There have been so many fabulous home tours on my favorite blogs lately. If you haven't already seen these - be sure to check them out.
Cote De Texas always has excellent home tours on her blog. Her commentary is the greatest because you feel like you are touring the home together. The first tour is from her blog and is actually three homes that have been owned and decorated by Ginger Barber, a Houston designer and shop owner. Her shop is called The Sitting Room. I love to see the way people (especially designers) live and decorate for themselves.
I loved reading about how she decorates for herself verses her clients. She said, "I found all of the rugs at flea markets, and all of the chandeliers were either purchased at a flea market or on Ebay. It was a wonderful way to furnish my home, but an impossible way to furnish anyone else's home."
Reading that was a light-bulb moment for me and made a lot of sense. There is so much to learn about the business of interior design. It is as much of a challenge as the design work itself.
I loved both of these homes because they were, of course, FABULOUS. But also because they had so much personality and character. I love a home that looks as though it has evolved and grown up with a family!