Monday, January 12, 2009

Home Tour

Nope, not mine. (I didn't think you would want to see piles of cardboard boxes and a bare cement floor.) My lovely sister however bought and completely remodeled a house a year and a half ago; and, I was finally able to visit her and see it over the holidays. This house is really something special, exquisitely beautiful filled with antiques, religious art, gorgeous lighting, and palatial interiors. I wanted to share some photos with you.Take a look at these carved cherubs in the frame. Amazing.
This mirror was bought new and then distressed with acid to look old.This fossil is incredible!More religious art.

The cozy kitchen.Another antique chandelier: the bulbs actually move and flicker with the wind. So cool.
Here is a pic of my sweet sistah!!
This is a view of the grand salon, looking into the courtyard.
Her home office.
Her study houses her collection of antique tins. She found Lady Liberty, whose torch actually lights up, at a junk store.
Vintage taxidermy for a bit of quirk.

Saint Rose watches over the home.
The chandelier in the master bedroom.Girandolas around the bath.The guest bath is completely decked out in religious art and vintage church decor.

A cool ornament made by one of her artist friends.
Well, I hope you enjoyed the tour. I always like to get a peek at other people's homes, how they decorate, how they live. Now for me, it's back to unpacking. Of all things, we cannot find the baby monitor so my husband and I are taking turns sleeping in the baby's room. Ay Carumba!


Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

what a gorgeous,unique home your sister has!! LOVE it! :-) I really adore the aged mirror!! Could you find out exactly how she did it and share the info? What kind of acid? on the front of the mirror or back? I hope you have a really fantastic day!! hugs!! Britt :-)

Linda said...

Oh wow, your sisters home is just wonderful, what a great place to celebrate Christmas.
Cheers Linda

Tammy said...

Wow! Your sister's home is something else! I loved the tour. xoxo

Teresa said...

Amazing Kimla...I would have died and gone to heaven seeing it all in person!!

Kristen said...

WOW! To say your sisters home is beautiful would be an understatement!! I love her collection of religious art and vintage Church decor. Thanks for sharing♥