Something I've been thinking about for quite some time is doing little features on the homes of some of my friends! I love seeing other people's decorating styles, and I know so many women who just have fabulous homes!
First up, the home of my Mom's friend Chris! I grew up with her daughters and have spent a lot of time in their home. I have always admired her effortlessly elegant style! Their home is on a lake, so it has a cottage/beachy/elegant vibe.
The first room you see when you walk in is their breakfast/informal dining room.
Here, the table is set for our 4th of July feast! Chris' husband Jay actually MADE this table. I have always loved it, it is so gorgeous!
In another corner they have an antique icebox. Love!
Their formal dining room is also amazing:
I love the green walls with the dark wood- it looks elegant and yet not fussy! I also really wanted to steal this vase.
And the dining room from another angle:
There's a beautiful front porch as well, separated by some french doors.
And here's a view of the brick fireplace and living room. I love how they use a lot of antiques and antique replicas to stay true to the vintage style of the home.
And finally, a view of the entire living/dining area.
Don't you just love their home? I am so impressed by the way they designed it. Their house feels so homey and yet elegant at the same time! I can definitely say that Chris is one of the people who inspired me to love home design. Thanks for letting me share some of your beautiful home, Chris!