Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee or nice glass of wine. Today on the blog, we are going to sit a spell in my parlor and chat about its character, old Southern charm, and its potential. I’m thinking we should serve sweet, iced tea in the parlor *said with a Southern drawl*
When you enter through the massive wood front door, turn to your left to see the gorgeous, restored pocket doors that lead to the hubby’s office.
A little collage of crosses…I’d like to make a few more…find a few more…time will tell *smile*
Another view of the pocket doors. I just love them! I wish I were a better photographer so I could capture better details of them for y’all.
Once you step inside the house, the fireplace greets you. I’m not sure if I’m going to keep the chair in that spot, but I needed somewhere to put it…and the basement didn’t seem like a good idea!
Another perspective of the parlor and its layout. It’s a big room…and it deserves attention…I’m just not sure how to decorate its awkward shape. But I’m trying *smile*
This corner has me bumfuzzled…I like the Walter Anderson paintings on either side of the fireplace…but I’m not sure what to put on the blank wall….
I love, love, love the curved walls…but with what do I adorn them…if anything? Suggestions are welcome, so please feel free to share ideas or your own curved wall challenges. *smile*
A little close up of the curved baseboards. I love the dark, rich stain against the warm stain of the floors.
Cute little wall sconces…they add just the right amount of light for evening sitting…with a good book.
Ziva, our Giant Schnauzer and big baby, insisted on napping in the parlor while I snapped photos for y’all. It was thundering outside, so she decided to stick close to her mom.
I stacked up a couple of old trunks and added a Walter Anderson painting to the space by the front door.
I love this old dresser…I started to refinish it, but decided I loved it as is. It just needs gussin’ up with some pottery…Note to Self: look for a local pottery artist.
Y’all know I love windows…big windows! This set of three overlooks the wraparound front porch.
Warm meets cool…white ceilings would have been too stark for the room…I needed to cozy up the space…bring the height down a bit and highlight the mouldings.
Thanks for sitting a spell with me today in my parlor. There’s still some work and decorating to be done, but I don’t want to rush it because this charming space deserves pretty things *smile*