Steve and I are on our way back to Los Angeles after spending several wonderful days with Nadine and Lars Bolander.
Our friend, Interior Decorator Penelope Bianchi, was our traveling companion. For those of you who know Penny, you won't be surprised to hear that we didn't stop laughing the entire time!
Upon arrival in Palm Beach, the three of us headed directly to the Bolanders' stunning home, where we stayed during our visit.
We spent a few moments admiring the front facade before heading in...
Penny and I both want a pair of these dogs!
As we walked into the entry, our eyes focus on this life size horse majestically standing in front of a chalky gray wall.
A display of carved wood heads hang on the wall to the right of us.
As we walk further down the hallway , a curved painted bench is placed underneath an antique carved panel directly across from the entrance to the main living room.
I thought you would enjoy seeing the painted finish of this "to die for" piece. Gorgeous!
As we enter the main living space, we all have the same reaction... Wow! What a visual feast.
Every vignette is both elegant and relaxed.
We are surrounded by amazing artwork...
yet we feel immediately comfortable. How does Lars do it?
The Bolanders' collection of paintings covers the walls...
while their other collections are beautifully displayed on the table tops.
An iron tree, in the foreground, occupies some of the mid level space in the room.
A porch filled with brightly colored furniture is the perfect place to spend time on a warm day in Palm Beach.
A group of large mushroom sculptures populate this corner.
A tongue in cheek painting of Lars gives a hint to his humorous personality.
As we sit on the porch, we are able to enjoy a view of the pool...
and the pool pavillion beyond.
A group of wood sculptures appears to be coming out to greet us.
After our tour of the Bolander residence, we are off to the Lars' studio.
One side of the studio is home to the store, filled with magnificient furnishings selected by Lars.
Petrified tree stumps make unique side tables, the perfect place to rest a drink.
A fun picture of Lars and Martha makes me wonder....
might Lars put this picture in the studio? LOL! Ok, maybe not...
It was so much fun to see the material selections in the actual space.
The fantastic art is the work of Nadine Bolander!
The colors and composition of each piece is a testament to Nadine's talent.
For more information about Nadine's artwork, please contact the Lars Bolander showroom.
We are about to arrive in Los Angeles, so I'll have to stop here for now. Stay tuned for the rest of our Palm Beach visit!
Thank you to Lars and Nadine Bolander for sharing their inspiring world with us!
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