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Anna Bond’s Black-and-White Florida Home

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

Anna Bond and her husband Nathan spend their days running Rifle Paper Co., the beloved stationery brand with more than 175 employees, so they want their home to feel like a haven. “Friends come over and say, ‘There’s no color!’” says Anna. “But we need a place that is totally serene.” Here’s a peek inside the house, which they share with their two-year-old son Ford (and a baby on the way!), in Winter Park, Florida…

FOYER

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

Console: Lekker Home. Rug: Restoration Hardware.

On tackling a big renovation: When we first saw the house, it looked really different. [Here are the ‘before’ photos.] Renovating a house was fascinating. There were so many little decisions. Our contractor asked, where do you want all the outlets? I was like, I don’t know! But I got into it. I was choosing handles for the shower doors on a Friday night with wine. The other surprise is that I thought it would take two months, but it took a year.

LIVING AREA

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

Sofa: Restoration Hardware. Coffee table: Lostine. Cowhide chair: Jayson Home & Garden. Rug: One Kings Lane. Standing black lamp: Lambert & Fils. Standing brass lamp: Schoolhouse Electric.

On brightening things up: I had a vision for the house. In the living room, we added a brick wall for texture (before it was just a regular wall), and put in beams and a fireplace ledge. We lightened the floors and painted everything white. The room feels as if it’s indoors and outdoors at the same time.

Basket with lid: Crate & Barrel, similar. Open basket: Target. Knit throw: West Elm, similar. White pillows: Loloi. Pillow with black threads: West Elm, similar.

On an important sofa: There are few decor things Nathan cares about other than a VERY comfortable couch. He won’t have a cool-for-the-sake-of-cool couch. A lot of people on Instagram recommended this one from Restoration Hardware. We went to the store to try it, and Nathan was lounging around, doing all these awkward positions! I was hoping no one was looking at us. In the end, it met his approval.

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

Dress: Saloni.

On relaxing rituals: I love watching Seinfeld. When I was pregnant, Nathan joked that the baby was going to think Jerry was his father because he heard his voice so often. And the show feels hilariously outdated — they talk about answering machines!

DINING AREA

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

Chandelier: Visual Comfort. Table: Lostine. Chairs: Normann Copenhagen. Highchair: Stokke.

On a black wall: We chose Benjamin Moore Onyx, which is a nice, rich black. We wanted the dining room to feel separate from the living room. I actually did mock ups in Photoshop, so I could envision it; I cut out furniture and put chairs around a table. For everyday meals, we make pasta or bake fish in the oven. I also love oranges; we have it good in Florida.

KITCHEN

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

Faucet: Waterworks.

On living in Florida: I grew up in New Jersey but then moved down here. It took me a while to love it, but now I really do. We live a very normal suburban life; it’s nice. Disney World was probably my last Florida thing to embrace, but now we have season passes. I’m that person! Growing up, I always wanted to go but my parents said no. The culture is so different here, everyone just goes whenever. Some Florida people go every weekend! There are websites that give color-coded crowd reports, so you know if you should stay away.

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

Sconces: Bestlite. Dinnerware: Jono Pandolfi.

On designing a kitchen: I love having open shelving. It’s so pretty and makes the room feel more homey and rustic. My mom was very concerned about our dishes getting dusty, but it has worked out. There’s not much that’s high tech about the house, but we do have a sound system. We play relaxing tunes — Fats Waller, Django Reinhardt — while making dinner.

GUEST BEDROOM

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

Wallpaper: Lorca for Osborne & Little. Bed: Lawson-Fenning. Bedding: Target. Side tables: Serena & Lily. Black lamps: Mary McDonald for Robert Abbey Lighting.

On taking care of friends: We’ve had a good amount of guests, which has made me happy. We treat the room like a hotel. I bring home mini shampoo bottles and sewing kits from hotels. We put out a travel steamer and a notebook with our wifi code. In the bathroom, I have extra toothbrushes, razors, a hair dryer and Q-tips.

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

White desk: West Elm. Chair: Serena & Lily. Brass lamp: Onefortythree. Art: family photo.

On a guest-room essential: The first time we had a guest was the first time Ford woke up three times in the night. Of course! So, now we put out a noise machine, too.

OFFICE

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

Easel: Blick. Desk: Jayson Home. Chair: Herman Miller. Desk lamp: Jayson Home, similar. Brass lamp: Robert Abbey Regine. Cabinets: Crate & Barrel.

On a room of one’s own: During the day, I go into our company’s office, but I prefer to save my creative work and painting for when I’m home. The windows don’t have shades because I want bright light. Before I had a child, I always painted late at night; I’d stay up until 3 or 4 in the morning. That had to change, of course, but I still enjoy working in the evening. Everything’s quiet. The inbox dies down. It feels calming.

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

Black and gold birds: Rifle Paper Co. Three birds: Wayne Pate. Sean Connery photo: similar. Ocean art: Laure Joliet.

On a funny photograph: The photo of Sean Connery leaning on a car is from a James Bond movie. Ford, Nathan and Nathan’s dad actually all have the first name ‘James,’ which means their full names are ‘James Bond.’ Ford and Nathan go by their middle names, but Nathan’s dad went by James Bond and LOVED it. He had an insurance business, and his phone number ended in 007. He milked it. It’s fun. The nurses at the pediatrician’s office think it’s the greatest thing that Ford is officially James Bond. People get really excited. TSA agents freak out.

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

On founding a company: Many of the early years of Rifle were non-stop work. I didn’t see a friend for the first two years. Sometimes I wonder, why did I do that? But at the time, it felt very necessary to work 80 hours a week. We put so much into it. I joke to friends that my secret weapon is how hard I’m willing to work — putting in all the stuff that goes on behind the scenes and being willing to endure it.

On growing the business: Work is a wild road. Every few years, it feels as if we’re starting a whole new business because it’s a different phase of growth. Maybe you’ve figured out 100 things but then you have to turn and figure out something new. I sent my friend a gif of a guy playing Whac-A-Mole, and I was like, this is me running the company.

FORD’S NURSERY

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

Crib: Kalon Studios. Rocking horse: Serena & Lily. Standing light: Aerin. Rug: Restoration Hardware. Art: homemade.

On a favorite toy: We’re expecting another little boy in April. They’ll share this room. The rocking horse is from Serena & Lily. I rolled my eyes at myself when I bought it, but Ford actually drags it out to the living room to play. I was like, oh, good, it’s not just pretty.

On homemade artwork: Ford and I had watched a Mr. Rogers episode where he toured the construction paper factory, and we were inspired. So, we got a bunch of colorful paper and tore off pieces to make this art. Now he’ll tell people, Mommy and I made that.

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

Chair: Land of Nod. Throw: Steven Alan for West Elm. Bunny: Blabla Kids. Ottoman: Anthropologie, similar.

On meaningful photographs: The old photos show the Daytona 500 car race and Daytona Beach. Nathan’s family took me to the beach right after we moved. They started driving their car on the sand, and I thought, what is happening? It’s so weird and funny — you can actually drive your car and park on the beach. I love that these photos were taken in Florida.

BEDROOM

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

Canopy frame bed: RH Modern. Bedding: Target. Bench: Anthropologie. Side tables: Made Goods. Ceramic lamps: Mirena Kim. Reading lights: Ylighting.

On a king bed: When we moved in, Nathan was like, are you sure you want a king? We’ll be so far apart. And I was like, IT WILL BE GREAT. The Casper mattress is wonderful. Nathan rolls around a lot, but I can’t feel it anymore. Our previous mattress was a used one I had bought for $100 back in college. The contrast is big.

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

Lounge chair: Herman Miller. Wood stool: West Elm. Gold lamp: Aerin.

On a reading nook: We wanted a great reading spot. It was my forever dream to have an Eames chair. I had never sat in one until I was in an airport lounge, and it’s SO comfortable. This chair gets a lot of use. There are clothes on it right now, though, I won’t lie. We’re trying to be better.

On surprising decor: I don’t mind photos on the floor! This frame is really heavy to hang, so it kind of works here. I snapped this photo when we were all looking in the mirror.

BATHROOM

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

Sconces: Waterworks.

On a shower experience: The double shower is such a treat. I turn on only one at a time, but Nathan sometimes turns on both for maximum experience, and he plays Gregorian chants on the speakers!

Anna Bond's Black-and-White Florida Home

Thank you so much, Anna. You are wonderful.

P.S. Here are all our house tours, if you’d like to see. Looking for color? See this purple-filled Brooklyn townhouse and Utah home with an amazing mural. Want budget-friendly inspiration? This New Hampshire cottage is all about simple pleasures, and this Brooklyn space includes a trick for saving money on linens. Want tips for small spaces? Here’s a loft apartment and an actual tiny house. Love wallpaper? See this Brooklyn cabin-in-the-sky and this charming nursery. For international tours, we have a cozy London apartment and house in the Japanese countryside.

(Photos by Julia Robbs for Cup of Jo.)

  1. Jess Hack says...

    Thank you for this post! One quick question, and only because we’re working with an odd layout where our fireplace is opposite the tv wall, and trying to find a sofa to accommodate… where is their tv, or do they not have one?

  2. Megan says...

    This is one of my all-time favorite home tours. I love that it’s completely neutral, but so cozy and beautiful! I also love the black cabinets used in the office, and I see that the tall version is used in the living room. I love what they did with the brick fireplace wall, too! I could go on and on!

  3. Dawn says...

    Do you know if you used Benjamin Moore Onyx in matte finish for kitchen cabinets? Just trying decide on sheen for our cabinets. I love the sheen of her cabinets in Onyx. Thanks.

  4. Kate says...

    Rifle Paper Co is my very favorite, what a treat to see inside this gorgeous home! Thank you for sharing. I am so happy to see success for talented, hard working people.

  5. Em says...

    Just thinking about how hard Anna must work for all of this literally exhausts me. I know it must be a lot of work because her illustrations are beautiful, they’re almost everywhere I look, she has 175 employees and she can afford that Eames chair. Haha, it all adds up to- holy hell she must be a very driven worker.

  6. I had the same conversation with my husband about a king sized bed but now he loves it. We bought one with wedding gift money and still joke that it was an investment in our marriage, something to help us get good sleep.

  7. Erin says...

    What paint color is the white? Whites vary so much, so just curious!
    Lovely home.

    • Ann says...

      I wondered the same thing! They mentioned the Benjamin Moore Onyx, but not the white. So curious.

    • Polly says...

      On her IG it says decorator’s white I think.

  8. Alisha says...

    Where can I find the black and gold bird print featured in the office. I can’t find it on rifle paper co web site???

  9. Amy says...

    Would love to know more about the foyer. Love the console but the art and lamp and other pieces are gorgeous! Any info wld be much appreciated. What a lovely house tour!!! Congrats to Anna on the great growth of her business over the last
    Several years!

  10. Mary says...

    I’ve been in love with all things Rifle for YEARS! Almost every room in my house has something beautiful from them. Thanks for the inside tour!

  11. What a lovely house tour…. swoon!
    I just discovered your site and am falling in love.
    Thank you so much for sharing.
    Have a wonderful Saturday,
    Jalon

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      so nice to have you here, jalon!

  12. Greta says...

    This is the best house tour EVER, and I love that they rock an accent wall in the dining room. It is so hard to know how to define spaces in an open concept layout. This is totally inspiring me!

  13. Dawn says...

    I love the kitchen! Do you know the cabinet color? I am thinking of going dark with our kitchen cabinets. Just can’t decide.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes! it’s benjamin moore onyx — the same color as her dining room wall, interestingly enough! (although the color looks different in both scenarios) good luck choosing! paint is so hard! :)

    • Dawn says...

      That is interesting! That is the color I picked for my bathroom vanity. It just looks different in the kitchen picture. Looks more like navy :)

  14. LBintheBK says...

    Beautiful kitchen- what type of oven/stove do they have?

    • Julie says...

      Lacanache

  15. You ladies at Cup of Jo always knock it out of the park with your house tours. Bravo.

  16. Terri says...

    I love Rifle Paper Co.! I bought one of the beautiful floral phone cases for my teenaged daughter a year ago for Christmas. It was her favorite case ever. Usually she switches cases a lot for variety, but she left it on for the whole year, and she received so many compliments on it. This Christmas I bought a set of Rifle Paper Co. journals for my twin sister. They are so lovely that I am thinking of getting some for myself, too. The home is just as lovely as the art. I loved seeing it. I would never have thought of painting a wall black, but the black dining room wall has inspired me to consider it.

  17. Neens says...

    Is that a faucet over the stovetop?! SO GENIUS!! No sloshing pots from the sink to the stove. Adding it to my list of dream home items!

    • Sarah says...

      It’s appropriately called a “pot filler” and when I have one in my home I feel like I will comfortably be able to say I’m a definite full-fledged grown up. They just look so dang efficient!!

  18. Elizabeth says...

    What a beautiful home. I love the kitchen island. Also, thanks CoJ team, for knowing your readers so well. I was like, WHERE IS HER DRESS FROM, Oh. xo

  19. Angela says...

    Those windows! My goodness, they are are beautiful and have managed to turn the outdoors into framed artwork!

  20. I lived in Orlando up until last summer (now I live in Rwanda!) and am such a Rifle Paper fangirl. The best are the sidewalk sales at their store – those spoiled me for sure. Fun to see this beautiful home!
    p.s. I go by my middle name too! (Less common for a girl, for sure :) )

  21. Anna says...

    Thank you so much for sharing! I’ve always really enjoyed Anna’s work and I love seeing this. I’m particularly in awe of it after seeing the “before” photos! Also LOVE the three generations of “James Bond”s! I would so be using that full name if it was mine! :-)

  22. Kimmy says...

    Impeccable taste. Anna’s house is stunning. It’s interesting to me that her house is so neutral and her art so colorful.

    I find my own style tends to lean that way as well – house and body more on the neutral side, brightly colored art and design. Fascinating. I wonder if this is true of other artists/designers as well.

  23. Susan says...

    I love her home! 😍 Really beautiful. Although, I remain somewhat freaked out by Florida in general with alligators and all sorts of flying creepy crawlers—lol!

    • Elena olson says...

      You can’t avoid the bugs down here… they are everywhere. Also little lizards and geckos, though, I find them cute. As for alligators? Never ever live on a canal! 😊 I’m an Oregonian born and raised (Portland!), but have lived in Miami for 15 years. It grows on you, and there are far more delightful things than annoyances, I promise!

    • Susan says...

      Thanks Elena! That helps. I’m a San Diego native, so another West Coaster. 😁

  24. Azura says...

    Beautiful house!❤️She has really great taste!

  25. Maire says...

    This black and white decor is all my dreams come true forever. And I feel like Anna is my spirit animal in that I also covet to one day own an Eames chair. I also adore the construction paper art that she made with Ford! It looks so gorgeous in the room and also looks like some weird modern art piece that someone could pay a ton of money for in a gallery! I am so inspired by this to make more art :)

  26. I have loved Rifle for years! (the have THE BEST phone cases!!) This was such a great BTS experience of one of my favorite creators — loved all the details, how serene their house is, and the James Bond story!!

  27. I own a stationery shop and am very familiar with Rifle and Anna’s story so it was fun to get an inside look at her everyday life! I had no idea all the Bond boys are actually named James! LOVE IT!

  28. Madeline Polton says...

    My all time favorite! Love this space. Joanna, didn’t she design your wedding invite? Or place cards? Or something?

  29. ECH says...

    Lovely! I’ve been debating whether to get a sectional and this post convinced me to go for it. PS My son is also named Ford <3

  30. Lexi says...

    Anna and her team illustrated my save-the-dates, before Rifle became a super huge. I felt so special getting in early -ish and have absolutely treasured them ever since. It’s so interesting to see how paired down and monochromatic her home is – and just as gorgeous as her other designs!

  31. melissa says...

    I mean….she has a real Eames. Not the overstock.com version. Damn Anna. The house is gorg!

  32. Dreamy.

  33. Maryann Ibrahim says...

    Would love to know the color of her kitchen cabinets? Thank you.

    • Jenna says...

      Me too!

  34. Alison says...

    Was so happy to see this!! I have followed Anna on Instagram for years (back when I lived in Winter Park years ago!). I knew she had renovated their home and had only seen snips here and there in her pics. SO happy to finally get to see the finished product! Its gorgeous – that kitchen!!!

  35. Eve says...

    She has such killer style. I’d love to see more from her on that. Some of her outfits on Instagram are total jaw droppers. Actually, I’d soak up anything related to this powerhouse. She’s inspirational! Thank you, Anna!

  36. Claire says...

    I like this very much, even though I don’t usually go for b&w – it feels vibrant and warm with a palate that I don’t usually associate with that ambiance. I am particularly mesmerized by the marble tiles in the bathroom and the kitchen (the island is so beautiful).

    • Angela says...

      Yeah, I have to honest that I wasn’t thrilled with the title of black and white, but turns out I really loved this home! It does manage to be warm. Her killer style has really pulled it off and made this a really lovely home.

  37. Denise says...

    I’m surprised I liked this house so much because I love lots of color and dislike white/beige/muted home interiors with a passion. But the black is so vibrant in this space it IS the color and I love it. Thanks for this new perspective.

  38. Amber says...

    Love love love these house tours <3 Thank you!!

  39. Lisa Defibaugh says...

    So gorgeous AND comfy. Might be my favorite house tour I’ve seen!

  40. So funny, I would have expected florals everywhere from the owner of Rifle Paper Co! I love the simplicity of the black and white. I think committing to an aesthetic can really help you make decisions about what to buy (and avoid being swayed by trends). My home is very much like that; it’s an architectural landmark and it pretty much dictates the interior aesthetic. I don’t even buy clothes anymore if I think they don’t match my house!

  41. Divya says...

    One of the best home tours! What a gorgeous house.

  42. Katie says...

    Ugh I love her and her style so much.

  43. Loved seeing and reading about Anna & Nathan’s beautiful home! I especially love the idea to make the construction paper art with her son and how proud of it he is! :) As an aspiring stationery designer It’s so awesome and inspiring to see Rifle Paper Co.’s success and the Bond’s ability to create this lovely, serene home to escape to. Thanks for sharing!

  44. This house is so beautiful and feels so homey. I love how they mix the color of black and white. It doesn’t feel dark and suffocated. And what an amazing job they did with the renovation! The place totally look so different

  45. NN says...

    Wow, absolutely love it! Can’t believe the before pictures! I would love to see an entire piece on her renovation process – incredible!!

  46. Twyla says...

    Hilariously, the before photos are exactly my parents’ home – the yellow walls, the brown leather couches, the golden wood everything. They actually tore out the white cabinets that came with the house so they could put in wood ones!

    • Julie says...

      Same. But isn’t it nice to know our parents’ homes could be returned to this with a little money and care? Hahaha.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      that’s amazing, twyla!

  47. Oh wow this tour was wonderful! This home is GORGEOUS, and I loved hearing their story!! I also just got a king size Casper bed and I completely agree, it’s awesome!

  48. Ashly says...

    Would someone be kind enough to provide the source for the low glass door bookcases in the office?

    • Donna says...

      It said Crate and Barrel

  49. Hannah says...

    it would be cool to see a simple floor plan with these house tours, to see how all the rooms fit together…

  50. Gaby says...

    This tour is amazing. Would it be possible to find out what the floors are? I live in Florida also and this is exactly what I’ve been looking for! Thanky you so much.

    PS Love your site!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i’ll ask anna!

    • Steph says...

      Same here! I live in the area and have been looking for flooring like this for ages!!!

      Also really enjoyed this post. 😊

    • Heather says...

      I was wondering the same thing!! Living near the water, we have to tile all the floors and it’s tricky so when I see something that looks this amazing, I am dieing to know what it is. Beautifullllllll home tour!!!!!

    • Steph says...

      Thank you so much for posting the answer, Joanna! Much appreciated. 😊💕✨

    • Heather says...

      Yes! Thank you so much Jo! Very very grateful to you and Anna for your time in sharing those details. Xoxo

  51. Emily M. says...

    This piece was such a tremendous pleasure to luxuriate over. What. a. gorgeous. home. And while Anna and her family certainly seem to have tremendous resources (I just did a reno and so I know the cost of a good fixture), I get the feeling that they do not take this for granted. That is QUITE the before and after! xo

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      seriously!!!! can’t believe the difference, it’s incredible.

  52. Grace says...

    I love this house! The black actually looks like a bright, fun colour.

  53. Maranda says...

    I enjoyed every single minute of this house tour. I love Rifle Paper Co and their home is beautiful!

  54. This home is to die for, particularly the kitchens and bath where the level of detail and craftsmanship really shine. How absolutely gorgeous!

  55. Amanda says...

    Lived-in, but classic. I love how her house is set up so you notice every small detail, but yet could pour some wine and lounge.

  56. Emily says...

    This home tour is so amazing that it’s one of the few cases where I wish you had the overkill Apartment Therapy format with a source, for like, every little thing. So much beautiful art on the walls that I wish I knew where it was all from!

  57. jill c. says...

    oh my what a beautiful home! i always buy her cards for birthdays and special occasions and her yearly calendar is always a staple in my house – it’s so lovely to look at daily and I almost find it too pretty to write in when I need to put in an appointment.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      you’ve inspired me to order one, jill :)

  58. Libbie says...

    My last name is also Bond, and people always ask if my dad is James. It makes me laugh that there are actually 3 real-life James Bonds. :)

  59. Jennifer says...

    Whoa – the before photos are a must-see, I was not expecting that! Great job, Anna!

    The James Bond thing is great. My last name is Bonds and both I and my husband have grandfathers named James, so people are always suggesting it as a baby name for us (we are pregnant with number three). I’m always like, “think about that for a second…”

  60. Melissa says...

    I love Anna and Rifle Paper. We have her artwork in our house.

    Side note, I’m pretty sure the bunny in the nursery is Balthazar from BlaBla Kids. :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, thank you!

  61. Their kitchen island is AMAZING!

    I’d love to know what material/stone it is made from…? Sooo beautiful.

  62. SOOOOO gorgeous! I’m definitely a Rifle fan, and I even took a trip from Tampa to Winter Park to see the store in person on one vacation. Loved it all. Scooped up a lot of goodness! The home and stories that come with it are lovely.

  63. R says...

    also- this whole open shelving thing. I totally get the comment her mother made about the dust! Other people that have open shelving- is this really a good idea? I agree it looks BEAUTIFUL and homey, and can feature the beauty and simplicity of glassware/tableware/etc but how annoying to be worrying about the dust!

  64. R says...

    AMAZING. I am such a big fan of her work, and since she has posted some of her home renovation projects on Instagram, I have been excited to see the outcome. Love the contrast of the black and white. What a beautiful home and family!

  65. Agh simply awesome!

  66. Nicole says...

    Gosh this is such a nitpick but that’s actually Balthazar the Bunny from blabla dolls! https://blablakids.com/collections/knit-dolls/products/1904-doll-bunny-magician-balthazar

    I only know because he’s one of my favorite possessions :)

    Loved this house tour, especially the double shower! I think of that as the ultimate luxury (I *especially* think of it when my partner and I are taking turns standing under the hot water on cold mornings before work).

    • Stella Blackmon says...

      Thanks, Nicole!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you so much! updated! xoxo

  67. Sarah says...

    I love, love her black and gold birds print hanging in her office, but I don’t see it for sale on the Rifle Paper Co. website. Maybe, hopefully, it’s coming soon?

    • Kristi says...

      Me too – the print is lovely and especially in the large format! I wish more of their stuff online was available in bigger sizes.

  68. Ahh! Her house is gorgeous!!! I expected nothing less, honestly. Thanks for spotlighting her and her business, she’s so talented.

  69. Becky says...

    What a great tour — her home is so beautifully designed, and she is so down to earth. The part about the king-size bed made me laugh. My husband and I got a king about five years ago, and we had the very same conversation. I’ve enjoyed the extra space so much I keep joking that I want a room-size bed next time.

  70. Rifle Co is an amazing stationary company, and I love to see how she has created her beautiful home too! Thank you for sharing!

  71. Such a beautiful and thoughtful home tour! Anna has such incredible taste and it shows in her art. I love the idea of having a more monotone home – she’s surrounded by colors all day at the office, so it’s no surprise she’d want to limit her palette. I’m sure it also keeps her from thinking too much about work!

    P.S. My phone number ends in 007 too! That made me laugh :)

  72. Anja says...

    I’ve always been a huge fan of Anna’s designs and aesthetic, so this was a total treat. I think to this day I have only used her thank yous (with the exception of my wedding thank you cards).

    Every inch of her home feels thoughtful and relatable, but also like staying at an awesome boutique hotel- nothing is so delicate that it can’t be used or touched. Her two bedrooms, the master bath, the kitchen, and the windows in the living room are what my dreams are made of.

    I love how she wanted home to peaceful and serene- her art is colorful, flowy, and bold, so I didn’t expect this contrast, but I love it.

    I’m in the process of designing/decorating my much smaller NYC condo, but relate to so many decisions here. Particularly the guest room- I hope to have many guest who will visit, and I want them to love their experience.

    Gah.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i agree! i have used her thank you cards for almost a decade! xoxo

  73. Caitlin says...

    Gorgeous home tour!

    I would love to know where her deck railing is from. It can be hard to find simple railings! Thanks.

  74. Lauren says...

    Oh my word, when I saw this post I immediately poured myself a glass of wine and settled in for this delightful surprise. I have such a crush on Anna Bond and her work. This house tour is as dreamy as I could have ever imagined. Thank you!

    • Alison says...

      ha me too!! when I saw it pop up I was SO excited to really sit down and enjoy it!

  75. Chelsea says...

    We do! Not all the time, but it’s nice to have the option. It feels luxurious and a bit extra sexy.

  76. Tara says...

    That was absolutely my favorite house tour. Just beautiful..

  77. Tim says...

    I’m interested to know where the Roman window shades are from.

  78. Natalie says...

    Perfect in every way ;)

  79. I’m a huge Anna Bond fan — have already ordered two books of the stamps she designed for USPS that release tomorrow!

  80. Abbie says...

    I’m dying to know if baby #2 will ALSO be “James” bond. I can’t imagine being the brother that didn’t get that family heirloom. ;)

    • Teri says...

      Me, too! I’ve read through the comments looking to see if she responded. Even if they had a girl-who doesn’t want to be James Freaking Bond?!!! Gah! Sooo Cool!!!

    • annie says...

      I am so happy to know about this stamp—thanks Judy!

  81. Miranda says...

    More Anna, please!

  82. Carolyn says...

    An Eames lounger is my FOREVER DREAM, too!!! I go and sit in it every time I pass DWR. I’m happy that Anna got hers!

  83. Tracey says...

    This is a truly stunning home but I’m most curious about the ‘not seeing friends’ comment. I’ve noticed that amongst me and my peers that ambition seems to come at that cost. Being the friend who is shelved feels terrible no matter how initially understanding they are. We all assume that we should knuckle down and tunnel vision on our goals. Is this true? Is it THE ONLY way? Is this only a female thing? Is it just a natural growing apart?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      it’s definitely not the only way, but it might happen in certain cases, like it did for anna (who was building an enormous company from scratch). it’s tough when friends are pulled away for various reasons, and those phases happen for sure — i’ve been on both sides of that. hang in there!

    • Tracey says...

      It’s definitely food for thought. And I don’t want to seem ungracious, Anna’s home is astoundingly beautiful, especially those stone benchtops. It’s a stone I would have dismissed- but more fool me, in amongst the brass fittings it really sings, a true testimont of a brilliant design eye.

    • Rosemarie says...

      I think there are different periods in people’s (women’s) lives when they go through periods of not being there for their friends as much as they would like. Creating a business, building their career, starting a family, taking care of an elderly parent. There are so many reasons and seasons for distance throughout life. Honestly, now in my 30’s, there are some friends I see quite often, and there are other friends I see maybe once a year but it always feels like going home, no matter how long it’s been. It does feel terrible “being shelved” but understanding goes a long way and knowing it won’t always be that way.

    • Bvv says...

      I”ve been the friend that has been guilt tripped and not received a ton of understanding when I’m deluged at work. I happen to have a very high stress/high reward job, and then in my mid 30s a colicky infant, followed by a colorful toddler with no support system (our families live on the other side of the world). So something is bound to fall through cracks and unfortunately that sometimes is friends for periods of time. Does that make me a bad person because I’m ambitious and prioritize my husband/child/mental sanity over friends? No. I should add no one asks these questions of men. I’m sorry you’ve been hurt by that. Sometimes life just happens…but as someone else wrote below…understanding and a lack of guilt tripping goes a really long way. And its true it always feels like coming home with those friends.

    • Tracey says...

      BVV your statements perfectly sum up my questions (especially the no one asks this of a man) so thanks for your considered response. I’ve played both roles in recent history (shelver and shelved) and I know that I feel worse being the focussed one. This thread and article has been a bit of a lightbulb for me that it’s common and ok to ebb and flow, and more than that, it’s ok to take your turn sometimes.

  84. Jo says...

    Beautiful! And I love that you included that she went two years working 80 hour weeks and not seeing a single friend. Sometimes you see these gorgeous lifestyles and it can feel baffling and overly enviable… then you read a bit of backstory like that and it’s like, hmm, ok fair enough, good for you girl!

    • Alicia says...

      My thoughts exactly!

    • Christina says...

      Yes!

  85. mollcoll says...

    Beautiful and so inspiring.

  86. Tori says...

    Swoon-worthy home! I’ve loved Rifle Paper Co. for years, and Anna’s home is just as lovely!

  87. Jean Jone says...

    What about her dress! It’s wonderful! Tell us more…

    • Samantha says...

      Haha! Me too, I’d love to know where the dress is from. It’s so hard to find maxi/full length dresses. If anyone have any online site recommendations please share, thank you!

    • elizabeth r says...

      @Samanta, eshakti.com! They can even make them to your exact measurements for just a few bucks more!

    • Claire says...

      Samantha: I have found some great midi and maxi dresses from Boden. If you sign up for their email list then you get first crack at sale prices. Their stuff is well made, I think, and they have good customer service, easy returns, etc. http://www.bodenusa.com

  88. Emmie says...

    Man that kitchen, so curious about all the decisions: waterfall island with no seating, those cabinets on the backside of the island are epic, so curious, that marble? incred!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      about the marble, she told me it’s quartzite, which is more durable. she went to the marble yards with her contractor and spend forever looking through all the options. she thought this particular one might be “too wild,” and some of her friends agreed it was, but she loved it and went for it anyway. :)

    • Sarah says...

      The quartzite is my favorite part of the whole tour! I think she knocked it out of the park!

  89. Suzieq says...

    Sorry if I’m missing a link, but where are the black credenzas cabinets in the office from? I want those in my life! Thanks

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i’ll ask her!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      those cabinets are from Crate & Barrel. thank you!

    • jill c. says...

      OMG – that was the one item I too was curious about – they are just so lovely!

    • Suzieq says...

      Thanks!! :)

  90. Yessss! I’ve been catching glimpses of the house on Anna’s Instagram and have been waiting for a full tour. Cup of Jo delivers! I live in Winter Park, FL too and love it here.

    • Britney says...

      SAME!

  91. Lisa says...

    I’ve noticed the double shower has become more popular recently. Do people actually shower at the same time with their spouses? I could see the large space being useful if you have young kids. Gorgeous home, by the way!!

    • Amanda says...

      They are amazing, especially for families with little kids. My husband and I rarely shower at the same time, but it’s never an issue when we do. More often, one of us lets the kids shower at the same time as us so we have clean kids without having to bathe them. We got so hooked on our double shower at our last house that a single shower in the master was a deal breaker in our most recent house search. A friend recently bought a house with a double shower and said it was her biggest surprise (how much they use and love it).

    • Jen says...

      We had a double shower in our last home and showered together all the time. It was great, such a time saver in the mornings!

    • sasha says...

      My husband and I shower together a lot, no double for us though, but we would love it!

    • Lucy says...

      We have one and we shower together. Not all the time, but when we do, it’s a nice time to catch up and save time. It’s a total luxury I don’t think I’ll be able to live without in my next home!

  92. Barbara says...

    I love the vase on the dining room table. Where is it from?

  93. it was so satisfying to see the before pictures and see how the house turned out! so cool!!

  94. Noelle says...

    It’s amazing to see the before pictures – the house looks so much bigger with the changes they made! I love their style – it’s our dream to have an Eames lounge chair too (two, actually, since we would constantly be fighting over just one) :)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i agree! looks so much more spacious.

  95. I want to live in that kitchen. And, thanks for the music recs! I’m always looking for cooking music and Django Reinhardt is so tap-your-foot-happy-stir-the-pot.

  96. Zoe says...

    Love this! I have been endeared to Anna and Rifle Paper Co. ever since I randomly stumbled upon this presentation she did in 2012 (! no clue how I ever even found this) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kV8Rhk1LstQ I went to school for art, so I loved hearing the behind the scenes of how they “struck it big”. She comes across as being so humble and down to earth and grateful/sweet. Anna is killing it and she has a beautiful home to show for it. Also–love how this is on trend and classic but has some unusual details (love that they didn’t use white/grey marble which is beautiful but everywhere now).

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      she is down to earth in real-life, too! i adore her.

  97. shannon says...

    Seeing this collaboration is a huge treat…I love rifle paper company and cupofjo both a whole lot so this blew my mind a little!

    The construction paper art is too cool. Definitely thought it was a print of a famous modern art piece. What an artistic eye! If I did that project it would certainly not be frame-worthy, haha.

    It must feel amazing coming home to this fresh, clean space after working in vibrant color all day. Thanks for the tour!

  98. Kelsey says...

    What a treat! I love Rifle Paper Co. and am such an admirer of Anna. This was a truly delightful home tour.

  99. Love the decor!

  100. Megan says...

    Beautiful!! I’d love to hear more about your sound system!!

  101. Melissa says...

    Can I just say how much I appreciate seeing cords in these photos! I spent YEARS of my life frustrated at how messy my home office looked until I read somewhere that cords often get photoshopped out of pictures. I’d rather see real life!

    • I thought the same thing!!!

  102. AJ says...

    Oh wow… beautiful and calm. Love the kitchen details.

  103. Michelle R says...

    Yes, please tell us where the dress is from!

    • Robin says...

      Yes, please!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      she looks so beautiful, i agree! her dress is from saloni: http://bit.ly/2DKIw4n

  104. edie says...

    Oh, Anna! This house tour felt fresh and new – loved it. Her personality shone through all.

  105. jennifer says...

    OK, am I the only one who wants to know who designs the gorgeous outfit she’s wearing?

    • Caitlin says...

      I wanna know where that dress is from too!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      stay tuned! i just sent her an email… xo