Happy Hump Day! It is Wednesday and we are half way through the week … over the hump to the weekend. Yipee!
Today we are headed up the stairs of the Roswell Women’s Showhouse in Milton, Georgia. But before we start the tour, I want to show you what this house used to look like – before, during and after the fire. You won’t believe your eyes …
This is the home BEFORE the fire. I love this picture. The house looks so perfect in the snow. We don’t get snow in Georgia too often so the fact that they captured this picture is amazing.
Isn’t this one of the scariest pictures you have ever seen? Just knowing that a family was inside this house, just minutes before, gives me the chills. The attic was hit by lightening several hours before and slowly smoldered until it broke out into a full blown – house destroying – monster! Everyone got out safely … Thank God!
This is the house the next morning. I drove by the house on this day. I live about 2.5 miles from this neighborhood and heard the sirens and the “buzz” about the fire the night before. I really couldn’t believe my eyes when I came upon what was left of this beautiful home. The owner is a retired Atlanta Braves player so this story was all over the news. I heard his wife was able to throw all their children on her back and had them out of that house before her husband could even leave the bedroom. She was a real hero … as we know all Mother’s can be!
Is your mouth hanging open like mine was? It is so shocking to see it again in pictures. Get ready for your mouth to hang open again, but in a good way. We are going upstairs!
I am forcing you all to break the rules with me again by going upstairs first. We are such rebels! Let’s go …
These stairs are so wide we can walk up three at a time. I love how open the staircase is and the windows are to die for!
I am doing this on my staircase! Old barnwood frames with black and white pictures … does it get any better than this?
These are the lights over the staircase. I can’t tell you how much I love the old barnwood, square medallion on the ceiling. Aren’t these lights just unbelievable? If only I had some high ceilings – I would hunt these down until they were mine!
This is the room you see when you reach the top of the stairs and look to the left. Fabulous – Amazing – Fun … there are just not enough adjectives to describe the “coolness” of this space. The pops of orange with the pillows and accessories really make this space.
This is what you see at the top of the stairs when you look to the right. I could put a little efficiency kitchen up here and never leave. Really.
This is one of the walls in the upstairs landing by the long table you saw in the previous picture. I adore this idea!! Wouldn’t it be spectacular to use cities that you have traveled to or that mean something to you and your family?
Here is a close up of the clock wall. The blue spots with the city names in them are just chalkboard paint. Great idea – the writing could be changed at any time.
This is the craft/homework area. The walls are painted BM White Wisp 2137-70 and the trim and cabinetry is unfortunately a custom BM mix so I can’t tell you the exact color. The countertops are Ceasarstone – Deep Ocean – a gorgeous color.
Can you see why the countertops are called “deep ocean”? Reflective and almost looks like a bottomless ocean. I really like the way they trimmed out the cork on the desk back splash. It makes it look “finished”.
This is the countertop across from the desk area. What a great place to do crafts or lay out projects! I love the windows and all the natural light in this area. Hey … who am I kidding? I like the candy!!
This is the first boy’s bedroom that is located right off the craft area. The colors are so warm and inviting while also being boyish. The wall color is BM – again a custom mix. They are killing me with the custom mix stuff. How about you? I love the red accents with the pillows, rug and accessories. Great light fixture – has a awesome nautical rustic look to it. The trundle is also a nice touch – great for boy sleepovers. If any of you have boys you know they WILL NOT sleep together. Girls will sleep 3 in a double bed. I don’t get it.
This is the hallway off the main part of the bedroom that leads to the bath, homework area and closet. Great area!
Now this is a boy’s bathroom! The nautical theme is such a cheerful look. I love the blue, white and red with the chocolate brown cabinets, rug and window treatment. The blending of these colors gives off a calming, cozy feeling.
Just a couple of nautical bobbers in a wire basket. Cool. The sconces can pull off nautical or industrial – really wonderful!
This is the window treatment in the bathroom. Check out how they made a simple treatment look so unique with the “pleather” center panel with monogram and furniture tacks. What a great idea!
This is the second boy’s bedroom. These walls are painted BM Kid Gloves CSP-175 and has a baseball theme. A baseball theme is very appropriate for this family seeing tha dad is a retired professional baseball player. Loving the red accents again.
This is a wonderful piece of furniture for a boy’s room. It has lots of storage but doesn’t look like your typical bookcase. It has a locker room look. If you have seen the Pottery Barn Kids or Teen Catalog lately, you know that locker room is “IN”!
Once again … an amazing light fixture. Just the right blend of masculinity and whimsy! Yes – I did just use the word whimsy! Smile.
I love this Greek Key pattern and the deep red and khaki on the window treatment. Then they trimmed the top with a deep, navy blue and I’m in love. This treatment will definitely “grow” with the child in this room. It will still look in style even when the child is a teen. Very classic!
The small bath with a shower. Notice the trim on the vanity. The vanity top is Black Pearl granite that has been antiqued. I had never heard the word “antiqued” used with granite before so I had to do me some research when I got home. It turns out that granite being antiqued means it has been “brushed or leathered”. It gives the granite a textured look and feel with no shine. Interesting. Learned something new. I only knew about polished and honed granite.
Moving on to the girl’s bedroom down the hall … I am not sure how I feel about this room. It has some interesting details, but it doesn’t feel “warm” to me. Maybe a rug on the floor would have helped me feel better?
I think any little girl would go crazy over this chandelier. I am not sure if you can tell, but the pillows are wrapped in belts with a sparkly belt buckle in the middle. Genius.
The window treatments had some unique little details.
These vintage, crystal buttons look great on the chocolate velvet trim on this window treatment.
This is the vanity area in the girl’s room. I’m not sure about your girls, but this area would look like this for about 1 minute in my house.
Here is a close up of the “treatment thingy” that hangs over the vanity. I’m not sure what you call this …so I am going to go with “treatment thingy”. That is my friend and tennis partner Sheila in the mirror! She tried to stay out of my pics, but every once in a while I would catch her.
I must admit – I adore this lamb picture. It is the one thing that really caught my eye in this room. It is so sweet and even a little bit funky. Do you like it? The walls in this room are painted BM White Wisp 2137-70 with a metallic glaze.
You really can’t get any more girlie than this bathroom. I love how they used an old antique dresser as the bathroom vanity – that is such a great look.
Not sure what birds and bird nests have to do with this room … but since I love birds I am going to “go with it”. You can get a pretty good look at the wallpaper in this picture. I like it. It is pretty contemporary, but I think it works in this bathroom.
Good look at the wallpaper and sconces.
Beautiful clawfoot tub. This screams FEMININE! Check out the floors – hardwood with tile stripes. A little contemporary with this tub and vanity, but a unique idea. There is also a shower in this bathroom, I just didn’t get a pic.
Around the corner from the girl’s bedroom is the guest room. I have decided not to “mince” words by saying that I didn’t care for this bedroom. I HATED this room. I am sorry to be this way, but seriously … what were they thinking? The decor in this room does not match any other look in the house. Would you want to be a guest in this room? First of all – the bed is so low to the ground, I don’t know how I would get out of it without some help. Second – I can see myself banging my legs on that platform every time I am feeling my way back from the bathroom in the dark. Last – well there is no last … the ugly goes on and on. Man – I think I need some kind of anger “decor hating” intervention.
Chair and table in the guest room. What the heck is that skin thing on the floor? Oh crap … the intervention isn’t working. I am still feeling “decor hate”.
I didn’t take very many pictures of this room. I was afraid I might remember something that I wanted to forget if I saw it again in pics. Geez … why the hate?
The guest bath … thank goodness. I like this room. The vanity is rustic and I like the hardware. I could live with this, if I could ever get out of the bed to get here.
Let’s get out of the guest room and move to the back hallway and staircase. Quick.
This was the humongous chalkboard in the back hallway. I know it is hard to tell from this picture – but believe me this thing was HUGE. It also had a HUGE price tag. But isn’t it so so amazing?
A close up of the details on the chalkboard. It really was stunning. I have never seen anything like it.
This is the light fixture on the back staircase. There was one at the top and one at the bottom. I love a back staircase, but in this case these stairs led to an outside door. Can you say “goodbye teenagers – hello boy/girl friends”? A little too tempting for my brood. I like to think they would never even think about sneaking out, but who am I fooling … didn’t you sneak out when you were a teen? Of course I never did – I was a perfect teenager. HA!
I hope you are enjoying this series of the Showhouse as much as I am re-living it through the pictures. I was a little depressed after leaving this home it was so beautiful and pristine. Then I remembered – no one is living there yet. They have 3 small children and a teen – I give pristine 1 week.
See you tomorrow for the final part in the series. We will head down to the Terrace level. This is one serious “Man-Cave”!
Hope your life is more heaven than “guest room” havoc!
Seriously … I need to get over it.