at home with ‘peppermint bliss’

Browsing through the current edition of Rue magazine, one interior in particular made me stop and take notice. The house in question belongs to Bailey McCarthy – author of delicious design blog Peppermint Bliss – and her husband, Peter. After they bought this late 19th century Victorian home in a leafy suburb of Chicago, the couple went about lovingly restoring it from a bad renovation job that screamed bachelor, to its former glory.
I really admire how the couple’s eclectic tastes have been poured into this home – this is definitely no cookie-cutter residence. From the rich jewel tones of the buttoned sofas, to the quirky wallpaper prints and touches of luxury English estate, I see something new every time I revisit it. I feel like I know the pair’s personalities just by seeing inside their home – and isn’t that what putting your stamp on a property is all about? And seriously, those dogs in the bathroom… possibly the cutest thing you’ve ever seen??

{images via rue}

{Niki Jones bone inlay chest of drawers / French Bedroom Company Venetian dressing table mirror / Sweetpea & Willow 3-seater Chesterfield / Graham & Green black croc leather trunks}

COMMENTS   comments5

  1. Joanne Hegarty
    5 April 2011 at 11:29 am

    Love your blog !
    I think that the royal wedding hype will certainly be around for a LONG time and Kate Middleton will be in the papers for years to come.

  2. kateamy
    5 April 2011 at 12:53 pm

    When I am a grown up, I want to like just like this!

  3. kateamy
    5 April 2011 at 12:54 pm

    LIVE, I meant LIVE!



  4. El
    5 April 2011 at 12:55 pm

    It does feel like a very grown-up space, doesn’t it… I’m dying for a sofa like that 🙂

  5. Bailey@peppermintbliss
    5 April 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Thanks so much for the sweet post! I really appreciate it!


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