Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Interiors :: A Victorian Home


Well hello there!  We made it back from Florida yesterday and I am trying to get back in the swing of things...aren't those first few days after vacation always the hardest?  Meanwhile, I have been absolutely swooning over the gorgeous 1868 Victorian home of Annie Brahler.  Located in Jacksonville, Illinois, Annie's home is overflowing with gilt mirrors, antique furniture, stunning chandeliers, and beautiful architecture.  However, the neutral palette makes sure that the home feels lived-in and never stuffy.  Oh, and did I mention the closet?!



37 comments:

  1. Every room is beautiful! So chic and elegant, you have excellent style :) I've just moved house into a property that my mums been renovating so I've shown her these and she's using some for inspiration :)


    Jenna || Jennafifi.co.uk

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  2. So pretty! I love all the chandeliers and how bright the rooms are!

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  3. the chandeliers in each room are breathtaking!

    The Style Scribe

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  4. I think I just died and went to heaven! What a gorgeous inspiring space! I can't even imagine what it's like to be surrounded by such beauty every day. You always find the most exquisite homes to inspire us Molly!
    I know exactly what you mean about having a hard time getting back to the routine after a vacation. We got back a few days ago, but I'm still resisting getting back to blogging. I still haven't checked my email, looked through the pictures I took, or read most of the blogs I follow. Sometimes it's nice to get away from it all.

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  5. Can I say this.... the bathroom is my favorite room! they're all stunning though. Thanks for sharing Molly :)

    xo Lily
    http://whilemyboyfriendsaway.blogspot.com/

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  6. Oh my gosh, yes, those first few days are unbelievably hard. I'm there right now!! ;) And this home is stunning!! We live in a brand new condo but seeing this kind of character & beauty makes me crave something a little older. I'm currently obsessed with looking at Brownstones in New York for this very reason. Happiest Wednesday, lovey!! xoxo

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  7. So gorgeous! I think I have just about all of these photos pinned. It's just so glamorous!

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  8. I'm not huge Victorian fan (I prefer clean lines and minimalist approaches) but I do appreciate a big open dressing room with a dream shelf filled to the brim with shoes!! That "closet" is heavenly.


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  9. Oh my goodness, that closet!!! I'm also loving the luxe chandelier in the kitchen.

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  10. Brandyn | Southern DistinctionApril 2, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    This home has been a personal favorite. The hall of mirrors is incredibly well done and the kitchen island adds so much character and function. This house is a great example in balance.

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  11. Gorgeous house - love all the rooms and the contrast between the white airy rooms and the darker bedroom and bathroom. The chandelier in the bathroom is AMAZING!

    whatsarahknows

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  12. Such a gorgeous house! I love this style :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  13. Christine DinsmoreApril 2, 2014 at 3:30 PM

    this is amazing. every room is just stunning.

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  14. The stairwell of mirrors reminds me of something straight out of Harry Potter. Love. xo

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  15. Wow! Beautiful place. There are gorgeous mirrors everywhere. And a golden retriever in the kitchen. Would love to see the outside of the house

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  16. soo beautiful. gilded goodness everywhere!

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  17. I love that closet!!! :D


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  18. thank you so much for the sweet comment jenna! i'm so glad you and your mum will be using it as inspiration. i'd love to see the final result :)

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  19. thank you jessica! i totally agree, the chandeliers and light are absolutely gorgeous.

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  20. i know! i can only hope to have a chandelier in every room some day :)

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  21. i'm so glad you like this kristina! i can imagine your beautiful wardrobe would fit in quite nicely in that closet :)

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  22. oh i know, i love the modern shower paired with the claw-foot tub and feminine chandelier. such a stunning combination!

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  23. when we visited new york this past december i was obsessively peering in the windows of people's old brownstones. the architecture is just to die for! oh, and if you love brownstones have you seen SJP's vogue diaries video? if not...you MUST check it out :) http://video.vogue.com/watch/vogue-diaries-73-questions-with-sarah-jessica-parker

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  24. i know, can you imagine living in a home like that?! such a dream :)

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  25. i can't even imagine having a closet like that.
    i would never leave!

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  26. i know, it's absolutely unreal!
    thanks so much for stopping by courtney :)

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  27. i know...definitely my kind of space :)
    thanks for stopping by julia!

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  28. oh i know, can you even imagine having that in your house? i would never leave!

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  29. i know, i thought the exact same thing about both the golden retriever {DUH} and the exterior of the house!

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  30. you're so right...like if you look in them you will see a different face smiling back at you in each :)

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  31. i can't even imagine living in such a beautiful home. i would never leave!
    hope you had a wonderful weekend dear christine :)

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  32. thanks maggie, i do too!
    hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

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  33. i know, i have never seen anything like it! i think i have pinned that bathroom about 5 times, and while creating a post on bathrooms stumbled upon the link to the entire house. such a dream!

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  34. thank you meg, i'm so glad you like it!!

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  35. i know, that chandelier is so pretty! i think it actually has real candles. kind of scary to me {i'd constantly worry that one would fall out and catch the house on fire} but soooo stunning.

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  36. it definitely seems like something i would see on your blog brandyn :) i agree with you, that kitchen island is unbelievable...i have never seen anything like it.

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  37. I totally have the same fear about real candles. They look amazing, but I'd definitely be paranoid about burning the house down!

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