Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dream Home: designstILes

Today, the stylish Irene from designstILes is sharing her "Dream Home" with us. I love the way she blends bohemian style with classic elegance. The result is beautiful and inviting. Enjoy!


Hello, it's Irene from designstILes. So flattered Paloma asked me to be a part of this fun series. I had to refresh my page a few times just to make sure her email was in fact meant to be sent to me.

My dream home consists of a colonial facade, filled with punches of color and patterned interiors.


Welcome to my dream crib.

That's Mr. Dream Car too.



Natural light is a must. It's all throughout the house.

My owl is from Home Goods. Even though I'm rich and have a big house, I still like to keep it real.


Formal living room where no one really hangs out. I usually only come in to water my orchid. Don't ask me how it stays alive.

In your face patterned ottomans are my favorite pieces in the room.


Across the living room is the dining room. We rarely eat dinner in here. I'm uneasy about stains ruining my ikat chairs.


Adjacent to the dining room is the kitchen. I just made cookies, in case you're wondering why the milk is out. You came to visit on the right day.


This is the nook off the kitchen where we eat most of our meals. Oh look, more food.


Family Room. We hang out in here a lot. My husband loves the pink ottoman.


Powder Room. Love the natural wood mixed with wallpaper and faux bamboo pieces.


My home office. She's a beauty.



A playroom for my daughter and one day other sibling. It's not always this clean.

Follow me upstairs.


Sometimes my laptop and I hang out on that window seat. My dogs love looking out the window.


Glad I decided to put the laundry room upstairs. It's a lot easier not having to carry several loads up the stairs.

better homes and gardens

Guest Room is what I call California Cool. Easy Breezy.

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younghouselove/house beautiful

Guest Bath. We get lots of compliments on the clawfoot tub. Good choice.


Nursery. Dresser was a Craigslist find. I had it professionally painted.


Master Bedroom. Even though I have an office, I added a desk to our room. I'm confused too.

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coastal living/pinterest

Master Bath. The vanity was custom. Kept things classic with the white subway tile.


My dressing room. I have lots of fancy dresses but don't really go to fancy parties. I like to be prepared.


Big backyard where we host lots of bbqs and outdoor movie night come summer.

Sometimes I do cartwheels on the grass. No, not really.

Thanks for visiting my dream home. You should come by more often.

And thank you Paloma for having me!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

I really like it! There's something romantic about this place.
Beautiful choices.

Have a great day!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Chelsea said...

Love the kitchen, and that breakfast nook is so cozy. I love nooks! xoxo

Ana Liza said...

I woul move in next door... IF I got to live in a replica! Cheers!

Karlita said...

love the british kind dining room and closet!

Unknown said...

Loving the facade- so perfectly charming...also ADORE the laundry room- that wallpaper always takes my breath away. This is definitely a dream home I'd love to have:)

Lilly said...

That was fun ! Love the photo captions- I was laughing out loud :)

Katherine@Antweak said...

Love it all....I'lll be doing some pinning in just a moment!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Love Irene and her style! The master bath shot is the bomb. Sometimes mirrors over windows bugs me, but this all works. Never would have thought to pair inlaid bone mirrors with bamboo cabinetry. It's the perfect eclectic to me.

Elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Gorgeous spaces, I love all of the bright white and pops of color and pattern throughout. Fun post, Irene's commentary throughout was hilarious.

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Gorgeous dream home. I love the bright white throughout and the pops of color and pattern. Irene's commentary was hilarious...fun post.

Jami - XOimagine said...

LOVE me some Irene!! Nice job girl! I love all your picks, as usual!

XO - Jami
Imagine Design Blog

A.K. said...

oh I ♥ those pics!!! but, that doesn't need to be a dream!!! :-)

have a great day!


Mademoiselle Deva said...

I love the living room and the bedroom! Looks amazing! And swimming pool rocks!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Oh Irene, this is *SO* you...from the real life narrative of "your house" to all the little details in every room...well done! This is probably one of the best (if not *the best*) dream home post I've ever seen...and more importantly, it actually looks like a *real* house (c: LOVE IT! Great series Paloma!

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

Absolutely love Irene's style. Such a gorgeous home she created here!!

Lily said...

So pretty !! Love this series. The dining nook is gorgeous and love that closet area !


victoria | vmac+cheese said...

Irene is one of my faves. Love her sense of humor and her amazing sense of style!! Her dream home is just what I expected -- warm, open, inviting and colorful!

Lonely Wife Project said...

A dream house with a sense of humor! I heart Irene!

Vanessa Stern said...

I love this one! Chick has some serious style and witty sense of humor too! Will have to check out her blog!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful choices but the captions made it even better– I was laughing at my desk and annoying my coworkers.

Megan Abigail Chandler said...

I REALLY love the white floors of the foyer and the great closet! Also, the facade of the home is magical!

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

Great guest series! I love Irene, her style and her sense of humor. Irene, can I be a permanent house guest in your dream home?

Anonymous said...

WOW --- your place is completely beautiful. Do you accept house guests? I am happy to cook? I'm excellent.....
- Carrie

Unknown said...

Irene has amazing style! I love her dream home!

Anonymous said...

DENY Designs LOVES your blog! I want this house too. Maybe Irene and I could be roomies. JK. Thanks for sharing. Question: what is the frame in the kitchen nook made of? It's beautiful.

Arianna Belle said...

Love all your picks Irene! Especially that gorgeous master bath...and that guest room, that's for when I come over, right? ;-)

Unknown said...

OMG I love Irene. She always cracks me up, but she's also so stylish I want to be her friend too. Lucky me, I get to meet her next month (finally).

I'm loving how pattern and color are mixed in without being obnoxious about it. Lots of delicate and sophisticated details, but it still feels homey and casual...and like it really is one whole house.

Well done Irene!!

VICTORIA said...

What a dream!Irene's style is absolutely one of a kind!Wonderful series and everything looks Great!

Stacy CUrran said...

Good to dream big! I love all the rooms, and saw several I had never seen before. Great post!

820am said...

ha! very funny and sweet. lovely pics! xo, am

Kaella said...

I was blog hopping looking for room designs and I saw yours. Your house is OUTSTANDING! Looking at the front view makes me think it's a medium size but when I started scrolling down--- OH MY! It's spacious and very lovely! I like everything but my favorite part of the house is the window seat.