Sunday, August 3, 2008

An artist's color infused mid-century studio/home tour

An original hooked on Houses Open House tour... stop by Hooked on Houses to see more delicious tours....don't even need to spend gas money! Deal of the day!

come on in...this is not your ordinary home...

She is an artist.
While we breathe oxygen,
she inhales color.
my pictures do not do her place justice
She lives in the bright house surrounded by golden bamboo.


And flora and fauna of only the brightest colors...she picks sunwarmed mangoes from her tree out front

Her doors are Azure blue...
Art and Heart and soul are everywhere.
I imagine they all dance together while she sleeps...

Her simple counters fell into place, perfectly... she watches Orchids and bamboo grow as she washes the dishes.

Tropical leaves splash her walls...
Her cabinets are a soft blue and green stripe,
with a blackboard above...to celebrate life.

She lives in a mid-century house infused with color...
Hollywood faces adorn her wall, while bronze fish make their way through mangroves...
Defined by color...
she displays little pieces of her life, like a mosaic...

Sailboats make their way....
It is a relaxed home. Full of family and living.

and art always finds it's own way upon her walls...

...She is a mother
An artist...

And a friend...

experience her color enriched world here:

Ginny Piech Street, collage and sculpture artist

59 comments:

Hooked on Houses said...

What an amazing house tour, Linda! I love it. It's so original and unusual.

I was really struck by the blackboard paint on the kitchen soffits--never seen anything like that before. The colors are so fun, and I like the Hollywood pictures on the wall.

Thank you so much for participating in the blog party and showing us this! -Julia :-)

Stephanie said...

ohhhhhhhh!!!!

YES! Love this home and the art!...my soul is in tropical Mexico, but my physical body is in Northern Colorado :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Linda this home is fabulous! I love it all. What a gifted artist she is!

Thanks so much for sharing!
Pat

SarahWhite said...

You two are so lucky to know each other...WOW! I'm blown away by your descriptions and the warmth of her home. I cannot find one word to describe it...it's everything wonderful wrapped into one. Thanks Linda!

Love...Sam I Am

Mike said...

What a fun, original, and yes, ARTFUL house!

somepinkflowers said...

i
live in a small town on the coast of eastern florida, too,
and
i keep trying to figure out where you are!

:-)

such fun!

i am in northern florida
but
yours are tropical shots
which i dearly love!

yes...
south florida girl,
i am guessing...

Bella said...

That is a really beautiful home, it so fun and inviting...I love that fireplace, too, and the kitty on the table, lol, a no-no in my house, but it looks cute there!

I need to go back and check out the kitchen soffits, I missed that.

I will have a tour tomorrow on my blog, please come by and see it...and, lol, yes, why not have the beans for breakfast? I am known to eat dinner leftovers for breakfast, I am really weird that way ;)

Have a great day!
Bella

Debbie said...

Oh Linda, this tour made my heart sing. Everything about the big bursts of color called my name. Thank you for giving us this special tour, it made my day!

Linda Lou said...

Thanks for the tour of your friend's unique and creative home-I so admire people who use so much color in their homes, she must be an amazing woman!

Lisa said...

wow Linda- that house is sooooooooo cool...you were right! I love it! so much to take in...the colors are fantastic!

Mosaic*Queen said...

Found you through Stephanie at Rodrigvitz Style. LOVE the home!!!! LOVE the color and art!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!

Michelle

maya said...

beautiful house! looks just about perfect.

anneliese said...

ooooooohhhh, GORGEOUS! I'm currently in dismantle mode for all the bits and pieces at my house, and this makes me want to put everything back up. Really, really, REALLY lovely.

Robin said...

She has a great eye for color and placement, it feels so cozy and homey. I'm so glad to find your blog via Julia's house tour. My urban apartment is the exact opposite of this!

The Berry's Patch said...

It very artistic. Love all the art and color. Beautiful home!

Brandee :-)

KARIN said...
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KARIN said...

Holy Cow, Linda! That read like a fanciful poem! I don't know which I enjoyed more, your description or the pictures you were describing!

Mrs.RGS said...

Artist live such an rich life and enrich ours with their gifts.
Beautiful.
Rita

Elizabeth said...

What a unique, lovely home! I'd be so comfortable there, and the tropics are pretty far from my comfort zone here in New England!

Ms. Tee said...

Beautiful! I love all the color. I really like the blackboard paint above the cabinets.

What a lovely, unique, and warm place to live. :)

Gray Matters said...

What a beautifully written post for a beautiful and unique home.

Caren said...

Really beautiful. I love the bright colors and all the unique artwork. Thanks for sharing this tour with us.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful house and shown by a great tour guide! Thanks so much for showing this house in your unique way. I'm happy to have found your blog through this tour.

Marie said...

Beautiful home, beautiful descriptions. This home gives me courage to do some "unorthodox" decorating ideas I've been dying to try. Thanks so much for sharing!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Linda - thanks for stopping by - don't know if we've commented to tell you we've been by before - but we LOVE your blog!!
Ginny's house is electric! How fun to live there - the kitchen is fantastic! We love all of the colors....we're color girls you know! So very interesting - and we checked out her website....you can see that her house inspires her artwork - or her artwork inspires her house! We love "A Bird in Hand" - THAT is a cool sculpture!
Thanks for sharing her home!
Karla & Karrie

Jaelou said...

That was a great tour! It felt like poetry infused with the pictures. Her home is poetry. Your words are poetry. Thank you for sharing.

Tori said...

That was awesome! I love the house
its really unique, but in a really good way.

Abbreviated said...

WOW a purple fireplace. It works !

Thanks for the tour !

Marie Louise said...

What a great home. I love all the color. And the tropical grounds - makes me want to head south!

Amy said...

I'm from FL originally so I totally "get" this house. I love the color and the artsy style. And now I want to go to the Keys :)

Lezlie said...

Love the tropical leaves on the walls. Fun house.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

What a fun tour! So colorful!! And don't you just love houses that are actually "lived in"? And I love what I think is the most creative use of blackboard paint EVER!

Now I'm awake from the beautiful brightness and ready to take on the rest of the Hooked On tour. Stop by mine if you get a chance. :-)

Bettsi said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a truly inpirational space!

Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique said...

Wow, I'm speechless.

Reagan said...

Wow, what a great way to start off the tour! This house is amazing.

Melissa said...

Linda,

Wow, was that ever a feast for the soul and spirit.

Beautiful!!!!!

Melissa
Sunbonnet Cottage

Janet said...

What a fun house, you feel like you know her just by looking at her "stuff". Love the blackboard soffit idea.

Janet @ Housepeepers

Hooked on Houses said...

Hi, Linda! It's me again. I'm just hopping around, making sure all the links are working properly.

Could you do me a favor and edit your post to include a link back to my main party page at the end so people can easily return to the list when they're ready? Here's the link:

http://hookedonhouses.wordpress.com/2008/08/04/
hooked-on-house-tours-blog-party-headquarters/

Thanks!! -Julia :-)

rahd said...

I love all the color in that home. I'm ready to lie on a hammock with a cool drink now. Thanks for the tour!

Tara (Random Acts of Home Decor)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Linda, thanks for stopping by! I just found your blog recently & welcome to blogging. I thought at first this was your house. It's very unique & colorful & so artistic. It feels very much a homey & warm place to live.

Rhoda

Cottage said...

Her colors are beautiful and relaxing. She has a great sense of balance for her artwork, never over-whelms, always inviting.
VERY nice!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Linda,
What a unique and artsy home. Thanks for sharing.
Diane

sheila said...

I adore this post - the colors, the writing - I never thought to use the chalk paint in so many places.
Thanks for sharing!

Marie said...

Wow! GORGEOUS pictures of a gorgeous house!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

WOW, beautiful, just beautiful!! Usually this much color makes me "nervous ~ jittery", but this doesn't, cuz it seems to "flow".

~Blessings,
Jan

rivergardenstudio said...

I love the colors, the art and the wonderful atmosphere of this home!

Amber said...

That was absolutely delightful, Linda! What a gorgeous home filled with color, vibrancy and soul!

What a treat for her children to grow up in a home filled with such energy!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Loved this tour! It's my first visit to your blog and I really enjoyed myself. Edward and I will return!

Neutral Dwelling said...

Such a happy place! I smiled just looking in :)

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Unique, beautiful and personal.

tinker said...

Wowza! What lush, delicious photos!
Thank you so much for this magical tour!

dec0r8or said...

How. Totally. Fun. I especially love the little kitty on the table. :)

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Succulent.

At Home Redesigns said...

Wow! That home is beautiful! Great job showing it, too.

nannykim said...

quite engaging!

Ramona said...

I love this house. So original and inviting. Thank you for a wonderful and colorful tour. Good choice!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Willow Decor: said...

What a fun and happy home.

Eloise said...

Wow! What a beautiful home! Thanks for the tour.

Sassafras said...

This house is amazing! I keep going back to this tour to check out the house. Really, I am mesmerized. What a talented decorator/artist the homeowner is, and Linda is a fantastic blogger. You two should collaborate on a fun, funky book of interiors and art!

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