Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Linda Banks' Iris Hill

Anyone who has picked up a decorating magazine has seen the work of interior designer, Linda Banks. Let's have a look at her home,
Iris Hill in Connecticut.
All photos from Banks Design Associates.

I love this space! From the painted floors to the antique barber shop pole. Don't underestimate the use of interior windows, they add the illusion of space and light. This window is wonderful.

The kitchen is has such charm. I love the antique hanging cabinets and butcher block center island. Notice the antique towel bar on the end of the island.

This is a lovely dining room. Notice the detailing on the chairs with coordinating upholstered checked backs. The lamps on the side board and beautiful chandelier complete the look!

Finally, the living room - what interesting detail on the walls. This is an inexpensive way to cover not so perfect walls and add unique detailing at the same time. If you are ever in Portland, Maine head to her store SIMPLY HOME -a great collection and worth the trip.


  1. Gina, what delightful photos! The dining room chairs upholstered in black check cotton/linen are just divine - so stylish.
    Thanks for the link, yes we do have similar taste even with 12,000miles of ocean between both coutries.
    Millie ^-^

  2. Millie,
    Thanks so much for the comments. Do check out Linda's store at

  3. Gina - I've just had a chance this weekend to visit Linda's site & 40 mins. passed in a flash!
    What simple style & elegance she has - what a treat, thank you so much!!
    Millie ^_^

  4. Hi! What a wonderful blog! I am the daughter of Linda Banks, and she has found this blog very interesting and charming. She is quite flattered that you have taken the time to write about her! We would just like to point out that our former residence Iris Hill is actually in Connecticut not Maine. Thank you Gina!

  5. Thanks for the information! I have been a fan of your mother's work for several years. I am so flattered she likes the blog. Thanks for noting the Iris Hill location - I will make the change. Wishing you both my very best!

  6. wow i love your blogg its amazing..lovely kitchen..nice to find your blog and thanks for visiting my.

    hug E


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