Thursday, January 26, 2017

Oriental Rugs

Occasionally I am lucky to find a hand knotted antique Oriental rug which is just right in colors for a room we have, and affordable. This consignment antique Bokara hand knotted rug was 1/2 price and rust in color with pale green highlights; very nice for Leif's bedroom in the old farmhouse. It replaces two small throw rugs which easily found another place here.

Leif's oil self portrait was painted as a high school assignment and I've used it just for the photograph.

Monday, January 23, 2017

A Simple Guestroom

 This old farmhouse has three bedrooms upstairs which all vary much in size. The last one we have furnished is quite small, but lovely with a South facing; large old window. The full bed is on gliding coasters to easily change sheets, and is positioned for a view out the window where a tall; old weeping cherry tree will blossom in the Spring. This is now the guest room and simply swell I think.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

A New Farmhouse Bedroom

The master bedroom in Christian's old farmhouse is now mostly furnished with extra furniture we had. It's an open space where we hoped the old floors and windows would be noticed still.

The first bedroom to be furnished here, was Christian's brother's who is now his housemate. This room faces the back/North side of the house with two large windows and a view of the pastures, barn and annual garden. Both side walls have very old cedar and new closets, but still leave room for a desk with a view.

I have made a padded slip cover of ivory denim for the headboard which is both practical and comfortable. The leather chairs and standing mirror are an Art Deco style.