OK, we all know those houses. The ones you walk into and feel....for lack of a better phrase.... "at home." (What can I say? It's early and the words aren't coming to me quite yet.) Those houses that "hold you," as friend Amy once described it. I can never quite figure out what makes a house have this power over me. The lighting is good, of course. The furniture, colors and accessories fit the place. It's comfortable, smells good, has nice outdoor space. But it's something more too. Because you all have been to a place that has all that, but still doesn't have the X factor, right?
Well, Angie's house just does it for me. The first time I saw it, I loved it and wanted to move in. It's simple and cozy, and it makes me want to curl up on her sofa, cuddle up under a throw, drink tea and chat with her for about ten hours.
architecture and design. She has some beautiful pieces from that period.
Now this, my friends, is a corner made for napping.
Caffe, anyone? Angie was born in Italy and her "doting signora" personality definitely comes through.
A sweet little spot in her office with the most amazing scented candle.
She has chosen some really beautiful saturated colors for her walls, like here, in her dining room.
I love the cow head hanging in her kitchen.
Nonna Rita working her magic in the kitchen. One step in the kitchen and you can almost smell and taste all the meals lovingly and expertly made for friends and family through the years.
Baby J wants to go outside. Shall we?
One of the greatest things about Angie's house is this courtyard in the front. Totally private and hidden from the street, it would be the perfect place to "take one's coffee" in the morning (as they say in Italy....). I crazy love that old mirror hanging on the left for some reason.
Of course, without a doubt, we had the most amazing food with Angie and her family, as usual. This is a cranberry almond tart.
Hope you enjoyed my first house tour! OK, who's up next??