Thursday, December 10, 2009
Day 894's old favorite from Cottage
This Birmingham house is one of my old favorites from Cottage Living. I have a copy in my stash (I think ...), but it recently appeared on SouthernLiving.com in a story on holiday decorating and thought you might like it too.
The dining room is sooooo great. The owner -- a jewelry designer -- taped and painted the walls herself. I also love the sideboard (and its contents), the shutters, the raffia-backed leather chairs, the chandelier and the wonderful ceiling! Most designers advise using a matte finish on the ceiling, but how fabulous is this?
The mantel swag is so clever it kills me. But I can only imagine how much fun my cat and dog would have destroying this one ...
I spy a lone antler! Guess my affection for them goes back further than I thought. It's hard to see here, but this arrangement is four club chairs around a coffee table -- so cozy and unexpected.
Love the dark kitchen cabinets and the backsplash behind the range.
And a good banquette always gets my vote. Beautiful brass hardware on doors, too. If I recall correctly, her daughters' rooms were just darling. Might have to dig out that issue ...