Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Let the Light In

This gorgeous ranch home, featured in February's issue of House Beautiful, makes me sigh (simply put). The house is designed beautifully, of course, but it's the light in the home is what I envy. If I could design my own home, from start to finish, I would want to put the strongest emphasis on natural light. Against a neutral background, the light in this home is perhaps the strongest design element.









{all images scanned from House Beautiful Feb 2010}
Have a lovely, light filled day!

22 comments:

PS~Erin said...

I want those Tolix chairs! Can I make that a 2010 resolution? :-)

The Cottage Cheese said...

Wow. Just wow.

Claire Watkins, ASID allied said...

I think House Beautiful hit the nail on the head with this ranch; its perfection. I can feel the light through the images and I love the combination the rough and elegant elements, not to mention it turns the stereotype of a ranch's choppy, dark rooms upside down. Certainly one for the files!

Nicole said...

I was just reading this issue and thinking the same thing! That bedroom would be a delight to wake up in every morning.

Iva said...

Gorgeous!! I love the first two A WHOLE LOT!!

Blair said...

Oh wow--just my style! I have to get my hands on a copy. Hope your week is going well.

Hanako66 said...

beautiful! my home's greatest flaw is the lack of natural light...if we are there for a few more years, i am going to have to put in a window or two!

Mi Vida Bonita said...

Oh I just LOVE it! Natural light is so important, and necessary for my love of house plants! :)

By the way, CONGRATS on the engagement!! I forget if I commented or not....lol.
xo

SogniSorrisi said...

Beautiful. Love the third room especially!

beauty comma said...

hi c, happy new year! you're so right about light! i miss it a lot these days; living in norway is very dark in winter. natural light and white walls help a lot!

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

I think I just fell in love with that dining room...

anotherfishinthesea said...

this is gorgeous. i just had a heavy sigh of longing i do believe.

HeatherClark said...

I totally agree..I loooove natural light. I live in San Francisco so my whole living room is lined with bay windows and it feels like walking into heaven when I wake up in the morning and walk in there.

Only problem is there is only one light in the whole room so its really dark at night and I haven't gotten around to buying a floor lamp...oops.

"Haute Gurl" said...

Very chic...light & airy indeed

Angie said...

I love it when a house is so bright you ghave to wear sunscreen inside.

oh, hello friend. said...

i rearranged my office and my desk faces the window now.. in the morning, i love the look of all the light coming in. these are lovely images. happy 2010 friend! ;)

xo.

Gabbi said...

Gorgeous and couldn't agree more about the natural light...!!

drollgirl said...

let there be light! but not in a jesus-y way!

i used to have an apartment west hollywood with windows galore. the light just flooded in, and it was pretty cool. plus the kitties loved sitting in the window soaking it up. i was on the second floor, so they loved to laze in the windows, catch the rays, watch the birds, and soak it all in while feeling superior to all beings below. not a bad life. ahahhaha.

sorry for babbling!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

So love this house. I've been contemplating our new basement and that first pic is just what I needed!

Kristin said...

Oh my Zeus! Gorgeous interior photos. My House Beautiful magazine is sitting at my old address right now. Wish I had it in my hands!

Giovanna said...

i love, love, love this house! beautiful, and you're so right - natural light is key.

Diana said...

This reminds me to open up the blinds more! Light makes such a different.

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