Ahhhh memories...it's funny, I remember when they were restoring this house in Belle Meade. It was on my jogging path, I didn't actually live in Belle Meade, would have loved too though..trust me on that one! What I would do (and this was before Hubby and I bought our little cottage closer to city) I would jump in my car, drive to the park and instead of jogging up the mountain like most people, I would jog down Belle Meade Boulevard. Come on now, wouldn't you? It was nice and flat with big old beautiful homes that I loved to ogle...ahhh! Funny how things come together after many years. Anyway, I just spent my weekend pouring through Gil's Schafer's "The Great American House", who was the architect for the home. The home is called "Boxwood"--a great name by the way--and is decorated by David Netto. Go here to read the full story in Veranda. Here are my favorite rooms:
Love the foyer with the green felt, books and molding...
This has to be one of my favorite dining rooms of all time! I love the traditional with a few modern touches. And you know how much I love de Gournay Wallpaper!
The breakfast room - I love his color choices and how he added the mirror with rustic elements!
The loggia I would have never in my wildest dreams went that dark. I would probably have done - oh I don't know - green and white. Even Gil said at first he questioned David's design, but look how it all came together. Also, I like how David said he found a few things on the side of the road. Hey, I've done that once or twice.
The master bedroom and bath...love it!!