Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Open House: Enid's Lara and Tim Bobo

After being introduced to Enid and falling for their modern and folksy aesthetic [gotta love anyone that can effortlessly combine those two styles!], I asked owners Lara and Tim Bobo to take us inside their home. With Tim's father contracting the house and the couple doing most of the work themselves, the Bobo's had a mission: to design a house that was simple and clean with wide open spaces and tall ceilings. What a perfectly charming outcome!

[I love the idea of floating my seating area in the middle of the living space. The chair and couch we got at Crate and Barrel at their end of the year sale. The square walnut and steel coffee table is from Tim's table collection, T. Bobo. I choose a large 9' x 12' rug to soften the concrete floor and layered a zebra rug on top to add excitement. The leaning bookshelves are from Crate and Barrel; I choose white so they would almost disappear. The ikat pillows are from our shop. My favorite things in the room are the colt sculpture by my grandfather Frederick and the butterfly boxes on the coffee table and bookshelves. We discovered the handmade butterfly collections on our honeymoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico and we now sell them at Enid.]


[When it came to the kitchen I was certain I wanted shelving instead of closed cabinets. I have quite a collection of pottery, wooden bowls, mugs, and glasses that would be a shame to hide behind cabinet doors. On the far left is my spice cabinet which is an old galvanized bread pantry that I bought at an antique show. In distressed lettering it says "Pastry Queen" on the front. The dinning chairs are original Wishbone chairs that belonged to my grandmother, Enid.]


[For the bathroom, I was set on incorporating glass subway tiles. Tim welded the counter base and poured the concrete top. Again, instead of using cabinet doors we left it open and used Crate and Barrel baskets to hide necessities. Tim made the shelves out of scraps from our wooden mantle. We choose a West Elm medicine cabinet for our mirror because of its practical storage space. My favorite thing about the bathroom is the mix of the Victorian claw foot bath tub with the modern and sleek metal counter, sink and light fixtures.]


[The Ashley Grey paint is a perfect compliment to the bright pops of color, such as the turquoise frame or the apple green flocked linen curtains from Anthropologie. I choose a round jute rug to counteract the squareness of the space. For extra clothing storage, I purchased the dresser from a local antique shop. The Loose Lips might Sink Ships print I brought home from Enid. The blue lamps are finds from a resale shop and the side tables are also part of Tim's table collection. The orange pillow is Urban Outfitters and the armadillo pillow was my grandmother, Enid's.]


[Tim and I always wanted a loft. We also wanted a space to put the TV other than next to the fireplace. The rest of the house has a sealed concrete floor so the loft was my opportunity to have a painted wood floor, which I love. To make the couch look less like Ikea, I found some simple dark wood legs and traded them out for the ones that came with the couch. The blue vintage chair came from a garage sale and the white side table was Enid's. We currently only use half the loft. Someday it will become either a creative workspace or some form of a guest bedroom.]

20 comments:

Vanessa said...

Why can I never seem to get my apartment in shape like this? Such a great home, and I love the colors! My mother sells a handmade chair in her shop, Twist, just like the one in the bottom three pictures. It's one of my favorites in the whole store :-)

Mrs. Blandings said...

A great home - love the painted floors upstairs. AND I love the new header.

sashyjane said...

love the armadillo pillow! they seem like such a fun couple!

TheBeautyFile said...

I love their style! They have such a wonderful home! I really love those pictures and the layered rugs!

Lauren said...

Wow, this place is to die for! Their style is impeccable! Thanks for sharing.

Christy said...

I love everything about this house - it's just gorgeous. The painted floors and orange rug and open shelving in the kitchen are all to die for!

Stephanie said...

I love their house - that bathtub is perfection!

tiffany said...

bravo to them! I love all the pops of color. Charming, indeed!

I *Heart* You said...

i have that orange rug in green! love it! such pretty stuff and LOVE the new header!

J said...

I want to know what the going rate on that "Loose Lips..." poster is!! LOVE IT!! LOLOLOL

LouDuk said...

I like all the open storage, and the bath tub looks amazing.

Frau said...

Great home....I love seeing how other live, it's really changed my ideas from traditional to mix. Very cool!

artfranc said...

I love your kitchen display.
How you keep your rug clean?
Keep the good work...

Lara said...

hi artfranc,
the rug is a plastic outdoor mat so it doesn't stain. i think it is the perfect solution for a kitchen rug. :D

The Lil Bee said...

What a gorgeous home! Thank you for sharing. I love anyone that can successfully weave in pops of orange. Seeing as we just bought an orange couch for our den, this is all very inspiring to me:) xx Bee

Hill Country House Girl said...

How exciting! I pass their home every day when I take my daughter to school and have wished for a peek inside! What talent those two have. I love the fact that the wishbone chairs were her grandmother's and that Tim mkaes those amazing tables.
Enid is a great shop - one of the freshest, new shops in Fredericksburg! My daughter and I love it.

Please visit me at hill country house and see architect Jon Pankratz's home for another peek inside a great, contemporary house in our town!!

paula said...

what a gorgeous home. That kitchen and bath, wow.

dhen said...

really nice!

Tara Oakley Cutler said...

I want to live in that bath tub

Vicky said...

What a cozy home!!! especially I love your bedroom,the simplicity,the colour scheme and its cushion as well,hmmm actually everything about the rooms they are all Amazing and looks so inviting and decorated so lovely.wonderful post indeed!thanks for sharing.