Sunday Showhouse, and you’re invited!!

Good morning. At last this increidble, to be believed heat wave is due to break, it has been unbearable! Hope things are calming down where you are too. Today we visit 3 lovely homes starting off in beautiful Atlanta, then venturing off to picturesque Napa Valley and last to posh Greenwich, CT. Three very different homes, each with their own distinct personality but each equally beautiful, as they range from casual Napa style to formal European influenced to old world stone regal. I see something in each that I love so it would be hard to pick a favorite, as there are many beautiful elements within each of these exquisite homes. You know I always love to know what you love and which would be your pick so take a look and let me know. Wishing you a happy and relaxing Sunday!



ATLANTA, GEORGIA This stunning French styled manor home is located in the heart of beautiful Buckhead. This graceful and large home is an entertainers dream! Beautiful European influenced interiors compliment the gorgeous materials used throughout. The property is beautifully landscaped, not overly done which is my personal style and the lap pool, family room and kitchen in particular are just incredible!! Step on inside…..

Love the kitchen with its brick wall, beautiful!

I just love this room, the woods are so warm, the scale of the room amazing

The limestone cladding in the foyer is really pretty and a beautiful old world touch

As pretty as a postcard

I love this angle, just fabulous!



NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA We scale down a bit heading over to picturesque Napa Valley but don’t let the small simple facade here fool you. One step inside and you are in for a real treat! Love how the builders successfully made the indoors and outdoors become one with soaring walls of glass, lots of reclaimed materials and a beautiful open airy layout to take full advantage of the magnificent vistas of acres and acres of vineyards that beckon. This looks like a really happy home, one that would be filled with lots of wine tastings and dinner al fresco with family and friends! Love this……

It might looks small and unassuming from the outside

Love the wall of glass which you see a lot in the homes in Napa
This is so beautiful, I could see wine tastings and fabulous al fresco dinners here
What a view!
Love the big wide open spaces and the vistas are breathtaking
Of course there is a wine cellar…..and this one is quite amazing!
A wine cellar with a view…gotta love it!
GREENWICH, CT. Last we visit this fabulous 1928 stone manor home built for Florence Rockefeller Sloane in gorgeous Greenwich, CT. The grounds are just breathtaking and the interiors, while parts might appear dated have been beautifully maintainted and are in pristine condition. Its a grand home but understated and loaded with elegant charm.The lush and formal gardens are old and stately, only adding to the incredible charm of this fabulous estate. Take a peek…..
So regal and stately

This is screesaver worthy!
Elegant black and white is so timeless

Well three vastly different homes, in very different parts of our country. Which would be your choice if you had to pick up and relocate tomorrow? Does one style resonate with your own? Its always fun to know what you think! Enjoy your Sunday, may it be relaxing and the key word…cool!!

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Sunday Showhouse, and you’re invited!!

Good morning. At last this increidble, to be believed heat wave is due to break, it has been unbearable! Hope things are calming down where you are too. Today we visit 3 lovely homes starting off in beautiful Atlanta, then venturing off to picturesque Napa Valley and last to posh Greenwich, CT. Three very different homes, each with their own distinct personality but each equally beautiful, as they range from casual Napa style to formal European influenced to old world stone regal. I see something in each that I love so it would be hard to pick a favorite, as there are many beautiful elements within each of these exquisite homes. You know I always love to know what you love and which would be your pick so take a look and let me know. Wishing you a happy and relaxing Sunday!

ATLANTA, GEORGIA This stunning French styled manor home is located in the heart of beautiful Buckhead. This graceful and large home is an entertainers dream! Beautiful European influenced interiors compliment the gorgeous materials used throughout. The property is beautifully landscaped, not overly done which is my personal style and the lap pool, family room and kitchen in particular are just incredible!! Step on inside…..

Love the kitchen with its brick wall, beautiful!

I just love this room, the woods are so warm, the scale of the room amazing

The limestone cladding in the foyer is really pretty and a beautiful old world touch

As pretty as a postcard

I love this angle, just fabulous!


NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA We scale down a bit heading over to picturesque Napa Valley but don’t let the small simple facade here fool you. One step inside and you are in for a real treat! Love how the builders successfully made the indoors and outdoors become one with soaring walls of glass, lots of reclaimed materials and a beautiful open airy layout to take full advantage of the magnificent vistas of acres and acres of vineyards that beckon. This looks like a really happy home, one that would be filled with lots of wine tastings and dinner al fresco with family and friends! Love this……

It might looks small and unassuming from the outside

Love the wall of glass which you see a lot in the homes in Napa
This is so beautiful, I could see wine tastings and fabulous al fresco dinners here
What a view!
Love the big wide open spaces and the vistas are breathtaking
Of course there is a wine cellar…..and this one is quite amazing!
A wine cellar with a view…gotta love it!
GREENWICH, CT. Last we visit this fabulous 1928 stone manor home built for Florence Rockefeller Sloane in gorgeous Greenwich, CT. The grounds are just breathtaking and the interiors, while parts might appear dated have been beautifully maintainted and are in pristine condition. Its a grand home but understated and loaded with elegant charm.The lush and formal gardens are old and stately, only adding to the incredible charm of this fabulous estate. Take a peek…..
So regal and stately

This is screesaver worthy!
Elegant black and white is so timeless

Well three vastly different homes, in very different parts of our country. Which would be your choice if you had to pick up and relocate tomorrow? Does one style resonate with your own? Its always fun to know what you think! Enjoy your Sunday, may it be relaxing and the key word…cool!!

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Stellar wine cellars…uncork the possibilities!

Good morning…..

Eventually, eventually??very much being the operative word here, we hope to build a wine cellar in the new house…it is high on the list for my husband but for me I can think of at least 25 other things that come before it. For me, the enjoyment of wine can be had in just about any room, and I am not discerning when it comes to where I drink my wine! And God knows I don’t need a wine cellar to drink wine…..I could live in a teepee and still find a place to house my wine! However I am sure at some point we will get around to building one….I was at a friends house recently who has a beautiful cellar and we also had gone to a really special wine tasting dinner in someones magnificent home that had a brick walled cellar and that is where the wine tasting dinner was held with white gloved service I might add!

It really got me thinking about cellars and what a special feeling they evoke when you are in them..the cool dry air, the quiet hum, the bottles waiting sometimes for a very long time to release their goodness, the dark colors that typically decorate this space, I started doing a little research for fun. So today I am showcasing a bunch of wonderful and certainly inspirational cellars. Let me know what you think, would you want one and would you use it? Love to know!



Architect Bernard Wharton created this stunning and inviting cellar, love the fireplace..what a luxurious touch in this ultimate wine cellar
Thomas Pheasant worked his magic on this fabulous cozy cellar on Salamander Farm
This home wine cellar is ultra modern proving cellars come in all styles, shapes and colors!
Beautiful stone walled cellar by Jablonski features a gorgeous rustic monastery table
This dramatic home cellar chose to use a wall of glass instead of walls, stone and brick to showcase the beautiful wine racks, New England wine cellar
This cozy small cellar accented with stone walls has a small area designated for the wood boxes
This would make most restaurants green with envy..but its in someones home and I would venture to guess they take their wine very seriously! Firm of Bridges, Marsh and Carmo.
Hendrix-Allardyce Designs created this stunning wine cellar out of stone in a Napa Valley home
This serious cellar is outfitted in gorgeous cherry woods….and leads to a separate tasting room!
Stunning wine cellar in soft muted colors, a nice departure from the dark mahogany ones we see so often, by Belgian firm of Bourgondisch-Kruis
Love the rich warm brown tones against the stone…Locati?
This cellar has a real vintage look to it…..
This large scaled cellar complete with a Bacchus bust means business!
This cozy seating area inside this wine cellar also boasts a small kitchen for convenience
Inviting dining table situated right in the middle of this beautiful wine cellar, Wine Spectator
This dramatic apartment high in the sky gets a glass wall to showcase its very own wine cellar, Acquarius townhouse in North Vancouver, Canada
Opulent private cellar gets the velvet touch for in room dining!
Love this island and how the wine is displayed to be admired and tasted hopefully by a lucky few!
Northwest wine cellars designed this round dramatic wine cellar, with beautiful flooring and lit dome…..small spaces can make gorgeous cellars!
Another gorgeous neutral colored cellar by BourgondischKruis
A stunning wood paneled wine cellar by Apex…..just needs the bottles!
Love this all stone cellar

The light colors are very appealing, love the reclaimed floors also by Bourgondisch-Kruis
Fabulous rich warm toned dramatic circular cellar, Howard Backen
Beautiful open spaces and light give this cellar a very calm and welcoming vibe, Bourgondish-Kruis
Apex wine cellars designed this incredible vaulted cellar for a serious wine connoisseur
A beautiful and simple vintage feeling “wine room”…..so charming, Elizabeth Carney
Love these antique cypress doors from New England wine cellars….fabulous!
So what do you think? Do you like wine cellars? Would you want one and think you would use it in your own home? What do you think is the most important thing when designing a wine cellar? Hope you have an enchanting day!
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Stellar wine cellars…uncork the possibilities!

Good morning…..
Eventually, eventually  very much being the operative word here, we hope to build a wine cellar in the new house…it is high on the list for my husband but for me I can think of at least 25 other things that come before it. For me, the enjoyment of wine can be had in just about any room, and I am not discerning when it comes to where I drink my wine! And God knows I don’t need a wine cellar to drink wine…..I could live in a teepee and still find a place to house my wine! However I am sure at some point we will get around to building one….I was at a friends house recently who has a beautiful cellar and we also had gone to a really special wine tasting dinner in someones magnificent home that had a brick walled cellar and that is where the wine tasting dinner was held with white gloved service I might add!
It really got me thinking about cellars and what a special feeling they evoke when you are in them..the cool dry air, the quiet hum, the bottles waiting sometimes for a very long time to release their goodness, the dark colors that typically decorate this space, I started doing a little research for fun. So today I am showcasing a bunch of wonderful and certainly inspirational cellars. Let me know what you think, would you want one and would you use it? Love to know!

Architect Bernard Wharton created this stunning and inviting cellar, love the fireplace..what a luxurious touch in this ultimate wine cellar
Thomas Pheasant worked his magic on this fabulous cozy cellar on Salamander Farm
This home wine cellar is ultra modern proving cellars come in all styles, shapes and colors!
Beautiful stone walled cellar by Jablonski features a gorgeous rustic monastery table
This dramatic home cellar chose to use a wall of glass instead of walls, stone and brick to showcase the beautiful wine racks, New England wine cellar
This cozy small cellar accented with stone walls has a small area designated for the wood boxes
This would make most restaurants green with envy..but its in someones home and I would venture to guess they take their wine very seriously! Firm of Bridges, Marsh and Carmo.
Hendrix-Allardyce Designs created this stunning wine cellar out of stone in a Napa Valley home
This serious cellar is outfitted in gorgeous cherry woods….and leads to a separate tasting room!
Stunning wine cellar in soft muted colors, a nice departure from the dark mahogany ones we see so often, by Belgian firm of Bourgondisch-Kruis
Love the rich warm brown tones against the stone…Locati 
This cellar has a real vintage look to it…..
This large scaled cellar complete with a Bacchus bust means business!
This cozy seating area inside this wine cellar also boasts a small kitchen for convenience
Inviting dining table situated right in the middle of this beautiful wine cellar, Wine Spectator
This dramatic apartment high in the sky gets a glass wall to showcase its very own wine cellar, Acquarius townhouse in North Vancouver, Canada
Opulent private cellar gets the velvet touch for in room dining!
Love this island and how the wine is displayed to be admired and tasted hopefully by a lucky few!
Northwest wine cellars designed this round dramatic wine cellar, with beautiful flooring and lit dome…..small spaces can make gorgeous cellars!
Another gorgeous neutral colored cellar by BourgondischKruis
A stunning wood paneled wine cellar by Apex…..just needs the bottles!
Love this all stone cellar

The light colors are very appealing, love the reclaimed floors also by Bourgondisch-Kruis
Fabulous rich warm toned dramatic circular cellar, Howard Backen
Beautiful open spaces and light give this cellar a very calm and welcoming vibe, Bourgondish-Kruis
Apex wine cellars designed this incredible vaulted cellar for a serious wine connoisseur
A beautiful and simple vintage feeling “wine room”…..so charming, Elizabeth Carney
Love these antique cypress doors from New England wine cellars….fabulous!
So what do you think? Do you like wine cellars? Would you want one and think you would use it in your own home? What do you think is the most important thing when designing a wine cellar? Hope you have an enchanting day!
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