Sunday, October 14

Betsy Speert



photos by Michael Partenio (click to view larger)


I spent the better part of the day engaging in one of my favorite past times, looking through back issues of my magazine collection. I found a November 2004 Traditional Homes at the bottom of a large stack. I saved this particular issue because it featured the home of a girlfriend's mother. The Vermont house, designed by Betsy Speert, is the family home six months of the year. The top photo reminds me just how beautiful New England is this time of year. I especially like the design of the gazebo, it juts out over the water like a boat dock.

Staying true to character, the home features American antiques, rather than French or English. Most of the antiques were found while combing the back roads of Vermont and New Hampshire. The look is causal and homey with just the right amount of sophistication and flair. The perfect country home for a large family.

9 comments:

Anne said...

I could sit on the gazebo all day! What a beautiful home, thanks for sharing the photos!

Meg said...

Glad that I am not alone, I could spend days looking at magazines!!!

Fairfax said...

I could spend days driving the back roads of Vermont & New Hampshire. Our family has houses in both states and visits are always filled with backroads trips.

Suzy said...

It looks very homey, and I love that gazebo too!

ALL THE BEST said...

How wonderful Fairfax! It's been several years since I've been in New England, I'm ready for a trip!

annechovie said...

What a perfect home to feature this time of year! So cozy and charming.

ALL THE BEST said...

Anne, cozy is the perfect word to describe this home!

Cote de Texas said...

I remember this house so well. I loved it! Thanks for the memories. Have fun in NYC.

Joni

Anonymous said...

I've been holding on to this magazine for 4 years and now live in Exeter, NH...in the middle of a kitchen renovation and I'm "stealing" the design in this house and trying to figure out the paint color of the cabinets and the wallpaper maker/pattern. LOVE Betsy Speert's designs!