Wednesday, January 25, 2012

{house tour: the house of windsor}

Do you feel like these days, with the bombardment of amazing interiors via magazines, blogs, pinterest etc., it's hard for any space to really wow you? Let alone a whole HOUSE? I've felt this way lately, but then last night I stumbled upon the House of Windsor and my socks were knocked off. Completely.

Now, I think I've been living under a rock ... this was a show home in LA last year, and I have seen various rooms before but I didn't even know they were from the same HOME! This was a collaborative concept-house created by Veranda and Windsor Smith, and they had help from designers Candace Barnes, Stephen Block, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Peter Dunham, Richard Hallberg, Kathryn M. Ireland, Paul Robbins, Richard Shapiro and Tara Shaw. My FAV part is that on the project's website there is a way to experience it through an amazing 360-degree video tour that allows you to scan and “move” through each tiny detail of every room. Amazing, you MUST check it out.

Here are some images and screen shots while I was enjoying the 360 tours late last night :), you should click each image to make them ginormous, the details are exquisite:

Great room - Richard Shapiro

Had to include a good shot of the amazing herringbone floors:

Kitchen - Windsor Smith

Now THAT is a kitchen:

Family Room - Windsor Smith

If you haven't noticed yet, everything in this home seems to be of EPIC proportions {hard to capture that in pictures}. Here is a photo of people in this sitting room, look how large the artwork and shelves are! Can you imagine getting to walk through this home in person? I'd die. I simply would not live.

And this family room was in my dream home file, I never knew it belonged to this house. You may recognize this angle of the room shown below more than those above. What a neat concept for a family room: a place where everyone can hang out but do their own thing! Those brass chairs! And the view!! Windsor is my hero.

Office/Bedroom - Peter Dunham

Screening room - Martyn Lawrence Bullard

Master bedroom - Candace Barnes

Master bath - Candace Barnes

A pink Hermes throw? Deary me.

Bedroom - Tara Shaw

The Courtyard

And that's not even the whole place!! If you're like me and hadn't seen this amazing home before, run over and take the virtual tours, serious eye candy & SO worth your time. Any one actually get to visit this concept home? Do tell! Happy Wednesday friends!


Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

Holy crap. I don't even know where to begin. All those rooms are perfection! Especially love the kitchen, herringbone floors, and the leopard wallpaper! Thanks for sharing!

Stacy Curran said...

Windsor Smith is a genius! I love everything she did. The whole house is fabulous...comfortable and relaxed but elegant, too. Love the colors, and those brass etageres and stools! Just amazing! LOVED this post

Annie@A View On Design said...

sensational - but that entry, with the check tiles - wow - I would lurve that NOW please!

barbara@hodge:podge said...

That house has Nancy written all over it, especially the office/bedroom in all it's kelly green and leopard print glory!

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

oh, that kitchen is everything.

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

I have seen a few of the rooms before, but not the entire home. It is STUNNING! Do you think they'd mind if I move in? said...

Nancy, if it makes you feel better, I feel like I've been living under a rock as well; this is the first I have seen this. It is stunning, an understatement, really. Those brass chairs, I would sell my soul. Everything about it makes me gush. Thanks for the post!

lisaroyhandbags said...

Total awesomeness! I love the Windsor Smith rooms the best :)

Luda said...

Wow - really beautiful.
The only thing that sticks out like a sore thumb, is all those beautiful bookshelves everywhere and so few books to put on them!

Brandi@ Flights of Whimsy said...

I pinned that bedroom the other day and was seriously lusting over the headboard. So pretty! I would never have guessed how big everything in this house was, wow!

Ebony said...

That kitchen and bathroom is just too much for me! I can't take it! Beautiful!

Kathysue said...

Nancy pretty much PERFECTION in my book!! Kathysue

AnneHH said...

Nancy, Hi, love your blog. I have a small design business in Washington, DC but grew up in LA. So, when I heard that Veranda (my favorite magazine) was sponsoring a showhouse in LA last summer, I made my annual visit home to coincide. And, it was FABULOUS!!! Not only did a friend and I go but we also signed up for a tour by a wonderful Veranda editor for a small additional fee and that was extraordinary since she could give us all of the inside scoop on everything--and she did!! Some of the decorators in the showhouse were also on MIllion Dollar Decorators which is a reality show that was on last year in the US (don't know if you got it in Canada). SO it was interesting to see their work too and hear what they were saying to design insiders about their experience. I was allowed to take photos on my cell phone for my personal use and would be very happy to share as thanks for all the pleasure that I get from your blog. Just let me know!

LIsa Kelly said...

Sooo funny! I read your blog daily (it's a highlight for me!). I went to the House of Windsor and yes, that is me and my husband sitting in the family room with the features editor, Linda from Veranda Magazine. It was an amazing day. We got a personal tour from Windsor herself. Absolutely lovely!

Marcus Design said...

Oh my goodness Lisa!! That is toooo funny! Did you already know your pic was on their website? You two look fabulous in the photo! Must have been so fun to get a tour from Windsor, amazing! Thanks so much for your kind words :)

AnneHH, YES I would LOVE to see your own pics! I can't seem to get this home out of my mind, you are so lucky to have seen it in person. Thanks for your offer & your kind words too!

Hugs to you guys,
Nancy xo

hardydanielle said...

Words cannot describe how much im in love with this house!! Stunning. Stunning. Love all of it!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

We went through the Windsor house and it was amazing.

Sheila @SZInteriors said...

How does so much incredible design happen all in one place? I love it... and yes, the brass chairs caught my eye, too. They are to die for, totally die for.

Lisa Kelly said...

Did not know our picture was on the website - is this my 15 minutes?! Ok, maybe not, but so fun anyway!

Marcus Design said...

Lisa! Yes, you are on their page:

And click on Seminars and Special events! You're famous!! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment :)

Nancy xo

A Decorated Life said...

Thanks so much for posting these gorgeous pictures! What an incredible collaboration of talented designers. Had to pin most of these pics to my pinterest!

Keep putting up new & exciting interiors that you find. It's really refreshing to see something totally different out there. I agree with what you said about everything looking kind of the same from blogs to pinterest to shelter mags, so this was really inspiring.

Jenna at Homeslice said...

oh my goodness. I can't believe how grand and yet- not stuffy at all- this place is! I love it. The floors (all of them) are amazing, and that kitchen is downright amazing. Beautiful tour!

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