Monday, June 28, 2010

Faith Cottage

The Victorian Parlor has moved into an 1890 Victorian cottage, which has been named "Faith Cottage." Following are some photos of a work in progress as Kim and Hubby continue what seems to be a never-ending move:) A few architectural pieces were added as well. The improvements they have made are more in line with the period of the house.

The front door and its surround are all original. The VP added the light fixture and intends on putting a second one on the other side.
Hubby and a friend added crown moulding to the living room and bathrooms after Kim and her friend painted. The former owners had large contemporary furniture in this room and now it is filled with antiques. Hubby also moved all of their antique lighting fixtures over to the new house. Note the chandelier in the photo below. Also note the placement of the sofa as it is important to the post I will do later this week.

The living room has three windows (excluding the door) and the lace curtains allow just the right amount of light in.

The sofa and chairs make a beautiful and cozy seating arrangement.
This piece is elegant against the wall.
The house had no fireplace, so the VP created her own, with an additional chair on each side. I can't wait to see what she does to it at Christmas.
The mirror over the fireplace reflects the beauty of the room, especially the windows.
The floors are Brazilian cherry.
An authentic Victorian architectural surround added by the VP forms an elegant entrance to the master bedroom.
As you enter the master bedroom, you are greeted by their beautiful wood bed. Who's that? Hubby working on his laptop. Yes, the house is 120 years old, but we still need our technology, don't we...
I believe this is one of the windows in the master bedroom, taken early in the morning.
The VP's new home does not have a dining room, but a large eat-in kitchen. Kim moved her crystal chandelier from the library of her former home into the kitchen. The lights and crystals are reflected on the ceiling.
Note the curved archway between the kitchen and living room.
Kim displays her hand-painted porcelains in this elegant china cabinet in the kitchen.
The guest bedroom is at the back of the house and is quite private and comfortable.
Much larger than in their former home, the guest room is also warm and inviting.
View through the guest bedroom window when you wake in the morning...
Kim uses stained glass throughout the house. These pieces let in the sunlight but provide privacy as well. This piece is in the guest bedroom...
the kitchen...
and the bathroom.
Join me later this week for a post on the pups.


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

OMG...Kim is doing a Beautiful job on her new home...I just knew it would be lovely and she did not disappoint me...WAY TO GO Kim...I just love it and am drooling big time my Sweet friend...a girl after my own heart...Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful heartfelted home with us...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Paula said...

Oh, it looks gorgeous!! Kim, I LOVE it! When I find myself falling out of love with my Victorian home and furnishings, I can just visit yours through the pictures and get re-inspired. Very tasteful; very well done! Can't wait to see more!


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

This home is just gorgeous. I love the stained glass in the windows, I also do the same. I have one in almost every window. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

O MY!!! Please tell Kim that Faith Cottage is looking as gorgeous as I know it would!! I am so very, very happy for her and her hubby!! It looks wonderful!! Please give her a hug for me!! She must have been so busy!!!


Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Thank you SO much for keeping us updated on Kim's FABULOUS new home, the pups and my KRAMER too!!!
I can totally see where Kim gets her creative post talent from :)
I just love her new home and I'm sending them LOTS of Best Wishes and Happiness!!!!

Eastlake Victorian said...

Wow! Kim and Hubby have done so much already at Faith Cottage! I just love their color schemes and architectural additions! Everything is integrating so well. What a beautiful new "old" home they are creating! Thank you for keeping us posted on the progress. :-)