Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Aesthetic Oiseau goes to South Carolina

Today our virtual travels take us farther south down the eastern seaboard to St Johns, South Carolina, to a home designed by the incomparable Phoebe Howard. Our tour guide today is Daniela from the DC-based blog Aesthetic Oiseau. If you're looking for inspiration for a modern interpretation of chinoiserie or incredibly stylish chinoiserie finds at a good price, Daniela is your girl. In fact, I found the lantern that now hangs in my master bathroom via Daniela and my husband still remarks what a great buy it was.

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Hi everyone! I'm Daniela from Aesthetic Oiseau, and I'm thrilled to be guest blogging for Averill while she is enjoying some R&R - especially since Odi et Amo is my go-to source for constant interior inspiration! Averill is the queen of showcasing beautiful images - I'm always amazed how she pulls so many together for her posts.

Averill asked us to share images from our favorite vacation homes, and one designer immediately came to mind - Phoebe Howard. Phoebs is the tops in my book and with her home base in Florida, she can design a mean beach house.

There are two particular seaside projects by Mrs. Howard that I adore, but I picked one to show you because I love its vibrant use of color and touches of Chinoiserie...any beach house with turquoise foo dogs works for me!

If only we could all be here:

All images via

Don't you love the punch of that dining room? And the overall colors of this house? That periwinkle and kelly green bedroom is one of my all-time favorites.

Hope you've enjoyed one of my favorite vacation spaces by one of my fave designers (and to see the other one that was in the running - click here).

Hope you're having fun Averill!


Janell @ House of Fifty said...

Waking up in these rooms, how could you be anything but cheerful! Gorgeous and inviting.

Hello Lover... said...

I love her work - and I am absolutely loving that turquoise and bright green - how great for a beach house!

casey at loft and cottage said...

Gorgeous styling and love the colors! I am soo into all sky blue, navy and emerald green right now.

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Well, I've just died and gone to heaven! I looove blue and this house is AMAZING in the way it showcases different shades of my fave color.

Cristin // Simplified Bee said...

one of my favorite vacation homes too! love those dining room chairs.


Karen said...

Every room is just beautiful, but I'm partial to the bedrooms.

Christy said...

Oh how fun I just love them! The aqua dining room bench is just gorgeous - and I can't wait to click on that link and see the other home that was a contender! Great guest post!

The Shiny Pebble said...

That bedroom with the sunburst and softer palette is just gorgeous. I have been wanting to introduce the turquoise foo dogs to my house but didn't want to overdo it, since I already have some white jade ones in the breakfast room. Can one ever have too many foo dogs?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where i could get a similar fabric for the throw pillows in the last pic? (with striped rug). absolutely love

Life of Style said...

yummy love it!

Alicia said...

My favorite Phoebe Howard bedroom is still the Sleeping Porch buit still this house is relaxy maximum fun & style. I love St Johns. Every juant I make Charleston visitng always includes this little gem.

Karena said...

I adore that grey chest with the quatrefoil chair..... fabulous!!

Art by Karena

lu said...

i recently decided that i want to decorate my NYC apartment AS IF it's really a california beach house. i mean, why not create my own little oasis? ? this way i can use some bright colors, and lots of white, even though thats so un-big-city. ireally love the light blue walls in these photos to go along with that!

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