Would you like to see some lovely photos from a friend who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area? Her name is Anh-Minh Le and she found me through decor8 back in ‘06 — she commented a few times and then we started to exchange emails and before we knew it, we became e-friends. The always supportive, genuine, and very talented Anh-Minh is an office manager by day and a freelance writer by night with hopes of someday becoming a full-time writer. After looking at her home, lets home she decides to write about art and design because she certainly has an eye for beauty!
Gorgeous view from the dining area.
Anh-Minh compares her home to a “giant treehouse” since it overlooks many beautiful redwoods as you can see in the above photo. Her and her husband, Jon, have lived in their home for eight months and she cannot imagine living anywhere else though she confesses that a year ago, “I would have jumped at the chance to live in London or Tokyo”. Since I know Anh-Minh is one stylish lady who has traveled the globe, I felt confident when I asked her if she’d like to share corners of her home on decor8 because I knew she’d have a gorgeous space and from what you can see here, I’m glad I asked! Today I thought it would be fun to ask her to complete the following statements so you can learn more about the lady behind the abode. My thoughts are boldface and hers are italicized so you won’t get confused…
Entry — I love this bench and the painting, don’t you?
Entry- Another part of the entryway.
In my house I love to… take naps in the sun-drenched living room, watch movies on the super-sized projector screen, sit and enjoy coffee with friends at the kitchen table, and contemplate new decorating projects on the weekends and during my free time. This summer – our first in this house – I’m also looking forward to spending many hours hanging out on the deck.
My real passion is… traveling. We have souvenirs scattered throughout the house; like the embroidered textile draped on the back of our sofa (from Mexico).
My favorite objects in my home… most definitely the chaise lounge in our living room, the painting in our entryway and the Jill Bliss mural in the craft room (does that count as an object, even if it takes up an entire wall?).
Craft Room complete with a mural by Jill Bliss!
My favorite place to hang out in my home is… the living room.
This house is different from other places I’ve lived because… of the setting. All nature, all the time.
My decorating philosophy is… make it personal. I love looking around the house and seeing things that have some significance to me – that remind me of a special time, person or place.
I stay organized by… keeping my label maker close at hand.
If you visit my house, my only rules are… relax, have a good time, and come back real soon.
I plan to live in this house… forever.
Thank you for visiting us today on decor8, Anh-Minh — your home is filled with pattern and life and I’m so happy that you stopped by to share it with all of us here. xo
(images from anh-minh le)