Winding Brook Drive

Hello!  Today let's meander down Winding Brook Drive in Daphne, Alabama and stop at this pretty house tucked in the woods.

Not sure if this is the foyer, but we can slip in this way.

For inspiration, let's turn to Southern gentleman and designer James Farmer.

I know this room is pretty popular for being so cheerful and homey, but with apologies to Mr. Farmer, I need to change the color scheme a bit to go with our overall house palette. (I hope Kelly at Talk of the House can forgive me for messing with those red check drapes!)

See, it's still cheerful and homey- just a little muted.  Why did I change the palette? Because this wonderful entry hall opens to a brick-floored office that currently looks like this:

...but could potentially look like this:

...and also has a nifty desk nook like this:

that could look more like this:

...but with a finish like this:

Now let's bring a little of that style to the kitchen.

A simple checked shade and small-scaled antique table for an island ought to do the trick.  

Let's take a little break in this sunny space before we continue our decorating journey. 
 I had so much fun with this house that I'm splitting it into two posts. 
Stay tuned for more soft Southern style (and more yummy buffalo check!) soon.

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  1. How did you change the colours in the hallway from red to grey? It looks wonderful with the change, by the way!

    1. My secret weapon is the Benjamin Moore virtual painter on their website-
      It's a lot of fun to play around with their options. I know, I like the touches of red in that room- especially for Christmas, as the room was originally decorated for a holiday show house. The new color just seems to make those blue and white lamps pop, though, which appealed to me.

  2. Vicki,
    I love the Farmer room and think it's even better with the changes you've made. I also like the Ballard Designs sun room. I like the idea of a house that backs up to a forested area. Great job!

    1. Thanks, Karen. Those blue & white lamps reminded me of some of your collection. So pretty and classic. Hope you're having a pleasant weekend!

  3. Love this Alabama style, Vicki! That sunroom is just gorgeous. I always love to see your vision!

    1. Thanks Kristy! I need to show that sunroom to my husband because I would love to create a space like that. Add it to my (lengthy) list of inspiration for my own house- you know how that goes...

  4. Noooooo do not mess with the red check drapes!! LOL But I totally understand making it go with the rest of the house..that mentality drives every decorating decision I to have the "flow" from room to room. I think it is prettty cool how you made the change in the drapes. My husband would like some gizmo that would do that around here!

    1. Gosh, wouldn't that be nice-- "No, honey, I didn't buy all new drapes to coordinate with my new pillows-- I just used the gizmo and changed them." I don't think they always get just how important that "flow" is. :)
      Glad you understood about the drapes! :) I didn't make the decision lightly!


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