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Blurred Lines….

I haven’t seen a house in awhile that literally made my heart go pitter patter, or that I would like to copy all of the details and pretend they were my own…. 

This house by Melle design  , as well as this house by Barbara Colvin, and this one by the inimitable Wendy Owen  were long favorites…

Now this wonderful house by Hillary Thomas is my new best friend…

Hillary  designed this wonderful retreat for her family in the bucolic St. Helena in Napa Valley.

She took full advantage of bringing the outdoors in

and the indoors out…

blurring the lines between the two spaces…

I adore the sculptural quality of the oversized light fixtures…

All photos via Traditional Home
If you would like to see more of this gorgeous home run out and purchase the July/August Trad Home or go here

You know I always love a great barn inspired home.  For more inspiration go to my Pinterest Board here

What do you think? Have you seen a house lately that has made your heart go pitter patter? If so what is it about it that draws you in?

Reader Interactions


  1. miss b says

    It's just fabulous! I love the way the outdoors and inside blend so well. The dining table, wicker chairs and statement light fittings caught my attention too on your Instagram account.

  2. Burlap Luxe says

    Cindy i love Hilary's designs. And could you imagin being her guest ushered out to one of those sweet cottages, I love the rich extérior, the only thing I am not fond of it the twin Palm trees, I have never been a fan of them, and without the palms more attention would be on the flow of the pool right up to the doors of these cottages.

    Love all the designers you have shared here, so inspires me to move and start over 🙂


  3. Karen says

    Hi Cindy,
    Barbara Colvin's style has long been a favorite of mine. This house, when I perused Traditional Home last evening, stopped me in my tracks. I love the area the home is in and the rustic touches, with the right amount of inviting comfort is pure perfection. When I see a home like this I have to revisit several times a month just to study the beauty!

  4. therelishedroost says

    May I please move in with you?? That kitchen is going to look so much like my kitchen after its painted next week!That is exactly my dream house a horse shape with open breezeway cut right through! Ah, one can dream!!!

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