Friday, March 26, 2010

Catrin's amazing house tour

 
The house tour that I did for Apartment Therapy today is one very close to my heart. I fell in love with Catrin's living room when I saw it in the Domino decorating contest a few years ago, and I've referred back to it about a million times since.  It has the perfect balance of modern and traditional, and is swoon-worthy and comfortable both at once. Well, a few weeks ago Catrin wrote into AT seeking some advice for a furniture arrangement and I almost fell off my chair--my DREAM HOME was sitting in my inbox! I wrote Catrin to ask if she'd be up for opening her home to a house tour, and she said yes! 


 
Being invited into a perfect stranger's home is always an exciting experience, and so far all my house tour hosts have been incredible and gracious---the kind of people that I'd love to be friends with. I love meeting new people and seeing how they've weaved their personalities and the personalities of their families into their home. 

Catrin, was a total delight--welcoming, great sense of humor, and way too humble about being a very talented decorator. She's definitely someone "with an eye," and could easily turn that talent into a very successful business if she chose to go that route.

The thing I loved best about this tour was the awesome blending of fine and comfortable, and I learned so much from Catrin just by studying the smart decisions she made in her home. Our girls are the same age, and they go to a very similar school, and we're both super involved in their schools, so it was fun comparing notes. I honestly think I could have stayed there all day talking and taking in her beautiful home. Check the whole thing out here.

Happy weekend!

4 comments:

  1. I saw the tour on Apartment Therapy! I loved that house so much especially that living room's molding and fireplace. You have such a fun, cool job!

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  2. This peek looks amazing... I'm off to check out the whole house tour, dear!

    xoox,
    -maria

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  3. What a lovely home. Love the colours and the balance of elements.
    Will check out the rest for sure. Thanks for the link.

    xCharlotta

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  4. just read this for the first time. You are so sweet! This is too kind.
    Meanwhile, I adore your blog. You have a wonderful, natural, smart writing style and it is such an honest warm place to visit in a sea of snarky websites!

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