Sunday, November 5, 2006

a tour of an artist's home

Last night, I went to my friend Amy Walton's open house/art showing at her home. Before everyone arrived, I shot these photos so that I could share with you the beauty of her home.



Look at this beautiful mural in her powder room:

The following photos are of Amy's studio space located above her detached garage. It is such a wonderful space. She bought the worktable from my friends at the cottage. The tabletop is made from old bleacher seats.

Note the floors, which are made from plyboard cut into wide planks. The wood was first painted chocolate brown and then robin's egg blue. This was Amy's low-cost alternative to the wide-planked antique flooring throughout her home.

19 comments:

Kim said...

OH my Gosh. That is quite possibly one of the most beautiful homes that I've seen. The details! And, the kitchen! I think that I'm going to print some of your photos for my inspiration file. Thanks so much for sharing!

Deb said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures of your friends home! What a talented artist she is.

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a stunning home...so pretty! NOT 'stuffy' feeling like so many 'purtified' houses. After I catch my breath...I'm running to get my bucket, Pinesol and furniture polish! Maybe if I make the house sparkley clean I'll see things differently...Well, if not prettier, at least cleaner :)

I'll be returning to this post many MANY times...thanks for sharing!!

Leonie said...

WOW you have friends with the most amazing homes, all different but just lovely, thank you for sharing the pics with us.
Leonie

Pam Stewart said...

Amy, thank you so much for sharing this beautiful home with us! You take me places, I'd never get to visit on my own. I am so grateful!

Kim in Carlsbad said...

Hey what fun Amy, I like to go with you on these little visits to your friends homes! It is very inspiring. Hmm think I will move some things around in my little cave too...

Shar said...

Lovely! Thank you!

adelyn said...

hi! i just stumbled upon your site! love it! i am so envious of your friend's beautiful house. i adore all her furniture and am amazed by the studio. the light bluish teal floor with the white couches=gorgeous.

Gina said...

What a lovely house it is indeed! Does her glass kitchen cabinets have back lighting in them? They sure to seem to have a soft yellow glow about, nice touch.

clarice said...

Sighhhh, envy, love !!!!! Clarice

Ulla said...

Totally Dreamy! Wow, to have a home, kitchen, powder room and studio like hers! Very inspiring, and wonderful of you to show us!

jenny holiday said...

Fabbulous!! Now..Why on earth have I not seen her in Country Living or Mary E? Start campaigning!!

Lovely!!!!!!!

xoxo Jenny

Lauren said...

Lovely! Thanks once again for the wonderful inspiration.

vegasandvenice said...

This is the most ridiculously incredible home that I have ever seen!

Oh and Hugs!

rebekka said...

Oh my! I love her home!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful and inspiring house. I'm just dreaming of having a studio like that one day.

Ulla said...

Hi again, I just love Amys house. I was wondering if I could have a larger shot of the Kitchen to show my Husband? We are thinking of re-doing our kitchen at some point and I find this one really inspiring...
Ulla

Anonymous said...

There is nothing about your friend's home that I don't love. I wonder if she would share the color of the paint used in her studio. I'm looking for something just like it for my studio!

Secret Leaves said...

Beatiful home, and I am jealous of the spacious, light-filled studio. Ann and I are so cramped for space, and after 3pm. it is so dim in our studio we can hardly work. I envy her space and light!

Sharon