Inspiration from Virginia

entryway showing a dark wood front door with a spiderweb glass transom, light sage green walls, and a chandelier

It could be that I’ve got Spring Cleaning on the brain (which always goes hand in hand with redecorating).  Or it could be that I spent a good portion of yesterday watching HGTV.  But, I’m dying to spend some time working on our house – organizing, cleaning out, decorating, sprucing up, etc.  This morning I woke up with an urge to look through my inspiration photos for some ideas.  I came across these photos I took in the Virginia home of a friend of ours when we stayed with them a few years ago.  (Am I the only one that goes around taking photos of your host’s home for inspiration???)

I fell absolutely head over heels in love with her home.  It’s one of those old Southern homes that has so much character to it just on its own, and when you layer in her own touches, I wanted to move right in.

I mean, look at the windows around her front door.  How much would I give for a spiderweb transom like that?  And look at the fireplace surround…

fireplace with a decorative metal surround and wooden mantel

Transoms over the interior doors too (look at that wood!).

wooden door with a transom window over the door

Even the doorknobs had personality!

doorknob that looks like burled wood

She was still doing a lot of work on the house, including this downstairs guest bath.  Look at that ceiling, and the toile hunting scene, and the light fixture!  She was in the process of repurposing an antique dresser as a vanity, and installing a clawfoot tub too.

guest bath with black, ivory, and tan hunting scene wallpaper, white trim and wainscoting, black and tan towels, and a beautiful cut glass light fixture

And I loved that she wasn’t afraid to use black accents throughout the home.  Lovely!

black, gold, tan, and ivory oriental rug in the bedroom

I’m always thankful to be surrounded by such creative and inspiring people, and when I can take a little peek into their homes it’s even better!  Now, off to do some decorating!

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