“Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends, each by name”
3 John 1:15
If you have read our blog for any length of time, you have met my friend, Patti. You’ve seen several posts with her name and beautiful home attached. A few weeks ago, Katy and I spent a long weekend in North Carolina, and you’ve already seen one post from that trip: A Breath of Fresh Air. There will be many more posts from this trip to come-so stay tuned! Patti is a more-than-gracious hostess, and on this trip she once again shared her long-time friend, Maureen! I first met Maureen over thirty years ago, and as always, it was a delight to spend some time with her. Maureen, affectionately named Momo, welcomed me into her home which I found to be oh-so-chic! She bought the condo while it was under construction and was able to select most of its interior finishes. Patti has assisted her with decorating and adding quality antiques. As you will see, Maureen maintains a minimalist approach. She has a quote to describe hers and Patti’s friendship “Keep it simple and find a friend who doesn’t!”
In the entry sits an antique mahogany table with a unique fish sculpture. Maureen had admired this work of art that belonged to her next door neighbor. When that neighbor moved to a retirement home, she gave the fish sculpture to Maureen and it now holds a place of honor in her foyer. Over the table is a colorful print of downtown Toronto, near Maureen’s hometown!
The living room, with its antique oriental rug, is a warm and inviting space for watching TV, reading, and conversation. The natural light that streams in from the windows makes it so!
The pair of wicker chairs are antique and I am currently coveting them! They are in pristine condition and I have a great spot at my house for them!
The bookcase is a vintage mahogany find, and is neatly arranged with photos, keepsakes, and books!
Maureen’s family photos are displayed in Pottery Barn frames.
The dining table is a reproduction and is representative of Maureen’s style…clean and simple lines. Bentwood chairs are antique along with the chest that is early 1800’s! The rug is seagrass and was a great bargain from Tuesday Morning!
Tulips add a perfect pop of color!
The sideboard was a housewarming present from Maureen’s sister and brother-in-law. The beautiful oil painting of a European cafe scene was a gift from Patti and Mike. Some treasures on the sideboard include a Waterford bowl, a Royal Doulton figurine named Maureen, a graduate, and a nurse (gifts when she graduated nursing school and as a nurse practitioner).
The view out the bay window makes you feel like you’re in a tree house! Such a fun area!
Just a peek into the kitchen with its granite counter tops!
Guest bedroom is cozy with Ralph Lauren bedding and leather headboard. The sailboat on the bedside table was a gift. I love Maureen’s simplicity!
A beautiful painting of Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia hangs in the guest room.
This detailed cross-stitch needlework immediately caught my eye. Maureen’s friend, Gisele made this in 1989. I love hand-crafted gifts, as they make a home warm and personal!
This small den serves as a guest room when needed. It has a “sporty” feel with its collection of golf balls hanging on the wall and the 10-speed Diamondback bicycle that also serves as a stationary bike!
This was, personally, one of my favorite areas. A large and sunny porch with furniture from Ace Hardware that Maureen painted a nice shade of green. It felt like vacation when I stepped outside!
We have always been blessed by Maureen’s gracious and loving spirit. We thank her for allowing us to share her beautiful home with you, our readers!
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