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Monday, May 19, 2014

Suzette's Beautiful Empty Nest

Good Morning, dear friends.  I hope everyone had a good weekend.  We had our #1, Sista, and #1 Nef with us so it was wonderful here on the home front.

I have a special treat for you today.  It is a peek into my friend, Suzette's new gorgeous empty nester home in San Antonio, TX. 

I met Suzette years ago in McKinney when our girls were on a tennis team together.  We had a lot in common - we both had two girls, we love to read, and we both enjoyed tennis.  The only difference is the fact that Suzette is a very gifted tennis player and I stunk was not quite as gifted.

Suzette and her hubby decided to retire in one of the most beautiful areas of  San Antonio.  The Mister and I are also considering San Antonio when the time comes to retire.  It is a city rich with history, art, and charm.  The weather is great ten months a year, as well.

So here is a peek into Suzette's beautiful home.  She told her designer that she preferred a quiet palette - preferably cream, beige and some blue.  Her designer was Heather Scott from Heather Scott Home & Design in Austin.  


Family Room at Move In


After

I am in love with this space. It is elegant and yet so comfortable. Quite a few people can sit in this space.



Perfect setting for a party!


Entry at Move In



After

So welcoming and sets the tone for this gorgeous home.



If I had this kitchen, I would actually learn to cook!  Wow!  Great light fixtures and those bar chairs are tres chic and look so comfy!  Such a clean look and love the floor, too!


Breakfast area at Move in


After

So warm and inviting!  Great light fixture and table and chairs.



Dining Room

Suzette decided on this beautiful grasscloth with a blue and cream weave.  


The dining room doubles as a library.  Everything looks great - the book shelves, fabulous light fixture and I can never resist a round table.




Thank you sweet Suzette for sharing your lovely home with us.

Happy Monday!







Katie Clooney
Katie Clooney

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.

14 comments:

  1. oh my that is one beautiful home, and in such a wonderful part of the country. tell your friend she will have many happy years in such a beautiful place. thanks to both for sharing.

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  2. What a beautiful home! Love the double duty dining room as well. Great functional space. One of #2s roommates is from San Antonio.

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  3. Love the neutrals with touches of blue - so cool looking in the Texas heat. San Antonio would be so lovely for retirement!

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  4. Lovely home....thanks for sharing. I can only imagine the kind of trouble you & sista got into this weekend ; )! xoxox, Dawn

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  5. Love the colour palette. It can be so useful to have an outside eye. I get very enthusiastic about lots of ideas but sometimes it helps to have another view about how it goes together. San Antonio s climate sounds lovely but would I miss the seasons.... Not sure

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  6. Truly beautiful and so inviting.

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  7. Wow gorgeous..that living room is amazing, my favorite palette too....so soothing and welcoming. She has beautiful taste and sure knows how to pick her friends.....that would be YOU!

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  8. What a pretty house. Glad you had a fun family weekend, my friend. xo Laura

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  9. SO pretty!!! I enjoyed seeing the before and after...what a perfect "nest"!!! Have a fabulous week!! xoxo

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  10. Katie,
    what a gorgeous home, simple calming and classic! A perfect place to spend many enjoyable years! Hope you and Sista behaved your selves this weekend and didn't get into to much trouble!
    Rebecca

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  11. So well done, I absolutely love it!!

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  12. So pretty! I wonder what style you would call that? Definitely cozy, warm, and makes you want to sink right in and enjoy!

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  13. serene elegant and classic!
    -linda, ny

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  14. Love the design. Can we get some info on bar stool and lighting?

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