Before and After

What a difference a day makes

24 little hours….

Oh, and a mantle and some antique furniture and some funky accessories.

24 hours is about how long it took for a wonderful 1927 Craftsman-style house

in Burlington, Vt. to go from ok to Oh Wow!

The 1920s mantle made all the difference. It took Ken a few hours to chip away

the existing brick surround and cut off parts of the mantle for a perfect  fit, then 

 splash on a coat of paint (or 3).

I couldn’t operate without an armload of German grain sacks,  piles of floppy

washed linen or my good friend, Jerry, the world’s best upholsterer.

And, where would I be without a few buckets of blue-grey paint?

I notice that, once again,  animals factor heavily in my decorating decisions.

And books! No one should be without them!

Books stack on shelves, fill baskets,

and line up waiting to be read or just to be admired.  Books add warmth to a

space like nothing else.

A day is not much compared to the  months and years of comfort and

 joy that those 24 little hours will provide.

    2 comments

    1. Unbelievable! Once again you have worked your designer magic and taken a house from ordinary to exquisite. Your use of linen and grainsacks has made this Craftsman-style
      house a comfortable yet sophisticated home . I’m sure the owners are thrilled beyond belief
      and will be enjoying your work of interior design for years to come.

    2. Hi Stephanie,
      I’m popping over from Susan’s blog, Blooming Rose Musing. I love what you did in this home and your use of antique grainsacks is fabulous! You did a wonderful job of making their house a warm and inviting home. 🙂

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