I went on a housewalk with some girlfriends last week. The walk was in this house in Lake Forest, Illinois:
It was called "Thorndale Manor" (please say "dah...ling" at the end). Anyway, it had some lovely rooms. Here's the main entryway:
And the main staircase:
The birch trees are hand-painted to reflect the view out the window.
This beautiful space was done by Julia Edelman at Buckingham Interiors and Design in Chicago.
That's all you can see right now, since photos weren't actually allowed and I had to borrow the above from the Buckingham website. One thing I can show and tell you about though, were the amazing paint colors used throughout the home. They were all Farrow and Ball. I have to say, although Farrow and Ball paint is crazy-expensive at $70 a gallon, I believe, in some cases, it may be worth it.
The colors are gorgeous and, although you can try to replicate that with another brand, there's something about the formula that makes the walls look like clay. It truly looks like the walls are made of the color.
Let's explore some! Here's an example of F&B Mouse's Back:
And, here's a lovely room done in F&B Downspout:
via Out of Paper
This is F&B Borrowed Light:
And, my current favorite, F&B Churlish Green:
Feeling spicy? How about F&B Blazer?
And, they have some excellent "stone-toned" colors, like F&B Skimming Stone:
via Decor Pad
and, F&B London Clay:
So pretty! I want to try Churlish Green in my sunroom. What about you? Do you have any experience with Farrow and Ball paint? Do you think it's worth it?
Have a great day!