Thursday, April 28, 2011

You Asked For It...

It's a 2 for 1 special today... you get to check out our own cribs here and one of our latest projects over at House of Turquoise.  

After your requests to see our own homes, we wanted to host our own MTV Cribs (but in our world, MTV=Moms taking valium), so you can see our homes up close and personal. Where we live -- indoors and out. Do not be fooled, our homes always look like this. They stay spotless, our kids are always groomed and mannerly and ... 

The slip covers are simply for the relaxed look, they are not used to cover stains (our kids are trained not to spill stuff and our five year olds still drink out of sippee cups).What,is that weird? 

So you already know that we have different styles. In fact, we don't even need to tell you who lives in each space. We may have very different approaches, but we have one thing in common. We both surround ourselves with things we love and that mean a lot. Ann inherited her dad's childhood desk and the painting above Hooper's mantle is a gift from her husband. Both spaces look layered and collected and we love to include unexpected pieces.
This organic side table has a polished edge (everyone needs a little silicone right?). Hooper likes to mix fabrics and rugs and play with color. She channeled Ann when she bought this rough hewned piece. 
Among Ann's art collection is this bright peacock by her daughter, an obviously budding artist. It's the piece she would grab in a fire (and the artist of course).  
Ok, so we were kidding about the valium (sort of) but we both need spaces where we can unwind at the end of the day. Hooper relaxes with a magazine, here on her porch, and watches the kids play in the yard (meaning: referees twins who chase each other with golf clubs).
Hooper and Read host al fresco dinner parties on the deck (yeah, right). In reality it's PBJ on paper plates for a party of 5.
So, this porch screams Hooper, what do you think Ann's looks like? 
Just as cozy, yet at the opposite end of the spectrum. Ann unwinds in her porch swing with a cup of tea (spiked) and reflects on her day while little ones frolic in the yard (isn't it just the most delightful image)?
Her dog Charlie wanted to be in the shot (so Country Living). 
You see, it is all very glamorous, just like you imagined. We're off to take care of our well-managed households! Stop by anytime (but give us a few hours notice).
Bye bye birdie,

P.S. Don't forget to visit House of Turquoise where we are guest blogging while Erin is on her honeymoon. Come on over and see how a real dinner party looks (when it is not held at either one of our houses).


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Have a lovely day.

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MeredithL said...

Love, love love your houses! Very glamorous and well put together, as I knew they would be!! (Hilarious descriptions!) Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Rosa @ Flutter Flutter said...

Just found you! Love the pics!

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