Monday, February 21, 2011

The Entry Hall


These photos were taken in December, so there are fresh magnolia and pine swags at the front door.
We had a pretty calm December here in Illinois. The first snowfall came a week later.




The front entry hall is paneled with the original cedar paneling. It's dark but very cozy and the smell of the cedar is wonderful.



(Antique Italian carved candlesticks made into lamps.... found treasures at an estate sale!)





There is a small room to the side of the front door that was a little ladies lounge area connected to 
the powder room. A coat closet was added by the previous owners so the room is a bit smaller now,
but there is still room for a table and a side chair there.

The table is an old metal gun box made into a table. The owner's nameplate is still on it.


Love these old German walking sticks that have completed trail tags on them.

This little red room is leads into the powder room which is wallpapered with a pheasant print by Thibaut. There used to be a pheasant run on the property in the 1930's and 40's and if you can believe it, I picked this paper not knowing that fact!

I love to collect small old oil paintings so there is a little collection of them in this little room.



These boxes are great for guest towels and extra soaps.

An old French fabric swag bracket for above a daybed. Makes a great towel holder!



6 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I am so glad you have comments on now. Oh, if you aren't living in my dream house no on is. I love it. That wonderful brick floor entry with the paneling. Great powder room. Love the pheasant paper. Wonderful accessories everywhere. I am going to really enjoy your blog. I would suggest getting rid of the word verification that you have on for the comments. No one likes that much. It really isn't needed. Google is good about keeping the spam out!

martha said...

Wonderful pictures....so relaxing to look at these delightful rooms!! Keep blogging.....Molly W.

Okie Chic said...

Your home is gorgeous!!! Your paneling reminds me of my grandmothers farm house it brings back fond memories!! Love everything about your blog great job and style.

Sue said...

Hi Alison,
What a beautiful home you are creating for your family. I love all of your details, Thibaut wallcoverings, walking sticks, small oil paintings...all so charming!!
I will be looking forward to visiting your blog.
Have a great day!
Sue

Sarah said...

I'm with Kim, this is definitely a dream house. You've not left a detail undone. Fabulous collections, furniture, features ~ you home is full of ambiance. ~ Sarah

Get Campie! said...

What a beautiful home!! I love the way you decorated for the holidays.
The swag over the entry is the best I've ever seen and the greens downs in your boots look adorable!!I'll have to show my SIL and niece your blog...they have horses and ride. I'm sure they will fall in love with your place too!