With the original Majolica tiles around the fireplace.
The above photo was taken when we first viewed the property. I immediately spotted the majolica tiles and fell in love with the colors. I knew then that we would paint the ceilings blue, although some friends didn't get it when I shared my plans. :-))
Throw into the mix a piece of the original wallpaper, and you can get an idea of the original colors used in the decor for this 1894 farmhouse.
These were the seeds of inspiration for my color choices of blues, creams, golds, grays, and taupes for the Farmhouse on Main.
Several of you noticed the freshly painted blue ceilings when I first shared the newly painted space.
I'm completely in love with the beadboard ceilings, but love them even more now that they are blue!
Wallpaper would have been a good fit for this historic farmhouse, and no doubt lovely. But, wallpaper is such a big commitment of time, energy, money, and more importantly, design restrictions, that I would rather add pattern with things that are less permanent.
Speaking of pattern, wait until you see the "traditional meets funky" wingback chairs I found, they're coming up!
I'm having a ball decorating our new place!
P.S. The December Canton show begins on Thursday morning at 9am, get your shopping game on!