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.
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.
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.”
Upstairs, the game room was really an idea factory.
Starting with this cork wall hand-painted with a dartboard.
Easy. Simple. Done.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.”