Finally, one of the least photographed areas of the house. The Second floor is set along a unifying hallway to include a number of bedrooms. Let's see if I can remember which is which! Starting with the Green Room
Colonial Chamber, a favorite. Maybe it is because the bed in this room is similar to mine at home? It was hard to get a good photo of it but do you see that little table next to the chair in the second photo. Any clue about it? It looks to be made of porcelain. Ah yes and all the fireplaces are decorative on this floor. Honestly, why would you need a fireplace in Florida? Friends who live down there year-round say they need to run the AC to burn a fire! Interesting fact, they ran the heat system during the summer to keep the humidity from ruining the furnishings and artworks.
Heliotrope Room, i.e. light purple, i.e. lavender but is sounds lovelier to use the arcane description of the color.
Louis XV Room
Blue Room, another favorite of mine. Call me crazy but I could see a little boy living here. Maybe just my imaginary children would be spoiled?
The Master in bright chartreuse. It is just as bold and, dare I say it - acidic, in person.
I just have to gush over this Master Bath. I want someone to revive those fixtures, notice how they don't stick out over the bowl of the sink - perfect for shaving and washing up without recreating Lake Superior on the bathroom floor.
Here's a better shot at similar fixtures in a guest bath. If you can't tell, I find modern sinks often have too shallow of a bowl with too large of a fixture. Impossible to keep clean!
And then a walk-in closet with gorgeous built-ins.
And a room for the monsieur, the Silver Maple Room. I had to include the museum's photo so you can see the details in the bed itself.
Another Colonial Room
Yellow Roses Room for Flagler's secretary. Did you ever see that movie, "Mona Lisa Smile" where Nancy goes, "I just loooove chintz!"
Mrs. Flagler's Morning Room. Now I'm really liking the details on the window treatments which are entirely relevant to modern design.
All that without museum legs. Seriously, if you are in the area, I highly recommend a visit simply because the immensity cannot be conveyed by dark photos. To see more from home, stop by the Flagler Museum's site for a virtual tour.