Thursday, June 21, 2012

Rockin' Robin

My daughter Robin and son-in-law John built a beautiful home three years ago. It is classic brick with a two story center and wings on either side. It has been wonderful watching my daughter's decorating style develop over the past few years.

She is fearless in her use of color.

 Her home is dramatic and has a great sense of her family. She uses photographs liberally as artwork throughout the house with style. The twins rooms are filled with pattern and color and they are divine. Let's have a look!

 This is the playroom, the blue is so bright and primary, which children love. My favorite thing is the wire strung on the wall that the twins artwork is hung on.

 A play kitchen and giant blackboard add to the fun!

 Each of the twins has a book rack hung on the wall to display their favorite books. These are like pieces of art in themselves.

 Lola's room is painted a smokey lavender and it is so soothing. The prints are from a children's book. Lola is all about ballet and they are perfect for her.

 Are these adorable or what?

Above her bed.

The opposite side of the room, a set of old Bobbsey Twin Books.

 Jack's room is a beautiful shade of blue with an airplane and globe motif. 

 A large map and reading couch for story time. 

 Jack's book rack, I love it!

 Mom framed all the artwork in both rooms, it makes it original and personal.

 Globes and an antique lamp base.

 More globes and the noise canceler, aka, the fan.

 This is the little formal living room. It is warm and inviting, the deep brown is a rich, wonderful color.

 The mantle.

 Another view.

 Kitty is very comfortable.

 The master bedroom is a wonderful cocoon, the curtains let the light filter through softly and it is lovely.

 Simple and precious!

 There is a sandbox hidden in there, painted black to blend in. You can have all the accouterments your children need and still have beautiful gardens!

 A talented man her husband is!

 A lovely bar...

 on a wonderful stainless steel cart.

 The view from the kitchen. There is nothing better than an old barn!


  1. Thank you so much for the lovely post and wonderful compliments. They mean a lot coming from an amazing decorator like you. I learned from the best!

  2. Hi Lis, your daughter's house seems very cozy, my favourite is the lavender in Lola's room, I love the book shelves she placed there and the boy's room too. Ciao Z