My favorite room is my primitive bedroom upstairs which opens into a large bathroom with plaster walls that I have revealed some of the brick behind. It's painted a dark clay color to match the bricks. I have covered the ceiling and walls with wood molding in a grid like fashion.
The picture of the cream colored server above is from my bathroom. It is full of towels and toiletries.
The kitchen was depressing when I bought the house 3 years ago. It didn't feel right and was very dated. I would have loved it if it had been left alone and all original but it hadn't been. My budget limited me, so I opted to paint the walnut stained cabinets instead of replace them. I used the same flat brown color as I did the walls. A bold turquoise blue was used on the inside.
This showed off my white antique dishes and crystal very well. Up on top of the cabinets I placed an Asian antique architectural piece. The chandelier was a brass one I found at a garage sale. I painted it flat black and attached teardrop shaped crystals. I love it!
The bar and counter tops are made from salvaged wood that I painted a buttermilk color . The pillars that hold up the bar are the only thing that was left from my grandparents farm. The house had burnt down but these pillars had been removed before the fire when they did a remodel, that goodness.
It has a "petite bathroom" that I have added. There is a little arch over the pedestal sink. Brass and crystal sconces that I found at a flea market and the wall color is dark green, just several shades darker than the bedroom which is a shade called "garden path".
Upstairs is a sun room with dark velvet valances I have made from opera curtains from an old show house in the Midwest.
The porches are my favorite. They look out over the gardens and face the only remaining carriage house in town. They used to use it for their buggies before cars were used.
Any advice on creating your look?
My style is eclectic. I just decorate with and buy things I love and they all seem to fit together
A special thank you to Stacy Leighs Atelier for this detailed look into your home. Be sure to visit Stacy's web-shop for her original and restyled clothing as well as her vintage shop Stacy Leigh Vintage.
Please also visit Stacy's father's website The Bent Tree for a further look at his beautiful furniture.