This post will be devoted to the main floor and main living areas. The first thing I noticed was the lovely blue and cream wallcovering that greets you in the entrance and stairway. Resource guide states that it is Thibaut, Residence Damask, Slate Blue. This same pattern was used in the window treatments in the living and dining rooms. Throughout the home very pleasing shades of blues and greens were used against a neutral background with a focus on natural elements.
Another view in a stairway with a gallery of bird prints
It is exciting that wall paper is making such a strong comeback. However, I am not ready to commit to this much wallpaper. I have too many recent memories of peeling wallpaper off the walls to paint! What about you? Ready to wallpaper an entire room again?
The living and dining rooms
Console table with a statue of horses, I believe from Ballard Designs. Horses were seen quite often throughout the home in statues and art work. The majority of the furniture in the living and dining room is Ethan Allen.
Local artwork was seen throughout the home
I have chairs just like these, I may need to copy how these are slip covered! Looks simple enough, right? If it is good enough for Southern Living, it is good enough for me. :-)
Chandelier in the dining room
More from Sandy Springs Galleries in the entryway
Moving into the kitchen
You see here that designer, Jamie McPherson chose to place a farm table on one side of the island instead of creating a bar with stools. What do you think about this idea?
Don't you love the horse? To me the most interesting aspect of the kitchen is that it is from IKEA! Very affordable yet stylish.
Resource guide states that these are, "french shopkeeper shelves from Wisteria. They add stylish storage to both sides of the reclaimed pine pocket doors leading from the kitchen to the dining room."
The treasures on these shelves are examples of all the old and vintage items used throughout this home. How that does my vintage-loving heart good!
Into the keeping room
Close-up of bench in the sitting room
This bench is a little different with the back and arms covered in fabric and the seat in leather.
Next, the scullery, yes I did say scullery!
Website states, "Adjacent to the kitchen, a pantry houses the refrigerator and handles much of the work and mess of food prep." There are pocket doors separating the two rooms.
While the area was nicely decorated and a unique idea, my friends and I didn't like the use of space as it related to the kitchen. The refrigerator is a far cry from the oven and sink. Just our opinions, however.
And the vanity cabinet
Next week will be the final part in this series, the lower level. This is a fun, family area that is packed full of great decorating ideas and unique furnishings.
So, tell me, what is you fave in this post? What part of the main living areas do you like the most?
FINALLY, help! Can anyone tell me how to solve the spacing issues I have between my photos when it looks fine before I preview it?
Thanks for stopping by! Do come again. Libby~
Unless otherwise stated, all photos are mine. I used a few from the Southern Living website because the place had filled up with people and it was hard to get decent photos.
You can find more photos and a complete listing of resources at 2010 Georgia Idea House.