Thursday, October 22, 2009

Our New House: A bit of French, Belgian, Italian, Swedish and a dash of Industrial

Sound the 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!


Vica said...

I love it! Just like in your old house I love how you really make use of natural light. It's beautiful, I can't wait to see it for myself in December.

chair up said...

I've just been hopping from blog to blog to blog and ended up so glad I did. I'll have to stay awhile and do some catching up on old posts. Definitely a follower!

Willow Decor said...

I just love your house! Your Clock is beautiful and I really like how you put everything together. We have very similar taste in Swedish and French antiques.

Jackie Von Tobel said...

Beautiful, I love the clean lines but it still looks comfortable. Nice Job!

Cote de Texas said...

olga - it is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg!!!!

I am dying of envy, it is soooooo beautiful! And those red shades! love that, but all the white furniture, the gold, the rug from Texas!!!

love it all and use it in good health and happiness for years and years and year!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I'm stopping by from Joni's Cote de Texas.

Your home is amazing! Absolutely beautiful!

Debe said...

Joni sent me your way. You have a lovely home, just exquisite! I am now reading back through your blog. Would you mind sharing the yellow-beige paint that you are using? I have been looking high and low for a paint like that and have had no luck. My new cabinets are a soft yellow with a tobacco wash and I want to paint the walls a creamy beigy yellow instead of the yellow they are now. Thanks for sharing the house!!

Empress of The Eye said...

The chair....the bamboo chair with goat heads...divine!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Thanks so much for visiting me today. Your new home is fabulous! Perfect combination of colors, textures and shapes. I totally agree with Joni~ it is GORGEOUS!!!!!{omg!!!} :)


Lisa said...

What a pleasure to find you. Your home & your style is very, very special. Thank you for inviting us into such a beautiful & happy home.

Cathy Chapman said...

Here via CDT! Olga, your house is beautiful! I especially love the wall color throughout, do you mind sharing?!

French-Kissed said...

Your home is so beautiful and captivating! I just discovered your blog and went through several months of post only to return to this post and I see how you arrived at this amazing look. The secret is that it is formulas or cookie cutter looks is true art. I love original expressions as they are rare. You have a wonderful eye and such ability to express beauty in your home ~ I also appreciate all the fascinating table settings you have done! Thoroughly enjoyed my first visit...I will be back!


Olga Granda-Scott said...

Thanks for all the comments. The color on the walls is called "silvery sage", it is a gray with a touch of green in it. The large amounts of natural light in the house really enhances the color. Cathy, I'll have to look up the specifics for you.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Olga...Your home stole my heart! LOVE these little 1920's spanish homes (our last florida home was one...and I STILL miss it!)

What a beautiful job you have done...can't wait to see the outside!

(popped over from Joni's)

Anonymous said...

I love the pics of your house. It's neat how you made your antiques look fresh by the way you arranged things and with color.

Michele said...

I love your design style and your home images. You are simply inspiring.
I would love for you to visit my blog.


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