Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Russian country house of Tolstoy...

This country house belonged to one of my favorite writers, Tolstoy. It makes me want to cry with joy. What a perfect placement of images and art. It has character, and evokes a feeling of pure warmth, and wonder. What is the story of the persons life that lived there? Why are sooo many houses today looking like everything in them was purchased to look like a catalog, and not CREATED in an AUTHENTIC way...
The bench on the back wall?? How beautiful is that???

19th century Russian house of writer Tolstoy, where he wrote War & Peace, and Anna Karenina.
Found these images from one of my favorite blogs...balustrade and bitters

3 comments:

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

It's perfect! I'm especially drawn to the rounded table with chairs on one side and bench on the other. I love that mix of seating!

Do you know who lives there now and who is the person behind the lovely styling?

Great find!

Jennifer Ament said...

Great question Crystal... I am buying this book A.S.A.P., because I need to see more! I am hoping that will give me an answer.I cannot imagine that it is not owned privately.I would be very surprised if it was owned by the Russian government,like many of our American gems are. The state and government owned properties tend to go to pot if that is the case... The book is called Russian Houses...Thanks for the comment!

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

I'll have to add 'Russian Houses' to my library! Thanks for sharing :)

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