It's finally done! We began the process of building a vacation home over a year ago. First was the job of choosing a lot and a floor plan. I wanted something low maintenance, no stairs! Choosing the interior surfaces was such fun from the tile to the carpet, the cabinets to the countertops. See what I did HERE.
Next came the basic FURNISHINGS.
Finally, I got to accessorize! I have kept things to a minimum for two reasons, number one - this is a vacation home and I want things to be easy! Second, we will be renting our home to other vacationers and I thought it important to keep the look clean, simple and as nonbreakable as possible!
I found most of the accessories at consignment and thrift stores, including lamps, candlesticks, and several of the
The table is set for our first dinner party with old friends.
I did find these two painted wooden pieces in Switzerland this summer. Midway was founded by Swiss farmers and it just seemed appropriate to have a couple of things
I've had this cute little loveseat for years and had it reupholstered in a cream twill fabric to match the neutral color scheme. I made all of the throw pillows out of black and white ticking and a taupe damask that I've been saving for something special.
All of the artwork in the master bedroom came from a local thrift store. I found 2 different sets of prints also in black and cream and only paid $15 each!
The office sofa converts into a sleeper.
My grandmother was a folk artist and I thought her paintings would be perfect in our country home.
We had our three children and four grandchildren all here for a week last month and it was noisy and a little chaotic and fabulous! Just what a vacation home should be!
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