You have written about Anisa Darnell before. I feel we are
kindred spirits in design. We have the same clothes,
and when we meet we talk about the same photos
in magazines. She also helped us renovate our home...
she is a style guru.
And one of my top five designers of all time. (Yes,
she's a decorator, but you know what I mean.)
She is beautiful inside and out...and here is her beautiful home.
Let's start with the kitchen...
Her husband, Casey, recently came home to find her in the
garage with the cabinet doors on the ground with
buckets of Benjamin Moore's Cloud White by her side. He sighs...
by now he knows it's an occupational hazard when
you are married to a decorator.
They recently got colonial cream granite installed, too.
I love how everywhere you look in their home, you find beauty
They entertain a lot, so there are myriad seating options and
places to eat.
I adore her mix of vintage lighting with modern, some things she
finds at IKEA and some are custom. All are lovingly placed
and serve a purpose. She is a natural, I tell ya.
If you have been reading, you saw this post
when I told you it was her bucket idea.
Well here are the originals:
for place mats, etc. Is that the cutest vignette, ever?
To the left of this eat-in area she (they) have more seating, a play
area, storage, and some work space.
Yes, she sews, too. These vintage grain sacks are handmade by
Anisa. If you have seen some in my home...they are by her
hand as well.
Check out the lanterns! How fun for their little girl & friends.
In the armoire she hides her computer, paperwork & toys.
Check out the light on the incredible vintage (white!) barcart
with wheels. You should see it in-person. Really romantic & soft.
Here is the nook that leads to the formal
I love her ironstone collection:
And her dining room doesn't disappoint, either.
I told y'all she was the artist behind my mantel painting. (And for the
record...mantle or mantel? I should know, but I don't.)
She reupholstered the chairs herself in to-die-for fabric.
love the crystal drops
Now back to the living room...
She has a tall, two-story den. To make it
more intimate she (well, with her family. Her husband helps, of course,
and her mom & dad in Canada preserves homes for a living. She
always saves jobs for her dad when they come to town!) added boards
to make it have texture and coziness.
I love that she added green above to make the room even more quaint.
Do you not love her window treatment?
The "H O M E"?
and the rest of the room?
The mix of drapery styles & fabrics totally works.
To reach Anisa...feel free to email me (just click on my picture)...
and I have more pictures of her home to share soon!
Here are some pictures of her:
And I couldn't choose which picture of Ava was best,
they all are...
All the best