Details, Details, Details

Several months ago, Cottages and Gardens magazine, featured this spectacular house. The amazing attention to detail here really drew me in.  All of the finely crafted wood mill work and beams, the inspiring vignettes and the deep set windows with diamond shape mullions were a few of my favorites. But, the best design detail by far, (as seen in the last image here) is the secret interior window connecting the two daughters’ bedrooms.  The paintings in each of the girls’ rooms opens up to reveal a personal little spot for quick sisterly advice and borrowed clothes, so sweet!

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  1. you had me at nail heads on the sofa.

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  2. Yes, loved the window as well – wouldn't you have just loved that as a kid?! That and a secret staircase!!

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  3. cafenoHut wrote:

    Yes I agree with you. I have a younger sister and We've always imagined of such a secret gateway. Now we live together and we don't need any secret place:) Everywhere is our..

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  4. The Buzz wrote:

    Adored this home, too, and had I had daughters, would've been all over that secret window! Given that my sis and shared a room most of our lives, we had our secret place in the attic.
    xxoo

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  5. Tabitha wrote:

    I loathe the mullion windows in my house, it's my only bug bear about living in an old house.

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  6. Cara wrote:

    gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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  7. Debby wrote:

    Gorgeous. I won a year subscription through Hamptontoes. I was lucky enough to receive the issue w/ your home… gorgeous. I anxiously await my next issue…. great magazine. xo

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  8. I think your blog is my home away from home! Love it all. XO, Kelly

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  9. David Toms wrote:

    Loving the first picture with the painting hung on the mirrored wall. Looks like it is floating in space

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  10. Had not seen this one. It is gorgeous and I am totally with you on the attention to detail. It's what makes a space special years down the road. M.

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  11. i'm in love…those mirrored walls and those faux bois loving cups…serious envy. donna

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  12. A gorgeous siting room, love the mirrored wall and the "sister window" is totally sweet. XO

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  13. Hearing the word "details" always gets my attention since I'm a stickler for details! Now, this in one "detail" I would have never thought of and how fun for the girls…I'm sure this space holds lots of secrets, shared secrets and great memories!

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  14. Amazing details! Love the painting mounted on the mirrored wall and that sette…..want it!!

    Sweet touch with the hidden compartment – secrets between sisters….love it!

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  15. lots of great detail!

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  16. Tonia wrote:

    OH yes it's all about the details. I like the mirrored wall behind the couch.
    Chic Modern Vintage

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  17. I LOVE the mirrored wall!!!!!!

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  18. I Dream Of wrote:

    That painting in the first photo is just gorgeous. What a sweet home. I can only imagine the secrets that will be shared through that hidden window. What a wonderful idea!
    Jeanne

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  19. a' la mode wrote:

    I want the settee. STAT. xoxo shelli

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  20. annie wrote:

    I love all the details and I agree…the best part is the secret window between the girls rooms. As an identical twin, we would have loved that!

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  21. Love that secret window! What a fantastic idea!!

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  22. Lovely! I had to smile at the plaster trophies! Someone surely loves that shape!

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  23. the paiting in the first photo is gorgeous! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  24. A bright orchid is the perfect accent to any room.
    Xx

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  25. beautiful details..the millwork is stupendous..love the nailhead on the sofa..thank for shring, susan..I would like you to check out my daughter's room( that i recently decorated) on my blog today..xx meenal

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  26. Kathysue wrote:

    What a sweet detail to have for two sisters, love this idea!!All children love place that are special and secret!!! Kathysue

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  27. Wow! What a home! A million lovely details. And look at all that natural light and the architecture throughout. Someone was thinking.

    Warm hugs to you,

    Mon

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  28. Lila wrote:

    I love this home! I think it's great that they used subtle colors and got such a great style in other ways. It's fabulous!
    xoxo
    Lila Ferraro

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  29. Josie wrote:

    That nailhead couch — DYING.
    xo Josie
    http://www.winksmilestyle.com

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  30. That is the sweetest thing! Goodness I want that for my daughters (and sons!)

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  31. That window is such a sweet concept. Growing up my sister and I had an extra door between our rooms. It wasn't decorative and it wasn't hidden. Just another way for me to annoy her!

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  32. Casa Bella wrote:

    Exquisite. The window is exactly what I'm planning for my dream house's dinning room.

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  33. Love that! The secret window is so fun! I must check this out!!

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  34. Nutbird wrote:

    Love the editorial. I would really like more information on the faux bois trophy cups. Maybe I could make some myself. Ann

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  35. elegant and so bright! love the mirrors as a wall cover!

    http://anmarkdesign.blogspot.com/

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  36. I'm so glad you found me, so that I could find Zhush. Your blog is beautiful… can't wait to see more.

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  37. That sofa is quite gorgeous!!

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  38. CDS wrote:

    The devil is in the details and it is gorgeous!

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  39. Amazing! I love the contrast button nail on the sofa, so pretty. Wood is really a natural charmer for homes and I love it specially the closeup photo of the window.

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  40. Beautiful windows and sofa.

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