Monday, March 21, 2011

The Beautiful Homes of Ann-Marie and Alison

Could it be another Ann-Marie?  Yes!  And another beautiful home! I love new blogs. Seek them out actually. So when I saw the name "Ann-Marie" yet again, I  knew her blog had to be lovely.  Then lucky for me, I also found Alison. Their blogs are featured all over blog land and I'm joining in.


Ann-Marie is the author of Brambly Home and Garden.  She and her husband love the English style.  They are designers and landscapers who really know how to team up to create a beautiful home and breathtaking gardens.



Isn't that just the dreamiest?  Hop on over there to see more beauty.



Alison is the author of The Polohouse. When I saw polo, silver, farmhouse and tartan plaid all in one header, I was all over it.  Her lovely home lives up to its name.
Alison and her family live in a former polo barn and stable that was converted into a house.  She is a designer and antique dealer.







Her kitchen is to die for.  The whole house is over the top charming! Swing by to be swooned. 

Thank you Ann-marie and Alison for gracing the pages of Beatrice Banks with your stunning homes. For those who pay a visit, tell them B sent you.




And this my friends, is why I blog.  It's like looking at magazines, only better because it doesn't cost a thing!
Happy Blogging!

37 comments:

Diane said...

Love your blog. Such beautiful homes. I enjoy looking at homes done up so wonderfully, you know that lots of love and time went into it.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

OMG!! Gorgeous!! As far as I am concerned, there really aren't any decent magazines out there any more but through blogging, there are many feasts for the eyes!!

Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful homes!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow, I love that first home of Ann Maries. How gorgeous was everything??? I want what she has (said myself to myself). Loving the outdoor area. Gahhhh!

Amy said...

LOVELY!

Robyn said...

WOW! Simply STUNNING!

Marianne said...

Just beautiful!!

Kristine: Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Those pics are just beautiful! My favorite picture is the little front porch pic.. Do you think those shutters are green? I love it all!

Becky K. said...

There is so much to love in this post. Wow! The gardens and stair railings really spoke to me from Ann-Marie's home....and the kitchen in Allison's..........swoon.

Perfection!

Donnie said...

Wonderful photos.

Blondie's Journal said...

I am so impressed with both of these homes, and yes, I have seen them arounD blogland. Both ladies are very sweet! Very inspiring!

XO,
Jane

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing, and have a wonderful week.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

love your blog- thanks for coming by- love to be on your blog list,
thanks...

Karen

Karen said...

Those are both gorgeous homes. Very inspirational.

laxsupermom said...

Both these homes are gorgeous! I love Alison's umbrella stand - such a fun piece. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my goodness absolutely stunning and beautiful down to every detail!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's definitely one of the reasons I love blogs! Lovely home! Great photos! Thanks for sharing! ♥

Desire Empire said...

Beautifil shots, I agree it's just like looking at interiors mags for free
Thanks for visiting my blog
Carolyn

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

I love these opics, esecially the first one wth the red door which matches the flowering trees hmmm, but what a great idea for the boots as an umbrella stand:)

for the love of a house said...

hi Tammy!
So nice to meet you and your blog! Thank you for your sweet comment today.
I just met both Ann-Marie and Alison this week myself! I was blown away by the beauty of both of these amazing English-inspired homes! Absolutely beautiful homes!

fondly,
joan

Sue @ House Pretty said...

Those homes were beautiful. Loved the red door on the first one. We're, correction, I mean I'm trying to figure out what color to side our house, and I'd like to incorporate a red door into the mix.

Another thing I noticed about that first kitchen was the pictures hung in the backsplash area. I've never seen that done before. It is giving me ideas.

Kirsty said...

Gorgeous! I just love those cheque floors!

Donna said...

Wonderful pics...I especially love the kitchens!!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh My Gosh Sweetie...
You had me at the farm apron sink. Oh that is TDF. I have so wanted one for the longest time. Love the cupboards as well. That little awning on the front of the house, upper window, red of course I LOVED that one. Oh my. Even appeared to be a red door. A dream come true. How lovely and SO country.

The BIG old tree in the backyard by the wicker furniture was so elegant. I could sit there all day just taking in the sun and the beauty.

Oh sweetie thank you so much for sharing. I will definitely pop over and say hello. Hope you had a beautiful Monday. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Chrissie said...

What beautiful homes! The top kitchen is just dreamy!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Be-u-ti-ful! Thanks for all the great inspiring spaces!

podso said...

Oh thanks for the fun links. I'll take the top pictured kitchen any day over the others--just my style!

Lori said...

Be still my heart!
I found a goldmine this weekend when I discovered your blog! What incredible homes! I don't think if I owned either I could ever leave home! One thing for certain to me is how very much hardwood floors make the home! Absolutely beautiful again! Thank you-thank you!! Lori

Jacqueline said...

That is exactly how I described blogs to my husband - like living magazines! They don't cost and they offer all of their information, recipes, tutorials, patterns, etc. for FREE! Blogging is wonderful.

What lovely homes and lovely and unique kitchens.

Natasha said...

I just discovered Brambly Home and Garden on the weekend. It is a wonderfully beautiful blog and I have looked through every single post!

I so agree with you about blogging too. How lucky we are to have met such sharing and tech savvy people!

Best wishes always,
Natasha.

Terry said...

Wow. Such eye candy!

Cindy said...

Hello again, These houses are both so lovely, thanks for bringing them to our attention.
Hugs, Cindy

Diann said...

Just beautiful. It is so fun to tour homes via blogs!

classic • casual • home said...

Thanks! Two more blogs to explore! Nice work.

Denise said...

Yummy stuff! I'm hoppin' on over to check them out. Thanks for the links. Oh..oh...and you are now being followed too!! :)

saltbox treasures said...

Thanks for featuring new bloggers. I am already a follower of Brambly and just love their style.
~ Julie

Ezequiel said...

These pictures that you've posted are gorgeous. It's like a house from fairytales. Too beautiful for words!

Ezequiel Brojakowski

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Big fan of the fireplace in the fourth picture! Love it :)

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