The parlor as it looks today! We stripped and stripped wallpaper…and then stripped some more. My sub-contractor and friend, Mike, was much more patient than I. (smile) After the wallpaper came down, I started researching paint colors that were popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s–in Victorian homes. I decided ‘gold’ was the perfect color for the parlor. Then, we tackled the avocado green woodwork. The furnishings are a mixture of new and old. I love the round ottoman in the center of the room!
First, we replaced the cedar fence. Then, we attacked the walking path and garden beds. My landscaper found a concrete calf trough and creatively turned it into an amazing water feature. My gardener made the Adirondack chairs. (The glass of wine was my contribution!) The back garden is totally private and relaxing–the perfect place for your morning coffee or afternoon tea (or evening cocktail).
Ta Da! Landscaper Ken Whitaker, and Gardener Joe Foust did a fantastic job! The gardens bring the place to life. And, this is only showing you the front gardens! More to come…
Because it is wintertime, I’ll start with the gardens – think ‘spring’ thoughts. Here’s the ‘before’ picture of the front gardens.
Welcome to my Blog Site for TEN WHITE STREET! Because this is my very first entry, I will keep it short. (I’m anxious to see if it works!) Here’s a picture of Ten White Street when the gardens were in full bloom. Sweet!