Friday, June 25, 2010


This space pays homage to the collections that Lisa & her husband have spent a lifetime together gathering. 

What is most remarkable  about this space are the beautifully edited vignettes and displays that Lisa has created without making the room feel cluttered and confused.

This is a wonderful opportunity to study the art of arrangement.

Take it slow and give your eye a moment to take in the placement of the larger pieces, the furniture and case goods, and how they are brought to life by the accessories and collections that surround them.

We all love to collect.

It's true.

But how many of us can really put our collections together in such a way as to really show them off to their best advantage?

It's always been a challenge for me.

Lisa tells me it takes practice.

I think she's a born stylist.


Although I do believe practice makes perfect,

along with studying and training your eye.

And because I'm a Virgo, I'm naturally obsessed with details.

So consequently I take a lot of photos.

Lisa recently had slip covers made for all her upholstered pieces out of vintage grain sacks.  They came out beautifully!

Three or more make a collection... and an impact!

Her sterling silver and antique box collections are stand outs!

Blue & White is always right.

Patina gives a room life!

Silver weaves a theme throughout.

So artfully arranged.  Not as easy as it looks!

Isn't this succulent arrangement fabulous?

A stunning combination of blue & white, silver, and antique burl wood.  All three elements arranged together in a stunning table top vignette.

A running theme...

but all uniquely combined, arranged and placed about.

Here we have strength in numbers!

A tight shot of one of the vintage grain sack slip covers.

Another view of the table top vignette.  Notice the interplay between the blue & white lamp, flow blue dishes and the pale blue silk of the antique burl wood box.



Same theme, a different arrangement.


The gorgeous flower arrangement adds so much!

Looking up from below.

Yet another wonderful succulent arrangement.

Above and to the left is the office I showed you on the first level.  It overlooks this light filled space.  Unfortunately I wasn't able to get a photo of the large picture window which is really the dramatic focal point of this room.

This was the best I could do in capturing a small part of the large picture window and it's dramatic views.

 This concludes the tour of lovely Lisa's special home. 


A Perfect Gray said...

beautiful. I have a weakness for silver, so I especially liked her silver pieces. the tropy cups are wonderful...

Karena said...

Stunning collections, I love the blue & shite and pillows from grainsack!

I am having a Designer Giveaway from Pillow Mint I think you will love!!

Art by Karena

Anonymous said...

Lisa is more than a collector, she is a curator!

Tracy Watier said...

A beautiful home and fantastic collections. I love boxes stacked on boxes. And blue and white porcelains. Oh, ok, and all the rest of it too! I missed the previous tour so I'm off now to have a look!

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

You're so right Therese, there is a real art to displaying a collection like this. Your photos are wonderful.
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M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

These are gorgeous pictures and I especially love the silverware. There is nothing quite like a heavy perfectly polished set of silverware cutlery and when paired with crystal and white linen it is perfection. So sorry I missed you when in San Francisco but we had a wonderful time and your city is so beautiful! Have a lovely week-end

Patti's Artful Design said...

Just beautiful! I love those grain-sack slipcovers.

Beach House Living said...

You mean that all the silver is sterling silver and not plated? I'm in love and amazed how she keeps it all so lovingly polished.

Kerry said...

Some very beautiful treasures on display there. I really loved the boxes. And I very much loved your description of everything too Terri, it really added to the pleasure of looking at so many lovely things.

Privet and Holly said...

I've enjoyed a lot of this type of beauty while visiting Savannah this week. The B&B's I stayed in make me want to get home and get to work on bringing more of that kind of lovely to my own home. Heading back tomorrow, inspiration fresh in my mind! What a lovely home this is and your photos are just a delight : ) Thanks for taking so many! xx Suzanne

Kellie Collis said...

Loving all that silver! Have a lovely weekend! x

Holly said...

love her new slips!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I'm so in love with Lisa's sofa!!!

Elizabeth said...

Wow, that is my kind of style! Gorgeous living room, with the tile/stone floor, linen covered chairs, and silver! What is there not to love here? When I lived in Europe for two years, I fell in love with some of the old Dutch homes, with a lot of wood tile flooring, blue and white delft, and all the tulips everywhere. This living room kind of reminds me of that.
Thanks for letting us take a peek in this lovely home.

Unknown said...

i always love when someone fills their home with small treasures like this. what a wonderful collection of beautiful pieces!
xox alison

Unknown said...

Lisa's collections are truly amazing! I am in awe of all the beautiful silver...and very jealous as well. It's like living in a beautiful shop, and I mean this in the BEST possible way. Thanks for sharing this lovely home.

S. Collier said...

You have a fantastic eye! I want it all - so very lovely.

Unknown said...

Her home is gorgeous! How clever, to do the grain sack slipcovers! I agree, it is hard to do collections and have them look right, she is so talented! Thank you for sharing this lovely inspiration! Hope your weekend is just wonderful! XO!

FrenchBlue said...

So many pretty collections! I adore that wingback linen chair with the french burlap pillow on it!!!!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Lisa's silver collection is incredible. I would love to collect vintage silver trophies. Once again, truly a wonderful home. Thanks Theresa for showing us all it's glories. Hope your having a lazy, summers Sunday? Hugs to you my dear xx

Seawashed said...

Her home reminds me of Karen Blixon's farmhouse in Africa. Those grainsack slipcovers are breathtakingly eloquent.

Punctuation Mark said...

what a beautiful place so full of treasures and details... this house has so much history contained in it... love it!

Anonymous said...

Not one window covering.