Monday, March 21, 2011

for the love of a house ...

A living room : details

The living room paint color is Benjamin Moore's Ashwood OC-47 in Eggshell.  The trim is Benjamin Moore's White Dove in Latex Satin Impervo.

This is the view of the living room as you first step inside the house from the front door.

Pair of antique French chairs ..
The table skirt made over 10 years ago- it is fabric, but looks just like burlap.  Fabric on top of the table is a piece of cut-velvet.  The ottoman was made using an antique tapestry fragment.

Demi-John glass bottle turned into lamp using a "french wire" (the wire goes behind the object instead of through it, commonly found on French lamps.)  The silver tray is a vintage hotel silver piece . The orchid sits in an antique Russian brass jardiniere.  The blue and white dish is antique Chinese. 

Antique wooden santos bedecked in vintage rosaries.

I think the details on the French chairs are beautiful.  The chairs were recently recovered in a natural linen.  The pillow is mink, made from a vintage muff.

View towards the front door and the dining room.  The wall color in the entry and going up the stairs is the same Benjamin Moore Ashwood as in the living room.  The antique French wood-frame chair covered in antique tapestry was found at the Scott Show in Atlanta.

This painting is 18th century Dutch .The antique green glazed terra-cotta baluster made into a lamp is from Singapore.

Tapestry cushions are made from 17th century Flemish verdure tapestry fragments!  And yes- Ella sits on the sofa!  These tapestries are my best antiques .

Antique iron urn to the left of the fireplace is filled with "forestwood" - all places very near and dear to our heart. 

Pair of antique Chinese blue and white double-happiness vases and pair of antique mercury glass candlesticks share the mantel with an antique English crystal and sterling matchstrike, an old basket with leather handle (one handle is missing) holding the orchid and a "conk" found in on a walk in the forest by the house.

This painting... it looks just like a photograph!  

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