With Valentine’s Day approaching, Sandra Espinet’s book, The Well – Traveled Home, is the perfect gift for a sweetheart or a loved one. In Espinet’s exquisite book, each turn of the page is like traveling the world. Just look at the beautiful woodwork and ceiling medallion in this guest bedroom she designed.
Sandra Espinet considers herself a gypsy at heart. The Los Angeles based interior designer spent her childhood travelling the globe with her parents. Sandra gathered all of her travel experiences and developed a passion for fearlessly mixing exotic elements with traditional furnishings.
Espinet’s design goal is to pull together unique objects and found treasures from anyone’s travel to tell an authentic and personal story. The essence of her design work is to create alluring family living spaces and home environments.
Living rooms like this one enable the families who inhabit them to share the stories of their lives. Each piece is reflective of a place visited, an object collected, a memory inhabited.
The custom-made door knob below is on a door in an entry hall designed by Espinet in the Spanish Colonial style. Now, this is what I call a perfect door knob. I love her attention to detail and I love beautiful hardware.
In this same entry, Espinet marries and old church bench, antique olive jars from Spain, and a mirror from San Miguel de Allende. She believes that “The entry hall is the home’s first opportunity to convey a sense of personality and power of place.”
I love the old beams in this ceiling, the limestone walls and the beautifully detailed barstools in this kitchen.
If your taste runs a little more coastal than that of my interior design clients here in Midland, TX, who tend to appreciate a more traditional style, these pictures below, from her book, are simply beautiful. I could sit here so easily this weekend, could you?
If you want to take an exotic trip around the globe without ever leaving home, I recommend you buy a copy of The Well-Traveled Home. Enjoy your trip as Espinet guides you through well-traveled homes which are “Living theatres that invite collaboration on a daily basis from any and all inhabitants – beloved families, old friends, new guests…and unexpected treasures.”
And if you’d like, I invite you to continue journeying with me, here on Hadley Court by subscribing to my blog at http://hadleycourt.com/blog, and following Hadley Court on Pinterest, here, on G+ here, on Facebook, here, and on Twitter, here.
Thank you, readers. I appreciate you and have a blessed weekend ahead.
Leslie Hendrix Wood