Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Dogs in my living room



I took some photos of the opposite wall to my living room mantle showed on my last blog post. Thank you for your kind words on my mantle of mementos. 
My circa 1796 home still has many of it's original architectural features.
    

You can get a peak of the lovely raised panel wainscoting that I really love. It is painted a brown color, my fav go to color. Creamy white wallpaper and tapestry old Victorian couch
keep things light.


An old preschool table is my coffee table; it holds a huge silver tray and porcelain dogs. 


A side view highlights wood beams, a sculpture form Rome and family photos. I prefer the contrast of dark deep tones like brown, navy blue and burgundy against creams and tans; kind of my decorating signature personally and professionally..


A big tapestry bow holds a reproduction painting and is flanked by wall shelves.


The houndstooth hat that the dog figurine is sporting is actually




Thanks for visiting and have a great week!
Karen

13 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh wow, I just have a couple of dogs under a cloche! I adore doggies and have a pretty good collection of them. I'm in love with your artwork, too! Big hugs,
FABBY

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love your dogs and what a great way to showcase them under the cloches and in the artwork. I would love for you to link this up to my Inspire Me party this evening. www.astrollthrulife.net Hugs, Marty

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Karen,
From what I can see I like your tray and candleabras. Your dogs in those glass domes are so cute. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!
Gina

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Yes, I really do love this, and thanks so much for linking up. Hugs, Marty

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Your collection of dog figurines are so cute!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Love your collections of dog figurines! My family and I are huge dog lovers and one wall of my foyer is covered in vintage dog art.

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Karen Doyle said...

thanks! I so appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment. So glad you are enjoying my blog...

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Love your dog collection!

Megan @ Restoring the Roost said...

I love this painting! So beautiful and rustic.

Curtains in My Tree said...


Thanks for letting us snoop around, I love it all and especially those white stafforshire dogs.
I have one he looks left I am on the hunt for a partner, however have learned they all have unite features.
I know your glad to have your Mom art work

I like the doggies in the living room

Debra Oliver said...

That painting is wonderful, Karen. and puppies under glass, how fun!

Natasha In Oz said...

I am very late (I'm so sorry!!) but I just wanted to pop by and say thank you for sharing this post at my Say G'Day Saturday linky party!

Hope to see you again this weekend!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz