A Master Bath By Vera Abud Interiors

Each time we visit our dear friend Vera (of Vera Abud Interiors) and her family, I'm not only excited to catch up with them, but also to be around her creative energy.  She happens to be one who is too modest about her multiple talents that reflect a beautiful, sophisticated elegance and an amazing discerning eye.  While our children and husbands do their thing (mostly play soccer and drink beer--in that order) we talk design.  Sharing our work, the inspirations that fuel it and even the struggles that come with it, we often chat late into the evening.  Our visits are always inspiring but sadly brief, since they usually take place in transit during our summer travels.  With the hope of extending their visual gratification, I attempt to capture Vera's aesthetic with my camera.  Last year I shared her home office with you, this time we decided that her recently renovated master bath would be the focus of my camera lens.  This latest project, very true to her style, is a visual extension of the rest of the house and blends classic appeal and vintage accents with modern comfort.  Take a look at her work and see Vera's list of favorite places to shop below:

In pursuit of her laid back luxury signature style, Vera's favorite places to shop are: Bungalow (Westport CT), Terrain, Anthropologie, and Lillian August.  Her online sources are One Kings Lane and Second Shout Out.

Vera, thank you so much for sharing your work with my CHD blog readers and many, many thanks for yet another amazing visit!


Before And After: A Connecticut Farm House*Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the Connecticut Farmhouse tour.  Today, we'll take a look at the sunporch, dining room, entry hall and have a preview glimpse of the living room. Be sure to check out part 1 of the tour here.

The rattan furniture left behind by the previous owners was given a quick and inexpensive update by simply covering it with interesting textiles.  Now the sunporch is ready to provide its new owners with some old fashioned r&r. 

I love the sunporch, the dining room settee and the mantle mirror.   Many thanks to stylist Vera Abud and her clients for sharing this special home with Cocoon Home's readers.  We hope to see more of it as the transformation continues.

Before And After: A Connecticut Farmhouse Part 1

While visiting interior stylist Vera Abud last month, I had the opportunity to see a project she's currently working on:  an 1800s farm house.  Her approach modernizes the space retaining the  historic foundation of the home and honoring her clients' aesthetic.    Take a look at the master bedroom makeover and stay posted for more updates on this home.

I love the painted floors, layered bed linens, stacked books and her client's jewelry collection!  Many thanks for sharing this special home with Cocoon's readers.

The Way We Work: Vera Abud Interiors

It's with great pleasure that I share with you the atelier of interior stylist Vera Abud.  I've admired her style and approach to design and styling for a long time and am excited that she is now offering her talents to many through Vera Abud Interiors.  While visiting her and her family in CT,  we had the chance to talk about her new venture and to photograph her work space.  I love the way she combined Moroccan textiles, cowhides and brass accents to honor both traditional and modern design.

During our time together she showed me a project she's currently working on.  Needless to say, I brought my camera along so that I can show you what she's up to for future posts.  In the mean time, take a look at a past project here.  I'm sure you'll be hearing more about her.