Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Not Your Average Split Level

Until I was 5 years old, I lived in a split level house. Think shag carpet, dark paneled walls, and plaid, plaid, plaid. When I drive by a split level, I always revert back to my childhood and envision the design of old.
That was then.  After my most recent 'split' encounter, I now have a new vision for such homes.  A friend invited me over to see her home and offer some suggestions for lamps for her den -- an invitation I accepted happily.   She had just purchased one of my favorite coffee tables from our store, and I was eager to see it in its final setting.  The owner/friend is an interior designer on hiatus while she raising her two precious children, so I knew her house would be great. I drove up to a lovely split level home - painted brick, long front porch. I stepped inside, and let's just say it was no place like my home of old. 
The photos speak for themselves.  Enjoy.
I love the simplicity of this dining room. Note the long farm table and french chairs.

Note the white mini antlers on the back wall.

The tall branches in the glass vase are a perfect centerpiece to the long server.

The family room with my favorite coffee table. I love the bright orange accents.

up close and fabulous!

We also carry this oval link side table. A touch of contemporary.

The tufted banquette is a great way to add seating in a small space.

In the master bedroom, Rhonda hung long panels on the wall behind the bed to create this soft, but elegant look. 

 I love the soft pink and pale greens Rhonda used in her daughter's room.

This wool rug is beautiful and sure to last well past her teen years.

I love this BIG BOYS room. No need to redecorate until he leaves for college!

A furry friend!