library house

i have a tough time checking in on old gets in the way i guess.  besides my real-life friends, the friends i have been lucky enough to meet through this big beautiful world of blogging deserve to be checked in upon as well...jessica helgerson is definitely one of those blogging friends.  she should be looked in upon as often as possible.

i look in on her for purely selfish reasons.  she is my favorite you very favorite interior designer.  i mentioned yesterday that the frenches are moving...we are moving to another temporary location, to hold us over until we decide where we want to end up when we grow up.  each time we make a move i can't help but attempt to channel my inner jessica (giggle)...hoping that one day, when we finally quit bouncing from spot to spot, the real jessica helgerson will help me make it my forever home.

when i popped in this time i gasped out loud when i set eyes upon one of her latest endeavors: the library house; a former library-turned-residence in one of my very favorite portland neighborhoods.  

not my typical embrace-the-white interior right?  the richness, combined with jewel tones, with just enough white seems to be the perfect combination.  the furniture, textiles, lighting, cabinetry, ladders...etc seem to be just right as well.  

excuse me while i continue to admire...

xo mrs. french

photos by the ever talented lincoln barbour

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