Wednesday, December 16, 2009
I did not do too much decorating this year, although I did add a few touches to our den where I've been spending a lot of time lately, especially since I began my blog.
I love to collect anything that has to do with the sea. I guess if I could describe my style in two words, it would be chinoiserie and coastal.
I found this small brass shell in Castel Gondolfo (the Pope's summer residence) in Italy where I attended my brother's wedding at The Vatican, several years ago. It was truly an amazing experience that I will never forget!
I found these beautiful antique crystal sconces years ago. I was told they came out of the powder room off the ballroom in a grand old Piedmont home.
My Mom found these at our favorite consignment store. I think they are renderings of costumes from a theater production, but I'm not sure. They came in these fabulous mirrored frames.
We upholstered the walls in classic black & white toile and faced the bookshelves with mirror.
My husband just found this pair of wonderful ginger jar lamps at a salvage yard for $18 ea.!
I scored the shades on sale at Pottery Barn for $18 ea. I think we make a pretty good team!
I found some wonderful up lights with dimmers at Home Depot and placed 3 behind the couch .
I just love the ambiance it lends to the room.
We turned the closet into a built in desk and installed recessed lights in the ceiling on a dimmer.