A week ago, I closed on my new home built circa 1892 in historic Downtown Savannah.
I finally have another home to call my own, after bouncing around from home to home for 3 and a half months. The bad news is, every square inch of this house has to be touched by my hands. So I had my contractor immediately tackle the living room, because I need at least one room where I can go to have a little peace. Since I sold my last home fully furnished, I had to start from scratch. In the photo above, you can see what I’ve purchased so far.
Craftmaster, the makers of Paula’s upholstery line for her furniture, custom built me these two sofas. The chandelier and floor lamps came from a killer company called Currey and Company. And the paint color is Benjamin Moore, “Iron Mountain”.
One of my pet peeves is a white ceiling. I paint all of my ceilings. The living room ceiling is a pale, pale gray. I think by painting the ceilings, it just really finishes off a room.
Cream drapes are being made for the windows, floor to ceiling. I’m on the hunt for a killer piece of art to hang above the chest of drawers. And I’m also looking for a coffee table…which isn’t easy, but I’ll keep you updated!
More blogs about my home, and pictures to follow!
And now for a sneak peak of Paula’s home, take a look at this:
Paula recently threw a baby shower for her stepdaughter Michelle Reed. Since she’s having a boy, I wanted to give my centerpiece a masculine flair. Paula recently found this statue of a man at a junk store in Savannah. So I set it atop several blocks of wet oasis, and created a foyer centerpiece. All the flowers and greenery were grown on Paula’s property. I used Casablanca lilies from the cutting garden, oak leaf hydrangeas from the front of the property, and I used English ivy from the pool area. I think the look was quite dramatic for a baby shower, but my philosophy is go big or go home, and that’s what I did!
Stay tuned for my next blog which is all about Liza with a “Z”…and me!
doris in The Secret Garden on May 19, 2013 at 3:11 pm
I love reading about your family and seeing your pictures. I respect the fact that you are teaching your son's family values because so much of that seems to be going by the wayside anymore..maybe someday we will meet and by that time your son's may even have their own cooking show.lol..wishing you lots and lots of love from this country girl's kitchen to Brooke Deen's kitchen of love.
Linda Miller in The Makings for a Perfect Father’s Day on May 19, 2013 at 11:44 am
Love this idea. I want to do this for my sister n law for the new addition of the family. What a wonderful way to celebrate a new baby in the family.
Kimberly McKinney in How to Host a Sip and See on May 19, 2013 at 10:54 am
I love Orchids but fine it hard to kept alive for very long. I love the way you display
Syndie Reynolds in Paula’s Love of Orchids on May 13, 2013 at 10:59 pm