Saturday, October 3, 2009

I Miss My Mississippi House (Part 2)

Thanks for all the sweet comments about my former house. So here's part 2---the upstairs.

Yep, we had a baby gate. 2 year old that had a broken leg makes you want one. Nuff said.

This is the landing coming up the stairs. I used this area as my "office" when I had my design business. I had simple muslin drapes over the bookshelves because I wanted a clean, simple look and the design books were too "busy" for me.
This was Bookworm's room. I chose pale blue, brown and gold for her room. I had muralists do the characters and finish on the ceiling. I did the stripes below the chair rail. I wish you could have seen the furniture in there. I had an antique French settee that I made into a headboard, and a chest that I painted with a harlequin design.

Now on to Sassypants' room. I did her room in pink and brown with gold accents. I loved her room so much. I had a HUGE antique iron daybed in her room along with her crib, a glider rocker, and an antique mirrored-top dressing table with a skirt.

Sassypants' walls were done in a "water-staining" paint technique. It was beautiful in person....these pictures don't do it justice. The paint was a mixture of cream, muted pink and taupe.

I designed the drapes out of really cheap, discontinued silk fabric. The panels are a deep chocolate brown, and the top part are actually "petals" made of silk. My seamstress thought I was nuts when I asked her to make these, and we had to redo the top a few times to get the proportions right....but I love these. In fact, I had these hemmed and we're using them in Sassypants' room at our current house.
Here's the chandelier. I'm still sick about leaving it with the house. I had it custom painted from a company I loved in Memphis, called Worlds' Away.

Here's a few close ups of the murals. I had some resin cherubs that I painted and hung from the ceiling with pink ribbon. I don't like "theme" rooms, but I guess I had an cherub theme going on in there.

I don't have great photos of our bedroom, so that's it. Have a great weekend!


  1. I can see why you miss it. That house is stunning!

  2. Oh my gosh, I'm drooling over these rooms! I love the colors your picked out!! Brown and pale blue are beautiful!! Such great ideas for a baby's room!

  3. Oh my gosh. So beautiful. It's clear you put so much love in every detail.

  4. So pretty!! Those murals are beautiful! Hope your feeling better and are having a great weekend! = )

  5. I do not blame you, a lot of fabulous details. But I know what it is to miss houses... military spouse-wise, that has been my higher calling, it seems.

  6. Thank you for all the wonderful comments!

  7. what a beautiful house!! i understand why you miss it