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french doors dressed in foor-to-ceiling linen curtains- 18th century brazilian jacaranda secretary at end of the room- love!

the portuguese- style manor house built on the site of a late-19th century pillsbury family mansion

michael s smith many years ago standing in front of a gorgeous coromandel screen- my birthday wish!

reproductions of 18th century portuguese tile create an absolutely gorgeous back drop to the living room- a  pair of slipcovered sofas flanking the fireplace mantle- chic, chic, chic!  

a gilt mirror and blue and white portuguese plates hanging above stone fireplace mantle

a late 16th -century painting anchors the living room and sits over a saddle brown leather settee that michael s smith reproduced later for his furniture line- jasper- im so lucky to have the jasper settee in my dining room!

an antique table with drawers is beautifully accessorized in the living room- the blue and white tile is remarkable!

entrance hall- an antique rosewood portuguese table flanked by saddle brown leather régence armchairs- the collection of antlers from the south of frane  add an unexpected touch of rustic chic!

dining room- commissioned copies of antique portuguese colonial chairs surround the dining table

a lime-stone topped draper’s table anchors the center of the kitchen

breakfast room with antique portuguese ceramic plates hanging on wall- casual chic!

guest bathroom- another design of tile reproduced from antique portuguese originals- a pair of vaughan scones-love, love, love!

the library- cherrywood bookcases full of books- i love books!

guest bedroom- portuguese floral chintz from lisbon was used for the walls, curtains and bedcoverings- i love a singular print used throughout an entire room- chic!

master bedroom sitting room- ethereal wallpaper reflecting in the antique gilt mirror- gorgeous!

the sitting room opens onto a walled garden with an early 19th century fountain

“STILL SENTIMENTAL- Michael S. Smith” - 7 Comments

  1. Timeless decorating — luxuriously simple and inviting…

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  2. That house is and always has been my Michael smith favorite as he channeled something very special there. sentimental is the perfect word for it!

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  3. Funny,I feel that way about your house! I am not a designer, just a blog reAder and home mag reader. Everytime I see any pics of your house it leaves me breathless. The issue of house beautiful with your house on the cover is always on my coffee table for others to Admire. FOr me, wouldn’t change a thing-utter perfection!!

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  4. Thank you for that restful tour. Really lovely. Sending you coromandel birthday wishes.
    Mh

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  5. My husband, artist jim russell had the opportunity to work on this beautiful home. he loved working on it. He has since passed away. it is so comforting to see these photographs. what a gorgeous, wonderful home.

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  6. My husband, artist jim russell had the opportunity to work on this beautiful home. he loved working on it. He has since passed away. it is so comforting to see these photographs. what a gorgeous, wonderful home.

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  7. We loved working on that project – The blue and white tiles continue to be Timeless. Michael is masterful.

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