A Quirky Collection



This fabulous home belongs to antique shop owner  Kay O'Toole.  15 years of dreaming and sketching, and finally an elegant home,  for all the fabulous pieces she has collected over the years.   The full story is in the March 2010 issue of Veranda Magazine.   Interestingly, her home is built behind her shop, Kay O'Tooles  Antiques and Eccentricities, and is a quick retreat for afternoon lattes. 



The home was built on a narrow lot, and is essentially one room in depth. The architects, Murphy Mears created a home that is flooded with beautiful natural light. 



The quirky collection of antiques gathered by Kay O'Toole is uniquely displayed with much restraint.  This layout isn't for everyone, but one thing is certain, the pieces she carefully selected to display in her home are exquisite.  From light fixtures, to busts, sculptures, vases. gilded mirrors and settees, each is to be admired and enjoyed.



16 comments:

  1. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    xx
    Greet

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  2. Wow - beautiful pictures. It's possible to change??;) The entrance is wonderful - I like columns.

    I wish you a perfect day
    VINTAGE

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  3. What a house to store an antique collection in. Wow.

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  4. Stunning....I just love that iron bed!
    xx

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  5. Gorgeous! I absolutely love the columns and the antiques she placed throughout the home.

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  6. You always find the most fabulous spaces to share!
    Victoria @ DesignTies

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  7. Your blog is always a go to for me, I just know that I will see something special...very nice! x Lyn (LINI)

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  8. This is the perfect home for an antique shop owner, with all the interesting pieces and old world charm. And the wood floor are fabulous!!

    Kelly

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  9. i am not a white and beige person ....
    but i adore every single thing about this place.
    xx

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  10. I love it when these very formal homes throw in some whimsy. It says to me they have a sense of humour under all that pretension.

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  11. Wow what a post! Love these rooms and all the amazing details. Goes in my 'to keep' file right now!

    xCharlotta

    Fab blog! Just confirmed my subscription! You have a fan.

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  12. The feeling of this home is so enticing!
    Donna

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  13. I love Kay O'Toole! She has such a good eye for texture and composition. I love the stone mantle and clam shell....lovely.

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  14. Love the special touches, especially the stone and coral and twigs. Fiona

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  15. Dubai shopping is highly motivated by the swanky malls. One of most lavish lifestyle mall in Dubai is saga world Dubai. Dubai luxury shopping is extravagant and awesome from every prospect. Be it great and elite-class accessories, jewels, watches, souvenirs etc or luxury fashion shopping, every mall in Dubai is a world in itself.

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