Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend celebrating all the amazing father figures in your lives. I got to go to eastern Washington for a couple days to spend time with my family and celebrate both Father’s Day and the birthday of my incredible dad.
Being gone for those few days has put me a little behind on my projects so I thought now would be a good time to start a new feature I’ve been thinking about. It’s called “Inspired by…” and it is going to be a way to share with you all the homes, rooms or people that are currently inspiring me.
Right now, I am completely inspired by the Los Angeles home of Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen. It is simplistic yet comfortable, combining an old-world European look with a west coast casual feel, all while using the most sustainable resources possible. The home was designed by architect Richard Landry and interior designer Joan Behnke, and photographed for Architectural Digest and published in the October 2013 issue. Enjoy the photos and pin away to your dream home boards!
“Light dapples the koi-stocked moat; the home’s walls are a blend of three types of Texas limestone. The steel doors and window frames, all by Optimum Window, are in a customized bronze finish.”
“In the great room, a Gregorius | Pineo ceiling light hangs above a Formations cocktail table, Christian Liaigre stools, and sofas custom-designed by Behnke in a Great Plains silk, with cushions in a Loro Piana linen; the curtains are in a Loro Piana cashmere-wool, the sconces are by Hervé Van der Straeten from Ralph Pucci International, and the carpet is by Tai Ping.”
“A chandelier and sconce by Dennis & Leen grace the dining room; the curtains are made of a fabric by Marcie Bronkar, and a Kerry Joyce linen covers the chairs by Behnke, who also designed the table.”
“Antique Tunisian tile from Exquisite Surfaces makes a lively backsplash in the kitchen, which is appointed with Formations pendant lights, marble countertops from Compas Architectural Stone, custom-made alder cabinetry, an oak island, and a Wolf range.”
“A Kevin Reilly light fixture is suspended from the breakfast room’s reclaimed-brick ceiling, above a Gregorius | Pineo table and Brenda Antin chairs; the curtains are of a Sahco fabric.”
“A loggia features a chandelier and sconces by Gregorius | Pineo and RH wicker sofas and chairs cushioned in a Clarence House fabric; the reclaimed-oak ceiling beams and antique limestone mantel are from Koen Van Loo of EA2.”
“The main staircase leads upstairs from the antique-bluestone-paved entry.”
“Installed in the master bath are lanterns by Dennis & Leen, Kallista sinks, and turquin-blue-marble counters from Compas Architectural Stone, which also designed the sink and shower fittings; the artwork above the fireplace is a photograph of Gillette Stadium (where the Patriots play) by Jon Coulthard.”
“James Perse chaise longues invite repose atop the reclaimed-oak deck; the pool is lined in hand-poured glass tile.”
“The pool cabana.”