June 8, 2010

European Elegant, Contemporary Cozy

As you all know, I can't resist a neutral home, so when I saw this one I had to stop and admire!
Herma's home is at once elegant and cozy, a sensibility achieved through the mixing of beautiful European reproduction pieces and contemporary furniture from places like Ikea. My favorite piece in the room? The Alice and Wonderland-inspired loveseat with that fantastic highback and its oversized quality. I also love the unexpected use of a pedestal table for placing drinks instead of the predictable coffee table.
There's much to love about this kitchen -- the flood of light, the stone and wood floors, the tumbled-marble countertops, the glassfront cabinetry -- but my favorite part has to be those three little stools! Against the sleek island, their curvaceousness stands out beautifully! Mixing the colors was also a brilliant way to create more interest and depth to the space.
A beautiful wood table, carved and distressed mixed with steamlined chairs is the perfect marriage of the ornate and simple, speaking to the larger aesthetic of the home. Always elegant, forever comfortable.

*images via Style At Home

14 comments:

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

one of my good friendss Aunt's had a couch like that top one shown - i always thought it was sooooo awesome - almost like in a children's book or something - ..

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

With & Where... said...

Just found your blog - Love it!

crash pad girl said...

Cozy is my favorite.

sylvie @ silver lining said...

there is no lovelier loveseat that this. so romantic and cleverly designed! adding to my wish list :)

thanks for sharing the love, miss crystal.

xo,
sylvie of silver lining

The Zhush said...

Elegant and cozy perfectly sums up this lovely abode!

jami @ i m a g i n e said...

I love the use of different colored stools and different chairs in the dining room! -jami

Leah said...

That first pic with the couch is amazing! Love it!

La Feem said...

The mixed stools are amazing! Brilliant.

The Iconic Blog.com said...

What an elegant and relaxing space.x

Debby said...

I love that last photo!! xo

Caitlin @ Sacramento Street said...

I'm in love with that kitchen - it's divine!

Mona Thompson said...

Love, love these images. Great mix. Just found your blog via La Dolce Vita. Glad I did.

M O Z A said...

FAB !!,

i kinda have something for not matching dinner table chairs

Angie said...

How fun is this house?!? Off to check out more ;)

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