Sunday, April 5, 2015

Published in Country Sampler magazine 1 year ago!


I cannot believe it has been a year since my home, the Brayton Homestead, was published in Country Sampler Magazine! Boy does time fly. It seems like yesterday that Fifi O'Neil, the fantastic stylist and author of Prairie Style was here!


The house, built in 1796, has most of the original woodwork. These pictures are of one of the rooms, the bedroom, that was featured. The kitchen and sitting room were also in the magazine. Yes, I love pink, chenille and pillows!


Another wall in the bedroom has the original fireplace with  my favorite wood work in the house. Painting detailed woodwork in an off white shows off all the curves. I love mixing shades of pink and maroons with brown to keep the colors grounded. My favorite vintage leopard hats adorn the mantle along with an angel watercolor I painted. Symmetry on the mantle works here in a room that is off- centered with a door and a chaise lounge.


Thanks for coming to the Homestead. Hoping you enjoyed  pictures from Country Sampler Magazine!

Karen
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3 comments:

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Congrats, that is exciting! I've only ever just had my Victorian feather tree featured in a little bitty photo in Victorian Homes! Your house and interiors are lovely!
Gina

Betsy said...

A lovely home you have.
That chenille bedspread reminds me of ones mom used to have on our beds.
I have an old tapestry the same size it looks as yours. I was going to get it put into a frame, but I like how you have yours hanging. I heard the fibers need to breathe and that a frame with glass wouldn't be a good choice.
betsy

Karen Doyle said...

thank you so much Betsy! how nice of you to say. I take the tapestry down and vacuum a few times but it works out fine with a rode pocket and rode...