My parents are "Connecticuters" living in a traditional home filled with a collection of antiques, inherited treasures, and handmade crafts and artwork.
Zen and Belgian styles have been my mothers thing lately so this past year was more subdued. I think this is much to my father, an architect and builder's delight. Between the two of them and their definitive ideas and design requirements it is truly a huge accomplishment if something passes both of their taste tests successfully. This is not so much a compliment but a fact.
Another vignette in the Dining Room with a tilt-top table inherited from my Southern grandparents and a modern watercolor by Paul Jenkins.
The fireplace mantle decorated with silver and gold grapes, my mother's passion du jour.
The guest bedroom, which was mine once upon a much more brightly decorated time! I really think I decreased the square footage of the room with how many paint colors I had in here over the years. At least I got my color experimenting over with early!
As soon as I left for college, the room was reclaimed and the shabby chic look prevailed.
Vintage Victorian prints, check.
White Wicker, check.
Iron and brass bed, check.
Christmas decorations all over the house, check.
Bookshelves, an antique high-chair that would be so not-legal today, and a painting I did in high school. Design and flowers, some loves never change!
The kitchen chalkboard. We used it as kids, now my mom uses it. I honestly don't know who has enjoyed it more.
A pretty plate is framed on the wall.
One of the basement treasure finds, these bronze figurine lamps. Despite how much they dress up the surroundings on the basement floor, I think they might look even better in my living room!