Recently I attended an estate sale. It was probably the finest sale I have been to so far. Upon entering the massive doors I was struck by this beautiful domed ceiling.
To the left was a small settee topped by a gorgeous tapestry that was already marked "sold". Drats!
There was a large center sitting area that I couldn't photograph due to the vast amounts of people lined up to make a purchase. But beyond that was a lovely dining room. The oil paintings were spectacularly beautiful in person.
I then made my way through the butler's pantry and past a huge china closet that had padded walls. (Sadly, it was to dark to photograph well.) I then came out into the sitting area attached to the kitchen. Sweet happy sighs...
The furniture groupings were a bit mish mashed due to the sale, yet you could see the potential. So many pieces for sale captured my fancy. There were two of these chairs that I admired for their whimsical lines. Alas, they were not comfortable so I left them flanking the fireplace.
Turning around I easily imagined Mr. Decor and I enjoying our Saturday morning tea and toast.
Oh my but this kitchen was lovely. Look at the ultra thick butcher block counter tops with marble nestled between.
Above the gorgeous sink was a plate rack that featured the same padded fabric walls as the large china closet.While it indeed would keep your dishes from being chipped, I think it would have to be strictly decorative because I see problems with continually placing possibly still wet plates on fabric over time.
Remember how the door was open in the breakfast nook area? This was where the door led to~ an inner courtyard.
This was the entry into the attached guest house. I adore the awnings. To the left of the guest house was a massive outdoor grill, basketball court and swimming pool.
I came inside back through the laundry area. It was bigger than both of my bathrooms combined. :)
The next room had me wishing that my cousin was on my left side and Joni from Cote De Texas was on my right side just so we could have squealed with delight together.
Look at how they used an old grain sack to upholster (and elevate) what would have been a rather ordinary chair.
On the other wall was a painting that I am STILL thinking about.
I walked through a Jack and Jill bathroom into another bedroom. The painted walls were great fun. I imagined all sorts of possibilities for this light filled space.
I wanted to wrap up the desk, mirror, and lamps but alas have no where to put them. Do you see the yummy floral wallpaper peeking out of the bathroom area?
Next, I went upstairs. they had the loft area set up as a study.
Right next to the loft it was an area I am sure the husband used regularly as there was a very comfy sectional and large screen tv.
This was the view of Camelback mountain from the windows.
There were 2 bedrooms upstairs as well. Other sale attendees wouldn't budge from the rooms so I wasn't able to photograph them. (Grrrr! Don't they know I have a post to blog about? :) So I made do with the bathroom.
I loved the silver mercury apothecary jars. They were $90 for the set.
Change up the wall color, add a few new accessories and I don't think I would ever get out of this tub.
Walking back down the gorgeous stairs.
Are you ready for the master suite? This was the sitting area.
Here is the bedroom. While I didn't particularly care for the padded headboard, the settee at the foot of the bed had me at hello. The artwork on the left wall featured a man and woman painted on silk. Oh mercy.
Ok, I think I might have gasped out loud when I entered this sanctuary.
The closet alone was bigger than my bedroom. The black boxes contain the hinge hardware. You grasp hold of the cane and pull the bar down to access your upper level clothing.
Yet another wall. I thought for a moment about how great the shelves would be to hold craft and sewing supplies. The Fashionista immediately said "A place to store my shoes." Different strokes...
A powder room in which I was just completely~ insanely~ crazy for the wall color.
This Italian cherub also captured my heart.
I wanted this wing chair inspired settee sooooo bad. It was beyond comfortable and the linen upholstery was so lovely. Let's see, ASU tuition for next semester or the settee? Hmmmm.
Thankfully, dreams are free.