when my karly depew (of oscar and emma) and her husband, judd, moved to columbus, ohio from boston they knew they knew needed to be an area with downtown charm – historic german village with its brick streets lined with gas lamps was just the place for them. when house shopping there was long list of requirements which included good lighting, open floor plan, tall ceilings, a fireplace, and most of all it just had to feel right – this house had it all! it was the perfect base for karly to build from – starting with a white or muted palette while adding bold color and pattern (and a good way to mix and match several styles throughout the house to match their tastes). make sure you CLICK HERE to view the rest of the post where you’ll meet the real oscar and emma! thanks karly!–anne
[above: The painting above the mantle is by Jules Cannie, a dear friend of mine from my days living in Boston. It was my wedding gift from my husband. The pillows on the couch are by Dwell Studio and purchased online via Design Public]
The large beams are original to this 1850’s house. They used to be the floor to the very tight sleeping quarters above. The floors are new throughout the entire house, but each plank is a different width and length to maintain a more rustic aesthetic. I fell in love with the double-sided fireplace and skylights the moment I walked into the house.
To give the stairway to our master bedroom a more modern, open feeling, Judd knocked out the banister with a few strong karate kicks. The Nantucket ice bucket on the bottom shelf was handmade by my mother-in-law. The wood carving was purchased while on our honeymoon in Bali. We almost canceled our trip as the 2005 bombings took place 3 weeks before our honeymoon and were 500 yards from our hotel. We decided to go anyway and it ended up being the most amazing trip ever. The Balinese are the nicest people you will ever meet.
Our bedroom gets a lot of light which is very important to us. I love waking up on a sunny summer morning listening to the birds chirping outside our windows.
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When we moved into the house, this bathroom was completely white and very sterile. We had the walls painted with stripes and replaced a large mirror with individual medicine cabinets and light fixtures from Restoration Hardware. We painted the vanity to match the walnut finish of the medicine cabinets.
This table was purchased at American Furnishings and is practically impossible to move. It is made from old industrial machine parts found in abandoned factories.
This is our little Emma in her favorite spot on our bed. . . I always have a notepad and pen at my bedside to jot down all of the design ideas that come to my mind right before I fall asleep. The best ideas sometimes come in the wee hours of the night. I made the coptic bound journal myself. I am usually not one to collect things, but I have found myself gradually building a collection of vintage earrings and brooches. The dogwood earrings on the journal are my absolute favorite find. Perfect for a spring wardrobe.
Oscar, in his favorite position.
A sampling of my favorite vintage jewelry. Whenever we travel I am always looking for a new pair to add to the collection.