Thursday, July 8, 2010

Details of a Garden Room

Rescued sink, "champagne is on ice in the conservatory", & stand made from leftover structural pieces, century old rescued pine. Rescued culvert, above, has a new life, & the rescued chest, windows, shutter.
How calm the shutter looks, above, hiding the sink. Carpet, #89 granite gravel.

Nap, above, on the daybed in the Garden Room? Notice its pot feet? Having a chandelier & lamps is of utter importance.


Chandelier, for sale, alas borrowed from Le Jardin Blanc, hanging from the tin roof. Ugh, we had to buy the roof. Curtains? Jute erosion control fabric. Bedding borrowed from Susanne Hudson's home, & mine.
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Hydrangea welcome, above. After all it's the garden Susanne Hudson & I created for the Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival on the grounds of Le Jardin Blanc.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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You will not believe what this Garden Room looks like. Can't wait to show you the money shot, soon poppets ! Alert, this garden room built solely with the labor of 1 man & 2 women. None labeled 'young' in contemporary culture. Ha, young in what we create. Please, let us create a Garden Room for YOU. It's all we wanna do. Oh dear, this snippet is turning into the lines of a country song......... ta-ta before it gets worse.

12 comments:

Sheila said...

Very charming!

Terry said...

Bravo for the culvert, absolutely unexpected.

Desert Dweller said...

Impressive and welcoming! - I see shades of a Pink Floyd song and album cover in that design, except in your case, it is in 3-D form.

Can't wait to see the final pics.

Emom said...

LOVELY! and inviting....smiles.

Vera @ Cozy Little Cabin said...

I am totally smitten w/this room. . .totally smitten!

La Maison Fou said...

Aaahhh!!!
Just as I pictured it to be.
Lovely, just lovely.....


L.

Kathy said...

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing......I am saving these pics in my files for inspiration!

Velvet and Linen said...

Wonderful! I love the creative curtains. They add so much texture. And of course you can't go wrong with those gorgeous hydrangeas!

xo
Brooke

Kathysue said...

Tara, this is absolutely amazing!! I am in love with this whole concept and I am sure others will be also. You are one very talented lady with a good team to help out to produce your vision!!! Love what you did with the metal culvert making an arched entrance, brillant. Kudos to you, Love it, Kathysue

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

Deeee-lightful! How creative! Do tell about the daybed with potted feet! Culvert: very cool. YOUR carpet is my all time fave.

Lori Buff said...

I love how so much of it is made from rescued pieces. Thank you for that.

Queenplinker said...

You have no idea how happy 100 year old pine makes me , rusted culverts...and old sinks...I have a few.

That old pear picker we found in the back of one of the barns! Could not for the life of us figure out what it was. Previous owner had to explain. Feels good to put it to use.

I'll keep a look out at the flea markets, see if I can find you one for your bouquet ;0)

Have a wonderful day, Lynea