Showing posts with label Annie Selke. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Annie Selke. Show all posts

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Annie Selke's Homes - Part 2

Hi again!

So, here we are with the rest of Annie Selke's story.

After her divorce and sale of her large Victorian home that we saw last week, Annie decided to move to Lenox, Massachusetts, so she could be closer to her aging mother.  With a small, mid-century ranch style house for sale just down the street from her mother, she decided to buy it, and along with the help of an architect, completely renovated the home inside and out.

I am just posting a few photos of this house, but you can see more by clicking below the pictures.  And, if you would like to see other rooms in the house, just google Annie Selke House Beautiful, as the renovation was documented over several issues in 2010.

To see more of the exterior makeover, click Ranch exterior makeover here


To see more of the kitchen makeover, click Kitchen makeover here

To see more of the bedroom, click Bedroom makeover here

Basement before

To see more of the basement makeover, click Basement makeover here

Finally, the reno was completed and Annie was settling in nicely with her beloved dogs, when her mother suddenly passed away unexpectedly.

Annie with Googie, Impy and Emmett

It was then that Annie decided to sell her small ranch style home and takeover where her mother left off.  So, she moved up the street and into her mother's home........more to protect all the work her mother had put into her gardens than for any other reason.  She couldn't bear the thought of the gardens possibly being lost.

And another makeover began, which you will see below.

Perhaps this is where Annie finally belongs.......back in the home of her mother....full circle.

Enjoy and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Master bedroom

Guest room

Other end of guest room

Second guest room

Second guest room

Overlooking beautiful gardens

Lonny and Berkshire Magazine

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Throwback Thursday - The Former Home of Annie Selke - Part 1

Good morning, Everyone!

Hope you are all having a great week!  

I'm running a little late with my post this morning, but I love this house and have had some of the images tucked away since I found them in Country Living magazine in 2004!  A lot has changed since then and Annie Selke no longer lives here, but her story continues.

First of all, I'll give you a bit of Annie's backstory.  If you are familiar with the retail shops Pine Cone Hill, Dash and Albert, Annie Selke Luxe and Fresh American, you already know that Annie Selke is the founder of all of these companies.

Back in 1992, Annie (who happens to be a graduate of Miss Porter's school in Connecticut) began designing textiles at her dining room table.   While a student at Miss Porter's, where all the bedrooms were decorated with Colefax & Fowler wallpaper, she became entranced with the floral designs.....and still loves them to this day.

In 1994, she founded the company Pine Cone Hill which, at that time, sold very traditional bedding designs - gingham sheets, traditional quilts and that sort of thing.  Loved the look and when you see her house below, you'll see how classic the look was and would still look beautiful today.

She eventually established Dash and Albert (rugs), Potluck Studios (pottery), Luxe (linens) and Fresh American and parlayed the businesses into a $50,000,000 annual business (and this info is from an article in 2010).  Sometime during this period, she and her husband were out driving one day when they came upon this 9 bedroom, shingle style Victorian home for sale.  And it was love at first sight for Annie.  She couldn't wait to get her hands on it and turn it into the home she had always dreamed of.

So, she went to work decorating her new home with a beautiful mix of old and new, her own linen designs and antiques from her favorite Brimfield Antiques.

Next Thursday, I will continue the story of Annie Selke.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this beautiful home and the updates she made over the years until she sold it after her divorce.

$25.00 side table from Brimfield Antiques
Country Living 2004

Kitchen dining

Master bedroom with Pine Cone Hill's 
Annette Quilt and striped linens
Colefax & Fowler  Fuschia wallpaper

Master bedroom sitting nook

Master bedroom updated with new furniture and linens 2008
Annie Selke bed, carpet and linens
Colefax & Fowler Fuschia wallpaper

Sweet Pea Colefax & Fowler wallpaper
Guest Room

Third floor guest room (formerly maid's quarters)
Pine Cone Hill quilt and linens
Polar Bear lamp Brimfield Antiques
Painted furniture

Living room 2004
Farrow & Ball stripe wallpaper

Same living room 2008
Farrow & Ball stripe wallpaper in a green colorway

Other end of living room 2008

Dining room 2004

Dining room 2004

Dining room 2008
Rectangular table with a demilune added to each end

Annie's collection of pink dishes 

Bath 2008

Monday, January 18, 2016

Moodboard Monday - Turquoise


Betsy Schmidt

Betsy Schmidt

Betsy Schmidt

Betsy Schmidt

 Mario Buatta

Tobi Fairley

Bunny Williams

Tobi Fairley


Elements of Style

Annie Selke


Brooks and Falotico via Home Bunch

Kat Liebschwager

Kat Liebschwager

Kat Liebschwager



Home Bunch

Bunny Williams


Krista Watterworth Design

Bethany Catharine - Tumblr