A Glimpse of My Home

I rarely take photos of my own home because it’s ever-changing and what I call “a work in progress for the next 10 years.” I am a designer always on the hunt for the next great piece of furniture, artwork or anything for interiors, really. I am currently over the moon about dog paintings, which you see in the foyer shot.

The formality of a still life with a fluffy cute doggy as the subject just makes me giggle. I have to give a great big shout out to Michael Lee, who shot my funky little home. He really captured exactly how my house feels—and that takes talent.

My home is a true testament that you do not have to spend a fortune to create something a bit different. My dining chairs I found at an antique store going out of business. Four chairs for less than $200 bucks—can you say bargain? The dining table I made from a slab of Zinc and industrial legs I found at Brimfield seven years ago. I just drilled the legs to the zinc slab and ta da!—the perfect dining table for my family.

I am constantly buying rugs, and I find that the layering of rugs really works for me. I keep my shag rug all the time and switch out the top rug when I feel like a change. And of course you know how I feel about vintage lighting, so check out my mid-century oversized lamp on my blue chest in the foyer. Love it! And these are just a few of my fun finds…

Ana Donohue