we first got a look inside the savannah, georgia home of the lovely liz demos of @home in one of katie runnels’ guest blog posts and it was a huge hit. today liz opens up even more of her gorgeous place (photographed about a year since the last images we saw). between architectural salvage finds to great pieces from fairs and flea markets there’s so much to discover in her home. liz recently took part in the SCAD home tours which happens every spring, and while it would have been awesome to see her place in person, we’re so glad we can share her sneak peek with you today. and if the full post isn’t enough, you can find tons more images right here. [thanks a million, liz!] –anne
[above: This image shows the back of the flat file we use for a coffee table and a view of the mantle with a group of blue plot maps. Also on the mantle: a collection of old chemistry funnels, a bird print, miniature globes, a doll chair and some hotel silver vases. ]
This image shows the living room. This is the best overall view of the room shot from the dining room. I love metal furniture and you can see why, lots of drawers and great surfaces. They look modern but not totally out of place with all my other old things. The faux wood grain metal cabinet next to the sofa is from an old library. The drapes are from Ikea (about 5 years ago) and we bought extra to upholster valances. I think this is a great trick to get a custom look from off the shelf draperies & you get lots of extra fabric if you decide to make pillows later. Other notable pieces: I bought the over sized wrench (between the windows) at an estate sale for my husband. We loved it so much it is now treated like art. The old school globe is one of those ones you can write on with chalk to learn about geography. It is one of my favorite possessions. The white country cabinet houses the TV and lots of our son’s toys.
On left: close up of library cabinet and on top a vintage bingo spinner, an arts & crafts lamp and a 19th century fabric sampler. On right: a view of the top of the coffee table and beyond the painted pine cabinet. Another collection of mine can be found on the top of the cabinet: glass battery jars. I think you can tell I like to collect but I don’t feel it overwhelms us. I try to keep my stuff contained and organized. Hopefully it feels curated and not crazy.
This is the dining room. I adore Swedish painted furniture so when I spotted this 1920s dining table and chairs set I scooped it up. I later found a set of brown slip covered side chairs that we use when we have a big group for dinner. The sideboard is also a vintage find from a central Florida antique fair. I made the drapes from wide striped ticking yardage.
On left: this is a view from the upstairs hallway of one of my husband’s paintings. He is a bespoke furniture maker but he studied painting in college. He still finds the time to paint and create in between furniture commissions. On right: this is a shot of the tufted chair in our library/office. I made the pillow from two napkins from Anthropologie.
This picture shows the wall of art and objects I have hung in the library/office. Some vintage, some are my husband’s and the rest is just random things that I thought were cool. The “vintage” imac got me through college but is now my son’s preschool “video game machine.” : )
This is my son’s room. We have a matching pair of twin beds for his room because it doubles as a guest room when we have visitors. Above his bed we hung an old educational moon chart.
This is a view of the top of a cabinet in the hallway. In the assortment: tin purses, a print of a pigeon, an old mirror and an alabaster lamp.
On left: our cafe table in the garden with a peek at the petite green house my husband built for me. On right: the entryway console with venetian mirror above.
This is a shot of our bathroom towel hooks under a shelf that houses a collection of pond boats and one of my many apartment for rent signs. I also like antique wire hangers so you can see two of them hanging near the window. The are like sculpture and all so different.
On left: another view of the dining room. On right: the pine step back cabinet from the dining room. Inside, an absurd amount of antique transferware china collected for more than 20 years.
On left: the painted cabinet at the top of the landing upstairs. On the surface a blue sprinkler that resembles growing flowers and a collage from one of my employees. On right: a view of our 1/2 bath cabinet built by my husband based on a picture of an 18th century Swedish cabinet.
Chemistry test tube holders on the coffee table. I use them for flowers.