Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Several years ago my friend Kay O'Toole and I were in the back parking lot of her antigue store in Houston and she mentioned to me, she was thinking of building a house right at that spot. So I'm thinking, really. I have to say I was a little surprised, but then she pointed, drew on the ground with a stick, talked about the Greek classics, and then, it all made sense. Now look at it, it was all over Veranda Magazine this last spring and I'm sure many many blogs looking like everything she said it would. It just goes to show you what a women can do.


An Urban Cottage said...

It's beautiful, and the fact that it looks like it's 150 years old is a testament to its success.

amy said...

wow. it's beautiful!

AuroraSuzette said...

What a sstunning place! Vision right, so key. What impresses me is that you'd never know it wasn't always there. Well, and the incredible decorating.

Kathy said...

K....I remember that first picture! I was fascinated by the birds nest in the grouping. What flair! Your friend has great vision and an interesting sense of style. Good story..thanks for sharing...K
p.s....get my email ?

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

Beauty, strength, sheer willpower...that can all really be a woman thing.
In this case, is was clearly written.
Simply magnificent.


Barbara said...

I envy people who have "the knack". My house is a mishmosh. I want style, I really do.

Angie said...

Beautiful! I'm always in awe of Women like this. It's easy to tell yourself you can't.

Mlle Paradis said...

truer words were never said - about "what a woman can do." and yes, your friend SO knows what she's doing. sweet sweet!

p.s. glad you got rid of yer nekkid farler. ha-ha!

Theresa said...

I'm very happy to discover your blog. On so many levels!

I'll be back.

La Dolfina said...

She really CAN DO!
Her home is completely stunning... every single detail!

for the love of a house said...

I am pea-green with envy that you are friends with Kay O'Toole! She's a design/decorating icon in my book!