Monday, February 7, 2011

Sister Act...Lu and Ellie

I come from a long line of very talented women. My Mom, Lula belle ( as I like to call her), actually her name is Lu Farrington has always been my idol…she’s a tough act to follow; as I like to say to everyone.  Her sister Ellie…aka “Auntie Ellie or Addie” is another one of my design icons that I so look up to, in design and in life.  The two sister's are incredibly amazing people and I can’t imagine my life without them. First, let me say that they both have such unique tastes; very different styles, but very livable homes.  Their spaces are so welcoming to anyone and everyone…Both of their homes have graced the pages of magazines, and when you see the images it’s easy to see why.    

first 5 images are of Lu and Paul's  house ... remaining 4 images are of Ellie's house


My House, My Garden said...

Wow! Those are beautiful spaces. You are right, hard act to follow! Thanks for sharing.

the gardener's cottage said...

hi kelly,

well no wonder you are SO good. you are afflicted w/good genes! omg, looking at these images, i'm looking at you. so, so beautiful.

meanwhile back at my hacienda the ottoman saga continues.

have a lovely week.


Kifus said...

Hi Kelly these are lovely! My favourite are the bedroom in the attic and the simple office in the last picture. Beautiful.

Janine Marshall said...

Hi Kelly,

The last 5 images are my absolute them. Thanks for sharing.

Take care
Tasmania, Australia

Anonymous said...

i'm a bif fan of the house with red of my all time favorites

designchic said...

Oh my...what gorgeous images!!

{darlene} said...

legacies of beauty!

Unknown said...

OMG - Just love those 2 AMAZINGLY talented & sweet ladies! How lucky am I, to have you in my life? Here's to hoping that some of this creative talent will rub off on me on of these days!!xoxo

Serendipitous Home said...

Love to be a fly on the wall when you guys get together and talk shop.
What I most admire is the restraint, less is more approach to those beautiful rooms.

An Urban Cottage said...

I don't know how I missed this post and I'm so happy to find it. These are all wonderfully edited rooms. I admire the simplicity of every single one. I partcularly love the dining room with the bold brown paisley chairs and the blue transferware. It's pretty ahd handsome at the same time.

Ness Lockyer said...

So we now see where you get your gift Kelly. Isnt it amazing home much we are influenced by the style of our Parents and those we hold dear?
Ness xx

24 Corners said...

So this is where all your amazing talent has come've been nurtured from the start with good taste and visual perfection...lucky you!
I so love the last two images...the second to last one has been long in my office inspiration it.
xo Jessica~

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oh Hon.....The apple doesn'tfall far from the tree!


Kelle Dame said...

These are beautiful homes!! It's no wonder! You really do have it in your blood ;)
Have a fab Valentines day!

Anonymous said...

I love both of the homes but the house with all the reds looks so, lara

Anonymous said...

Love the beautiful white rooms... do you know what her paint colors are?

Anonymous said...

I think the dining room set with the wood table and red chairs is my dream set! What beautiful pictures.