Bright Ideas

Country Sampler - Home Tours - - Rescued & Restored -

Place col­or­ful glass­ware, like Rosie’s sugar shaker col­lec­tion, on fixed win­dow ledges to bring sparkle to your room. Stack vin­tage tick­ing pil­lows un­der a side ta­ble to fill a dif­fi­cult-to-dec­o­rate space with tex­ture, color and soft­ness Turn a ter­rar­ium into a sea­sonal show­case for nat­u­ral el­e­ments, sim­i­lar to what Rosie cre­ated with a trio of birds’ nests filled with speck­led eggs.

Weave a fa­vorite col­lec­tion, such as Rosie’s brown trans­fer­ware, through­out an en­tire room: for in­stance, atop a fire­place man­tel, af­fixed to op­pos­ing walls, or perched atop a room di­vider.

Bal­ance a cup­board filled with tex­tiles on one side of a fire­place with a bucket bench stocked with large crocks and col­or­fully painted pails on the other.

Carry a lively color through­out a room, as Rosie did in her liv­ing room. At cen­ter, a red-roofed minia­ture house sits atop a red-wheeled wagon.the color also ap­pears on a painted red bucket, vin­tage quilts and a hearth­side rug.

Cre­ate a cor­ner that’s a real con­ver­sa­tion starter. Since their daugh­ter Brooke teaches voice lessons in the fam­ily’s liv­ing room, Rosie put to­gether a mu­sic-themed area, us­ing scrolls of over­size, tea-stained sheet mu­sic af­fixed to the wall above the...

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