|The Tartan Terrace|
and thanks for stopping by
the Polohouse today.
I am so excited to have
a guest "in the house"---
someone who is also mad for plaid!
I first spotted Kathy and her Southern charming
style during one
of my late night tartan pinning sessions.
She collects so many of the same things
that I love and has very similar taste.
Was drawn to her instantly, we often joke
about how I kind of "stalked her" on Pinterest,
repinning every single thing that she had!
I asked her to come by and say hello
to all of you and share a bit of her home.
She has such great accessories and knows
how to use them!
After you read this, I hope you will go visit
and even follow
Kathy at The Tartan Terrace
if you don't already.
She is a doll!
On to the interview.....
|Link with Kathy here|
Because we weren't using our living room much,
we added the shelves to turn the room
into more of a cozy library space.
I became a little obsessed
with the Welsh dresser
and wrote three posts about it:
Who or what has been your influence
through the years in creating
your timeless, classic, traditional style?
Both my mother's and my grandmother's decorating tastes were very traditional and quietly serene.
As my mother said, "You can paint a room any color
as long as you paint it white." Although I don't have one white room in my house, I guess this concept of classic decorating must have been a big influence
on my design aesthetic.
I have many antiques and vintage items
that I inherited from my family.
Another influence would be the iconic Ralph Lauren:
what 3 or 4 items do you collect?
I always look for anything tartan, whether it be a pair
of shoes, a dog leash or a piece of furniture. I also collect Staffordshire, Majolica, blue and white china,
and wedding cake toppers (among many other things.)
How long have you had a passion for plaid?
When my sons were little, I used plaid flannel comforters
on their bunk beds and placed a few plaid lunch boxes
here and there. Scottie dog pictures along with old hockey sticks covered the walls, and I gradually became hooked
on plaid. When my boys finally rebelled against all of the cuteness, I moved everything to my laundry room.
Do you have a favorite paint color,
and if so, what is it?
It depends on where it's going. I painted my dining room with Benjamin Moore's "Bold Blue," #2064,
and love how it turned out.
(Oh yeah, I forgot about my Imari collection.)
In our master bedroom, the walls are painted
"Silver Sage" from Restoration Hardware.
It's a very soothing color and makes a good background
for all of the brown and white transferware
I have in that room:
When you are on vacation,
what type of memento or souvenir
are you most likely to bring home with you?
I'm always looking for things for my house.
I found this cow painting when my husband and I
were in Cashiers, North Carolina;
it's one of my favorite pieces of artwork:
I found this burnt bamboo chair
at the Round Top Antiques Fair,
which is between Austin and Houston
and takes place twice a year:
And of course, I'm always on the lookout
for anything tartan.
When you are not blogging,
tell us what about your favorite
hobbies or pastimes?
Being a former English teacher, I love to read.
Gardening, DIY projects, needlepoint and swimming
with my little white dog Bitsy keep me busy.
Alison - Thank you so much for inviting me over
to The Polohouse to guest post today.
I've had a marvelous time and would love for you
to come over and
play blog at the Terrace anytime!
Thank you, Kathy, for sharing your lovely
home with all of us. It was so much fun seeing
your collections and hearing about your home!
Thanks for allowing us to peek inside your door.
Please visit Kathy and Bitsy
soon and follow her on Pinterest
if you love plaid too!
|LOVE this shot of Kathy's closet!!!|