Friday, October 7, 2011

Spectacular Home Design


The courtyard and front of the splendid Italian Renaissance style mansion looks like it could be set in the hills of Tuscany

The colors used in the living room are so fabulous, lots of beige's and golds, love that tapestry!

The living room..check out that ceiling! The columns that grace the fireplace are 17th century

The dining room, love the limestone fireplace

The elegant library, a perfect showcase for his vast collection of awards

The rear of the house, graced by beautiful formal gardens and a rose garden

The master bedroom overlooks the rose garden. The bed is Ebanista.

That's quite a bath, the mahogany encased tub looks fabulous next to the limestone fireplace

The elaborate gardens in the rear of the house, including many cypress and magnolia trees amongst the sprawling limestone balconies and patios

Staying in California we move on to Ryan Seacrest's home in the Hollywood Hills. This house, aptly named, Casa de Pici or House of Peace sits high in the Hollywood Hills. It was built in the 1970's so its not an old house but has oodles of charm. It is smaller than many of the homes I have featured but is has a definite sense of warmth and cohesiveness in the design and decor. All interior design is done by Jeff Andrews.


The large welcoming limestone encased front door is a beautiful touch

The front facade, flooring all by Exquisite Floors

The living room with its dramatic views

Rich, deep masculine colors were used in the cozy breakfast room

Master bedroom retreat, lots of woods and dark colors were used here for this peaceful sanctuary

Lap pool with those those views!

Now we move all the way to the east coast, to the glamorous Hamptons where the Today's show, Jill Rappaport has realized her Montana dreams right in her own backyard! She designed this 11 room charmer on her own with the help of Pioneer Log Homes. After starting off on 6 acres years ago, she was able to buy other properties around her and ended up with 18 she really does have her own little piece of Montana right in the Hamptons. I think its incredibly well done and so inviting. Lets have a look....


The beautiful two story height living room with its magnificent Wayne-Winter stone crafted fireplace.....

The kitchen with its log beams, wide plank floors makes for a casually fun space, cabinet design by John Scarola

Love this bedroom, wouldnt' you love to be stuck there in a blizzard! And it just so happens its a guest room....

The master bath with Saltillo warm

Jill with her paint pony

The front facade complete with a rambling stream

There is the beautiful back of another house...something about the rear of the homes, not a bad view to wake up to!

Beautiful master bedroom, with the tall ceiling of exposed beams. The bed is a Mexican antique

The inviting entrance hall with the polished red cedar logs and barn wood flooring by Carlisle.

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