Every spring, I get the urge to freshen up the house and redecorate. Sometimes I reupholster, change out pillows, or replace one major piece of furniture or big accessory. This time, I have decided to replace the beige wool rug in the family room. That rug, along with much of the furniture, came from our former home. The rug was in a spare bedroom. Being so neutral with very little texture, it is not the best choice for a family room (where we and our two dogs like to hang-out). I will post photos of the new family room rug once I find it. In the meantime, here are some photos of our former home. Many of these photos are from the Sept 2008 issue of Traditional Home.
See the Trad Home article here: http://www.traditionalhome.com/design_decorating/howwelive/shade-of-pale_1.html
The photos are by the very talented Erik Johnson. See his website: http://www.erikjohnsonphoto.com/
The door, sidelights & transom were faux painted. I found the antique French lantern in Paris.
The Swedish clock and very tall mirror are at our new house.
The armchairs need to be reupholstered. Maybe in fall 2012?
These silk curtains, from Holly Hunt, are still at our former home.
The large abstract painting (silver leaf, oil & acrylic on canvas) is by Elizabeth Dax, Annapolis.
We now have a different dining table and another set of similar Swedish chairs.
This Swedish secretary is one of my favorite pieces...now in our new living room.
I collect antique ironstone. Here, they are displayed on this antique Irish rack in the kitchen.
The rug, in our current family room, was used in this spare bedroom.
An abstract painting (on linen) in the spare bedroom.
This was my former loft studio. I still have the antique Swedish apple tree, Dala horses and ironstone ware.