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entry-florida-home-black-and-white-rugI am so excited! I’ve been working on this post for a while now and saving it for the perfect time to share with you. It’s mid January, and here, where the winter season can last until April sometimes, I figured it’s the perfect time of the year to share a southern dream home. If you’re living in warmer temps, well, you can still dream, because this home is just that! Have you ever entered someone’s home that felt as though you’re walking into a magazine, or a designer showcase home? In case you haven’t, today is the day. Welcome to my brother and sister-in-law’s house, a Florida home where comfort meets glam – in a seriously stylish way. entry-florida-home-garden-stools-white-chandelierA collection of blue and white ginger jars, classic coral and chinoiserie touches all pop off of the elegant black console in the entranceway. A pair of garden stools with an elegant blue and white pattern balance it off, while a gorgeous white and black chandelier hangs overhead. A pair of mirrors side by side, reinforces the symmetry in this space. forida-home-entryway-black-cosole-blue-and-whiteFrom the entryway, the sightline carries your eye straight through to the back of the house. Soaring ceilings, an airy open concept, natural wood-toned floors and creamy whites paired with vibrant hues…it’s eye candy all around in their chic and welcoming home.
As you walk through, your eye continues to go right up to the fabulous gold and crystal chandelier hanging in front of the double height, steel frame arched windows. The natural light in this space is spectacular!living-room-blue-white-yellow-gold-modern3The view from above. My sister-in-law does not shy away from pattern and mixing them together. There’s so much to love in here, from the gold wall detailing, right down to those punchy yellow stools. I love the layers of blue on blue, and all of the varying pattern that is mixed together. The blue and white graphic rug anchors everything in the room.
living-room-blue-white-yellow-gold-modern2The vision for the decor was to ensure that their personal style was present, and that all the pieces in the home were pulled together in such a way, that they speak to who they are as people and as a family. Soft textures and comfortable furniture mixed into the elegant and sophisticated decor, allow the grandeur of the home to become comfortable and welcoming, where guests can relax, put their feet up, and stay a while. Nothing is overwhelming or intimidating…just a beautiful, bright, family home that invites you to come right in.
living-room-blue-white-yellow-gold-modernHere’s a closeup look at this gorgeous, layered vignette against this elegant textured wallpaper – Jubilee by Mille Millions – a raised print on a leather-like background. I love the mirrored buffet and how the reflection of the rug continues on…mirrored-console-blue-lamp-foo-dogsThe marble and brass coffee table is perfectly on-trend as well.marble-cofee-table-gold-accents-blue-rug2marble-cofee-table-gold-accents-blue-rugIn the facing dining room, the dramatic detailing of the black ceiling anchors the space and is punctuated by the chandelier. Elegant and understated details keep the space feeling light and airy, juxtaposed with dramatic flair. This space is my favorite :)dining-room-black-ceiling-chandelier5How about that oversized mirror? dining-room-black-ceiling-chandelier4You may recognize these paintings, however, if you’re new to my blog, you may not know that my mother painted our dining room painting as an engagement gift (see it HERE), which she’s done for all of us in our family. My brother lucked out and got two! They provide rich layers of color on this wall and help to frame the space.dining-room-black-ceiling-chandelier3I love how the chandelier echoes the layers of the women’s robes in the paintings.dining-room-black-ceiling-chandelierdining-room-black-ceiling-chandelier2Further down the hallway, to the back of the home, we enter the family room, which is adjacent to the kitchen. I’ll be sharing the kitchen in another blog post, so stay tuned for that! Don’t you just love the layers in here as well? So many details for your eye to soak in.family-room-blue-walls-gold-accents-chandelierYou may recognize some of this artwork as well – these are from my own collection of fashion illustrations – see more of these HERE.family-room-grey-sofa-chandelier-blue-wallsThe blue and green hydrangeas bring the perfect amount of color to the tables.family-room-hydrangeas-blue-and-greemThis elegant buffet works perfectly with the bold pattern of the wallpaper (Kaleidoscope by York Wallcoverings). I love it’s antique quality paired with the contemporary edge of the paper.antiqued-buffet-blue-and-white-ginger-jarfamily-room-gold-vase-blue-and-white-ginger-jarOutside, in the back of the home, is the loggia with a classic metal conversation set, adorned with all of the colors we see throughout the house. outdoor-patio-bright-colors-frontgate-furnitureThe perfect spot for morning coffee with views through to the front entryway.
outdoor-patio-bright-colors-frontgate-furniture2That wraps up my tour of my brother and sister-in-law’s home. I hope you enjoyed this tour as much as I enjoyed their home when we visited. So much gorgeous inspiration all around! Sources for furniture, lighting and accessories are below.




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  1. tamaraanka says:

    Shelley thank you so much for visiting, I know how much you love her home and that you find so much inspiration there! I know you’ve seen it in person too and I’m so happy you think I’ve done it justice!! xoxo

  2. tamaraanka says:

    Kathy I’m thrilled you like it! We have very similar taste, that’s for sure! Thank you for visiting! xo

  3. tamaraanka says:

    Bree thank you for stopping by to have a look! I love that you love it! And tell me about it! Those papers are incredible!! Love you my friend! xo

  4. tamaraanka says:

    Hi Kathryn! I’m thrilled you like it! Isn’t it just fabulous? You should see it in person!! The colors and the light and the open concept is perfection! Thanks so much for stopping by today! xo

  5. tamaraanka says:

    Thank you for your kind words, Diane! I’m so happy you like their home and my mother’s artwork!! xoxo

  6. tamaraanka says:

    Summer isn’t it amazing?! First of all, I agree about those gorgeous mirrors – I want a pair exactly like them for my dining room! And I’m so happy you like the paintings by my mother! We are lebanese and she has painted many of these over the years and we all want them in our homes lol. It started 30 or 40 years ago with the first one she painted for my aunt and uncle and over the years we have all been fortunate enough to get one :) Thank you for asking!! xoxo

  7. tamaraanka says:

    Hi Sabrina! Thank you for the lovely compliment – I’m thrilled you like my site! I’m glad you like their home as well! Those drapes are incredible aren’t they?! I do know they’re custom…I wish I could get some as well! Thanks for stopping by and visiting! xo

  8. Awesome website! Your brother and sister-in-law’s home is gorgeous – I’m in LOVE! Would you mind sharing where they got the floor-to-ceiling curtains for their living room from? Thank you! <3

  9. Oh wow Tam!! What a beautiful home they have! I did not realize those paintings were done by your mom! Can you tell us more about them? Do they represent a specific nationality or is there more significance behind it? They’re absolutely beautiful! I’m going to text you a “similar” painting I have?. I love their mirrors and their entryway. I bought those a while ago, just one, and I didn’t have a place for it so I took it back. I’m wishing I didn’t now. What a beautiful, bright and open home! Love it!

  10. Tamara, What a beautiful house! The patterns and colors are lovely and the paintings by your mother (she’s an wonderful artist) are as amazing as the one in your dining room.

  11. Tamara, it’s stunning! I love all of her blue & white coupled with pops of yellow! And, the wallpaper selections are perfection! Thank you for sharing! Happy Weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  12. Oh my goodness Tamara!!! I see so much of you in their lovely home!! Thank you for taking us on such a fun and fabulous tour of this stunning home! I think the family room is my favorite… love that wallpaper on the tv wall:). Xo

  13. Kathy Arnold says:

    I love your brother’s home. Blue and white must be a family thing. The dining room is beautiful. Love the ceiling and large mirror. I must say that I like your painting more, although all of them are very evocative of another place and time. You have a very talented family for sure !!!

  14. Great job describing such a stunning home! I love both your styles so much! Whenever I see Lidia’s home I always end up copying her style. Absolutely love it!

  15. Another beautifully decorated home. Did your mother spend any time in the Middle East that inspired her art?

  16. Erica Rigdon says:

    Simply stunning!! Great taste runs in your family Tam! ❤

  17. I love it! And it’s more insanely beautiful in person…imagine!
    Nice article tam, so well done x

  18. Tam you did such an amazing job discribing our stlyle…and you were always my inspiration thoughout my decorating process…Thank you

  19. Wow Tam! Thanks for sharing! they have such a beautiful home. There is so much inspiration, textures and layers in here. i love the touches of yellow. it brings happiness throughout the home. gorgeous!!

  20. It is absolutely fabulous! I see so many similarities in your house.. Such a ridiculously talented family!!

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