Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Terra Cottage-Hallway & Bathroom

Kramer welcomes you all to the hallway and bathroom tour:).
We replaced both hall lights with stained glass fixtures and then added antique frames as medallions.
This wall hosts family photos, artwork, and an antique architectural header.
We often use architectural pieces as art!
In this case architectural salvage is used to frame an antique clock giving it a grander presence at the end of the hallway.
Family photos welcome all who visit:).
An ornate shelf displays the pictures.
Detail of the architectural header above the clock.
The hallway bathroom is hubby's bathroom (to see my bathroom visit http://bathtubdiary.blogspot.com/ )
The bathroom door has no lock so it's important to knock before entering:).
Stained glass is a great way to add art to bathroom walls as it holds up well to moisture.
Stained glass and architectural salvage add beauty to the window and shower curtain.
Hubby did all of the moldings, beadboard, and tile work.
Antique bottles crown the medicine cabinet.
A scrollwork light fixture dazzles the antique oak mirror.
Victorian style tilework.
This magazine rack was purchased at an auction. I added the wood applique and painted it white.
Details make a room, right down to the glass doornobs.
A clock makes sure hubby is on time each morning:).
Kramer wants to thank you for visiting.
He's off to the spare bedroom for a catnap:).


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Heavy drooling going on here Kim...oh girl how I loved this post WOW!! look at all your beautiful and wonderful things...Love the fret work above the shower and how fun to add to the architectural piece like that...Kim I have an outhouse bathroom door that also has a latch lock on the inside of it and I have 7 old door knockers hanging on the outside of it ha ha!! Its so funny how we both have alot of the same things and use them the same way...Now I just got 2 architectural pieces from a bed 2 weeks ago that I'm cleaning up to hang in my LR on the beam in there...like I said we were born twins girl ha ha!!
Just loved this post my friend...THANKS for sharing more of your wonderful collection...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria ps I meant to tell you I have a bible rack for books in my bathroom

Bonnie said...

Hi Kim, I am partially done with a bathroom re-do. Three and a half weeks of hard work. I'll have to post some pics.

I love the look you've got going. Sometimes I do feel like I was born in the wrong time. I have such an affinity for Victorian times and the 20s.

Have a great week.


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I am in heaven, Victorian heaven that is!! First, I love the idea about using frames as medallions! That is a stroke of genius!! I love all of your architectural pieces! And the gingerbread about the shower is such a great idea!! Plus those glass door knobs! What a bit of sparkle they add! Loved everything!!!

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...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Such a delightful tour.
I think I shall join Kramer and perhaps find a soft bed or pillow and stay awhile.
I know the cat and dogs would be amused by my visit.
Thanks Kim for sharing your beautiful home...
Susan x

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness.... I have the vapors!! Your home is beyond words!!
...and Kramer???? Well, I want to thank him profusely for the wonderful tour!!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Kramer is going take a nap in MY room???
Love all of it Kim...you are so right, it's all in the details.
You and hubby are a great decorating team...thumbs up to both of you!
My fav (besides all those darn books) is the architectural details you have everywhere...that always caught my eye from the beginning of me snooping around Terra Cottage!!!!
Happy St. Patty's Day!
Is Kramer wearing green????

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

What a great bathroom with some great decorating ideas! And it has a somewhat masculine feel as well, which I'm sure your hubby really appreciates!

Paula said...

Dear Kim,

Your Terra Cottage looks just like a Victorian home! I love all of the wonderful details and architectural pieces you have displayed! Thank Kramer for the lovely tour of the hallway and bathroom!

So glad you received more beautiful books!
Love, Paula

Debby said...

WOW!!! Your home is amazing. Love the colors and your decorating is the best.

June said...

Kim, I am in total awe of your beautiful hall. I can't believe that you have so much beauty all in this little space. It truely is just so lovely. Thank you so much for showing us this space. **sigh**

Eastlake Victorian said...

Beautiful hall and bathroom! I just love the way you incorporate your old architectural pieces into your life. The one surrounding the clock is so beautiful! Your husband is very handy and talented! (No offense to mine, but he can't even hit a nail with a hammer!) That glass doorknob is the same type I grew up with in my parents' 1911 bungalow in Chicago! Brings back memories. :)


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Thank you for coming to visit my glitter post....your home is absolutely stunning and Victorian par excellence! WOW! Such a wonderful album of home sweet home.

BRAVO! Anita

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Kim,

I loved having a tour of a little more of your beautiful home.
All the attention to detail is gorgeous and love all the old photos.

Happy weekend

Deanna said...

Kim, Thanx for sharing the pics of the inside of your lovely home's hallway and bathroom.
I luv what you have done.
So many interesting and neat accents to enhance your place.
Seeing what others have done to decorate is a highlight to me about home interiors.
Never tire of seeing this.
Have a wonderful week and God richly bless you,

Romeo said...

Hi Kramer!

Thanks for the tour - that was fun! Lots of very beautiful stuff in your house! So glad to know that you have your own room and a nice bed for napping! I mean with you having to do all the tours, that can be exhausting I'm sure. At least they treat you well and are good to you! Have a great week!

Romeo and "her"

Dirgesinger said...

ABSOLUTELY stunning! I have no words. :)