Sunday, February 15, 2015

Beekeeper's Cottage Renovation!

At Beekeeper's Cottage in Leesburg, VA we're busy this fall and winter sprucing up our darling 1870s shotgun style house. From painted  floors to Venetian plaster walls to whimsical staircases, we're pouring our passion for design into our shop!

To create a cottage feel to our hand-cut stairs, we've taken vintage sheet music and covers. After clipping and trimming the various pieces, we affixed a unique collage to each kick-plate using wallpaper paste. Then as a finishing touch, we sealed them with a clear shellac.

Each room in our house has its own character and well...challenges! But narrow rooms, cracked walls, low ceiling and worn wood floors only add to the charm!! We've painted our upstairs floors in a two-toned diamond pattern that tessellates the entire space adding volume. For the walls, we've given each room it's own distinct personality. One adorned with French script, another painted in wide horizontal stripes, and for the hallway, an old-world Venetian plaster with toulouse stenciling. All the rooms embrace a warm, neutral color pallet that is both inviting and soothing.

Here's a few pictures of our renovation thus far. We'll be posting pictures of our gorgeous master bedroom completed in a walnut shell damask plaster finish very soon! 


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