Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dream Home: Arianna Belle

I have loved seeing the ways in which everyone who has participated in the "Dream Home" series since last December has taken rooms that are either new to us and even some we've seen and loved for some time and have made them look completely fresh and exciting within the context of their dream homes. I am in love with the post that Arianna of Arianna Belle Organized Interiors has put together for us today. Many of these images are new to me, while others are old favorites and they all look absolutely perfect together. I love the classic, romantic sensibility of this home. Fabulous job, Arianna! 
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Thank you Paloma for inviting me to participate in this series. Putting together this post was such a fun exercise! My dream home would have beautiful curb appeal. I love the exterior of this home (below) though I'd probably add a bit more to the landscaping (maybe roses or hydrangeas) to make it a bit more lush...
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The entry door would be painted a fun color (maybe blue like the one below) and would have beautiful little details like a unique knob...
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The "formal" living room would be bright and inviting...
3- formal_livingroom
The kitchen would have white cabinetry (with glass front upper cabinets), marble counter-tops, pendant lighting, and a big island in the middle with some seating, since the kitchen always tends to be a hang out spot...
4 -kitchen
There'd also be a little breakfast nook in the corner surrounded by windows to allow for lots of natural light as well as views of the backyard greenery...
breakfastnook.jpg
Speaking of backyard, just outside the kitchen would be a garden where my husband and I could grow our own organic veggies and herbs. There would also be an accompanying garden shed...
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Back inside, the dining room would be perfect for entertaining. It would have a long table enough to seat at least six, white framed chairs, a chandelier (or two!) and a fireplace...
diningroom.jpg
The living room would also have a fireplace, as well as framed artwork, elegant lighting, cozy throws, and comfy seating...
livingroom.jpg
A blue George Smith sofa just like Sofia Coppola's would be perfect!
sofiacoppola-livingroom.jpg
My home office would be a bit glam with a mirrored desk, a lucite table lamp, gold accessories, and fresh flowers...
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Framed artwork on the walls and gorgeous drapery framing large windows would make for a beautiful hallway...
hallway.jpg
The guest room would be serene and fresh...
guest-bed.jpg
A bright clean guest bath would be adjacent...
guest-bath.jpg
The nursery {for my hypothetical kid(s)} would be soothing yet bright and cheerful...
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There would also be a colorful playroom with toy cubbies, bookshelves, a window seat, and lots of floor space...
playroom
The master bedroom would be tranquil and have a king sized plush bed with luxurious sheets...
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A balcony would be accessible through the bedroom and would be the perfect spot for enjoying a cup of coffee in the mornings or simply a few moments of fresh air...
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The master bath would have double sinks, floor to ceiling white subway tiles, a rainshower, and most importantly a luxurious tub...
11- masterbath
There would be two walk-in closets. One for me...
14- closethers2
one for him...
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Both beautifully organized of course ;-)
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The library would be a quiet refuge with cozy spots for reading and unwinding...
12- library.jpg
The sunroom would be another great spot for relaxing...
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as well as the hammock out on the backyard...
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Last but not least, my dream home would have a beautiful outdoor living area. Something like this...
7- outdoorsittingarea.jpg
...with a pergola, flowers everywhere, a fireplace and comfortable seating, would be the perfect spot for enjoying evenings with good company.
image credits: exterior - gleysteen design; entrance - domino; formal living room - photography by stacey brandford via house and home; kitchen 1- via milk and honey home, 2- design by jennifer dyer via mar/apr '11 issue of lonny, 3- unknown; breakfast nook 1- pin, 2- pin; garden - martha stewart; garden shed - better homes and gardens; dining room -via prudential douglas elliman real estate; living room 1-william sonoma, 2- house + garden magazine; office 1- photography by norman jean roy, 2- shot from the devil wears prada; hallway -blumenfeld interiors; guest room - via style at home; guest bath - country living; nursery (all) - sarah richardson; playroom via design revolution; master bedroom - photography by melanie acevedo; bedroom balcony - via oliveaux blog; master bath 1- photography by jose picayo via house beautiful, 2- elle decor, 3-photography by jose picayo via house beautiful, 4- via oliveaux blog; her closet - jan/feb '11 issue of lonny; his closet - martha stewart; library 1-shot from something's gotta give via architectural digest 2-unknown; sunroom - unknown; hammock - french country home by jocelyn sibuet via dress design decor; outdoor living area - better homes and gardens

20 comments:

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

I also love this series, Paloma. One of my favorites! I usually see pictures and I say: I'd add this one to my "dream home" at Paloma's... :-)

This one has so many classic elemens. I love the idea of having a vegetable garden too. Organic is best. How appropriate!

Wishing you all a great day!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

This is hands down one of my favorite series! All of her choices are so fresh and so clean! I loved every single choice and I LOVE her blog!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Love, love Arianna's dream home...this one actually feels like it could be one gorgeous house!! I absolutely adore the backyard garden and shed idea and the dining area is beyond...I've never seen that shot before and love those double chandys!

For the Love of a Cottage said...

Lovely, calming spaces. Thank you for an excellent post.

Chelsea said...

I'm there...the house-guest that has outstayed her welcome. It's just too lovely! xoxo

Taylor Greenwalt said...

This could be my dream house to. Just lovely!

Lily said...

Love the traditional mix of this home and all the light bright spaces !! Its gorgeous.

xxLily
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victoria | vmac+cheese said...

Arianna's style is so delicate, lovely and feminine. Her dream home is a perfect reflection of her. It's absolutely stunning!

Stacy Curran said...

This is amazing. This could totally be one of my dream homes, too. Love this series!
Stacy

Bean bag chairs said...

All rooms look really beautiful. But I feel you could have used fully wood covered ottoman instead of the X shaped legs.

designstiles said...

Arianna's Dream Home is exactly what I'd expect it to be. And just like her blog, her home tour made me feel so at ease and relaxed. Simply lovely.

Heather@SatisfyingSpaces said...

I enjoy these dream home posts. This home would be gorgeous!

Adie Andrews said...

That is what I will call a dream home. The whole interior and everything else are so light and relaxing but the garden is a real miracle

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Vanessa said...

Arianna, can you please design my Dream Home?? Everything is impeccable and takes my breath away! I am in love with this home and definitely one of my favorites! Amazing job!

xo,
Vanessa

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Sunrooms Northern Ireland said...

A best house to stay. Its like living in a luxuries hotel and would rather stay there my whole life. Its like living in a paradise.

Rebecca said...

i haven't seen this series before as i am new to this blog. is it always this good. I was scrolling down thinking yes! yes! yes! from the bright skirt and matching flowers to the desk, garden and books.

Krystal Schlegel said...

Love the outdoor fireplace!! These photos are all so beautiful! Xo

Rebecca Spencer said...

I'm ready to move in!

Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache