I recently attended a ladies luncheon held in a private home set on the banks of the Trinity River.
Upon entering the space this art history student gasped in delight.
The use of color made my interior designer heart sing.
It completely enhanced the amazing collection of artwork.
After walking up a set of simple wood stairs framed by white walls I turned a corner and was greeted with an amazing vignette. It was simple, yet powerful.
Looking closer at the bannister to the left of the painting I knew at once three things:
This homeowner possessed an artists heart.
He had an eye for beauty.
Was a traveler who wanted to surround himself with memorable past experiences .
A few years ago I had written a post that asked, “Does Your Home Tell Your Story?”
All to often, while scrolling through Pinterest, immersing ourselves in basic beige, we forget who we are at the heart and strive only to compare ourselves to others which ultimately results in a boring sea of sameness.
This home was a wonderful reminder that staying true to oneself is what is really beautiful.
It’s an interesting experience to step into the sacred space of someone you don’t know.
Yet within a short amount of time I gained a good sense of what makes this certain soul sing. In this home the walls most certainly spoke volumes about its occupant.
A collection of candlesticks and some dried Chinese lanterns speaks of someone who enjoys entertaining and revels in the beauty of nature.
Hand made objects show an artisanal appreciation for simple joys.
I found a child’s delight in a certain collection that kept reappearing.
Miniature canons dotted various spaces throughout the home.
Certainly there is a story behind the canons and oh how I wish I knew what it was!
Being directed down the hall to a powder room I admired the stunning singular touches found in the personal areas.
Aren’t you so swoony over this canopied bed?
It’s often said a mirror should reflect something beautiful. That can often be a tall order in a bathroom. Yet it was mastered here.
This duchess delighted my heart.
Of course the true heart of the home is always the kitchen.
Hands down this is the best use of open shelving I have seen in a long while.
Above the vintage Chambers stove was a lovely display of hand painted tiles and a grand use of artwork displayed in the kitchen.
The atmosphere was so warm, welcoming and cozy.
The views were simply stunning.
The homeowner gave an informative presentation on floral arranging while the group waited for lunch to be served.
It came as no surprise that the bouquets he created reflected a gorgeous individuality.
This is Bill Bostelmann, the truly gracious host of this gorgeous home which he has dubbed North Bank. Mr. Bostelmann is the owner of Flowers On The Square. You can experience more of his wonderful creations on the FOTS Instagram page.
Thank you Mr. Bostelmann for a truly delightful day!