Friday, June 24, 2011

The Parlor Has a New Look

This spring I started doing some updates in our parlor. The walls used to be green and now they're cream. I like the change, but the walls seem flat to me. I'm going to glaze them soon to give them more depth and some 'oldness'. Hope it works. I also recovered the chair and ottoman in the corner. It did have a large green and rust flowery print but now it's covered in navy pillow ticking. I LOVE it! I love the tabs on the corners. I saw that in a catalog and showed it to my upholsterer, and it's done.
Click on the bottom photo

and you can see the details of the pictures on the wall. The one on the left is a hand-tinted photo of the beach at Fripp Island that I did in oils.

The large one is an oil painting of a Scottish castle. I love it dearly not only because of its subject matter but because it was given to me by a dear friend who has gone on to glory. Her aunt painted it in art school in the early 1900's.

Notice the light fixture in this room is very similar to the one in the library (posted last time). I found them in antique stores while we were building our house. One came from South Carolina and the other from Georgia. They're Art Deco, a style I love for it's stylized motifs and gentle curves.

The map reflected in the mirror hangs over the piano. I'll post sometime about how I aged it before framing and hanging. It was a $7 find at Books-a-Million.

This little corner is a favorite of mine. I'm using more blue and tan in my decorating. I wonder if it's the influence of the beach?

I just noticed that I uploaded two of the same photo. Sorry about that! I tried to take it off but didn't know how.


Mary said...

I love everything about this room.
Love the ticking fabric on the chair and did a fabulous job.

Jeannette said...

Sweet style.

To remove a picture you click on it and get the menu bar underneath the photo ( the same one that allows you to move in right or center) and there is a remove funtion.

debbie bailey said...

Thanks to both Mary and Jeannette for their sweet comments. Thanks, too, Jeannette, for showing me how to remove a photo. I'll try it!

M.K. said...

Beautiful! This looks like a cozy, quiet place to read. I really like the cream walls; I've never been a fan of green paint :)

Pom Pom said...

The ticking is so fresh and fun!

wayside wanderer said...

Oh, I really like your new look. It is so comfy and all those books...I could spend a lot of time here. I especially like your light fixture (is it a fan?) and your fireplace is so beautiful! Very nice updates!

debbie bailey said...

No, Wayside Wandered, no fan in the parlor. I don't think we could have hung the antique fixture plus a fan.

Gumbo Lily said...

That blue ticking chair looks so very inviting. Your room looks very comfortable and lovely.

Katy said...

It looks great! I look forward to seeing it in real life. I'm using more neutral shades in my new home. Painting should commence next week!