Eliza Gatfield

As I'm looking at these images and wishing I was in this breakfast room staring at the boats in the harbor....

I realized that I need a little break...

This home belongs to Eliza Gatfield and I love her relaxed style...

 The different fabrics she used in the drapes
and the patterns in the pillows coordinate so well...

I would love to wake up to this view...

 I'm craving for a little time on an island somewhere... far... far... away...

I don't have any plans but I'm going to try to have some down time...

OK..who am I trying to kid?

Do you really think I'm going to be able to relax at home? 

We don't have anything planned this summer

and we usually fly by the seat of our pants...

so who knows where and when we will go away...

I wish Eliza would invite me to stay in her beautiful home....

wouldn't that be nice?

How would you decorate your home away from home? 
Would you have a theme or would it be a relaxed style...like Eliza's...

I bet you'll never guess...but I'm taking a little blogging break...
I'll be back in a week or so....

Images from Traditional Home
Photos by Bruce Buck
Designer, Eliza Gatfield 


  1. Enjoy your break. even if it is in your own home, I know the surroundings will be beautiful! x Sharon

  2. Enjoy your time off whatever you do. Its important to recognize when you need the break and take it...it seems like summer everyone just wings it, comes and goes, its a time for us all to feel free to do what we please, its summer afteall!

    I have been in this home and if it makes you feel any better she no longer lives there, it was sold, it was a beautiful home, stunning views too...hope the new people kept the charm and personality of this home! Relaaaax and enjoy.

  3. Beautiful and I love that view and the breakfast nook!

  4. I would die to have that view. Something about water and boats is just relaxing. Enjoy your break.

  5. Love that gorgeous family room with the bookcase! Have a wonderful break, Julie!

  6. We all need a break sometimes, enjoy your off time!
    If is by the water ....all the better!

    Giveaway from Enchanted Home!

  7. Enjoy some well deserved time off. It recharges the batteries!

  8. I want Eliza to invite me, too! Gorgeous images!

  9. Enjoy your break!! I'm looking forward to starting my summer vacation soon :)
    x Loi

  10. This would be exactly the kind of home we'd love to while away the summer in... The perfect blend of casual elegance we'd be comfortable in. Love the colors and patterns. Have a great week (or two) off!
    C + C

  11. Enjoy your little break, we all need a break from real life sometimes!!

  12. Hi Julie,
    Thank you for your nice comments on my blog. I so need a break too and we actually planned a week in August to close the office and relax. Eliza is wonderful. I love her built ins with the barrel curved ceiling!
    I hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy yourself!

  13. I hear you! Can't wait for the 4th...I am hoping to get to the lake for a week! Very clever mixture of patterns in this home! Enjoy your break!

  14. Oh goodness! That breakfast room is gorgeous as are the textiles..beautiful! Enjoy your time off;) we all need that!

  15. That is the most perfect breakfast room. I have it pinned and always wondered what the rest of the house looked like, so thanks for sharing! Have a good break!

  16. i would want my getaway to be exactly like eliza's; casual, comfy and colorful. but no, that will never happen!
    my escape comes in the fall, to the really big island, england. but an escape about now would be welcome

    enjoy your break julie. sending wishes for restful getaway!

  17. I crave an island vacation as well. We have no summer plans but I hope to get to the ocean at least. It's so hard to get away with all these animals, pool, and responsibilities here... hope you recharge your batteries, and come back refreshed! you deserve some pampering!
    xo Nancy

  18. have a wonderful break! invite me to that island getaway for deisgn geeky bloggers and watch me show up!

    best to you.


  19. What a perfect breakfast room. That view alone is incredible, love how warm it is with all that great color.

  20. I loved the photos and if I were to pick a retreat to return to it would have a coastal theme. I lived in Florida and now Texas and I miss the beautiful beaches. Enjoy your break and funny you mentioned it but our family did so many quick vacations by the seat of our pants and they were the best....the photos that hang in our house on those trips show it in the smiles!!!

  21. Such a pretty home in such a perfect setting. Enjoy your break.

  22. I could do with a holiday there too - can I join you?

  23. I've been saving that issue of Traditional Home with her house since it came out. I love it! DO take that down time. I'm also burning the candle at both ends & know the feeling. Enjoy your break.


  24. What a beautiful home and yes, I'd love to vacation right there...chic, relaxing and beautiful...what more could you ask for. Enjoy a little time away!!

  25. OMG she's so talented! What gorgeous work. i would LOVE to have a house like that :)

  26. interesting to read thank you I really liked your article I love your beautiful blog and so enjoy your posts.good job

  27. MMMMM SO AMAZING pics:) your blog Is really great.

    Check out my new post and have a great weekend dear:)

    LOVE Maria from inredningsvis.se

  28. come to maine.
    we have oodles of islands!!


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