Friday, June 17, 2011

All Time Favorite

One of my all time favorite homes is Ashley Putman's, which was published in Lonny April/May 2010.  I recently stumbled on a new blog (at least to me) called, The Semi-Designed Life, where the blogger, Lauren, actually got to tour Ashely Putman's home this past Christmas.  See here.   It's so good....I just had to post.

Ashley's courage to use a dark wallpaper in her bedroom is fantastic.  I always lean towards the lighter end of the spectrum when it comes to walls, but, I really like this look.  I also like the contrast of the dark walls with the feminine bedding.

It appears that Ashely switched the bedding for Christmas.  Love it and the monogrammed shams.

How adorable is the tartan pillow case?  

Another example of Ashley's fearless use of dark colors on the walls.  The infamous cobalt blue dining room we all love. 

Decorated for Christmas.  

A cool shot.  I love the eclectic mix of candlesticks. 

 I want to do this - the oversized brandy snifter filled with corks!

Perfection.  I don't know where to begin?  Black side door (always wanted to do this in our kitchen).  Hardware.  Kitchen table.  Appliances.  Open shelving.  Brick flooring.  Love it all. 

I love open shelving, but I also would need cabinets and I like how Ashley's cabinets are off to the side.

Clean lined console and a lovely vignette!

Ashley's staircase from Lauren's tour.  Looks like the 'For Like Ever' poster has a new home.  

A great combination - tartan, chalkboard paint and wellies!  

A house isn't complete without some lacquer!!  Again, more evidence of her courage!

The Putman's family room.  Chic and kid-friendly.  Love it.  

And, this is the room where they place their Christmas tree.  How lovely.

And, yes a pool surrounded by grass, my favorite.  This is the view outside of the family room.  

In the living room, Ashley opted for lighter walls.  I love how this room is casual and classic.  

During Lauren's tour, it appears Ashley has changed the sofa.  


I know I went overboard with the images.  However, I hope you enjoyed the new pictures and a special thanks to Lauren from 'The Semi-Designed Life.'  If Ashley's house is in the tour this year, I might just have to fly down to Houston myself to see it in person!!  Happy Weekend!


  1. Yes, gorgeous. I love how stream-lined and "designed" it is without being too stuffy. Love her style.

  2. Wow. I can see why this is one of your all time faves. Gorgeous!

  3. AHHH! These new, extra photos of this home are so, so beautiful. I can't believe I'm saying this, but they are making me already think about Christmas (...I already regret typing that). Ashley's bedroom, and specifically her monogrammed shams, is driving me mad! Must do in my home!!

    Happy weekend, Fran. Enjoy Sesame Place! :)

  4. I am in love with that dining room. It's still one of my favorites. Love the wall color. Have a great weekend!

  5. Wow great pictures, thanks for sharing! And I totally see why it's your fave... very you!


  6. Fabulous images, I adore her style!!

  7. Oh yes, I cannot get enough of this house either. Not too many pics at all! Happy weekend, Fran!1

  8. LOVE LOVE this tour. I'll have to check out that blog. I've always loved her home, but I love "real pictures" soooo much more than styled. Lovely. I also can't wait for Christmas.

  9. I feel like there is so much style in these images that I could study them! great post.

  10. Mine too!!! It's perfect. What I would have given to go on that tour!! I liked it even more than when I saw it in Lonny !! Did you see her on Nate berkus?

  11. I have a feeling that her dining room inspired a lot of people to paint theirs cobalt blue as well.

  12. Oh Fran, this is TOO funny! What a coincidence!

  13. I am jealous of all the storage in the kitchen. And the pool.

  14. Any idea where the wood blinds are from in the cobalt blue dining room?