Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Inviting You Into My "New" 19th Century Cottage....

In the Previous Post,
I Introduced You to a Little Cottage
on Galveston Island -- oh so
charming with its pastel-colored fish-scale shingles.
Now, come on inside and see what was . . . .

The previous resident, "Terri," went largely with a Shabby Chic look that conveyed a cool island vibe in this little dollhouse of a place, built in 1892, in an area referred to as the East End.  You might see a few Victorian touches, too -- here and there. 

Here's her place -- soon to be my place:

Love the wall color. And it's right in keeping with Pantone's 2012 color pick, "Tangerine Tango." It might be too bright for some but not for me.

Terri closed the pocket doors and placed a little secretary in front of them to secure it (see below). But, I think I will leave them partially open. I know why she did that; it's the entrance into her bedroom.

A flowery view of the side hall that leads back to another room and on into the kitchen:

The side hall is a deep Victorian red. I plan to paint it a different color. Perhaps either the tangerine or apple green she used in the kitchen. Any thoughts? (The flash of someone's camera diluted the actual color. It kind of looks pink-red here, but it's not.)
Her family room:

The kitchen:
The ceiling -- seen below. The differences in look is the result of a former screened-in porch becoming the kitchen.

The bath:

The very pink bedroom is seen below. Very feminine. 
Not exactly "me," but the wallpaper stays -- at least for now. 
So, I'm open to any thoughts about how to create a more yin and yang balance. 
Thoughts are welcome! ?????????

A glimpse into the backyard:

As always, I enjoy hearing from you! The comment box is below....

11 Responses to “Inviting You Into My "New" 19th Century Cottage....”

Hi Susan! What a great place! Congratulations on it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it. How fun to get a new place to make your own. Enjoy the process.

Oh what a fabulous house. I can't wait to see what you do with it. Hugs, Marty

Gayle said...

This place is fantastic. I love the orange and green walls. I agree the bedroom is too frilly, but that should be an easy fix.

Greet said...

So very very charming!!!!

Ruth Kelly said...

Very interesting. Red and orange walls - I've never dared - I like my pastels but this year I am going purple in my bedroom.

Oh how FUN will this be???! LOVE those long drink of water windows! Such beautiful details!!

Looking forward to watching your work in progress! Renting or living in it?

Anonymous said...

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Carla Aston said...

What a darling cottage. Love that kitchen. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

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