Nora lives in a charming, antique Connecticut saltbox, that she long admired before it was hers. Nora is an interior designer who's prior work experience was at Ralph Lauren and then as an executive at Ethan Allen. Of course, the New England connection was what first grabbed my attention. If you've read my blog for any length of time you know my love for classic New England living and architecture, but what keeps me coming back is the way she captures life in her home. I'm most drawn to homes with soul, the kind that comes from years of collecting art and antiques, homes that reveal a little about the inhabitants and the memories acquired over their lives. My favorite shots are those that show bits of her son's artwork (he's in his freshman year of college now), collections of sea shells, saved handwritten notes, and her seasonal inspiration boards. While her home is beautiful, you can see it is lived in and enjoyed, not overly perfect or too styled.
Despite the plethora of inspiration out there, homes like this one are hard to come by these days. Makes me anticipate each issue of her magazine even more.
^^This was the first image I ever saw of Nora's home and it sent me on a search to find out more. She has since painted her dining room white, which feels fresh and cozy at the same time. You can see the new images and colors in her latest issue.^^
^^Another beautiful home featured in the Autumn 2015 issue.^^
^^A friend's kitchen featured this month.^^
^^Another local home. Colonial perfection but edited so beautifully that it still feels current.^^
The holiday issue will be out next. Another favorite that I can't wait to see! Get comfy and set aside a couple hours of your weekend to sink into all the back issue. I return all the time and love them just as much as I did the first time I saw them. Please publish a book Nora! Thank you for letting me share your gorgeous home on my blog. Such an inspiration and one I can't get enough of!