Just past the mudroom, cheerful yellow striped wallpaper is used in the upper hall of the new addition, for a fresh and welcoming look. Two old framed prints hang on the white wall above a black chair.
A plush red leather chair with matching ottoman sits diagonally across from a double bookshelf filled with books. A framed art print of Marilyn Monroe hangs on one wall, while the ceiling has been treated to look like an old world map with a grand chandelier in the middle.
Botanical prints like these are fairly easy to find at thrift and antiques stores, and they can incorporate an old-fashioned luxury into the bedroom. Framed above the bed, they add a sense of nature and calm. “Painting everything ivory and white and the curtains the same color sets off the dark silhouette of the furniture,” says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques." The Jenny Lind Spool bed, an old traveling trunk and shiplapped walls create a cozy feel.