Recently a longtime customer-turned-friend, Karen, innocently sent me a couple of photos of her kitchen to show me how she was using some pillows I made for her. Little did she know her kind gesture would turn into an epic photography project for her, complete with homework (fill-in-the-blank and essay questions about her home) as "May I show your vintage-inspired kitchen on my blog?" quickly turned into more. So much more. I'm sorry Karen! But thank you for sharing!
I might mention that Karen and I have never met in person and she lives on the opposite side of the country from me so I was especially excited to have this virtual glimpse into her
kitchen (ahem) entire house. Today we'll start our tour with the master bedroom and bath.
Warning: While viewing these beautiful rooms with their vintage details, you may become disoriented and perhaps even feel that you are leafing through the pages of Country Living magazine. This is perfectly normal.
the master bedroom (all photos can be clicked to enlarge)
Karen told me this room was specifically designed with the idea that the bed would 'float' in the center of the room to take advantage of the mountain views.
"...of course I envisioned myself waking up each morning, sitting up while stretching my arms and gazing out at the beautiful mountain view...that's not usually how it happens, but it was a good idea anyway." A girl can dream...
The ladies on the vintage mantel are Karen's mother-in-law when she was class valedictorian and Karen's late Granny.
This entertainment center used to be a cabinet for a vintage radio/record player. Karen removed the speakers and record player, added a shelf inside (where the DVD player goes now), painted it and dressed it up with vintage fabric panels.
This piece was also a vintage radio cabinet that was gutted and painted and now stores some of Karen's vintage linens.
See the window framed by the blue vintage shutters? It overlooks the Great Room downstairs. Karen has a daughter who will one day be a teenager. Karen thinks ahead.
the master bath
A pretty corner of the master bath with Charlotte Becker prints in vintage tin ceiling frames.
'His' side is dark wood and masculine. See the peek of Jennifer Paganelli's fabric for curtains? Karen occasionally sells vintage fabric on ebay and one of her buyers turned out to be Jennifer Paganelli! It's a small world for vintage-fabric-people.
'Her' side is light and feminine. I love the little splashes of soft aqua.
Here's some additional info about the resources Karen used for her master bedroom and bath along with a sneak peek of more of her home tour to come. Thanks for stopping in.
All photos were taken by our industrious homeowner, furniture painter and vintage collector, Karen. She has been into vintage for about 5 years and also collects vintage linens.
Her ebay seller i.d. is PIESAFE.
Paint color for the entertainment center is "South Pacific" by Olympic. Available at Lowes.