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Not just for show

I LOVE the following home that was featured on New York Social Diary a few weeks ago. It's the townhouse of Lisa Mahar, a mother of three and owner of a toy store. I think it's so great that she's got toys and photos of her kids and their artwork scattered all over, and mixed in with all sorts of mid-century classic furniture. It's a space that is perfectly comfortable and perfectly lived in. And cool.

Reader Comments (16)

I like that there's some sort of pet (ferret? guinea pig? rabbit?) cage in the dining area. To me, that is a good sign that we're looking at someone's real home...and that it's the home of a decent person.

3 Sep 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnna at D16

i love the red chairs in the first pic - i actually love that entire room (and the others too actually). i like that they've mixed lower-end big box items (the ikea expedit shelf) with vintage pieces and then more modern pieces - well done.

3 Sep 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkay*

oh.oh.oh. one of the best house tours I have seen lately. Thanks for this! I love the new site, btw especially the font!

3 Sep 2008 | Unregistered Commentererinn

oh that's a sweet home

3 Sep 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMR style

Great house. So lived in and so stylish.

3 Sep 2008 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

Thanks erinn!

3 Sep 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

any clue where I can get the apple poster?

3 Sep 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

The apple print (i've loved it forever) is by Enzo Mari called La Mela. Nova68 (.com) sells it - google for others.

3 Sep 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Thank you for another BOOST of inspiration~I like this gal's style!

3 Sep 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIvy Lane

What a fabulous space. It feels like home just looking at it.

3 Sep 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCherryskin

do you know where i can get those beds in the twins' room?

4 Sep 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

From working with the company - I most certainly recognize the pattern on the walls in the first picture!! Lulu DK fabric - Paradiso Honeydew, such a great fabric - and yes!! what an amazing way to use it!- as wallpaper!!! love her house!

4 Sep 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLauren V. Hunter

that simple bedroom for little two children... that's awesome :)

28 Sep 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdrey

those kids' beds are from Nume.

22 Nov 2008 | Unregistered Commentermonkeypiglet

hi, does anyone know where i can get that apple poster in the kids room?

27 Sep 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

anon, the answer is in the comments above

27 Sep 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

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