Monday, February 15, 2010

Sneak Peek - Snapshots of my home!

I've received a number emails over the past few months asking to see some images of my own home! Let me begin by saying it's a work in progress. As most designers can attest, I can conceptualize a client's home down to the smallest detail but when it comes to my own home I {as my friend Erin from Elements of Style says} I have design A.D.D.! I know the cause, I LOVE so many styles and objects; it's so hard to choose one direction for my own space or even two for that matter! I'll share more photos when the rooms are completed! I'm focusing on the living and dining rooms now {when I can grab a moment here and there ;) that is...}. Happy Monday!

My image board!

My Office

My Foyer {this is the piece I refurbished see post here}


{I'm adding a fourth pillow to the right side chair}

The Living Room

The Dining Room

Images: Molly Ferguson

93 comments:

Beth said...

Love it!! Thanks for sharing.

Little Shop said...

Good God, woman. I'm drooling over here. Looks fab. Is that Grizzly Bear Brown paint in your office? If so, we're office paint color twins.

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Julie, it is absolutely FABULOUS! I love every little detail. Thank you for posting this. I knew I would love the rest of your house after you shared your son's gorgeous nursery.

a little bit of everything said...

The chest came out great, Julie. And I do love those great lamps. Everything looks lovely !!

Erin Gates said...

Looks AMAZING Julie! :)

The Zhush said...

New here...oh my! Your lamps, those mirrors, that tray...and I NEED that fish vase/pitcher! Perfection.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

It might be a work in progress but... it is absolutely stunning, love all the details!

blydesign said...

Beautiful!

The Southern Lady said...

I found your blog through "John's Journal" and find myself completely inspired! I can't wait to see your finished rooms. Have a lovely day.

~Elizabeth

hana said...

your home is beautiful! can't wait to see more!

Michelle (Three Men and a Lady) said...

Absolutely breathtaking. So glamourous. Great styling. So chic. More, more!

Here's where I'm going to be annoying and ask the name of that fantastic chocolate brown on your walls. Pretty please. smhinckley@yahoo.com

other-option said...

Fabulous!!!! Thanks for sharing. I especially love your bar set up - the fish flower vase must be conversation starter! I love LOVE love those silver ball lamps - I've been searching for a pair for mnoths for my living room - seeing yours has only hardened my resolve to snatch up a pair for myself.
- Danielle
other-option AT hotmail DOT com

emin3B said...

loving the sneak peek--the black side table is gorgeous! wondering where your living room chairs are from. love your blog!

Naomi said...

what a great space! I love all the accessories and the living room rug. Would you mind sharing the rug source?

Katie (Refresh Design Studio) said...

LOVE what you've shown so far!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home! I love seeing other designers' homes!

Pink Wallpaper said...

love....such great shots to show off your beautiful home!

Starfish and Sundresses said...

Your home is absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing!

Kelly Green said...

Wow, wow, wow absolutely stunning! A fantastic home - love your style! KG

Maria said...

wow, beautiful, i love every image! great house, can't wait to see more!

Blueprint Bliss said...

Loved seeing these pics!

Jennifer, Inside Out Colour and Design said...

I can soooo relate to your indecision with your own home. I took 4 years to choose a fabric to put on my sofas. I think we are exposed to so many different styles and so many different tastes that some of rubs off and we are left floundering when it comes to our own place. I love the red chair infront of the dark wall. Never mind, what's the rush. We'll get there in the end.

Full House said...

I am so glad you shared. I love it so very much. You have got some skills.

xx - Christina

Anna Spiro said...

Julie, it is absolutely STUNNING! I have posted about it on my blog today.

xx
Anna Spiro

Rachel said...

Wow, your home is stunning! I love the lampshades and the vases. Also love the white armchairs and cushions. You have amazing style!

Ivy Lane said...

Awesome!!!! thanks for sharing!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

I adore the mirror in the foyer, have it in my favorite find of the week file. It really works here above the black piece. these photos of your home are stunning! Janell

The Goods Design said...

I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only designer who has a tough time doing their own home! As my husband pointed out, I do design boards and detailed floor plans for my clients, but not for myself!

Designwali said...

simply stunning!! Love it, i'm in the middle of home reno too..exhausting!!

{Amanda} said...

Your home is GORGEOUS!!! Thank you so much for posting these photos- will definitely be using them for inspiration =) Lovely spaces

Anonymous said...

Great pops of color! Love the lamps...silver and turquoise. Also, love your mirrors. Any suggesgtions for finding similar?

La Dolfina said...

OMG your home is gorgeous. I'm adding you to my blogroll effective now!!
Brilliant photography. Please show us more :)

Chic Geek said...

Absolutely phenomenal! Your taste is impecable. Where did you find the turquoise and silver lamps?

Vintage by LOU LOU said...

I am in love...with your spaces and their objects
xx

Natasha said...

...got to you via ABT and I was not disapointed! Your home is beautiful, now I can't wait to see more!
I can totally understand the dificulty you are having designing your own home, MUCH more difficult than a client, for sure!!

Shelter said...

Thank you for all of your lovely comments. I will answer your questions tomorrow....got to put my little one to bed...

Julie

Paula Grace Designs said...

I recently found you blog and have been following it. I really like your style. Your home is lovely. I know about the designer ADD! It took me 5 years before I could break ground on my own home's design and it was difficult. I've shown my home my blog a few times (including this Tuesday's post) but it took a while to get it to this point.

I would like to invite you join my Timeless Tuesday link party. The premise is timeless beauty in various forms of design and art. I think your posts would fit in nicely and I feel great about promoting them. You do not need to wrote a special post either. Simply link up a post the you would like to share. It happens each Tuesday (I usually post it Monday night). Here is this week's link ~ http://paulagracedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/02/timeless-tuesday-three.html

I hope to have you become a regular!

Paula Grace ~

Moski said...

I just found your blog this morning and absolutly love it. So many inspiering and beautiful photos. Thanks for shearing.

Agoura Antique Mart said...

Fantastic use of color! Off to browse. ~ Maria

vicki archer said...

Gorgeous shots....I love your styling, xv.

Alkemie said...

Your house is absolutely stunning! Would love to see more!

Cheers,
Karen O.

Epiplo Aris said...

Wow! Am loving your style and your home!!! Especially the little black side table and the cute gold handles!

Thanks for showing us your home Julie.

Maggy said...

Loved the sneak peek, thanks again for sharing your world with us all.
-Maggy

Hello Lover... said...

Love ever little detail! I'm sure you spend lots of time deciding about the details - but it's been well worth it judging how its all turning out.

Where is that white mirror or frame from - I adore it!

Thanks for sharing!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I am so glad I have found your blog. You have a beautiful home! I was lamenting something similar on a post the other day. I can help people with their designs pretty easily. But, for my own home I am often crippled by all of the options out there....and not waiting to commit to one style or another. The possibilities.
Congrats on your baby girl! I've added you to my blogroll. Excited to keep up.

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

I think I'm in love! This is the first time I've visited your blog, and I absolutely LOVE your home!!

tarheel said...

oh, it's beautiful!! I love seeing people's homes. I am sick that I didn't get that mirror when I had the chance. Everything is so lovely!!

LindsB said...

your house is just beautiful- I LOVE all the color and pattern going on. I have design ADD too so I totally understand your feeling on decorating your own space.

LindsB said...

I had to post these this morning too- hope you don't mind :)

Dianne said...

So very beautiful. I am thrilled to see you did not succomb to the tired white and burlap and neutrals that EVERYONE is doing. It is so trendy and they will all be changing while yours has staying power. Just lovely!!

Emily said...

Such a beautiful home! i love your style and agree that it's tough not to have design ADD. looks great though!

KatyO! said...

gorgeous!!! just found your blog through Everything LEB and I love it!

Is Dis Normal or Dysfunctional? said...

I followed you over here from our mutual friend Elizabeth Hunt.

I have to say that I am very picky when it comes to Interior Designers and I LOVE your taste.

I could use you here in my new house near Aspen. Too bad I don't have a budget but one day I will and you will be first on my list!!

Denise said...

Fabulous post-! AND, I do have that France marked dolphin pitcher too.....only more in the colour of turquoise.

Denise

beth said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love it all!

Would you mind sharing where you got the mirror or frame that is above your black chest - I'd really appreciate it.

so glad you shared the space!

bluehydrangea said...

Julie,
It is all good!! Very good. I don't know how you have time to even think of taking photos with a new baby and on top of that everything looks fabulous!! I want to see more!!

timelesshome annika said...

I am so glad i found this blogg.
I will be back
Annika

Mrs. Robinson said...

Gorgeous! Would you share the deep brown paint color in your office and the green/blue in your foyer?

Thanks for sharing!

alishagwen said...

i must have been living under a rock because i just found out about your blog via absolutely beautiful things... your apartment is looking fabulous! i myself am moving into a new apartment in two weeks and have a bay window identical to yours... i'm loving the large dining-ish pedestal table you used as opposed to something smaller! i added you to my blog roll :)

annechovie said...

Your home is beautiful and I love your blog as well! Congratulations on your new baby.

Verandah house said...

Absolutely stunning! every detail is just perfect and beautifully styled x

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Your home is beautiful, Julie. And I completely relate to you on the design ADD - I've been saying that about myself for years! You've done a great job. Thanks for sharing!

Porchlight Interiors said...

It's absolutely stunning Julie. Your choice of colors and fabrics are really lovely. The dark chocolate wall set behind the white bookcase and the pink chair looks great. Thanks for sharing. Hayley

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Found you thru ABT! I agree it's all so beautiful and vibrant! I have been doing the same thing, giving out just little glimpses because there are so many things I perceive as incomplete that others would no likel notice. Love to know what kind of camera that is...

Marija said...

Great vignettes. You've done a terrific job. Can't wait to see the end product! Marija

ashlina said...

your place is fantastic!!!!!
i had to post about it here....

http://secretsofdomesticbliss.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-have-shelter-obsession.html

xo
ashlina

bazaarofserendipity said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

love every bit of it :)


http://www.bazaarofserendipity.blogspot.com/

Beatriz said...

Wow. Truly incredible. I have already seen pics of your fabulous home shared all over blogland!! Quite inspirational :)

Beatriz.
thatgirlinpearls.com

Cara said...

What a lovely lovely home! :)

LiveLikeYou said...

You have absolutely fantastic taste!
Just building and designing an office in my home (finally) This is great inspiration.

Emily A. Clark said...

Wow! Your home is one of my all-time favorites. Just found your blog and cannot wait to go back and read the rest :)

My name: Julie My design firm: SHELTER said...

Thanks so much for all your amazing feedback. I truly appreciate it!!

I want to answer a few of your questions..I've been crazy lately..

Dining Room Paint - Turquoise Mist - Ben Moore
Foyer Mirror - Ballard Designs
Lamps in Dining Room - Home Goods
White Chairs in Living Room - Pottery Barn
The coral chair - vintage - I had it upholstered
Gurgling Cod pitcher - Shreve Crump and Low (it gurgles when you pour water from it) It's a local favorite!!!

Most of this I've done on a budget!!

Thanks again.

pve design said...

your work is stunning. love for you to be apart of my creative collections of inspiration boards.
love all the colors!
pve

Amy said...

fantastic! i love the bar set up and the chair in your office.

would you mind sharing the source for the rug in your office? i had a similar one but it met an untimely death (pet related) and i need a replacement.

Kathryn Ierubino said...

I love your home- and your blog! I've posted the pictures of your home on my blog: http://peekofperfection.blogspot.com/

City Living Girl said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

So spectacular! LOVE your use of color. What a beautiful home with thoughtful details...thanks so much for sharing! xo

Nicole said...

I read lot's of design blogs, and have seen many homes. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your style. Yours is my favorite!

Jules @ Lovely Las Vegas said...

A beautiful mix of elegant and fun. I love the colourful, eclectic vibe!

Chic Coles said...

What a talent! Thank you so much for sharing your incredible beautiful home . You have done an out standing job. Your photographs just sing!

Laura said...

This is the good blog with good images and good details. Please keep on posting the more stuff. I will like to hear more from you.

Dobbygirl said...

Your home is GORGEOUS! Swoon!

Kelle said...

GOOD GRIEF!!!! I just happened upon your blog and I am SO excited! Gorgeous stuff Lady! Looking forward to following your fabulous style!

drooz studio said...

beautiful. just beautiful.
it makes me want to skip laundry, dinner and everything today to
re-style my house! is the small bowl J.adler? thanks for sharing!

samia said...

Lov eit completely... your console is such a beauty i wish i could create a tablescape like this on my console!! gorgeous!!

Vanessa said...

Hmmm... how many Domino books do you own? One in bookcase, one stacked on table... ??? Wow.

Louise (Table Tonic) said...

Julie, you have fabulous taste. I don't know what else to say. Your home is delightful. xLouise

Design Darling said...

i just found your blog via la dolce vita and i'm positively smitten.

Diva Style said...

Truly fabulous!

1 Funky Woman said...

Its me again. I just became a follower! Found you through MadeByGirl and I love your home. It is gorgeous, just amazing, love your style. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love your office so cute! I read about you over on Made by Girl and I love your style, by chance could you tell me where you got that fabulous crystal clear little stool with the yellow top? Thanks so much!

2 Hounds Design said...

Absolutely stunning Julie!

You truly are a spectacular decorator.

Why has your home not been discovered by the Shelter mags?!

I am thrilled to be a follower!

Hooper Patterson said...

I am glad to be a follower. I love everything -- makes me want to re-do! Please check out my new blog!
www.birdsofafeatherdesign.com

I love to come across one that has such inspiration!

MM said...

Hi Julie! I know this request is over a year late...but where is the turquoise stacked ball lamp, on your revamped grandmother's console, from? Thanks!!!

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