I was so excited to see Blairsden Mansion last weekend with my mom! If you haven't heard me mention Mansions in May before it's an event hosted in Morris County NJ every 2 years by the Woman's Association of Morristown Medical Center. The fundraising efforts this year went to two great causes: to expand the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and the New Autism Center. Not only is it a great cause to support, but it helps showcase designers in the area, help build their portfolio, and is a fun way to try new things! It was very competitive to get a room this year and so it's even more exciting for those who got one!
So for this post I thought rather than show photos of the entire room (which is very hard to do) it would be fun to show a few details that I found beautiful or interesting. Not only are the architectural details of the mansion stunning, but the way each decorator styled their room is beautiful. These small details are things you can apply to your own home to add more interest. There were 52 rooms in the mansion so I will break the posts into two parts. So without further adieu in the order of the tour.... post number one!
Check out the carved details above!!
Gorgeous inlaid floor detail: #2 by Van Cleef Tile & Stone
Bookshelf styling #3 by Barbara Ostrom Associates
Original leather wallpaper with painted molding - #6 Billiard Room by Bjorn Bjornsson Interior Design
Table vignette #11 by Hope Sferra Interiors Inc.
Rope Molding - literally!! Doorway detail
Antique doorknob hardware
Breakfront cabinet with wire #13 by Pereaux Interior Design
Another wire front cabinet #14 Diane Durocher Interiors
Gallery Wall #15 by Design Domaine
Chandelier #17 by Maria Bevill Interiors
Upholstered console table with nailhead trim, smartly covered with a glass top, also #17
Chandelier with metallic papered ceiling detail #18 Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors
Layered rug on sisal #20 British Home Emporium
Table for tea vignette #20 British Home Emporium
Closet nook with wallpaper, glass shelves & vignettes also #20
Bookshelf & table styling #21 Linda Benson Interiors
Twine wrapped lamp shade also#21
Dining table vignette #21
Baskets corral bar accessories in this vignette #21
Tiny tea party setting #22 Kristin Ashley Interiors
Rope lighting above tile #24 James Rixner Inc, Sherle Wagner, Garden State Tile
So these are some of the beautiful things I've seen recently - what do you think? It can be an overwhelming & inspiring experience to visit a showhouse. I enjoy sharing a piece of it with you and if you're in the area I highly recommend you go see the rooms in full! Stay tuned for post number two next week.
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