Sound the trumpets...here they are...the pictures of our new abode! If you don't recall what it looked like before we moved in, you can click here to refresh your memory. You can click on any picture to see it full size.
This is what you see when you first open the door and walk up the front steps:
It is a French pastry table and a 19th century zinc clock face from the town of Belloy-Sur-Somme. If you turn to your left, you would see this Danish clock:
As you walk into the living room, you see this:
Another view of the living room , from the opposite end of the room:
Some of the pieces we chose are: a pier mirror, a pair of armchairs, a settee, we also got that fabulous cow hide (well, i think its fabulous) in Texas (where else!), and our coffee table is a vintage Italian industrial gear which we topped with a beveled glass. The living room opens into the dining room through two arches:
You might recognize the table and chairs from our previous house, but new are the beautiful chandelier, the painted sideboard, the Marguerite Ghy-Lemm painting, and the iron cabinet on the right. Next, I'll take you upstairs to our romantic bedroom:
Instead of a traditional headboard, I placed some old Italian wooden fragments on the wall to frame the bed. The lamps were made from an iron gate in a church (in the old European churches there were gates inside the church to separate the public from the altar, these gates were often beautifully adorned and often gilded). I also have a thing for old French linens (no surprise) which you can see on the bed. We chose the giltwood bergere for just a dash of luxury. Here's a close-up of my night table, with the lamp and my collection of Royal Vienna porcelain (things you acquire when you grow up as the daughter of an antiquarian).
That's all for now, you'll have to wait for the outdoor shots. Hope you enjoyed the tour!