Her colors: grey and white.
Her elements: antique pine, linen, rattan, silver trays and
Her atmosphere: to die for!!!
The master bedroom: lush, cozy and simple (but so rich
with atmosphere) and calming.
Within bedroom limits sat a white, large upholstered chair and
ottoman with a neatly folded grey blanket to ward of a chilly
night of reading.
Because storage was at a minimum, a storage basket was topped
with a silver tray for the placement of a drink of preference.
This wonderful English armoire held the T. V. My friend
pointed out that they had wheels installed on the bottom of the legs
so the armoire could face the bed for late night T.V. or the living room while dining.
Love the bonnet feature of this armoire and the ironstone
against the brick vaulted ceiling! The elements of warehouse
living so soothing to the soul! Loved it!
The living room, an old chippy vintage trunk and a white linen
sofa! The aged iron lamp with a linen shade could have been French.
This little woven stool (there were two!) served as extra seating
for her grandchildren (ages 5 and 11). It was her idea to have
a little cushion created so the children would have more to sit on than just
a raw woven seat. The fabric was a match to the sofa and armless chairs.
A birds eye view
of the Lincoln Park Zoo
Candles on silver trays, white blankets in wire containers
all comfortably sharing a coffe table made from a chippy old
iron gate from the French countryside under a glass.
The small but attractive kitchen opened to the living room
but seemed so unoffesive in spite of its placement which shared the wonderful
elements of white, silver and glass!
The view by day . . . only to be imagined from this little
pied-a-terre, what nightfall will bring to this city
One last look before leaving. . . . my thoughts of charm,
beauty, good taste all embodied in a little warehouse
structure that couldn't have been more perfect for
life in the city.
"At the heart of each of us, whatever our imperfections, there exists a silent pulse,
of perfect rhythm, which is absolutely individual and unique, and yet which
connects us to everything else." ~ George Leonard
Yes, among friends, it couldn't have been a more perfect day!
Thanks girls for a great day and for the glorious gift of friendship.