My brother, Tim, is an art director, as well as an acclaimed illustrator and author of over 18 children’s books (download his new e-book The Last Talking Pig.) His wife, Ann, has been a floral designer for over 30 years…and together they are the most creative duo you’ll ever meet! Every time we go to their home for Easter it’s a new experience…a feast for the eyes. There are always new little vignettes to see, furniture moved around and different color palettes than the last time we were there. This year I decided to take a bunch of pictures to share with all of you! Enjoy!
Look up as you enter their home and you are greeted to a ceiling fresco that Tim painted (he also painted a fun version of the Sistine Chapel in his bedroom growing up.)
The Pez collection with another fun lamp.
A large book atop a small metal trash can is the perfect little side
table for this vintage phone.
Gotta love this vintage stove!
They converted the garage into Tim’s studio. The bookcase is hinged on the right and on wheels…roll it out and there’s a little speakeasy in the back that their two boys created.
(Oh, yeah, their two boys are ridiculously creative too!)
That’s a bunch of my brother’s books on the shelves.
Artwork (mostly Tim’s), vintage furniture, a wooden rocking horse and an electric fireplace create the ambiance in the studio.
Let’s Go Outside!
Ann’s garden and greenhouse.
Drinks are served…the iron chandelier is suspended on a wire over the table.
(another great photo by Mariellen!)
They built the brick around the antique oven and bbq and hung some old windows from the tree above with chains. The oven works as a storage and serving area.
They built, and painted the puppet theater on the left when the boys were little…and now all the little young cousins get to enjoy it again. (pic by Mariellen)
Okay…I’m exhausted just looking at all the creative projects they’ve done….and will continue to do. It’s always exciting to anticipate what it’ll look like next time we’re there! I hope some of their ideas have inspired you!