Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Inspiration photo & Lamp by Scott Hughes

For some reason I have saved this magazine for years. I loved all the other rooms in this house as well. It is my inspiration photo for the bedroom I am planning in my dollhouse. I like all the plates and other things resting on the wood timber behind the bed. It adds a cozy feeling to the room. I also love the dried herbs/flowers hanging on the wall in the dormer.

The second photo shows the other lamp I bought from Scott Hughes. Which I plan to have on the night stand in the bedroom. The beautiful round box was made by Bill Helmer out of wooly mammoth ivory (an ETSY buy this week). The pink bud vase is by Francis Whittemore.

I bought lots of fabrics and French lace for the bedroom too, they look perfect with this wall paper. I may only be able to have paper on an interior wall because of the wood timbers.

I want antique framed embroidery over the bed. Maybe some framed antique lace. I will have to find photos I like and print them on fabric with my computer.


  1. I also may inspire a little to this wonderful picture? I understand why you have conervata all these years: there is a 'magical atmosphere and I must say that only by your bedside you understand that you have fully grasped. Beautiful all objects, from the lamp to the box. The wallpaper is a wonder, in short: I love it!

  2. flora,

    Thank you!
    The wall paper has a tea stained look about it but it doesn't show up in the photo very well.

  3. Your inspiration pic is so nice and so is your small stuff that you've already collected to the bedroom! I love that lamp, it's great :)


  4. Beautiful inspiration pic.

    I love the lamp on the side table. The bedroom will be wonderful when you are finished.

  5. Gosh, I can see why you kept this picture! It's truly wonderful and so graceful and full of charm! It would and could inspire anyone! I love ALL the things in it! :o))

    When I lived in a cottage, we used to put plates etc on the beams. Seeing this picture reminded me of a wonderful time in my life! ;o)

    Michelle xx

  6. What a beautiful room, Catherine and I love the lamp! It is perfect for that mood and ambiance. I have saved the Veranda magazine from 1989 with my dream log home all these years and it may be as many years before DH finishes it! But I get out that magazine occasionally and just soak it in.

    P.S. I am better now


  7. What a perfect corner,unbelievable that it isn't real.Love the idea with the dreid flowers,so romantic.Jeannette

  8. I too keep old pictures of magazines for inspiration or just because I love the feeling there is to it. I really was in doubt whether the first picture where mini, so I had to look twice. There are so many great details to minimize into your bedroom. The lamp is cute, I love the smokey color of the glass. And the lamps on your previos post are STUNNING!!! They must have been very expensive...

  9. Annie,

    I am surprised how many people liked the lamps in the previous post. I thought no way anyone is going to comment positively on these. The funny thing is... Lurking under that greenish patina is solid brass and with a bit of a polish could be gleaming in no time. Not that I would ever want that!

  10. I like very much the bedroom that inspire you, I love that kind of atmosphere. The lamp is beautiful and goes so well with the wall paper.

  11. That is a great inspiration photo.

    Oh, my goodness, your bed matches it perfectly!

  12. Scott Hughes is truly a craftsman, and you have a very skillful collector's eye. I am very impressed with Scott's pieces! I'm also amazed by the bed frame in this picture. Did you make that yourself or did you find it at one of the shows somewhere? The detail in it is lovely! In fact, your photographed scene looked so real, it was hard to believe that it was miniatures. (I LOVE it when I see miniatures done that well!)