It’s All In The Details, The Glorious, Beautiful Details

Do you have a few favorite places online you love to visit when you are craving beauty? Barbara Eberlein’s website, Eberlein Design Consultants is definitely one of those places for me. I always know I’ll leave inspired and just a little in awe of the gorgeous interiors she creates.

This home, named “Naturalists’ Sanctuary” is under the “Residential Preservation” area at her site. What an amazing home, both inside and out! From the views, I think it may be situated overlooking a natural wetland area. (You can see more of those views at her website, linked at the end of this post.)

Gorgeous Home in a Natural Preserve Area_wm


Once you step through the front door, you find yourself in this wonderful entry!

Large Entry With White Paneling and Blue Walls_wm


I love that so many of Barbara’s designs incorporate wallpaper. I still love it and may one day be brave enough to incorporate some back into my home.

Beautiful 2-story entry


Beautiful dining room! Wonder if she used wallpaper here or if the stripes were painted. Love how she designed the draperies where they don’t interfere with access to the French doors and the back veranda. We get a glimpse of those amazing views though the windows.

Green and White Striped Wallpaper in Formal Dining Room_wm


I love this room with its paneled walls and built-in bookcases, guessing it may be the library. There’s a window seat for reading while taking in the beauty of the land and views outside.

Wood Paneled Library with Window Seat_wm


Adore a toile bedroom, especially when it has a quirky, slanted ceiling.

Toile Bedroom in Waterside Home_wm


Such attention to detail! So beautiful! Wonder if this doorknob is a reproduction or an antique. Even the strike plate on the inside is gorgeous! Wouldn’t it be fun to use this door on a day-to-day basis. As much as we use the doors in our home, they really should all be this beautiful, shouldn’t they? Just love this!

Exquisite Door Knob_wm


Leaving the “Naturalists’ Sanctuary, I had to share a few more of the rooms that had me seriously drooling while visiting Barbara Eberlein’s site.

Another beautiful entry…I love seeing a staircase from the side this way, turning and continuing up. Doesn’t it make  you want to go up and see the upstairs. Love how wide it is, too.

Notice the wall color…it reminds me so much of my fave Duron, Sugar Cookie that has somehow found its way into so many of the rooms of my home.

Beautiful Entry_wm


A wonderful blue and white kitchen designed by Eberlein Consultants. I really like how she used both marble and a wood for the counter tops, two of favorite surfaces for kitchens.

Blue and White Kitchen with Marble Countertop


This bedroom caught my eye with its beautiful cabinetry creating a little seating nook for the small sofa. Such a a great idea for adding storage and a seating area to a bedroom. The colors and fabrics are soft and perfect here.

Gorgeous Green and White Toile Bedroom_wm


A wonderful sunroom…perfect place to spend summer days.

Beautiful Sunroom


Check out Barbara Eberlein’s website (where these pics were found) to see many more of her gorgeous designs: Eberlein Design Consultants She has so many more beautiful homes there…I especially loved the “second homes” section with the mountain retreat!

Pssst: I shared a book earlier this morning from the BNOTP library, another one of my faves.

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  1. Selma Kessler says

    Susan- I SO appreciate the different designers and sites you highlight. I just LOVE “The Naturalists Sanctuary”! It’s also wonderful that you notice the beautiful door hardware! I hope it is original. Craftsmanship like that SHOULD be preserved. The other thing is how the rooms all work without being matchy-matchy. Such a fun post!! As always, love The Porch!


  2. Love this, especially the dining room.

  3. I so loved this house! There is color! There is pattern! Did you spot that green sofa facing the fireplace? The green toile in that bedroom! The stairs are so pretty! It was wonderful to see pretty again.

  4. Yes, the details in this home are exquisite…I love that each room stands alone in its beautiful color and decor…Truly a dream home!

  5. *sigh* Just gorgeous! Love the wallpaper. I know it has fallen out of favor, and then somewhat back in again, but being my mother’s daughter, I love wallpaper! Although, I didn’t love stripping a gajillion layers from the wall of my kitchen when we did our last remodel. Hoping it’s the last remodel. The next time it will be up to my kids or whoever ends up with the house. LOL~~

  6. Peggy Thal says

    So beautiful! I am a big fan of a little wallpaper. Love toile! Great home design with perfect views. Thanks for sharing Susan!

  7. It is so nice and refreshing to see home interiors that are NOT all white! I guess it is fine for some (actually alot of bloggers) but I love COLOR! Thanks for sharing this sight.

  8. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    Oh my goodness, another gorgeous home. Susan, you are the master at finding them! Thanks for sharing this,. I had never heard of Barbara Eberlein before. I will definitely be bookmarking her site!

    Susan, the timing on this is fortuitous as well. See the windows in her dining room? I have a similar set up in my bedroom where the wall is shaped like a bay window. There is the center window and then the windows on either side which are at 30 degree angles. I am just now ordering some curtains and have been trying to figure out how to do it! If I get curtains for all three windows, I’ll have curtain rods banging into each other. She appears to have bent rods. (Haha, that sounds funny.) I have never seen any like that. Do they really exist? (I trust you’d know. 😉 ) It would sure help with hanging curtains if I could figure this out. If you or anybody else has a suggestion, please let me know. Meanwhile, I’m going to go drool some more. 😀

    • Pam, go you think it’s just one long rod across the center and then one over each side window…and she just pulled the curtains together where they meet in that gap between the windows?

      • pam ~ crumpety cottage says

        You’re probably right. But boy, did she do a good job of making it look perfect. Of course, being a designer I suppose she would, lol. It would be cool if there were bendable rods though. 😀 I think I’m going to try my husbands idea and just do the two outer windows and see how that looks. If I don’t like it, I can always do the middle. It might look cool though. I might start a new trend. 😀

        Susan, I am BURSTING with projects this Spring! So many fun things going on. The hardest part is getting the right person to do a job. So many people are so irresponsible these days! Hee. I’m having a ball. I hope it all works out. Although, there is one fathead who has really let me down. I had a carpenter (who does beautiful work) making a wall hutch for my dining room and he has been dragging his feet for months. I am so disappointed. I left him a message to just return my deposit. (Now why do I think that’s going to be a problem?) Oy!! People. I mean, if you don’t want to do a job, fine, just don’t TAKE IT ON! Grrrr. Fathead!

        • Hope you get your money back. I had a similar situation when I hired a contractor to built a brick mailbox for me…this was like 18-20 years ago. Anyway, he asked for a deposit to go buy the brick. I gave it to him and he never came back. Then like a month or two later he showed up at my garage door. He wanted more money though he had done nothing but build a small concrete foundation. When I asked him where he had been for two months, he said in jail. At that point, I said goodbye and found another contractor. Scary.

  9. I loved seeing this post. I know this is not your room but you always have such a good eye for things and seem to know so much about decorating. I wondered about the brass box at the end of the sofa. Can you tell me what it was used for? Did it have a purpose or is it just decorative. I also have one and I’d like to hear other opinions about the origins etc.
    Also if anyone finds a source for the door knob I’d like to know that too. THANKS so much BNOTP-You are my favorite site!

  10. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    P.S. I am really starting to miss wallpaper! 🙁

  11. pam ~ crumpety cottage says

    P.S.S. Susan, did you notice what I did in that blue and white kitchen? 🙂 Hee. The wall of cabinets all the way to the right — there’s a horizontal metal bar — you know what that means! 😀 A ladder for accessing the top cabinets. Oh, how I wish it was visible in the picture. Cozy, cozy, cozy!

  12. Lust…I mean Love the door knobs and plates…. franki

  13. Kathy Hammett says

    The door hardware was exquisite! How often can you say that?! Extraordinary homes!

  14. Absolutely beautiful! Funny, I just did a post about details as I have been restoring and hanging antique doors from my great grandfather’s old house…complete with antique rim locks and glass door knobs, so this really caught my eye! So gorgeous:-)

  15. OMG, Susan!
    Even the name of this house is wonderful: Naturalist’s Sanctuary!
    “Sanctuary” like a sacred space or a place of refuge…
    I think everyone would/could literally find “refuge” and peace in such a gorgeous house in a such wonderful place, when/if needed. I love it! Especially its staircase… Susan, I surely hope that door knob is an antique… a fake would be like you wear Valentino combined with shoes “Made in Ch**a”! Oh gosh! 🙂
    Susan, I enjoyed all the pictures of Barbara’s projects, and love especially the classic ones and from the “second homes” section I love, love, love the sofa in that Mountain Retreat! 🙂
    ~Hugs to you~

  16. Do you know why for the last week your emails have been going to my junk mail.The other blogs I get are not.I hate to miss ant of yours.

    • Margie, I’m not sure but I’ve had a couple of folks tell me that. Feedburner is really messing up lately if it’s making email systems think it’s spam. When you find them in your junk mail, if there’s a spot you can click to say “not spam” or “not junk” try that and see if it will stop sending them there. I know that is annoying. I’ve had the same issue sometimes with my Gmail account, sending emails to a spam file. If all else fails, you can click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email and then resubscribe and maybe that will fix it. Sorry you’re having that problem. Thanks so much for letting me know.

  17. Absolutely Beautiful Susan!! I can’t pick a favorite room because I love them all!!

  18. Went to web site to look at other houses,thank you what fun!

  19. Vicki Daugherty says

    Susan, after days and days of trials with feedburner, I changed to a different email address and am now receiving your posts again, hurray! I tried your suggestions…. unsubscribed, then re-subscribed… no luck. Something or someone is messing with feedburner and I wish they’d stop! I lost all the blogs I subscribed to and had to start over, looking for them and trying to remember which were my favorites and which were not so much. As for this beautiful house, let’s all agree that wallpaper in moderate amounts, properly applied is a plus! Any deviation creates problems. I love toile in any shape, color, or room. I could live here in a heartbeat! Vicki in Louisville KY

    • Yeah! Vicki, I’m so glad to hear that! I wonder why switching to a different email address worked. That is so weird, isn’t it? There’s been speculation for a few years that Google isn’t maintaining Feedburner and may phase it out. The paid services are pretty pricey but I’d be willing to switch to one of those if I knew for sure that would take care of the issue. I just don’t want to switch and find those get funneled into spam files or something. I need to do some research on this and see what I can find out. So frustrating.

  20. Hi Susan. I just wanted to let you know that I’m one of those persons who is not receiving email notices for new posts……..unfortunately they aren’t even going into my junk mail. I have noticed this same problem with several other blogs I subscribe to. Any suggestions?

    • Karen, that is so upsetting…I wish I knew what was causing it. If you get your email through a company like your cable company or phone company or another service, contact them and asked them if they are blocking Feedburner emails. Some services do that and you can asked them to stop. If it’s not that, I’m not sure what is causing it…so annoying, I know!

  21. Another beautiful book (with dogs yay!), another gorgeous home tour, and wallpaper tips too. Ahh, what a great visual, informative, and inspiring nightcap to the day; thanks for your posts 🙂

  22. Oh, Susan, I know this is going to sound like a hyperbole, but of all the homes you have shared with us, this is absolutely my favorite!! There is NOTHING I would change. Each room could be an “inspiration picture” for home projects. Thank you so very much for sharing this, except I’m looking around my home going, “*sigh* wish I could wiggle my nose and change EVERYTHING!!” Rosie

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