And look how far you've come!
This Sitting Room is a compilation of second chances. Oval 19th century cypress windows salvaged from a razed Connecticut home, petrified wood logs pulled from a riverbed, an antique silk rug re-discovered. Even the house, sitting idle until recently discovered by its current owners. As with all things given a second chance, the beauty of each element glows from within.
Sunlight streams into the kitchen beyond through old cypress wood windows placed on the wall helping to balance soaring ceiling heights. Their shape speaks quietly to both the heirloom hutch and stylized medallion upholstery of the custom sofa.
Other pieces in the furniture ensemble continue the delicate palette of ivory, soft blue-sage, bourbon and taupe, all echoed in the petrified stump accent tables and hand knotted silk area rug. A light weight Parisian pleat wool drape falls softly and is elegant in its quiet display of embroidery. More texture is discovered in pewter nail head trim setting off contrasting fabric of a coat-of-arms, and handmade wallcovering manipulated by skillfull hands using chopsticks to achieve the honeycomb effect. Each panel unique.
Whether enjoying morning coffee, afternoon tea or an evening libation, this Sitting Room welcomes its new lease on life.
Contractor: Neil Adams Construction
Photo credit: Angie Allen