3.31.2008

Katie's serenity




** Katie's paint information -- (she is a master of the paint counter! I didn't know you could do this):
Living room - Benjamin Moore eggshell medium base. The formula is OY x261/2 Bk 26 MA 10 GY 12
The guest room is eggshell pastel base OY 3/4 BK 4 BB 1 MA 1/8**

Lynne's sister (and my sister-in-law) Katie has the most beautiful, serene house. There is no visual clutter. Each room is decorated in soothing colors. All the windows are covered with simple linen curtains that allow the light to softly diffuse into the house. Every surface, every corner is soft, muted and visually calming. When I visit her house I feel so peaceful (except for my three wild children running around!) With such an overstimulating world, it's wonderful to have a peaceful, quiet refuge.

29 comments:

lilou@gmail.com said...

it is indeed lovely!!! Greta inspiration for me moving soon in a new house.

kiss from dublin

Amy said...

Wow. It's hard to believe it's even real! Gorgeous.

miss chris said...

Very serene. This is like the house I want to have, but just can't... Visual clutter stalks me!

kennedy & friends said...

very serene! the totally opposite of my house with bold colors, red, chocolate brown, green. but i have considered painting my entired house white. this has a very european feel. beautiful furniture. you all have a great taste for beautiful things.

lera said...

::sigh:: It must be nice. I can only imagine ...

alison said...

hmmmm....i'm trying to think how i can get my house to look like that. it might involve getting rid of children.

lynne said...

katie's house IS pure serenity. It is the most calming place ever. And she is my paint-color guru. Love you!

Linnea said...

It is hard to believe that people live there! That is what I want my house to look like but I have way too much stuff. It is really beautiful. I am off to get rid of some stuff now!

Carrie said...

Her rooms are beautiful and serene,I tried this style of decorating,loving how it looks,but found it wasn't me(does that mean I am a chaotic person?!)Now-talk about visual clutter!-I am painting an entire patchwork wall!

Anonymous said...

Hi-
I ended up on your blog via a long chain of clicking, and wondered if you'd be willing to share the paint colors in the pics? I'm repainting parts of my house and love the top two colors.
Thanks!

Rach said...

As they sung it so well; 'all I want is a room somewhere, far away from the cold night air, with one enormous chair, oh wouldn't it be lovely!' Gorgeous house.

eva said...

Oh how wonderful. I ask myself: How does it work???? with no mess in the edges, with no clutters everywhere... I AM JEALOUS of the tidyness of these people!!! ;)
lg eva, with 3 small children always fighting against chaos

Lauren said...

Love it Katie! The amazing thing is the whole house is magazine worthy like this - even with kids running wild!!

Another talented sister!

Dawn Elizableth said...

Wow absolutely beautiful.

PutzFrau said...

Where do they keep their stuff?

Kari said...

'Serene' is the word I think of when I think of Katie's too. And, more incredibly, it really is always is this neat and organized!
Great photos!

Margo said...

veryyy serene. Nice.
But I'm fine with a little living clutter (the kind that moves with people from room to room - books, shoes, some toys, glass of water). Wouldn't want to feel like my house was a magazine picture!

kendall. said...

My apartment looks like that for about 30 seconds after I clean it.

cookie said...

what a talented family! does it rub off? can i come live with you for awhile?

Bethany Hissong said...

I love peaceful surroundings! I feel like you justified my love of simple decorating! Sometimes I feel like if I don't fill the room with things then people think I don't know what I'm doing. Thank You for pointing out that simplicity is absolutely beautiful too!

corine said...

I just discovered your lovely blog via Mackink. Serenity is what I aspire to. Entirely elusive. Never could manage. But I like to dream...

Cakies said...

Wow! Someone really lives there?!! It looks like it was taken straight from a magazine!

Audrey said...

Beautiful rooms! I too would love my house to be this uncluttered. My husband would love it even more!

Emily said...

What would it be like? I'm to the point of trying to convince myself that clutter is a decorating tactic.
Katie must be an all-around soothing person, because I've always thought her voice was so calming. Great pictures.

fanja said...

Perfect place for a a bit of daydreaming - child free.

carrie said...

So lovely! My house has pretty much the same colors in it too! I also do not like clutter. But I do need some pictures to hang....I have the hardest time picking something to live with on the wall!

Natti's Momma said...

Please tell me where Katie got those beautiful window treatments in her sitting room. They are beautiful and seem to just wash the room in light. I have recently dressed my windows with pretty heavy curtains and am realizing that I need more light. I'm feeling a bit of some seasonal depression.

Senora Fuerte said...

I love the idea of it... but where does she DO stuff? My house is covered with the stuff I do. I wish my house looked like that, but I'm afraid I'd be bored out of my mind because all of my inspiration would be shoved behind sofas and under armoires...

Joanna Goddard said...

beautiful!! i'm about to paint my living room and i think i'm going to use this color, thank you so much!!

also, melissa and lynne, just let me know when you would like me to post the house tours! i'm ready when you are! xo