Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Hallway

This the hallway off the front foyer that goes to the stairs.
When we bought the place, these walls were faux sponge-painted in a yellow. I added the RL houndstooth wallpaper almost immediately. So much better and more in keeping with the style of the house.

One day the big brown truck brought this bench to our house. Some nice man on Ebay sold it to me, God bless him.

Love finding all the details.... that's what makes a house a home to me.

The floors were added by the family that converted 
the house in the 1970's. I am not sure what they were before that. This opening to the staircase was also added to allow 
access to the staircase that went upstairs. I know, quirky.

There's Hallie again. Standing below the staircase. My faithful golden shadow. :)

My dear Mother found this painted panel the week I moved in and had it shipped to me.

An inherited marble top Lincoln chest with hidden side panel lock from my hubbie's grandmother.

Maxie oversees the amatuer photo shoot.


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your home is amazing! Can you tell me where in the world you found that wonderful paisley lampshade? I love that!

James said...

Your whole house just exudes Ralph Lauren! It's so much fun to see what you'll post next. Love all that brick and paneling mixed with antiques and equestrian accessories.

Sarah said...

All this wood and bricks are singing to me. What a fabulous structure. ~ Sarah

countrycharisma said...

Hi, I just came over from Kim's blog because she featured you. Your home is gorgeous. I just love it, and all your wonderful decorating. I am now following your blog and also added you to my blog list. Carrell

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Thank you all for such kind comments.
I do not know why only the first three are posting! Thank you for following me. I am honored!

marie said...

Wow, isn't amazing the way we make connections! I am a follower of Kim's blog and saw that she featured your blog, and of course, I had to check it out! My husband is a manager of an equestrian center. And in the lounge/kitchen/office area of the main barn, they had a major flood a few weeks ago. So, they've torn everything out and my hubs is a graduate of construction management and worked for 16 years in that field, is more than happy to redesign/remodel. I was excited to see your blog to get a few ideas of what we can use for finishes! You have beautiful taste! Thanks for the inspiration!

Destination Seaborn said...

I love this room! It's "the look" I've been looking for to decorate my hubby's basement den. Your newest follower, Lisa