February 21, 2018

My Home Looks Like the Hofburg!

For this edition of Travel Photo Thursday I thought I’d share a few pictures of Casa Beardsley.

“For a man’s house is his castle”
“Home is where you hang your head”
“Home is where the heart is”

Casa Beardsley is our home in Pleasanton, California which we moved into in 1987.  Yes it is an older home but I think it carries its age very well.  So come along as I share a few pictures with you!

The entryway of Casa Beardsley is where all visitors enter our lovely abode.  Be our guest!Hall Hofburg Innsbruck Austria

In the entryway you will also notice my favorite chandelier along with a few family photos on the wall including one of my daughter!Painting Hofburg Austria Innsbruck

Next is my office!  I like to keep it cheerful so all the creative juices keep flowing 🙂Hofburg Innsbruck Austria

This is our game room.  My family does enjoy its games!Hofburg Innsbruck Austria

Lastly is the dining room where we eat dinner every night while sharing stories about our day!Dining Room Hofburg Innsbruck Austria

Well, I hope you enjoyed our little tour.  Please exit through the  door on your right and if you feel so inclined donations are always accepted!

Ok, I’ll come clean. . . this isn’t really my house!  These are some pictures I was able to take while touring the Hofburg in Innsbruck Austria.

Dating back to 1460, the Hofburg was originally built in the Gothic style but it was Maria Theresa who had it rebuilt in the Baroque style between 1754-1773.  This was one of the favorite residences of the Hapsburgs and was Maria Theresa’s home when she visited Innsbruck.  The Imperial Apartments are at the center of a complex which formed the Imperial Residences and include the Silver Chapel, Hofkirche, cathedral and Hofgarten.  For all these reasons and more, I can recommend a visit to the Hofburg when you are in Innsbruck!

These photo’s are shared as part of Travel Photo Thursday.
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Maybe I’ll see you there.

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  6. Kyla says:

    Holfburg I never heard. But then I love the furniture and the painting on the ceiling.

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  8. Elizabeth says:

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  9. laireck says:

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  10. Lane says:

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  11. Dawn0977 says:

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  14. PrudenceLee says:

    Is this really a house? Looks like Royal family’s home. Beautiful! The interior is awesome plus the chandelier. I feel like I saw a palace!

  15. Bianca says:

    Very creative..

    I love the designs..
    and the furniture LOVE IT..
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  16. Excellent post! You ALMOST had me 😛
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  17. Nicole says:

    this so nice and I like it.
    thanks that you sheared this..
    nice job.

  18. Bianca says:

    I want to own it..
    the decoration..PERFECT..

  19. Laurel says:

    Haha, I was going to say you are very “schicky micky” as they say in Munich. Very ornate and nice to look at, but not what I would want in my own home.
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      Very true! In my ‘real’ house I have some ornate antiques and they are really hard to dust. I love the look but am ready to get rid of them because I don’t have a maid that dusts for me 🙁

  20. Ma.Dharess says:

    I love Austria! I know a lot of people do as well…Thanks for the awesome photos provided here…

  21. Jenna says:

    I haven’t been to this residence but it looks like some of the ones I have visited in other places, including the Czech Republic. I love touring old palaces. So fun to think of what the life was like back then.

    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      It is hard for me to pass up palaces and castles when traveling. I haven’t been to the Czech Republic but I am sure there are many beautiful places I will enjoy discovering!

  22. Anwar says:

    Looks so great! I love the tour too 🙂 I found the Habsburgs so fascinating, especially after visiting Vienna.
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      After my first trip to Vienna, I was in awe of the Hapsburg’s and continue to find their history very interesting! That Maria Theresa sure knew how to marry her daughters well (except poor Marie).

  23. What an ornate home you have 🙂 I think I want to model my office after yours.
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      I hear ya! I would like my office to be more like that one than the pulled together mess it is 🙂

  24. Elise Walsh says:

    Haha, you almost had me fooled. Ah what a decadent lifestyle it would be.
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  25. Sophie says:

    How does your daughter like wearing those clothes… can’t get my youngest into a dress for the like of me.
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  26. Marlys says:

    I do want to be invited for dinner at your digs. Can I come in cool casual?
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  27. Fun visiting your home. I would like Versailles, France for a home with lots of servants to take care of it
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      Ooh that would be nice and the servants are an absolute must! Who wants to clean that big house?! 🙂

  28. What a fun post, Debbie! Don’t we all wish we had an office that fancy? I love these types of attractions. I haven’t been to Austria yet but will definitely put this on my list. Love the first picture and with your ‘Be Our Guest’ note, it sure looks like Disney’s Beauty and the Beast ballroom.
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    • Debbie Beardsley says:

      I do enjoy touring opulent interiors too! They seemed to live such lavish lives didn’t they?

  29. Denise says:

    I would have loved to visit the interior of the Schloss Schonbrun when I was in Vienna, which is very much like what you have captured here…but I was too ill to do so!
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    I am still smiling! Great series and what a fun approach. Wish I’d thought of something that clever!
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  31. Dick Jordan says:

    I think that the Hapsburgs used the same “interior decorator” for all of their castles as these shots could easily have been taken in their Vienna digs.
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  32. Nancie says:

    haha! I always marvel at those huge dining rooms. I wonder if they had some kind of a megaphone to pass around, so people at one end of table could talk to people at the other end!
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  34. Reading this I was like, “Who IS this lady?” 🙂 Too funny, and lovely photos!
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  35. I was just about to invite myself over, Debbie!
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  36. Haha! My jaw dropped when I saw the first photo. I must see the Hofburg sometime. Extravagant residences like this are so amazing.

  37. Leigh says:

    It’s hard to fathom actually living in a place like that – with beautiful though monster sized rooms.
    Liked the angle you took with your writing.
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  38. Lisa says:

    I love your sense of humor. The ceiling artwork is stunning. I didn’t make it to Austria yet. I hope to this time around.
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