I’ve been a big fan of Jamie Meares of I Suwannee and Furbish Studio for quite some time. Her style is as some might say, bananas, so naturally, I knew I would love her “Dream Home”. Enjoy!
I can’t be sure about the exterior, because that’s going to depend on location. We think we want to end up at the beach, but with no clear plan on how to get there, right now we’re in Raleigh, where a beach cottage would be out of place. so let’s just to stick the interior. i crave coziness in rooms – i can’t do sparse. i need lots of textures, lots of layers, and levels and plenty of eye candy. i know i’ll need built ins, where ever i can get them. especially bookcases, because not only do i love the way they make a room feel, but i have lotsandlots of books that need a home. i like managed clutter. if you have to put the tv on a cabinet, then by all means, put 17 other things around it. i want bespoke everything that i can wave my bespoke wand on. floors. trims. ceilings. i like vibrant color and lots of seating groups. i like making a room have to work for it. i want bathrooms with lots of storage – this is a spot where i don’t want to see clutter. interesting finishes and good lighting. i want drama, but i don’t want to look pretentious, even if i am. i want interesting surfaces, like brick walls, coffered ceilings, and did i mention built ins? i want things that are old so when my husband and animal menagerie age them prematurely they look just how they are supposed to. i’d like spacious walk in closets where i can lounge in the midst of them. in conclusion, i’d also like: live in help. a yard man. a chef. a tree house and more schnauzers.