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Tuesday, April 26

Contemporary {Dutch} Colonial

I discovered this little gem while reading the May edition of ElleDecor. It's a new build that has been carefully crafted to create the illusion of an older house - specifically that of a Cape Dutch farmhouse. Cape Dutch is the term given to the architecture used by the 17th century settlers of the Cape Winelands region in South Africa. While the footprint is very traditional the owners used exterior materials, slate and stucco, better suited to their Northern California climes rather than the historic white wash and thatching. The interior's aging was accomplished by sourcing reclaimed beans, doors, fixtures, cabinetry and etc. from Iowa. 
 When I first saw this images they felt very familiar to me for some reason. The reason became clear once I read the accompanying article {please, you know you flip through all the images first too} as one of the homeowners, Patrick Printy is a former art director for both William-Sonoma and Pottery Barn. These rooms, while gorgeous, all seem to have that "catalogue" patina. I still love them just the way I routinely tear out inspirational pages from my the plethora of Pottery Barn and West Elm reading material. 

I love the use of off white and dark grey in this kitchen {Benjamin Moore's White Dove and Arctic Shadows} as well as the open shelving and traditional dutch chimney hood used to disguise the stovetop vent. 

Spectacular artwork display!

The antique wardrobe used in the master bathroom is phenomenal; it reminds me very much of C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia. 

Please check out ElleDecor for more images and to read the full article.

{Images: Laura Resen via ElleDecor}

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