Thursday, March 18, 2010

Old vs. New…

I love a home that is old

and full of character on the outside...

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And modern and fresh on the inside.

That’s just the mood I’m in today.

Source: Marie Clair/Tunisia

27 comments:

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

Oh yes I agree. Old vs new is a wonderful combination. I'm really enjoying you blog thanks for the free travel.

Maya said...

And it looks like a solid stone construction too, which I so love!!

donna baker said...

Very modern for Tunisia. My husband's aunt has lived there for 40 years. I'd love to go someday.

Deborah said...

Love the texture on the front of the house and the book shelf wrapping around the corner is genius! Sorry, took a little dip in the pool. **blows kisses** Deb

niartist said...

Oh Linda, I don't mind the pairing, but we were open housing (a typical favorite thing of ours to do on Sunday afternoons) and we pulled up to the MOST GORGEOUS french chateau style home. I immediately though - this is going to be my favorite! We walked in to a hot damned mess of remuddled madness and sputnick chandeliers. I hated it!

Nancy said...

Delightful photographs! I love the old and the new...perfect combination!
A new follower and blogger,
Nancy's Notes

A Perfect Gray said...

Yes! a fun surprise....

Farmgirl Paints said...

Those glass doors were very interesting and fresh:)

becky at abbeystyle said...

give me the modern stuff any day!

Renae said...

That pool looks divine! We actually had sunshine today...yippee!

sealaura said...

that first picture had me at hello. beautiful blues.

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Hi Linda!
That house is delightful in it's chic openness, I loved the no clutter look and there wasn't one zebra rug in sight!!HAHA Maryannexo

Anonymous said...

The house is lovely but those glass doors make me nervous!

anon Susan

Melissa said...

What I would do for those huge windows and all that natural light!

I'm still laughing about your dog's vocabulary! Ha! He knows a lot of the same words as Sadie. A fun one to teach them is "WetWILLIE!" When Sadie hears that she runs over to her daddy and sticks a big wet tongue in his ear!

kj said...

linda, i've not seen a bookcase that wraps around the corner like that. hmmmm. i like it.

i love old and new too. i've moved from a queen anne victorian to a cozy beach place to our current 1950's ranch--each total fun to create and recreate.

have a great day, girl!

love

kj

Jane said...

These people have carried out the old vs. new so that it's pleasing to the eye. Many do not. I do love the shelving that wraps around the corner...an interesting idea.
Have a wonderful weekend...
Jane (artfully graced)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I"m thinking you wouldn't like all the junk at my house! I wouldn't mind living in those picture, though.

La Petite Gallery said...

Delighfull Photo's
like the bookslelves
nice and spacious house, nice pool,


Good post period........

yvonne

simpledaisy said...

I love homes that are full of character too!
That home is beautiful~

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Oh, it would be hard to walk away from this house, I love this mix. Adding your blog to my blog roll, enjoying it! Janell

Sniff said...

What a beautiful house. Love the charming entrance.

Vix said...

What a gorgeous home and setting, Ms L.

I love this look as well, though I've read enough decor-forum threads about "shocked when interior didn't match the exterior" to know my taste is not universal!

Their decor really highlights the airness and SPACE they have. Lovely.

I actually find that the scale and openness of 1950s or modern-modern furniture also works very well in the (much smaller!) early 20 c homes we have in the PNW.

Mr Vix and I have more or less gone that route, and while I wouldn't mind upgrading some of our thrift shop finds, the spareness works for me. With smallish rooms, "overstuffed" = "too squashed in" ha ha ha.

Renee Finberg said...

you know...i love the glass doors.
i think it is so cool.
xx

sanjeet said...

I'm really enjoying you blog thanks for the free travel.
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Patty said...

Beautiful designing, I love the blue tones in the first and last pictures.

Kathysue said...

Great images, and love the old with the new!! Keeps it interesting, Kathysue

Cindy said...

Very pretty. It's kind of old world style.

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