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sneak peek: halligan norris smith and adam smith

by anne

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halligan norris met her husband adam smith in her hometown of savannah, georgia while they were both studying at SCAD. after getting married in may of this year, halligan (a jewelry designer for john wind signature/maximal art, among loads of other things) and adam (a bike mechanic and talented renaissance man) decided to make their way up north make their “nest” in under the el [subway] in philadelphia, pa. we’re so pleased to share their light-filled home, full of wonderful charms and stories, today in a “sneak peek.” enjoy the peek below and click here for additional, full-sized images. {thanks, halligan and adam!}anne

[above: The living room is where Adam and I spend most of our time at home.  We are always on the go so we wanted this room to be A.C.A.P.  (As Comfy As Possible).  The room is filled with family treasures and some of our dearest friends’ artwork.]

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Adam and I found this amazing chair at a Philly yard sale for next to nothing, and the deer hoof footstool is one of my prized treasures! The bottom artwork on the wall is a Pennsylvania Dutch Fraktur painted by Adam’s grandmother for us to commemorate our wedding day.

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This mirror was my grandmother’s. It hung in her home for the extent of my mother’s whole life.  She was a special lady and I think of her every time I see it.  Hiding under the bell jar is a Jennifer Murphy wedding cake topper, one of my favorite artists.  It was a surprise from Adam on our wedding day!

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Adam’s father, Bradford Smith, is a furniture maker. He made us the bed as a wedding gift. It’s the most beautiful and meaningful piece of furniture in our home.  The bars that make up the headboard are all vintage farm tool handles.  You can see more of his work at bradfordwoodworking.com.  The bedspread belonged to my grandfather.

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Adam and I love to dumpster dive! We found one set of these chair arms to make parenthesis and our next-door neighbor found a perfectly matching set for us!

CLICK HERE for the rest of Halligan and Adam’s sneak peek after the jump!

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Adam and I made this collage that mixes my collection of handmade vintage doll clothes and Adam’s collection of quirky old tools

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Adam and I both have a soft spot for somewhat creepy critters, so we dedicated the loo wall to them.

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Here my two favorite worn out jean jackets are hung on the armoire in our bedroom.

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These shelves were our first collaborative project in married life.  On the wall above the stairs is a smattering of friends’ artwork and old ephemera.

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In the dining room all the chairs are mismatched finds from yard sales and flea markets, except for the blue one which belonged to Adam’s parents when they were first married.

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Cabinet of curiosities.  These built in cabinets are my favorite things about the house.

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