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Jun172010

Wendi Young

It's in the details you know. Details lift an average space into something special. Icing on the cake is the cliché I believe. Wendi Young creates homes with an understated elegance, classic but not contrived and always with the well considered detail. It looks effortless but of course it is not.  Her beautiful outdoor spaces have me dreaming of summer in the chill of a southern hemisphere winter.  Don't miss the shoe-a-holic's idea of heaven after the jump.

  

  

  

  

  

  

Reader Comments (28)

My favorite is the terrace with purple sofas, bedroom alcove on the second photo and of course the dressing room. No woman can resist such a wonderful room to store shoes and bags...

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLumo

I love it! :) Thanks for sharing

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPappelschnee

She has a nack for creating harmony! Lovely colours and shapes.

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBreathless

That first pic! *dies* I WANT IT.

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKat

The closet is outrageous!

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTonia

Wow, I love that garden!

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered Commentergraes

love it! Thank you for sharing!
The Design Dish

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Design Dish

I love that long narrow swimming pool. Very elegant and good looking while being functional for swimming laps. Perfection!

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Winchester

Love all the spaces that she had created! I could definitely move into any of them and be blissful for the rest of my life.(:

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLuna

Truly shoe heaven! also really loved the bedroom on pic 2, so calming and pretty

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGracia

she's my neighbor! you should see HER house!?!?! the MOST fantastic work of art i've ever seen. she's a doll!

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkatie

WOW! I love the details and all the layering. I will move into any of the spaces.

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMitchell Sotka

This week is one of the busiest of the year for me at work, but I always make time to look at your blog. I'm so glad I did! As soon as I saw these images I felt completely relaxed - for the rest of the day I'm pretending my cubicle looks like the first picture of this post! *I must have a great imagination* lol

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMeg

Those outdoor rooms are gorgeous. With the awful start to summer we're having these pictures are just what I needed.

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

the first bunch are really majestic. gorgeous green.

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShine Collective

Sometimes I wish I just lived outdoors. I love the outdoor shots and furniture.

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTanya

wow, i love the curtains in the outdoor space. and the shoe closet. annnd the white canopy. so much prettiness!

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDesign Darling

I really do love all of those outdoor spaces and that closet. I could be in shoe heaven in there. I do not have enough space for all of my shoes some are still in boxes. I need to either put them in clear boxes or take pictures of them and put on the outside of the boxes. If I don't see something then I forget that I have it.

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDebra

I'm in love. I would like to go on vacation in this backyard.

17 Jun 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

Stunning!! And very inspirational!

5 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

What a way to change my mood! Upon viewing these pictures, I instantly became so relaxed and peaceful.
How I would love to have this lady decorate my rooms and outdoors like this. I love the fact that she does the outdoor decorating and her home so serene. No matter which room you decide to enter or use, you would be totally relaxed. I would rather come into this place for a vacation than go anywhere else!
Katie is a LUCKY neighbor!

5 Jul 2010 | Unregistered Commentersandra

Thanks for sharing and helping me get through this rough time!

5 Jul 2010 | Unregistered Commentersandra

Fucking, fucking awesome!

3 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commenterthedude

a stunning array of design qualities

3 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commentersir jorge

I want a house like that too! :)

5 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

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