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Apr 14, 2012

Pauline's White house : Update

Here is the latest update to Pauline's White house as promised..
I have been savouring it a bit before sharing, well I suppose the same as turning that exciting find over and over, really taking it all in. I love Pauline and Henk's home. For  me it is like sitting down with the best book found, no interruptions,just the luxury of time to fully enjoy each page...
When Pauline so kindly and graciously allowed me the freedom to walk through her home and garden to capture images for my blog, I was once again struck by her  attention to detail. The smallest item  has it's perfect special place. Since the first post I did on her home,  subtle changes have been made with a huge impact. Black, charcoal and script have been introduced throughout the house and I love it even more, which surprised me because I could not imagine anything added to the already gorgeous rooms before...

note to Pauline:.... my name is stuck underneath this chest...

Kitchen before:

Kitchen update:

Perfect marriage of glass, pewter and green

 This is my absolute favorite room...the wash room..sun room, best room...When Pauline said she was hoping I would visit before the leaves drop, I had no idea just how special it was..the creeper has made it's way inside under the eaves and continues to lank it's way across the room. This is impossible to re-create and I can fully understand why even the plant's want to be inside!

 The perfect spot to  rest in between doing the kind of place since I am happiest surrounded by my vintage linens...

 Where the people of the house come to rest..

In the powder room, there is an amazing crocheted panel in the door made by Pauline's mother, complimented by another embroidered version in English of  "Onse Vader..."

Surrounded by family members and memorabilia in Henk's study

Another refreshing surprise...
The TV -media room...yes it can be done. It can look pretty when out on display!

Thank you Pauline, Henk and Imke for inviting us into 
your serene beautiful inspiring abode..

A bientot

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If you enjoyed this post, please be so kind to leave a comment so that I can share with Pauline how we appreciate her inviting us into her home x


Fleaing France & French Shopping Tours said...

So much gorgeous eye candy in one post! She has some beautiful treasurers. I love the cabinet full of pink pretty.
Thank you for sharing these lovely photos.

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful in every way. donna

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Colette, Thank you for sharing Pauline's is gorgeous!! I had to go back and look a couple of times to make sure I didn't miss anything. Hugs, Sherry

Anonymous said...

This is one of the most beautiful and satisfying homes I have ever seen. Well done!

Veronica said...

Sigh...sigh...lonnggg sigh! It is de lovely delightful devine! Thanks for that Col, so much to look at and so much to appreciate and so much swooning to do... beautiful!

Thanks for your mail about the market will certainly make an effort to pop along and see all that fabness.



Burlap Luxe said...

Colette, it is grand that Pauline is a friend of yours sharing what inspires her and in turn you share what inspires you with her, best of all we are gifted the pleaseure to share in the beauty you two share with us.

I could visit you both never wanting to leave, you would have to drag me out of there kicking and screaming all the way to the planes runway to return home!:)

Is it not amazing to be gently soulfully touched with the beauty all around us, getting to know one another in the oddest of ways becoming soul sisters with a commom thread in what stitches us together in creativeness :)

I share that same thread with you!

Thank you my friend for sharing the beauty around you.


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Colette...I am overwhelmed with the beauty of this are right..there is so much detail in each space...everywhere you turn, there is something that is so unique and beautiful....I must tell you that her mudroom/potting room is my favorite...I can see myself spending so much time in that room...I am in love!

Thank you so much for showcasing your friend's beautiful home and thanks to her for allowing us into her home...magnificent!

Nella Miller said...

Colette, this lovely home appears to have so many layers of carefully chosen acquisitions accumulated over time...this is so evident, telling of who lives here. To me this is what a warm and inviting home should be. You have captured the true essence of your freind's home beautifully...thank you for inviting us in! N.xo

Sonette said...

Mooi, Mooier, Mooiste!!! Dit is die mooiste huis wat ek al gesien het! Baie geluk Pauline - jy is 'n inspirasie vir my. Dankie Colette dat jy dit met ons deel.

toves sammensurium said...

Are you trying to kill me or what????
I now have berthing problems,my hearts jumps the beats,I am short on water in my body after drawling seriously,and my eyes are about to pop out of my face!
Too much eye candy,too beautiful.Will I survive??????

Acquired Objects said...

Col how much fun diid you have browsing through Pauline's home? I would still be there looking at all her wonderful vignettes. Her home is to die for it's so beautiful and beautifully put together. Thank you to both of you for sharing.

Enjoy your Sunday!

La Dolfina said...

Wow, you took some amazing photos of your friend's vast and wonderful collections lovingly displayed in her completely charming home!
What a ride you took us on!!!
Simply breathtaking, thank you!!!

fiona anderson said...

No wonder you were savouring the photos for a while - I have been scrolling up and down. What a simply stunning home with great style !

ann said...

Aaahhhh so stunningly beautiful - just love it in every way!!!!!

Sharon Lee Johnson said...

There is so much beauty to behold in every corner of this home. I have been studying these pictures over and over! And such a wonderful sense of peace pervades! Just lovely x Sharon

Nika Vintage said...

Me has dejado sin palabras, que casa tan maravillosa, cuanto encanto guardan todos sus rincones.
Que post tan genial!

Los Mundos de Nika Vintage.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing - I loved looking through the house. I gave several gasps of recognition - unexpected as I am in Chicago and these items are in South Africa. I also have hat forms, and a set of wooden lawn bowls. I love them and am happy to see that others do to. And that of course extends to the beautiful monogrammed french linen.

Which brings me to a side note - let us know as soon as you are willing to ship to the States!

All the best to you and your family,

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Colette,
What can I say other then you really lift my spirits when I receive a visit from you, I have admired your design style for about 2 + years now following you and am never disappointed when I leave inspired to create in the likeness of what you have created for us when we visit.

Perhaps my piece would inspire you to create similar for your wee ones! doing something in the line with all the vintage fabrics of life, even doing your little ones hands as I have holding their beach sand pale with your favorite saying that may mean something to them and your heart.

I see the closeness you have and the way you dress them for their beach holidays, you could so glue down cut-outs to a paper post board and layer as I have done with paper then perhaps a piece of there old cloth from some sort of frock to glue that down in a shape of their hands with their buckets of treasures...just a thought, I know you would out do me with your South Africa-ness! and your vintage fabrics would be so meaningful, you can frame in in anything as I have done in a frame that once held a mirror and little shutters that I removed to make a frame from.

Blessings to you and yours,
A beautiful out of Africa weekend.


Karin said...

Such loveliness all in one house! I could visit there again ... and again ... and again! Where is it situated btw? and thank you ;)

The Blue Farmhouse said...

What's not to love in every room. I love textiles so the cabinet stacked with delicious colors of quilts was beautiful and I love the openness of the home and all that light streaming in. That would definitely be a dream home for me.

Tricia said...

Love her updated kitchen~ thanks for sharing!!
Hugs to you~

Karena said...

Colette this is a simply lovely home!! Pauline has a treasure; every single thing about it; the new kitchen, the linen collection, light, bright and airy!

Art by Karena

Nella Miller said...

Oh Colette, I had to revisit this! It has caused me to change up a few things in my kitchen redo.....omitting some overhead cabinets for open shelving and keeping the islands white distressed instead of the former colour for one of them.....thank you again for such inspiration....I have come back a dozen times! N.xo

Eileen said... dream..biiiig sigh...

What an absolute treat to see such beautiful spaces and the details are absolutely stunning.

I think a lot of love has been put into this home, therefore it exudes plenty of soul that is warm and inviting.

Kudos to you Colette for capturing its spirit so well through a camera lens.

Thank you so much for sharing and blessings to you both.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OH, OH, OH,....I have never seen anything sooooo gorgeous, I had to look at the pictures 3 times, it is just breath taking!! Every detail is perfect, thank you so much for sharing this!


Divine Theatre said...

If you made this into a book I would buy it! The rooms are stunning! The photography and lighting is perfect!
I stole about 37 ideas but I am sure to steal even more when I go back through an second and third time!


sharon santoni at my french country home said...

Goodness me what am amazing collector your friend is Colette! There are so many details that I love. She is really clever in using little and big pieces to decorate, what a wonderful tour you gave us, thank you.
Hope you are well and wishing you a good week

Jacqui said...

All I can say is WOW! What a stunning home! Everything is amazing and so artfully and graciously put together..