It is ridiculously hot here. Triple digit oven-like temperatures have become the norm around Texas, and it makes one feel like a piece of chicken waiting to be overcooked. It is dry, hot, and unbearable. Yesterday was particularly awful as I found myself surrounded by sweaty construction workers in a Lowes (not as pleasant as it may sound ;). I was waiting to make extra copies of some keys and started perusing the newsstand beside the kiosks. I was browsing through an issue of Country Home Magazine. I tried to find it online with no luck. There was one home that stuck out as fresh, chic, and subtly livable luxury.
Much to my dismay, the article and photos are not available online, but I was fortunate enough to find a New England Home Magazine article on the home owned and designed by Parker Rogers and Christopher William Philip. The home oozes all American charm with a global and gracious ambience of intimate proportions. In my mind, this house is the ideal seasonal transition from summer to fall, even though many of us will still be feeling the heat for some time.
A boxwood lined entrance into an idyllic New England cottage.
I am obsessed with the stair runner. The stripes add a very sophisticated pattern to this entry. Also, the red pagoda light fixture exudes an immense amount of personality.
A sweet side table used as a bar. Such an effortless way to incorporate a bit of entertaining into a space.
Small tufted sofas add a great amount of texture and dimension to the room. The pops of blue and white pillows tie together the whole house.
A sweet lounge in what is clearly a reading nook.
In the issue of Country Home, there is now a sisal runner in the kitchen, but I do think the floors are such a fabulous focal point. The wallpaper also adds a great element of design.
Different patterns of blue and white envelop this sitting area. I like the mixed variety of chairs.
An all American living area. The brass chandelier is an homage to historic New England decor.
This bedroom is a testament to the consistency within the flow of the home. Reds, whites, and blues.
A free standing marble sink, as well as a mirrored wall with sconces attached makes for a crisp and timeless bathroom.