The back of a burled walnut secretary is painted black to showcase a collection of antique barware and tinted glasses. The artful display of everyday items adds a personal touch and unrivaled character to any room.
This radiant girl's bedroom uses many colors. A Knoll chair reupholstered in fuchsia leather sits in front of a bright blue vintage secretary, with an orange pouf nearby for extra seating. The area rug also incorporates several colors, making this room bright and cheerful.
Did you know that Dallas, Texas—home to HGTV Smart Home 2019—is also birthplace of Liquid Paper? Dallas bank secretary Bette Nesmith Graham came up with the multimillion-dollar solution in the 1950s, after growing frustrated trying to erase mistakes made on the modern electric typewriters.
The striped armchair with ottoman in this traditional master bedroom is the perfect place to relax at the end of a long day. White shutters on the window add privacy while the traditional white secretary displays private collections giving a personal feeling to the space.
This beautiful neutral armoire is the perfect vintage piece to display corals and coastal accessories. The two glass doors sit above a secretary desk and set of drawers. French windows with floor-length curtains illuminate a blue-legged ottoman with a white upholstered cushion.
Making the most of every nook, the space around the staircase doubles as as sitting area and office. The Asian-inspired secretary house decorative items, but pulls down as a simple desk that combines with a cowhide armchair. Black-and-white abstract art makes a bold statement on the creamy white walls, while a more traditional area rug grounds the space.
On the grounds of Christ Church, one can enter Wesley Gardens. The two-acre garden is adorned with 4,000 azaleas and 60 varieties of shrubs, of particular interest to visitors with green thumbs. But the garden’s centerpiece remains the 18-foot Celtic cross made of Georgia stone to honor the early ministries of John and Charles Wesley. The brothers came to Georgia in 1736. While Charles was revered as a poet and writer who penned well-known hymns like "Hark the Herald," and served as Oglethorpe’s secretary of Indian Affairs, John would be remembered as the founder of American Methodism.