Thanks for all lovely comments about the scoop. It was a fun part of the blog for a long time. Now back to decorating. I love to show how you can buy one thing, but refresh several spaces. I bought a wall hanging for the farm CLICK HERE. Then the botanical prints that were at the farm were moved to above my bed CLICK HERE. The plaque that was above my bed got moved to the hallway.
Here is what the hallway looked like before with the Louis Philippe mirror on the shelf. See the reflection in the mirror? That’s the stair railing.
Now here is what it looks like with the plaque in here. It’s been so cloudy, it’s taken me awhile to get some good photos in the hallway. I have to make sure the shades are all the way up in the bedrooms, with open doors to get a good shot. I like all of the textures in here.
This little mini house is one of my favorite accessories. I bought it in an after-Christmas sale probably 15 years ago. It was filled with some Christmas faux florals that had been glued inside. I removed them and now use it to display little things. I found these sweet hand-painted demitasse cups and added them to the little house. The duck-egg blue really speaks to me! The plaque is from Ballard Designs and the pottery pitcher is vintage Marshall pottery.
The plaque is really striking in person with lots of relief.
I like the plaque better here rather than over my bed, because I like breaking up the brown with some fresh flowers in front of it. Yes, I love neutrals, but I’ve been missing color, so I’m trying to add it back into my house with accessories and small things that can easily be changed out.
The mirror that was here, was moved to the study, and the artwork that was in the study is waiting for the perfect spot. For now (if you’ve been keeping track) that one purchase of the Swedish wall hanging provided ‘new’ artwork for 4 rooms. I do the same thing with accessories and with chairs. I think it’s a fun way to refresh several rooms with just one purchase.
Daisy Dianne Bromlow says
Just LOVE the plaque with the statue in front – awesome ideas.
Pat M. says
Love the plaque so much more than the mirror. The textures are wonderful and it looks amazing along with the other pieces there.
Amy Maclean says
I have the very same plaque from Ballard Designs, except that it is in a distressed white finish. I placed it over my bad in the master bedroom. It really enhances the entire room.
I do like where you have yours placed now. Very elegant!
Amy, I bet yours is gorgeous in white!!!
Cheryl Lewis says
I love your site, Anita ?
My hallway is ‘tunnel-like’ with a blank wall on one side and 3 doors into rooms on the other.
Paint is very pale grey, with a touch darker on the door jams and architraves – at the moment I have some children and grandchildren pics on the blank wall and at the ‘end’, just as the hall turns to the rumpus room (now containing a very large TV and comfy lounges at one end and a beautiful 9ft 6 inch grand piano in the other 1/2) I have a chiming grandfather clock…
I was thinking I might add more pics on the wall?? The hall is not very wide; perhaps I need a skylight; a really skinny, long?? display table with something more interestiing, like your display, on top??? Help appreciated xx
A display table would be lovely, assuming you have room to accommodate it. The skylight also sounds perfect!
I just love this look with the plaque. I am so amazed that your space looks so good with so many things included. When I try to do the same thing, it looks like a bunch of clutter.
Always love looking at your site for the French flair.
christina chesson says
I really like how you move things around in your home for a fresh new look. It really makes the room fresh and new again….like you say on the podcast. You gave me some great ideas with this post…can’t wait to try them. Thanks so much for your wonderful posts!
Kathy Long says
Where did you get the shelf and brackets ? I just love them. It all looks great. Thank you, Kathy
The board and the corbels are antiques Kathy.