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26.4.07

sneak peek: denyse schmidt

this week's last sneak peek belongs to quilting queen, denyse schmidt. it was such a treat to catch a glimpse into her beautiful home along the long island shore- i hope you'll enjoy it as much as i did. as always, you can click here for extra, full-sized photos of denyse's home. thanks again to denyse for sharing her home with us.

[ps: that's it for me today, i'll be back tomorrow with 2 new city guides: san francisco and toronto]

"I have a tiny little house, built in 1915 that I just adore. Its layout is elemental but logical, and I love the simplicity of it. The house gets great light all day, and I can ride my bike along the shore of Long Island Sound. I have a lovely front porch that gets morning sun. I couldn't afford to do a lot when I moved in – it was mostly about removing things (carpet, paneling, handicap ramp, etc.) and then painting and cleaning."

"My "stuff" is a combination of things I find at the flea market or junk stores (most needing repair or missing parts), relics from my folks house, or treasured objects friends have designed or made. The church sign is from the flea market, and the saying on it was sent to me from one of the folks I work with in India on my birthday last year – just when I needed to hear it! The "love and romance" sign (see flickr page for this photo) came with the house. The pear and dogwood branches are from my little yard."

"The wallpaper in the bedroom was behind a badly built cupboard, and I left it there. The silkscreen of me was done by my sister when I was about 16 or 17."

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23 Comments:

Anonymous liz said...

love the bedding!

10:53 AM  
Blogger Carlene said...

Every little corner holds a pretty and interesting vignette. Thank you for sharing this!

11:03 AM  
Blogger cindy said...

oh, it's just how i envisioned her house to be, eclectic yet humble. how lucky to live on the seashore. thanks for showing us grace.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Porcelain said...

What a lovely, cozy home!!!! I love her cabinet with her china in it! Totally jealous!

12:18 PM  
Blogger Ellen, John & Sophia said...

Holy awesomeness!! I love the dish hutch and the postcard rack. Such a great space. Thanks, as ever, for so many wonderful ideas.

1:12 PM  
Anonymous lisa said...

GASP. again. Looking at her house makes me have butterflies in my tum. So good.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous trisha said...

thanks, this is just beautiful!

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Tina said...

I adore her house!!!!
More pictures of the kitchen-
I beg of you!!!!

2:57 PM  
Blogger ** Terramia ** said...

Gorggggeeeeous!!!

4:02 PM  
Blogger kim. said...

I am soooo drooling over this. This is vignette porn at it's best!!!

4:04 PM  
Blogger Rain said...

thank you for sharing, i hope you can come and give me some advices. www.zlykyo.blogspot.com

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

I love this first picture - great little vignette of objects! I always want to live in something so fresh and nice like this apartment.

9:24 PM  
Anonymous Valerie said...

It looks like it would be inspirational for work. Love that sign!

9:34 PM  
Anonymous casapinka said...

Postcard rack is ingenious and I have to smile at the painting UNDER the table. Excellent.

12:27 AM  
Blogger Beth Howard said...

I'm such a Denyse fan! Her home looks exactly as I would have imagined. Very original, cozy, and tidy. Love it!

6:46 AM  
Blogger erin scissorhands said...

what a sweet home! i love the photo of the bedroom on the bottom left--that quilt is really great!

7:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in LOOOOOVE!! Thank you so much for sharing. Such an inspiration.

maria

9:24 AM  
Blogger Sally Lloyd-Jones said...

absolutely adore everything, every single thing. what a cool blog and what great taste to have Denyse on it... from a ginormously big DS fan
Sally

3:47 PM  
Blogger Pudgy Girl said...

This and the other recent "sneak peeks" all have what apartment therapy's small cool contest is lacking: ingenuity, creativity and adorable one-of-a-kind style. I mainly wish more of the entries could have such an eye for detail and artistic touches like Denyse.
Now, where do I get me one of those postcard carousels?

6:26 PM  
Blogger EDNA HART said...

WHAT A GREAT IDEA USING THE CARD STAND IN YOU HOME FOR A PICTURE HOLDER. SO CREATIVE

4:40 PM  
Blogger The Calico Cat said...

So wonderful!

8:18 AM  
Blogger no name no subtitle said...

Make sure that you leave the door to the bookcase open! Don't leave those ideas trapped inside, let them flow into your life!

5:50 AM  
Blogger Sheree said...

What an inspiration! Thank you for sharing these lovely images.

2:58 PM  

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