Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Wishing all of my friends in the northeast well. Stay safe and warm.
It was love at first sight for me when I saw this home in the February-March issue of Traditional Home.  Designed by interior designer Lisa Hildebrand and homeowner and designer Sarah Hamlin Hastings, the home is absolutely stunning.  And to finish it off, they show me a zebra rug, beautiful art, and some great antiques.

When Sarah's grandmother asked her to take over the reigns and live in the home, she did just that. With her grandmother's blessing, she and Lisa took over and created a masterpiece. This was a great collaboration between designer, architect, and homeowner. Lisa had previously helped decorate Sarah's Connecticut home.  

 Bobby McAlpine and David Baker were the architects on the project, whose goals were to add square footage and open up the spaces.  The outdoor landscaping was designed by Mike Kaiser and is spectacular, created to lure guest outdoors.  

Sarah wanted a home that was a perfect place to bring up children and at the same time entertain.  I believe she succeeded. 



Lisa and founding partner, Jeanette Weldon, opened Welhil Interiors in 2004 after meeting at Christie’s, where they each had successful careers. They have projects from San Francisco to Austin, Palm Beach, Charleston and the East Coast. Lisa holds an Art History degree from the University of Virginia and is originally from Dallas, Texas. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two little boys and terrier, Rudy.
Seven years at Christie’s in the European Furniture, Carpets and Estates & Appraisals departments afforded her the opportunity to learn from the best and make contacts around the world. She is versatile and can easily shift gears from mid-century Danish to 18th century English.

Photography by John Bessler. J Savage Gibson (images 4 and 12) Drawing - Bobby McAlpine, David Baker.

To advertise with Splendid Sass, visit here, or contact me at splendidness@gmail.com


Fitbit One

House Beautiful Favorites ~ February Issue
Welcome New Sponsor ~ Ned Schechter of Surviving Elegantly

 photo signature_zps513df16d.png


I Dream Of said...

Such a gorgeous home! I think my favorite thing is the sweet pup greeting us at the door.... Happy Monday, Teresa! XO

Karena said...

Teresa I know I am in love with this home and designer. Simply gorgeous!!

New Feature Frederique Chemin

Unknown said...

When I saw the sunroom, I thought oh I must mention how much I love that...and then as I scrolled down I was like, this is an amazing space! Wow, what a beautiful home!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for the gorgeous post Teresa. The house turned out beautifully, and it is a thrill to see it online and in print. Thanks too for the lovely post about my house at Christmastime last month. I am so happy to get to know you. xo
Lisa Hilderbrand - Welhil Interiors

greg tankersley said...

Thanks again for including our work on your blog. You're the best!
Greg Tankersley
McAlpine Tankersley Architecture

Woodside Park said...

Stunning!!! It's perfection inside and out. I'm especially in love with the lighting fixtures - all stylish, sculptural and beautiful. Gorgeous home! Cheers from snowy DC, L

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Beautiful work...love the kitchen..

therelishedroost said...

Love that kitchen and powder room! But love that Lab the best!

Rié Moratto said...

The architectural transformation was seamless; and the design was stylish. They made a great team! Rié | Portobello Design Blog

Connie Allen said...

I was blown away at the stylish, clean, and elegant beauty of this entire home. It's so inviting as well. The exterior colors of the walls, trims, entry for, and gutters first sparked my interest! I just love it. Could you share your paint colors for the exterior walls, shutters, trim, and gutters. I'm getting ready to paint the exterior brick and trim of our modest garden home in Birmingham. Thank you.
Connie Allen Romager

Post a Comment

Thank you for you comments!
Hateful comments with improper language will not be posted