Monday, March 24, 2008

And you thought YOUR house was a 3 ring circus!

I saw this home in the latest issue of Traditinal Home and fell in love. It completely embodies everything I love about interior design. The absolutely perfect blend of tradition and whimsy without overdoing it and making it seem too kitschy. What a delight!

The home was originally built by a circus owner and rumor has it he kept the monkeys in the attic and the lions in cages in the basement! What a hoot! I only wish they had shown pictures of the kitchen...









6 comments:

joel and amy said...

I saw this, too and thought what a fun place to raise kids. Absolutely lovely. I never quite have the nerve to go to that decorating place, though. Mine would end up looking kitschy, I'm afraid!

Kate said...

Ha! I strted scrolling through the pictures w/out really reading the post & thought - wow! not what I expected her house would look like! guess I should READ the posts before I peruse the pictures from now on!!

workinthatpreppy said...

i love the colors! great house!

leigh said...

Loved everything but the clown picture...they creep me out. My house is still decorated kinda post-college, early toddler style. One day I'll hire someone to create a vision for me that doesn't include handmedown furniture and crayon art.

SnappyCasualGifts said...

I LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE! You are exactly right. A good mix of traditional and whimsy.

Liz said...

I fell in love with this house too when I was reading through Traditional Home.