rustic-industrial-light-filled beauty

I was curling up to my newest edition of House Beautiful last night when it happened. I fell in love with a house.

This happens quite often. But it doesn’t seem to lessen with each occurrence.
This love affair? The Home of Ballard Designs Buyer, Jill Sharp Brinson.

I enjoy the neutral palette with deliberate, exquisite pops of color.
Patterns and textures punch up the space. It’s so serene and adaptable. Switch out the textiles, add some colorful art, and the space would feel completely different.

The house is filled with light wood or white antiqued furniture. This isn’t typically something I like, but it works so well here.
And it doesn’t feel like grandma’s shabby chic over crowded home. Why does it work? Sparse furnishing and the monochromatic palette.
The cabinets look as though they always belonged there. I liked them juxtaposed with the industrial metal table. Something soft with something hard.

The metal tables and shelves really made me giddy. That’s right I love industrial furniture in a home! Not a whole house full, but selective pieces in each room add a little intrigue
She was able to bring an industrial flair to this rustic and traditional home.

Best of the rustic? This tub. It looks aged, cozy and inviting.

Each room seems to have minimal furnishings, which gives the home a more modern flair. This entry is simple and beautiful with neutral limestone floors, a metal table, and a mirrored chandelier.

While all the furnishings and decor were inspiring, it was truly the architecture that made me fall for this house.
three little words really…
HUGE. IRON. WINDOWS.

Just amazing. This is the place I want to cook in.

We all know the kitchen is the heart of the home, yet usually our kitchen is surrounded by walls, cabinets, or perhaps open to the family room.
This kitchen feels like it is outdoors to m,e and I love it.
The iron panes feel a little industrial, a little rustic… its just a wonderful architectural element. A full wall of glass without the iron would feel far too modern for this space.

Another view of the kitchen. LOVE. oops did I say that again?
I like the light wood here. Any more, I feel like all I see is white kitchens.
These feel like Swedish antiques.

Another huge iron window in the bedroom looks out into the garden.


the windows don’t have to be huge to make an impact- I like this small arched unit in the bathroom. Again, we have a light wood console- so farm house chic- paired with white walls and iron windows. I thought the placement of the mirror was interesting. They get a mirror and a view while brushing their teeth. What do you think? Would this mirror be enough for you?


I should also mention one other architectural element. The gorgeous soaring vaulted ceiling.
How about the loft with iron rail and exposed wood beam? LOVE. (that’s the last one, I promise.)

For more information on this beautiful home check out House Beautiful.

(all images courtesy of House Beautiful)

  1. Megan

    where do people get the energy to make their houses this perfect? this must be what professionals are for!

  2. Laura

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  3. Awe thanks Laur! You get the place, and I’ll hop up to Newport in no time.

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