Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fall fell into our living room

Fall fell into our living room and Krumpet is pleased!

Dried flowers abound and exude the fall look. Tapestry fabrics/ old leather books and wood tones always welcome me to sit and read.

A comfy chair and a cup of tea call for soft background music. This room was originally a dining room/ kitchen when the homestead was built in 1796. 

Mostly a library now except for the holidays when the whole family gathers.
Thanksgiving is coming, love it!


Monday, September 17, 2012

Soap Dispenser Revealed

Summer flowers always dress up my guest bathroom with just the right amount of color.

Blue hydrangeas, correopsis, beach roses and a butterfly bush's blossom happily adorn a handmade stone
countertop. Do you remember a post awhile about my inability to select a soap dispenser for my guest bathroom?

 Yes, I finally selected one, do you like it?

 I like the way the dispenser compliments the antique pitcher and bowl my mother gave me, but it is new so functions well... 

Yeah, I think the room might finally be done...

Well, not really. Decorating any room is never finished, isn't that the fun of it?

I am so thrilled to have my vintage PIANO BABY from my Brayton Cottage shop
featured in Debra's fantastic Monday Marketplace weekly post at

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Red Roses equals Paris Chic

Red Roses for this lady. My own personal favorite color combination mixes tawny pinks, pinkish tans, claret and burgundy contrasted by rich black tones.

My bedroom best highlights this Victorian influenced color ensemble. Think faded burgundy oriental carpets, dried pink roses edged with tea stain browns, and the soft peach of a cherubim face...

Old roses painted on old fabric and perfectly dried blossoms say natural elegance...

and create a style I call "Paris Flea Market meets Shabby Chic".

another bedroom view, just begging for all these fabulous lampshades.

These eye candy shades are lovelies that I hope to recreate for my decorating clients and my Brayton Cottage shop..



Monday, September 3, 2012

Tapestries, textures and tones

A vintage statue, it's position on my kitchen fireplace mantle designates it's important place. A  serene face and colors always calm me. The tones and textures really represent my personal style...

Tan and browns, woven baskets and wood tones are found in my office as well as the kitchen...

what? Yes the dog even has complimentary tones,
plaster and...

the real thing,

Karen & Krumpet