Don’t you love those houses that make you want to get home and start working on yours immediately? Last week, I toured the Traditional Home/Junior League of High Point (NC) show house, and got all kinds of good ideas. Quick back story on this house: it’s over 100 years old and belonged to the same family until recently. When the oldest son passed away, he left it to his Golden Retrievers(!) who continued to live there—with a dog nanny—up until last year. After the dogs died, it went to the city and is now up for sale. Around town, it’s known as “the million dollar dog house.” Interesting…
For the show house, each room was done by a different designer. I only wish I had taken my good camera! Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy the (grainy) pictures and some notes about what caught my eye:
A fun gingham pattern on the floor in a tiny entryway:
Layers of blue and white feel so fresh to me. I just stood in the middle of this room and spun around in circles trying to take it all in. :) I also like how they styled the console with one tall topiary in the middle.
Two rooms with a lot of dark wood that didn’t feel a bit gloom: .chinoiserie wallpaper in the dining room and a modern, brass pendant in the study (which also had back-to-back sofas).
Dark walls throughout the main hallways of the house. If I chose the right finish and type of paint, this could be the answer to all those dirty fingerprints going up and down our halls now. . .
A whimsical wallpaper and a bold ceiling are a fun surprise in a little powder room. And, I always like the look of the trim and door painted a color that’s in the pattern.
A black, white and brass kitchen. I liked a lot of the modern touches they used in this update: subway tile up to the ceiling, brass wall sconces and hardware, and a fun geometric pattern on the ceiling.
This little mudroom proves that a small space can pack a big punch, thanks to a fun wallpaper, bold prints and glossy black paint. Notice how narrow the little bench is, too. Just enough room to sit and tie your shoes.
This upstairs art room was one of my favorites. I love the art hanging around the daybed, and the bar cart for art supplies is a fun idea.
Happy colors in the girl’s bedroom/guest room. (And a sweet little dressing room attached.) I love the impact of one huge piece of artwork over the desk.
This neutral hangout was pretty mesmerizing. Great textures and layering.
There was also a carriage house, where everything was a little bit bolder:
And, I thought these tall arched mirrors on the patio were a great way to open up the space.
More info and a complete list of the designers available here.