great deal of warmth

This is one of my all-time favorite wallpaper patterns, by Manuel Canovas. This color is amazing!

Another of the perfectly charming little vignettes Anna is so talented at putting together.

Another feature I am loving, this Carrera marble-topped kitchen island with pink slipcovered stools.

View into the sitting area from the dining room

I think this is a very clever and unusual version of a bathroom vanity - very cottagey.

This post is a completely unabashed rip-off of Anna Spiro's post on her beautifully renovated home in Brisbane, Australia. Most of you have probably already seen this, but I was so taken with what she's done, that I quickly saved all the photos from her post so I could digest them at my leisure and save them for my inspiration file. The white painted floors, the awnings, all the white with pops of bright color, I could go on and on. I have long admired Anna's style, in both her home and her shop and am privileged to call her a friend through blogging. She is incredibly talented and the kind of person I would trust wholeheartedly to design a home for me. I don't think I've ever seen a single design she's put together that I wouldn't love living in or with. You can see her entire post here on her juicy, drool-worthy design blog, Absolutely Beautiful Things. Anna has one of the most popular design blogs worldwide and I am sure if you haven't already discovered her work and blog, you will thoroughly enjoy following it.


Anonymous said...

I am very much impressed by your blog, you can find more console tables. that suites your budget.

Karena said...

Anne, I agree with you, her work is so joyful and full of life and spirit.

Sue said...

Thanks for the tour. I haven't been by Anna's in a while but will head over there now.

Pascale said...

C'est super original de mettre des sièges de différents styles autour d'une table, l'effet est génial!!!


ALL THE BEST said...

Don't you just LOVE Anna's home!!

Joyce said...

Simply beautiful!! I am liking the white canvas for the walls and adding splashes of color. Oh dear my poor husband... I like the pink chaircovers. Thanks for sharing.

The Steel Magnolia House said...

Indeed, Anne. ABT is great, but so are you!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I am leaving soon and will be back after the holidays.

Melissa said...


Thank you for the tour of her home. It's absolutely stunning.

Talent with a capital 'T'.


Anonymous said...

It's Absolutely Beautiful, as promised! Love the details, especially the tiles in the bathroom, monograms, flowers, palette, and on and on! Thanks for the peek!

Unknown said...

I really love her style! Thanks Anne!

Visual Vamp said...

Thanks for putting this fabulous tour of Anna's home together for us!
xo xo

Visual Vamp said...

Thanks for putting this fabulous tour of Anna's home together for us!
xo xo

rebecca said...

Oh my GOODNESS what an amazing and inspiring home! It's so fresh!

I love the b & w awning, among other things. Actually, I love everything!

Anna Spiro said...

Anne - WOW! Thank you for posting my house on your blog and all of your lovely words - way too kind again!! Thanks for your continued friendship and is SO greatly appreciated! Hope you are well!!

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

I saw her home via her blog...its just so FANTASTIC! Her dining table and chairs are what I loved the most.

Jen Ramos
'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'

Leciawp said...

What a beautiful home!

pve design said...

Little match girl here, ready to light my house for that one. Poof.

Fifi Flowers said...

I was just leaving Anne a comment about her place and then I popped over to see what you were up to... I thought I hadn't moved on... LOL... her place is sooooo full of colour adn FUN... I could see why you would want to show off her place.