Friday, 26 February 2016

Spotlight on Jeffrey Bilhuber

As much as I enjoy admiring pared back more modern spaces with bare walls and little in the way of décor accessories, I can’t seem to reign in my desire for a cosy inspiring spaces with loads of things to look at.  I do like a well-stocked room and I am drawn to, without apology, rooms with an abundance of well curated objects, be that walls full of paintings or a beautifully styled coffee table so it's no surprise that I'm drawn to his design style.

I have a little bit of a design crush on Jeffrey Bilhuber ever since I bought his book The Way Home -Reflections on American Beauty . His rooms look so lived in, with layers of history as if no effort were expended at all, juxtaposing the past whilst embracing the present, ever mindful of the personality and desires of the homeowner. A careful mix of antiques and new pieces, eclecticism, fabulous fabrics and beautiful artwork, the homes he decorates have a beautiful almost tangible nostalgic feeling. His ability to ‘read’ a home, to know instinctively what it needs in terms of decoration, is everything I love about his interiors.


Enough said…turn away now if you’re into minimalistic interiors…














(Photos all from various sources on Pinterest)


Happy weekend everyone, I'll be doing a little painting...
Sharon


10 comments:

  1. Hi Sharon, Those rooms do look gorgeous but I'm afraid when it comes to living in them I still prefer the more minimalistic approach, there is less to dust or drop! Sarah x

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    1. I hear you loud and clear Sarah, still I can't stay away from such lovely clutter! Sharon x

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  2. I love looking at these rooms...the one with the chartreuse walls is amazing...

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    1. Amazing isn't it...glad you like it. Sharon x

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  3. Hey keep posting such good and meaningful articles.

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  4. Hi Sharon,

    Those sitting rooms look really stylish. When I compare our living room to the one's on the photo's it's much more minimalistic.

    Good luck on the painting!

    Madelief x

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    1. Hi dear Madelief, still a way to go before I finish the painting. I confess I am much more of a maximalist than most! Sharon x

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  5. Lovely post with so much inspiration...love it!
    Have a great sunday!
    Titti

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  6. Inspiring spaces. One could focus on certain details and take ideas of them. What are you painting? Looking forward to see what you exactly do dearest Sharon.
    Wishing you a happy and restful Sunday and a good new week,
    Olympia

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    1. Hi Olympia, I am painting our dining room from French grey to a pale pink...still a while before I can finish though. Happy week for you. x

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