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1/5/10

Home again, Home again....

brrrrr
We are back home, from a long stay at our ski condo in Vermont, where we recently rang in the New Year.  And, boy was it cold up there!

Last year, my time in Vermont, was completely consumed with fixing our new place up.
This was fine with me, as I would rather be decorating than skiing anyway.  Below, are some shots I took of the place "Before".
                       my daughters' room                       


the main floor living room

                        two shots of the master bedroom                               

 The place needed quite a bit of work, and I was a bit overwhelmed at first.  Since it's really a weekend place, that we would presumably only be using in the winter,  I wanted to take some risks (choices that I might not normally make in our regular abode).  Even though I was willing to embrace the ski/rustic/lodge theme that (almost) is mandatory for a ski house, I wanted to give it a different spin as well.  Luckily, I found some great ideas in a House Beautiful photo, of a Connecticut home, designed by  Healing Barsanti.

Once I spied that black and white Cole and Sons woods wallpaper, I knew I found my design inspiration.  First off, it reminded me of the view from our window {two top photos} and, I knew the strange ceiling shape in our bedroom would look great covered with this amazing paper.  Below are my "Afters"...


 


The house is still a work in progress...this year we hope to tackle the kitchen and finish my son's room.
But at least we got a lot accomplished, and I am glad to have more projects to keep me nice and warm INSIDE.

42 comments:

  1. Are you kidding me??? Your afters are fabulous!! That wallpaper makes me happy all over. I need to see more!!

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  2. i can't even believe the afters are of the same house. oh my that master and that family room!!! wow! I am going to link to this if you don't mind?? I love it and think everyone should see it!

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  3. hope you don't mind, but i had to share :) your space if fabulous!!!! just posted it!

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  4. I love what you did!!! OMG I am so in love with the little white squirrel holding an acorn! I try not to ask too much of where people get things to respect their space, but if you have read my relationship with the squirrels, I would love to know if you remember where you got your little guy? Simply beautiful my friend. xo

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  5. Wow - the place looks amazing!!

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  6. What an amazing job! Thanks so much for popping in to my blog, I'm so glad you did because now i've found yours. Sensational!
    Kerri x

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  7. Whoa, the wallpaper room is AMAZING.

    Seriously.

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  8. OMG... Love this! you did such a great job. That wallpaper in your bedroom is ULTRA AWESOME!

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  9. Wow what can I say, your bedroom and that wallpaper are amazing!!! So cosy and warm looking.

    All things nice...

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  10. Wow, what an amazing job! Love that wallpaper you chose too:) Thanks for visiting my blog, so happy to know yours now too! Have a great weekend!

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  11. Sue, I have not seen this until you put it up on your side bar. I am blow away! It looks fantastic!!! And I really mean it! You could not have picked a better wall paper! Wow!

    These after pictures belong in a magazine. And if this is what your cabin looks like, then I never dare to have you over to my house! (:

    Bravo, Sue! I am so proud of you!

    0x, Mon

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  12. Just found your blog via avante garde design and I'm so glad I did!! Your vacation home is AMAZING! Can't wait to browse through your site. You're an inspiration!

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  13. I love your ski condo! Beautiful! Wherever did you find the squirrel with the acorn? I love It!

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  14. i just took a peak. i LOVE your bedroom. it looks like it belongs in a decorating mag or website. i love it. and your hermes tray-dying!

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  15. The place looks amazing, and the wallpaper is o nice :)
    Marce

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  16. Wow. Love, love, love your bedroom. That wallpaper is so perfect for a winter getaway. Nice job!

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  17. What a gorgeous place to get away!
    So glad you put the link on the side of your blog.
    Xo

    Brooke

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  18. wow lady, you did an amazing job!

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  19. Naturally talented! You rocked it!

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  20. Mamma mia how come I didn't see this until now...!!?
    It is rockin' darling! You have done such a great job and I LOVE the wallpaper you chose. Perfect!

    Very very well done hon. You are spot on!
    Can't wait to see the rest.

    xx Charlotta

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  21. Gorgeous job! Love the way you handled the master bedroom windows. I would never leave the condo. Especially since it's freezing cold Vermont. Yikes! (Those Chanel skis couldn't tempt me either!)

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  22. You are so talented! What an amazing space to spend family time! That wallpaper is amazing and I think you were right, it handles all those angles well. :)

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  23. I love what you did so far! That wallpaper is so awesome! It really looks amazing in your room. Beautiful job!
    Londen

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  24. Wow! And to think that you are entirely self-taught! I'm so impressed with the work you've done to your house! Saara and i also really enjoy your blog and your comments. Thanks for all the support!

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  25. What a gorgeous home!

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  26. Anonymous7/28/2010

    Just found your blog. Its fabulous.
    We have the same wallpaper!.
    I'm looking for an Hermes tray, can you advise where you got yours from?.
    Many thanks
    London reader (sorry I don't have an account so had to choose anonymous but don't mean to be rude).

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  27. Whaaa???? This is your home away from home?!!!! LOVE it! Your bedroom is AMAZING! Oh yeah, we can be friends!

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  28. Your ski lodge looks amazing. It is such a massive transformation. I love it how all the wallpaper connects even though your walls go in different directions. It makes the room look seamless. Your style is very me. I love it. I think I will be back to look at this post a few more times.

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  29. Congratulations, the house it's coming along beautifully. And what a great vision you had when you picked this wallpaper. It fits perfectly.

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  30. Sue, I discovered the picture at the side bar of your blog and of course I would see this!
    Beautiful place!!! I would love to go there for skiing and relaxing!! Sue, you did really a great job with the decoration of the house!! Congratulations! I really mean this!!
    xx
    Greet

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  31. Wow! I really love how you managed to make the pieces that inspired you to come true. The little touches go a long way.

    xo

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  32. Wow, I was just looking at your before and after pictures of your Vermont home. Unbelievable!!! I just love every little detail from the wallpaper in your master bedroom to your daughters room. We're in the process of re-doing our master bedroom right now and seeing your before and after pics is a great idea. You have amazing taste!!! Jaimie

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  33. Sue- Great tour! The black and white Cole and Sons woods wallpaper folds like a beautiful origami crane in the bedroom. It's really stunning!

    Are you planning on keeping your knotty pine boards on the wall in your living room? I have the same boards in mine - but at a 45 degree angle!

    Loretta

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  34. Wow- what a beautiful transformation. I love the wallpaper choice! Rustic and chic!

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  35. gosh, you're a superstar...LOVE LOVE LOVE! esp the master bedroom...swoon!

    xo,
    joAnn

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  36. looking GREAT. I am going to tackle our ski condo this summer. I'd like to add some grey stain to the beams.
    Nice job.

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  37. I am in love with your vacation home! Your bedroom is fantastic. The wall paper is to die for. :)
    Health and happiness,
    Angela

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  38. Wow, you've done an amazing job, I just LOVE the master bedroom! Nicolex

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  39. where is the hermes tray from?

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  40. Great job. I have the same chandelier in our beach kitchen. Going to work on our ski condo this year...it's not pretty.

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  41. where oh where did you find "the tray"??? GREAT find!

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  42. wow.. its fantastic, thanks about this post
    this is my first visit for this blog but i will follow it

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