Friday, January 7, 2011

Arden Stephenson












It's been a very snowy, cold winter here in Minnesota, and seeing this beautiful Nantucket home designed by Arden Stephenson of ARDEN Interior Architecture & Design instantly leaves me wishing for summer! All those ocean blues and sandy neutrals evoke long, sunny days at the beach. Anyone else getting a Something's Gotta Give vibe from the space too? See more of this, and other amazing spaces designed by Arden right this way!

And with that, I'm now heading down to Iowa for my last Christmas celebration! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! :)

31 comments:

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Good morning, Erin!

Totally "Something's Gotta Give", which is so perfect and dreamy! Isn't it?

I LOVE the first and second pictures. They're so well done! So perfect! It feels serene.


I hope you have a great weekend and remember to enjoy life!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

eclecticrevisited said...

Hi Erin..lovely decor..perfect as a seaside home ... maureen

Kate at Dream To Life said...

OH my goodness, I love that console table behind the couch! Amazing!

Abigail Prescott said...

I went back to the Hooked on Houses post about the SGG house and it's very close, especially in the entry, living room and kitchen. I wonder if the designer drew any inspiration from the film?

I should love this house because I LOVE the bones, but I find the decor a bit too symmetrical and matchy-matchy. Everything has an identical twin nearby and the result (to me) seems sterilized. The SGG house looked, ironically, more humanized; there was symmetry of IDEA, but much less symmetry of items. Plus SGG's fresh flowers, variety of texture, lively artwork, and reams of books made it look like an actual person lived there. This version just leaves me cold. Could it be a staging problem?

Thanks for sharing! Love the blog!!

Katie said...

How come when I have white walls, they look soo boring, but the walls in these photos are absolutely gorgeous?!

Holly said...

That kitchen is so to die for!

Lauren said...

All I could think about was Somethings Gotta Give while going through these! Loved each one, happy weekend!

Joanna said...

Wow! Lovely place. And the furniture is beautiful. Great post, check out 3D Rendering

Hellohello baby said...

Hello! :)

I am a faithfull follower of you butiful and inspiering blog. Again I have taken the liberty to link you in my latest post.

Have a fantastic weekend!

quintessence said...

OMG - amazing - as I was looking at these stunning photos I was thinking 2 things -1) this reminds me of Diane Keaton's house in Something's Gotta Give and 2) I should keep this in my files for if we ever redo the Nantucket house!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE everything about this home except the green glass vases on the mantle. Just the wrong shade of green. Other than that...I could move in this afternoon!
RosieJo

Alexandra Rae said...

Wow Erin! Another amazingly inspiring post!! I love reading everyone else's comments, too. It's like they're reading my mind. I totally agree, Abigai, a little too sterilized, staged, symmetrical. I also found the green votives jarringly out of place. But all in all I think this house is SPECTACULAR! The millwork is to die for. I've pulled every photo for my files. (I think I'm the only one who hasn't seen Something's Gotta Give or the photos of her house. Must check it out!) Boy, I wish I'd had this post in my files before I set about with all the paneling and woodwork in the Nantucket inspired home I did. (That you so kindly featured Erin!) The most amazing thing about this house is that rich layering of moldings, beadboard and panels. Thank you so much for posting it!

John said...

Beautiful! You wouldn't think mixing some of those patterns would work, but it certainly does!

Judy said...

Those pictures are stunningly amazing. I love each and everyone. The living room is to die for. The bathroom wallpaper is gorgeous. Your blog is better than any magazine subscription. You forever inspire me.

Ines said...

Hi Erin-

wonderful impressions. My favourites are the first and second pictures. Adorable! I´d like to adopt those rooms immediately!

Love- Ines♥

COASTAL DESIGNS said...

That first photo is just wow! I wonder if that was originally a ranch home it is so dramatic looking I love the open staircase.

Judy said...

The color on the wall is Benjamin Moore Whispering Spring. It's so funny that you commented before you got my e-mail.

Anonymous said...

Very traditional home and very beautiful. I tend to like symmetry, but agree that this MAY be a little too "matchy," also agree on the green glass on the mantle -- too jarring as another commenter said, your eye goes right to it (and not in a good way) because the color is just ... wrong. A color of glass along the lines of the shades in the wall sconces in pics 5 and 6 would've been so much better, even the color of the plates in those pics (which is a darker shade) would've been nice as well. Finally, that entry/staircase is just so lovely. *Sigh!*

- Kimberly

Design in the Woods said...

Beautiful! So light and fresh and with a touch of whimsy and history.

Julie said...

My head was screaming out Something's Gotta Give!

French country furniture said...

So catchy. I like most first and second one. My heart beat become so faster. I wish that I will also furnish my house as same as You have posted here.

Karen Joy said...

Hi Erin!

This is Karen from Malaysia. I am such a fan of your blog. I am amazed at your efforts to find all these beautiful, beautiful pictures!
I adore the colour turquoise and one of my bedroom walls is the closest shade to it I could get (we don't get Pantone here).

Am looking forward to a year of more turquoise!

Melissah said...

I'm an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia - I loved your blog, I found it very inspiring. This is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it.
Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!
Cheers
Melissah

K. said...

I thought this looked familiar! I have a book of Nantucket interiors and I believe this is featured...not all of these beautiful pictures are in the book though, so thank you for posting the rest! Its definitely a classic nantucket house...nautical, traditional and casually elegant. I was lucky enough to spend 4 months there last summer and these make me miss the island (and warm weather!!)

Katie @ Goodsy
http://goodsy.wordpress.com/

Vintage Pimento said...

Really beautiful! Totally enjoyed every bit of this post.

Beth

Lovely Scribbles said...

I LOVE everything about this home, and it's actually given me a few ideas to execute that I was already toying around with. Thanks for sharing, Erin!

Hellohello baby said...

Hello Erin:

I would like to give you the "Stylish Blogger Award" for your beautiful and so inspiring blog!

How this award works is that it's passed on from blogger to blogger, so I received the award from someone and I pass on the award to others. Part of this award is to write 7 things about yourself (on your blog post) and pass this award to 15 other recently discovered blogs you think deserves this award too.

You can see my post and the link for the award here:http://hellohellobaby1.blogspot.com
* Thank and link back to the person that awarded me.
* Share 7 things about myself.
* Pay it forward to 15 recently discovered bloggers.
* Contact those bloggers about the award!

Thank you for all of your inspiration!

Jen of Made By Girl said...

The planked ceiling in the kitchen is so amazing if you have the right space for it (like this one)!

arden said...

Erin - Thanks so much for featuring my project! I had such a great time designing this beautiful home -
My cousin sent your blog to me and I am loving reading all the nice comments! And turquoise is my favorite color too! Arden Stephenson

mrsben said...

OMGoodness, I really can't way which room is my favourite but I know I do LOVE the dining table.
It almost appears that it actually may seat more than eight ... which is my kind of table. "The more, the merrier I say". :)

Thanks for sharing this delightful
home. -Brenda-

Etta said...

I LOVE this house!! And it reminds me sooo much of SGG house!
Etta

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