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sneak peek: jen altman {part deux}

by anne

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moving is never fun the first time, but when you move out and then move back into the same house, what does jen altman do? she makes the most of it and redecorates! last year we got a great sneak peek into her “old place” and today we’re so pleased to be sharing the new, and improved, look at her home. it’s kind of amazing to see a fresh look at the space. click here for additional images of jen’s great space, and if you’re looking for a little extra inspiration to get you through the day, don’t miss jen’s beautiful blog, nectar & light. {thanks again, jen!}anne

[above: our entry way… i have always been adamant about some sort of station at an entry.  it just makes sense to me to have somewhere to drop or hang anything you need to deposit as you come into the house.  we keep seasonal shoes in a basket under the table {found at Cost Plus some years ago and fitted with a glass knob from Anthropologie} – sunglasses, keys, mail and random Polaroids also find their way here.]

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our dining room… we eat here, we draw here, we work here, we school here.  i found the table at an antique store down the street – it was love at first site.  the chairs are replicas of the Navy Chair by Emeco and we have two Starck Ghost Chairs that travel between our kitchen nook and the ends of the table when we need to seat six.  i love the light that bathes this room in the late afternoon.

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our bedroom is my happy place {as well as our schnoodle’s – kind ludwig}  the two large pieces hanging over our bed are collages featuring zoomed in, then cropped paraphernalia collected in the six years we lived and traveled overseas.  i wrote about the project on my blog here. i always keep a stack of books next to the bed – i am currently loving science reads – i am in the midst of ‘the canon:  a whirligig tour of the beautiful basics of science’ by natalie angier; ‘longitude’ by dava sobel is up next.

CLICK HERE for the rest of Jen’s sneak peek after the jump!

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our kitchen is a labor of love.  we gutted it about two years ago and redesigned it floor up.  i love the contrast between the black cabinets and the white dishes – there are touches of pink here and there just for fun.

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our three girls share a room.  when we found out that our third was to be a girl, we decided to partially knock out the wall separating the two spare bedrooms and install a double french door.  i can not even imagine having the girls separated at this point – they adore having this large space to themselves – it combines their sleeping area with a play area.  the walls are a very pale pink – the only walls in the house not some shade of gray – and both spaces feature chandeliers and black and white accents.  we are addicted to jellycat lovies – they are everywhere.  art work by art & ghosts and my daughter adevah fey.

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