Claiborne Swanson Frank’s French Country Home

 

Hi dear readers! Lately I have been searching for inspiration and focusing on enjoying simple pleasures of the season, be it a cheerful bouquet of sunflowers, gentle afternoon breeze, or taste of a ripe and juicy peach. With June upon us, summer has arrived and I couldn’t be more thrilled. I love the relaxed pace of June, July and August and everything sweet summertime has to offer.

Speaking of inspiration, Architectural Digest recently made everyone’s interior design dreams come true with their feature of Claiborne Swanson Frank’s incredible Greenwich home. I have admired Claiborne for years, from her amazing book and photography in Mother & Child, to her effortless elegance and style, and looked forward to the day when she would showcase where she lived.

Designed by Asia Baker Stokes, the French country style home’s serene palate of blue and white with pops of cheerful bright pink in the sunroom and tomato red in her children’s rooms is pure perfection. Tastemaker Bunny Mellon’s New York City town house inspired the project, and the exterior is painted white brick with pale grey shutters giving it a light and airy feel. I absolutely adore this color combination! As you go through the images, the crisp Schumacher stripes, iconic Pierre Frey Toile, and blue and white Braquenié fabrics all show how thoughtful and intentional Baker Stokes and Swanson Frank were in the selection of each piece in the home. Its details such as these that make a house truly special and are such a testament to how talented both ladies are!

The property embodies the meaning of country living and looks magical, nestled among 200-year-old trees, endless grassy lawns and a winding creek. What an idyllic place to raise her precious boys! And so, here are pictures from the article that I hope will inspire you as much as they have inspired me!