Bringing Paris Home










Credits: Veranda Magazine, Photos By Roger Davies
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What is it about Paris that makes us want to bring it home? How can a city, leave an impression so deep, that the need to be reminded of it's beauty and charm must be embedded into daily life? This home located in Pebble Beach, CA, has a history as romantic as Paris itself. An American girl travels to France, falls in love and marries, and upon returning to America 18 years later, they build a quiet and elegant home as a tribute to the city they adore. Today, the house has been refreshed to meet the needs of a modern family, without losing it's French Heritage. In a twist of traditional meets modern meets rustic, this home remains elegant and rich with European detailing. Chevron wood flooring, lstone fireplace mantels and gold gilded frames, are set upon a backdrop of crisp whites and clean linens. Antique Limestone flooring, meets white carrara marble walls in the kitchen where veins seamlessly line up to create the appearance of one giant slab. An effect that is equally impressive in the master bath, where floor to ceiling marble has been described as "being in a cloud" by the home owner.
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Inspired by the natural coast line of Pebble Beach, Interior Designer Betty Burgess used a soft gray palette to create calm throughout the home. .A colour that works wonderfully for showcasing antiques, art and architectural elements. This beautiful and inspirational home incorporates all the best of french design, traditional and modern. A kitchen that feels like an escape to the countryside. You can almost smell the scent of lavender in the air carried by winds from fields nearby. While the Bathroom is reminiscent of a fabulous boutique hotel in the heart of Paris, a place to unwind after a long hard day of shopping and sight seeing.
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Additional information for story also provided by Veranda Magazine
INTERIOR DESIGN BY BETTY BURGESS DESIGN
ARCHITECTURAL RENOVATION BY RICHARD FERSON BARRETT
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE BY WALTER GUTHERIE
PRODUCED BY CAROLYN ENGLEFIELD
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROGER DAVIES
TEXT BY LINDA E. CLOPTON

19 comments:

  1. When I saw the first image pop up on this post, I thought how beautiful this image is...I loved the spread in Veranda.

    The designer is Betty Burgess, who lives in Atlanta. I am not sure what the connection was to California for her, that would be interesting to find out. Whatever it is, both she and the homeowners did a masterful job with this home so full of personal history for the owners.

    I recently went on a tour of homes in which there was a house designed by Burgess (interiors). It was for a recently divorced man, so the feel of the house was masculine, but it was quite beautiful. Burgess is at the top of her game, I think.

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  2. Gorgeous interiors!
    I love Paris! I've been there few months ago with my Love...is the city of lovers! We had a very romantic weekend!

    http://sweet-as-a-candy.blogspot.com/2009/03/paris-je-taime.html

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  3. My bad - completely left out Interior Designer Reference.. Will update shortly..

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  4. Beautiful post. So serene! I started my day off on the wrong foot and when I read your post, I instantly felt calm. Thank you for sharing!

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  5. Beautiful!! I love the chevron floors and the kitchen -- especially those great wood beams on the ceiling. The whole house looks so elegant, but relaxed and welcoming too.

    And the garden is fabulous!!

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  6. I haven't been to Paris, someday... but that bedroom it is certainly gorgeous!! Dreaming about French designs... Vanessa

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  7. You are right, I definitely wanted to re-decorate when I came home from Paris! It's just beautiful and classic stuff!

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  8. OH what a beautiful home! Of course I loved the sunflowers!

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  9. It's just so beautiful in Paris. Things that Inspire just did a post on metal windows, and they just give us so many more options with our spaces- Granted high ceilings help!

    That bathtub is just amazing! Love the old tile in their bathrooms. yumm..

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  10. That's it, I'm going!
    *she says, rummaging around for passport*
    In the mean time, I'm making mental notes based on these fab images - love the look.

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  11. BEautiful INterior Design! Paris elements DIVINE! Pebble Beach is a FAB place too!

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  12. Love this post.... I've added your blog to my blog list:

    Thanks.

    Valerie

    http://valeriewills.blogspot.com/

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  13. What a gorgeous home! I have always wanted to vivist Pebble Beach. Thanks for your kind comment and have a great week.

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  14. Ah, Paris! I just finished reading a really great book about how the French turned couture and all things fashionable into a business and became the style capitol of the world.

    It's called The Essence of Style, by Joan DeJean. It's an easy read - she compares 17th century styles with ours, with terms like "this was their version of slumming it."

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  15. oh my, this set is stunning!

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  16. Gorgeous interiors. I am not usually a wood person but the beams in the dining room and kitchen are wonderful and wow, the bathroom is divine, love the white! This is very much my taste and the color palette we've chosen for our homes. I cannot wait to see more interiors by her.

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  17. * EVERYTHING you've shared here is so stunning in its simplicity~~~~~~ Absolutely stunning!

    THANK YOU,
    Linda in AZ *

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  18. So utterly gorgeous with a romantic story to match! Fiona

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