Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mirror...mirror.

Mirror,mirror on the wall - the star mirror is the loveliest of - well, a lot.  The shape of the star mirror is a bright spot in any home. Here are three in my house.  This one is a little unusual and hangs in my office over my desk.It is a Victorian wooden star with a small,beveled mirror.


 This mirror is an Italian one in my upper hallway. It was purchased at the Paris Flea market about six years ago.


Scotts Market in Atlanta (great shopping) is where I purchased this antique mirror. It is truly a star in my dining room and something I appreciate every day.

This mirror is a modern reproduction - but who cares? It can come in gold or silver and is sure to shine in any room.

.....and they shine on with this last snap of another reproduction in a soft gilt. Sure to be a light in any spot the star mirrors are a classic and I am not sure we can always tell whether each is a new star or an old one - they all do the job.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

All About the Books!

 I saw this lamp recently and knew you would love it too! Here is another! 



I don't know where these will find their homes but I imagine that there final destination might be rooms that look like these:



 I like the antique book press on the table here. It looks very library like...a big overstuffed sofa and voila.

Friday, February 4, 2011

All about the rooms...

Hickory Chair has included several shots of my design in their blog and I wanted to tell you about that and show you one. This is of the kitchen which includes one of my personal kitchen must haves if possible - a fireplace and a place to gather.

This is a gas fireplace which of course is a snap to have on or off. I find that it is a delight to ignite a fire,enjoy the coffee,meal prep,etc and then be able to cut it off and leave with no worries.Comfortable and durable furniture is another important concern and I find that leather does that well - aged doesn't hurt it in the least.

A large gathering table is also a delight if there is room. It is not only a social gathering spot,but a spot for all sorts of projects...homework, computer projects and so forth. Comfortable chairs at either end with sprung seats 
and slipcovers make another gathering spot while antique side chairs complete the table setting. The chandelier is a French antique from J. Covington. Here is a final shot of the kitchen showing the center island with stools tucked underneath,and the composition of the cooks space which is a gallery which runs storage,ovens, counter with window, stove with hood, counter with window, refrigerator and storage. The fourth, unseen wall is a bank of windows which allow much sunlight and a view of foliage.