This past Christmas my grandmother bought me a pair of Elizabeth Locke earrings. I opened them, loved them, and then my grandmother said, “I thought it was time for some classic and more mature earrings.” Yes! Elizabeth Locke is a classic, mature, and refined brand of jewelry. So it is no surprise that her house exhibits those same qualities.
Her home is a true Virginian classic. It is true to its roots, yet welcoming and livable. The grounds are impeccable on this renovated 1816 house, and the interior is a testament to Locke’s love of her home’s history. In a place like Virginia, roots are important. I’ll have much more on chic Virginia roots as I am going there tomorrow for Historic Garden Week.
See you back here next week for a recap of garden week and more design dreaming.
I am obsessed with the entry way. The double door screened entry and the eclectic tradition.
The blue couch is a fun pop of color against the yellow striped walls. This house is definitely on the classical and historical side of design, but it is to be appreciated and admired.
Did I ever mention how much I love fireplaces in dining rooms? I think they are very necessary.
A functional and warm kitchen. I love how the breakfast table is right in between the island and the main kitchen cabinetry.
This green is a shade beyond ideal. I have this weird urge to see a brown velvet couch in here with a tassle fringe lining on the bottom…anyone else??
Someone important sleeps here, or at least that is what the room conveys. The ceiling work is truly the cherry on top of the traditionally open space.
A sweet powder room of blue, with blue trim on the cabinetry as well.
Another bathroom angle of blue and white in a wallpapered retreat. I admire so much when people use furniture pieces in a bathroom. Too much cabinetry that is all the same can be…well, too much.