Wednesday, August 4, 2010

my bro's pad....










you could say that my family all got bitten by the design bug....
my dad's day job is being a lawyer but his real passion is building....anything.
and my mom has a great eye for design and antique collecting....one of her favorite things is yard sales (although when they are bad, she swears it's her last one!!)
my brother and i grew up watching them restore our 100 yr old house and going to antique shows like lakewood on the weekends (the best antique show ever that sadly ended a couple of yrs ago). so that is where my brother and i get our love for design from...
i thought it would be fun to show you my brother's pad or rather cabin that my dad built for the family back when i was in high school. my brother lived in thailand on and off for 10 yrs and when he finally returned to the states, he convinced my dad to let him buy the cabin. after an addition (done by my dad and brother) and some furniture changing, this is what my brother calls home. the two are constantly tweaking it....and up next: the guest house- aka. my brother's airstream that sits up on the hill. he is going to make into a place his guests can come and stay!

37 comments:

domestikatedlife.com said...

Those slidiing doors are awesome -- what a well decorated bachelorette pad, he's got good taste!

KatiePerk said...

oh wow! that place is so charming! I am sure he loves it.

Alexandra Rae said...

That is so cool. I love all the details. Interesting and exciting life you brother has led, so it makes sense his pad would reflect that. I love the barn doors too.

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

Everybody wants his sliding doors. They're Awesome. You can tell that a batchlor lives there with all the cool beer signs but its also very cute.

Mary said...

Very bachelor, but very charming at the same time! I love it.

Krista Salmon said...

Shannon- Love the use of color, LOVE LOVE LOVE the sliding barn door. I am sure he got a little bit of help from his sis. ;)

Hello Lover... said...

Great place - that sliding door is pretty amazing! What a talented family you have!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Great looking place - you guys have the "design gene". (p.s. I'm still not over Lakewood closing - it was the best!)

Lauren Jade said...

Wow! How fun, rustic and effortless! Love it. :D Btw, what type of camera do you use? The quality is fantastic, I'm in the market for a new one but don't know where to start!

Mary @ RoomPolish said...

perfect mix of manly + well designed! I LOVE it. Thanks for sharing!

Jen Poole said...

Love this little pad. Very cool. Thanks for the post!

bluehydrangea said...

Shannon, your brother's cabin is amazing!!! So much personality! Looks like you all have talent!

Gramercy Home said...

What fun! I love the idea of a airstream guest house. Too funny.

Julie Holloway said...

It does run in the genes, doesn't it? My mom decorates, too. I LOVE this! Really unique craftsmanship. So good!

Design Esquire said...

That's awesome! Your whole family is so talented.

Abbie said...

We've been looking for a sliding track system for a door like that. Would you mind asking him where he found it? We haven't had much luck. Thanks!

Sarah said...

what a charming rustic cabin. that sliding barn door is fantastic.

Hannah said...

Ahhh, so, so fun!! I don't really think I can say cute since it belongs to a guy-he might not appreciate that. Adorable probably wouldn't work either. But, I love it!

p.s. Don't think I've ever told you, but I love your blog header!

paula said...

no way! I just adore it. love all the details. you most certainly have one talented family.

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

I LOVE it!

MaryBeth said...

The last picture, is it an outdoor bathtub? Love it.

Pink Wallpaper said...

hey y'all! here are some quick answers to some of your questions: my dad got the barn door hardware from "tractor supply" (that sounds real country!!). yes, that is an outdoor bathtub...it gets hot in the woods; rest assured, he does have a shower indoors though :)! and our camera is a cannon rebel T1i...its awesome but i still don't know how to fully use it.

LiveLikeYou said...

Just posted my brother's house. Your brother is just as talented with design as mine!

Chris + Tatiana said...

That's the best designed guy's house or "pad" that I have ever seen! It is so cute and charming, but still manly. Love it!

tarheel said...

wow! Love the Airstream guesthouse idea for a batchelor! I assumed you had done it for him, and the pictures are incredible. Good job all the way around!

pretty pink tulips said...

So amazing! Your whole family!!! Love the cabin. How fun that you've been making memories there for 25 plus years. Loved the tour!
~ Elizabeth

keely @ luxe + lillies said...

That is so darn cute and quaint... but the story is even better! love it!

La Dolfina said...

Wow, it's incredible, definitely magazine worthy. I really enjoyed this post, thanks for sharing.

megan said...

absolutely fabulous! everything!

Dining and Decor said...

Your brother's place is very cool. He has a great eye for design...it obviously runs in the family!

MB said...

Your brother's place looks awesome! Your family is so talented and industrious, well done!

Vintage Home said...

..oh fun!..love the outside"Tub"

Shelly @littlemrsdoitall said...

Awesome place! Can I come visit?

Storibook Designs said...

It's delightful! I did a post on sheds back in July and in writing it I found that there is a pretty large flickr group for sheds (and there is a forum too but for some reason my bookmark is not working anymore). Anyway, the flickr group is here http://www.flickr.com/people/sheds/ .. who knew?... you should add that cute little shed to it.

Katherine Weeks Mulford said...

Is that an outhouse? Love it!

simply seleta said...

Oh I L O V E it!!!! You have one talented family.

Jenny said...

Fabulous place! You can see the love put into it... (Is he single??)