And So It Continues

And So It Continues

 
bedroom with wood ceiling

When we left off at the end of the post the house was photographing itself and I was no longer speechless.

A typical Monday.

I showed you this bedroom and promised you the rest of the tour and that amazing things were ahead.

And I may or may not have been dancing and painting my nails purple.

Here’s the rest of the house starting with a closer look at that ceiling.

Grab your coffee and let’s go.

barn wood ceiling

 

chandelier

neutral bedroom

There are days when all is right with the world and a ceiling takes your breath away.

This was one of them.

I can’t even.

Do you notice how it kind of sneaks into the picture in every photograph.

I think it’s as all about itself as I am all about it.

dresser show house

lavender

I think I spent 10 minutes just staring at the room and the ceiling and the hand-painted furniture and the artwork.

All while humming “Lavender’s blue dilly dilly.  Lavender’s green.”

More life lessons from Cinderella.

gameroom

number 7

cork wall with dark board

Upstairs, the game room was really an idea factory.

Starting with this cork wall hand-painted with a dartboard.

Easy.  Simple.  Done.

barn wood wall

dart board

pumpkins and feathers

And that barn wall over the bar.

And that swirling light fixture and those long corded beaded light fixtures.

And this hand made bar-height table.

And these wood feathers.

upstairs show house

bead chandelier

black and white bedroom

And I learned something new around every corner.

Like the fact that you should never underestimate the power of a light fixture pattern on the ceiling.

Look how the light from the beaded chandelier creates another dimension to the room with the flip of a switch.

navy bedroom

baseball wall

baseball

Back downstairs was a baseball room.

And nothing says baseball like a row of bats.

And corrugated tin head boards.

And a giant baseball sign.

turquoise antique piece

blue bedroom

painting area

I brought the mini-thistles with me because they were on fall break and there’s a Target in Nashville.

And this is where they stayed.

This room.

I came around the corner to see them whispering and planning and decorating their own rooms with easels and jars full of paint and tiny cow pictures.

I understood.

I had just spent the last two hours doing the same thing with the rest of the house.

It’s just that kind of place.

It makes you sigh.

And hope.

And create.

And visualize and re-decorate and stop by the store on the way home and buy cork….

….and bring a little bit of creativity home. :)

PS  My friend Andrea just e-mailed me with the best comment.

“It’s my second favorite ceiling ever….

…..next to the Sistine Chapel.” :)

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Comments

  1. I think I could move in and not change a thing…it even makes this art challenged one think she might could paint! Happy Wednesday, KariAnne!

  2. I want to live there. The end.

  3. Angela Mathias :

    Oh my! That ceiling makes my heart race!!! Gorgeous!

  4. Gosh, it is move in ready us. We have the baseball player and girls for the pretty feminine room!

    We have used cork for one of our floors and love it. We just have to make sure any spills are cleaned up right away. I love the idea of putting it on a wall. Super creative.

    Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos, KariAnne.

  5. Rowena Philbeck :

    I love it. The ceiling is amazing too. I love the wood look. I also love the cork wall with the painted dart board. I oil paint on cork. I have never seen it on the wall. I really love that. The cork is a great background for oil painting dogs, ducks etc. Beautiful home!!

  6. Oh, KariAnne, what a house!!!! Thanks for sharing it–I think I shall dream about it tonight! And if I ever win a large sum of money, I will hunt it down and give them whatever they ask for to take it completely furnished, as is! It is spectacular!

  7. This is such an awesome ideas house…and a dream to photograph with all the wonderful light! So many great ideas…love the dart board!

  8. Robin Stephens :

    I’m always amazed at how minimalistic decor is far more attractive than a display of every piece of everything set out and about. I’m constantly tweaking my own home to make sure I don’t cross The Clutter Line. This home, like yours, is perfect. I enjoyed the journey!

  9. Ummmm…. That Barn Wall in the game room ???? (did JoAnna Gaines sneak in during the night????? ) and those ceilings… oh those ceilings…. who can get past them????? Even though… that black beaded chandy is “A”mazing… did you happen to notice that fringed bedspread??? The details in this house are just beyond gorgeous!!! BUT REALLY …..KariAnne…. just another TYPICAL Monday?????????????????????? I think not!!! lololol …. So happy that you share!!!!

  10. I understand your OBSESSION! There are SO many ideas, little and big, that I’m wanting to incorporate into my home.

  11. just….wow. i can even. either.

  12. i. am. in. love.

    Stop it.

    This house – the details!!!!

    I just can’t.

  13. Oh my goodness!!! I love the ceiling, headboard, night stand, wicker looking pillow, the flowered painting, the round light fixture, wooden back-splash wall, ottoman, bead chandelier, cow paintings, the circular cart, and the painting…. The list goes on and on. Loving this house. Treasure after treasure. No wonder you just had to look at each and everything with admiration and A HEAPING DOSE OF WANTING IT ALL. Lol

  14. I see why you love it so. It’s you. It’s gorgeous and elegant and cozy. It’s where I want to be. From now on.

  15. Love this house. Love the head board with the tin. Love the fringed bedspread. The ceiling is a dream. Fantastic photography. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I adore the pops of color in the play spaces of the home – a real must for a family! Thanks for posting Tour 2 so quickly, love it.

  17. So. Many. Ideas. What did the sailor with the sparkling eyes say when you came home and told him you were vaulting and paneling the ceiling?
    The Other Marian

    • Marian,
      He just smiled. It was only when I told him I needed a game room on the third floor with a cork wall that he raised his eyebrows. :)

      Hahahahaha!
      karianne

  18. Wow… that is “outside the box” and into
    amazing, beautiful, creative and
    neutral. Everything that makes my
    “homey heart” sing. Thanks for
    sharing– your my favorite.
    I got to go to The Chapel Market this
    year and sad you didn’t make it. Oh well,
    another time. Blessing from the south =)

  19. The weathered wood with the crystal sparkle and the rusted iron…perfect combinations. Talk about “move-in ready”…wow!

  20. Oh my. Every photograph is more beautiful than the last. Wow! Thanks for another chance to look at this stunning home.

  21. I don’t even know where to start. I need to pin every single picture for inspiration. What a gorgeous house. Every detail is perfect.

  22. I love you, Karianne!!! You make me smile every time I read your post. You are infectious!!!
    I am now trying to convenience My Groom to board my dining room ceiling, wish me luck!!!!!

  23. Oh how creative, imaginative this home, this haven, this nest of a house…so much to take in, going back and forth through your beautiful photos. It was like my eyes, my brain couldn’the settle on the whole picture, too absorbed with all the little puzzle pieces that made each room so unique in it’s beauty. Such a treat to enjoy with my morning coffee and these posts will be revisited, for your delightful telling of a story, and for the possibilities and pure inspiration. Thanks Karianne♡

  24. Again, this home is perfect and creative in every way (except just one thing)…especially how it “shows” with your eagle “eye” for framing and sequencing those pics. Loved how you lured us in with the 1st MBR pic and next (Wowsa), that ceiling! Then, the chandy reflection in the mirror. (Could go on and on…but you make it seem so effortless. Know it’s not – it’s a true skill! Along with your narratives, it seems you’re taking us along with you through each “story”you tell [on all of your blogs].) Sorta like going the 1st time to Disneyland for a kid. Just wonderful! This seems to be the very best home tour ever – beating shelter magazines, shows, and all blogs. BTW, the one thing to change? The dart board: one of the 9s needs to be changed to a six. (First glance, loved it; but something seemed amiss. Kept staring – and finally it jumped out!) Kudos to the designers as well!

  25. I can’t even! The whole house makes you sigh! : )

  26. Love it! I may leave my husband and marry that ceiling! Seriously fabulous. I like the way they used the old vinyl albums as decor, it’s fun to see them on a shelf instead of framed. If I did that I’d have a wall of 80’s hair band albums, hahaha. Thanks for sharing!

  27. I can’t believe all the beauty in this house. Those wood feathers and that dark carpeting in the bedroom and two of my favorite unexpected details.
    Thanks again for sharing.

  28. I have to go back again and again to take it all in. This is the personification of “it’s all in the details”. Truer words never spoken! Thanks SO much for sharing this. That ceiling takes my breath!!!

  29. Well, I got back late in the day. Hubby was fishing and I was with him so instead of coffee I have a nice chilled glass of white wine and I’m enjoying the gorgeous pictures. For this kind of tour I’d like to be on one of those mechanic’s roll carts. You know, the ones that zip you under the car and you can roll around on your back. It would be a bit of a problem with stairs but I think I could manage. I’d have my camera on my chest and I could aim and shoot all of the pictures. Then for the rest of the house I could stand up like a normal ? person and take the rest of the pictures. Wow!! I’m in awe. Ceilings are no longer boring white things. I’d really like to meet the person who thought all those ceilings up. :-O Are you related??? It smacks of your genius. Big Hugs!!

  30. What a gorgeous, well planned out home. Did I mention gorgeous? That ceiling alone. Le sigh. It almost makes me want to throw over French antiques and redecorate. Almost… thank you for the tour

  31. Rebecca Turner :

    It is a beautifully decorated house with good bones to be sure. You are so right about that ceiling! I’ve been enjoying a book called, Caribbean Style, (Thames and Hudson publishers) and the ceiling you shared made me immediately think of some I’d seen in the plantation homes in the book. I’m in LOVE!

  32. Nice such stunning photos

  33. Ahhhhhhh. I probably would have screamed with delight everywhere I looked in that home. Just gorgeousness everywhere you look.

  34. Jaw dropping wow. It really exists? It’s not a fairytale? Wow.speechless.

  35. I see everything you do, KariAnne, I know your are in love with those ceilings! I noticed how nice the various colors didn’t overwhelm the rooms and I especially loved seeing the beds and the layers of blankets, quilts and sheets. Each one was different and I love getting ideas like that.

    Thank you!!!

  36. It’s a wonderful tour and I thank you but…….when you show us something you’ve picked up at a yard sale or a thrift store and turn it into something beautiful you have my heart. I LOVE your house. To me you are the best “make it warm and lovely” home decor person there is.

  37. Oh my goodness! How do I pin ALL of this fabulousness???!!!!!

  38. Everyone else has said it all so I’ll only add two words – Holy Crap!

  39. That ceiling is incredible… Very unique. Almost as if your in a loft. Very cool:)

  40. How GORGEOUS !!!
    Every photo just got better and better – I may have gasped when I saw that paisley bedding actually !
    xxx

  41. I’m pretty much drooling……

    Thanks for linking it up at the Monday Funday Party! I had to share this one on FB.

  42. Words cannot do these pictures justice….simply swooning :)

  43. Crazy beautiful!

  44. Where did you get all your master bedroom furniture, beading, and decor? I would like to replicate this look. It is beautiful. I came across this when I was looking for bedroom inspirations.

  45. Brooke hemminger :

    I’d like to know where they got the bedspread/duvet cover. The top beige/gold one. I have to have it!!:)

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